The Grainger Foundation Supports HealthNet of Rock County, Inc.

Janesville, WI, September 16, 2015 The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $5,000 to HealthNet of Rock County, Inc., to support its mission to serve the ever increasing need for primary health care to the uninsured and low-income residents of Rock County, Wisconsin.

“We are the only free, volunteer-based clinic in Rock County that is ensuring low-income individuals are given healthcare and able to live healthier and productive lives in this community,” said Ian Hedges, Executive Director, HealthNet of Rock County, Inc.  “This is critical because communities can only flourish when each resident is in optimal health.  We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity and continued support of our mission.”

This donation was recommended by Bill Koenig, Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions & Integrations of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Janesville location.  Grainger has been a part of the Janesville business community for more than 45 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.  “We are proud to sponsor the programs offered by HealthNet of Rock County,” said Koenig.  “They do amazing work in our community for so many in need.”

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

HealthNet is a non-profit volunteer-based free health and dental clinic dedicated to providing quality medical care to completely uninsured Rock County residents living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.  HealthNet provides general primary medical and dental care, mental health care, and vision services.  In addition, HealthNet of Rock County, Inc., dispenses more than $2 million worth of medication annually.

 

For further information about Grainger contact:

Joe Micucci, Director of Media Relations at Joseph.Micucci@grainger.com

 

For more information about HealthNet of Rock County, Inc., contact:

Ian Hedges, Executive Director at Executive-director@healthnet-rock.org

Rep. Paul Ryan visits HealthNet of Rock County’s medical clinic

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On September 15, 2015, Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1) came to visit and tour HealthNet’s medical clinic, as well as the clinic’s medication room. During the tour, HealthNet discussed how the clinic dispensed almost 2.5 million dollars in medications as well as provided services over 3,000 patient visits in 2014.

After concluding the tour, Executive Director Ian Hedges said, “We want to thank Rep. Ryan for coming to visit our clinic, and seeing how HealthNet provides a much needed service to the community.” Hedges then noted, “Affordable healthcare remains a bipartisan issue, and we welcome all leaders from any political party to see how HealthNet is helping people get back on their feet in order to live prosperous lives in this community.”

Congressman Ryan lives in Janesville and has served as Representative for the First Congressional District of Wisconsin since 1999.

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. is a volunteer-based clinic, offering primary medical, dental, and vision services to Rock County residents who are uninsured and low income. For more information on HealthNet of Rock County, visit the clinic’s website at www.healthnet-rock.org.

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. selects new Executive Director

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The Board of Directors of HealthNet of Rock County has chosen Ian Hedges to be the next Executive Director of the clinic that provides primary care and dental services to uninsured residents of Janesville, Beloit, and Rock County. Hedges replaces Jean Randles who left her post as Executive Director last month to become the corporate training and development manager at SSI Technologies, Janesville.

Mark Flottum, board president, said, “We chose Ian for his strong interest and employment background in healthcare related fields, his experience in management and grant writing, and his willingness to explore, and potentially implement, innovative healthcare options.”

Hedges comes from the American Psychiatric Association, where he currently serves as the Associate Director of HIV Psychiatry and previously served as the Special Assistant to the CEO and Medical Director. “HealthNet of Rock County has gained a knowledgeable, committed and service-minded individual to lead its work on behalf of people in need of care,” said APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. “Ian has been an invaluable part of APA’s national outreach, training and support efforts to advance mental health and HIV care.”

Before coming to the APA, Hedges previously worked in the District of Columbia Government as the city’s Healthy People Coordinator in the Department of Health. “It is a pleasure to be coming back to Rock County, which I have considered home for so long. I am excited to work closely with our Board, our volunteers, and our partners in continuing to provide quality health care services to our county’s uninsured residents, “ said Hedges.

Hedges previously lived in Beloit and is a graduate of Beloit College. Hedges will started his post at HealthNet of Rock County on Monday, August 17.

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. is a volunteer-based clinic, offering primary medical, dental, and vision services to Rock County residents who are uninsured and low income. For more information on HealthNet of Rock County, visit the clinic’s website at www.healthnet-rock.org.

 

Welcome to the new HealthNet of Rock County website

Welcome to our brand-new website! The old site served us well but was built using outdated technology that limited how we could use it. So, we hope that you enjoy our fresh new look!

The site was designed and customized for HealthNet of Rock County by Eric Kuznacic and Why The Fuss? Technical Solutions of Janesville.

If this is your first visit to the HealthNet website and you are unfamiliar with what we do and whom we serve, please view the video above to get a better idea of how HealthNet helps make Rock County a healthier place to live, work and play!

Rock County Needs Assessment identifies areas of concern

Take a look at the Rock County Needs Assessment and learn why these health concerns have been identified as focus areas to address:

  • Mental-health related issues, including substance abuse and inadequate access to treatment;
  • Underutilization of dental health services;
  • Underutilization of preventative health screenings;
  • Harmful lifestyle choices (e.g. obesity, smoking, and inactivity)

View/download the full assessment document (PDF)

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