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Milwaukee VA Needs Volunteer Drivers to Take Patients to Appointments

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is seeking volunteer drivers to take patients back and forth to their hospital appointments. The Disabled American Veterans, which oversees the driving program, needs volunteers for the Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, and Milwaukee area. The program is set up to give free rides to patients for their hospital appointments at the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Military Veteran Commentary

By Chief of Police Art Howell In observation of the recent community conversation wherein it was suggested that military veterans be excluded from future employment opportunities with the Racine Police Department, a formal public response is in order. This conversation cannot proceed in earnest without first acknowledging the sacrifice of those who have given their […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Milwaukee VA Provides Telehealth, Telephone Care During Pandemic

While the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center is only seeing patients for essential appointments at the hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, telephone and video appointments are still available. “We remain committed to providing our veterans with the world-class care they’ve earned and deserve,” said Dr. Dan Zomchek, medical center director. “We continue to urge all […]

Posted inObituaries

Robert Ortwein, M.D. was creative, hard-working, clever and generous

We lost our beloved “Da,” “Dad,” “Dado,” “Pappa,” “Gramps,” “Grandpa”,  Robert Keith Ortwein, M.D. on Sunday, October 7. With a twinkle in his bright blue eyes, he was our leader, organizer, coach, and always our cheerleader. He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by the three families he loved most: the Racine families he […]