History

Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake is a nonprofit, 40-bed community hospital that serves northwest Wisconsin. No other area hospital offers the number of full-time, resident doctors and specialists that Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake has on its staff. Modern facilities, state-of-the-art technology, and innovative and caring employees make Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake a regional medical center of choice.
 

Facts & Figures


Doctors..............................67
Specialties.........................22
Outpatient Visits.................more than 40,000
Inpatient Stays...................more than 3,000
Babies Born.......................465 (2017 figure)
Number of ER visits............ 15,113 (2017 figure)
Surgeries...........................more than 3,600
Ambulance Runs................more than 3,400
 

History


1919 - Under the auspices of the Wisconsin Methodist Hospital Association, Rice Lake Hospital is organized.

1922 - 100 dozen eggs sold to provide operating capital for Rice Lake Hospital.

1926 - Ambulance service started.

1928 - First Auxiliary formed.

1955 - Lakeside Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. The hospital has been accredited since that date.

1975 - Ownership of Lakeside Methodist Hospital is transferred to the Community Hospital of Rice Lake.

1976 - Work begins on a total replacement facility.

1977 - People in Rice Lake and surrounding communities meet a fund drive challenge of $750,000.

1978 - Formal dedication ceremonies for Lakeview Medical Center are held on June 17.

1978 - Paramedic ambulance service started.

1979 - Hospital auxiliary reforms to serve needs of new hospital.

1981 - Outpatient Surgery started.

1987 - Community Relations department added.

1990 - Cardiac Rehab started.

1992 - Peritoneal Dialysis, Ultrasound, and Chemotherapy are added to the growing list of services.

1995 - Endoscopies are offered.

1996 - Hospice and Diabetic services started.

2000 - Health & Wellness Center opens in the Cedar Mall.

2001 - Lakeview Medical Center is first to offer full-time ER physician coverage.

2002 - Pulmonary Rehab and Wound Ostomy Continence Care offered.

2003 - Lakeview Medical Center teams with Spooner Health Systems to open a dialysis center in Spooner.

2004 - Lakeview Medical Center fully implements computerized medical records.

2007 - Lakeview Medical Center launches "On Call" monthly radio show

2008 - (March 27) Lakeview Medical Center integrates with Marshfield Clinic

2008 - Regional Center for Joint Replacement opens for hip/knee replacement patients

2009 - Ground cleared for construction of new hospital at 1700 W. Stout Street