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Greater Dickinson County Communities

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Local Health Care Research with Global Impacts

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute teams lead and support research to improve rural health care locally and across the nation. This includes rural and agricultural health and safety, human genetics, molecular biology, virology, immunology, epidemiology, trauma, cancer, and biomedical informatics research. The Research Institute, founded in 1959, is a division of Marshfield Clinic Health System and is the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin.

Research in Greater Dickinson County Communities

  • Area youth have access to educational programs and improved safety practices while working with wild rice harvesting. This work is a result of the National Children’s Center for Rural Agricultural Health and Safety-funded pilot work with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. This demonstrates the lasting impacts of research, that pilot was conducted eight years ago and continues as a program today.
  • Chainsaw safety courses are available to residents, funded by the Upper Midwest Agricultural and Safety and Health Center and provided by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. This initiative is essential to lower income families who rely on wood as fuel source for heating in the winter.

Strength in Research: Improving Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment

Precision Medicine
  • The Center for Precision Medicine Research gives patients access to new diagnostics and therapies, innovating care now and in the future.
Clinical Trials and Studies
  • Patients have access to care through open clinical trials. This includes study-related follow-up visits, procedures, and lab tests at no cost to them or their insurance.
  • Scientists collaborate with providers across the Health System to provide patients access to more than 440 open clinical trials annually.
Infectious Diseases and Tick-Borne Disease Research
  • For 30 years researchers have led studies to help prevent and treat tick-borne infections such as Lyme disease, babesiosis and anaplasmosis.
  • Patients have early access to treatments improved long-term outcomes for pediatrics and adults.
National Influenza Leader
  • Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health pioneered studies in evaluating the effectiveness of annual influenza vaccines and has remained a leader in the field for nearly 20 years. This work has improved overall care in vaccine efficacy, effectiveness, and safety.
Genetics Research
  • Researchers played a critical role in sequencing the human genome, developing one of the first and best structural genetic maps of humankind.
  • The human genome sequence creates a better understanding of the genetic basis of diseases and improves diagnosis.
Farm Health and Safety
  • Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of farmers and their families, the National Farm Medicine Center is the largest agricultural health and safety team in the U.S.
  • The National Children’s Center for Rural Agricultural Health and Safety works with communities to reduce injuries and fatalities for youth living and working in agricultural communities.
Trauma Care
  • Data shows low-density population areas have higher rates of trauma fatalities. The trauma research program improves the critical quality of trauma care and acute care surgery by studying the unique character of rural area trauma and improving prevention and patient recovery.
To ensure you have access to top-quality care in the Greater Dickinson County Communities, we have a medical center and 14 primary and specialty care locations united in a network of care close to home. Dickinson map

Care In Your Community

With four primary care locations and more than 15 specialties in your region, our doctors are in your corner ready to provide you with the care you need close to home.

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Primary Care

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Specialty Care

With more than 170 specialties, expert care is never far from where you are.

Hospital Care

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Experts That Have Your Back
For more than 100 years, Marshfield Clinic Health System has been dedicated to bringing expert care to local communities like the Greater Dickinson County Communities. We are not just nearby, we’re in your corner with the care you deserve.

Therapy team
Marshfield Medical Center-Dickinson therapists help patients recuperate and return home
Acute care therapy involves occupational, physical and speech therapists who work closely with a care team to assess and treat patients after illness, injury or surgery. Some common conditions include heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, COPD, injuries sustained from falls and joint replacements.
Learn more about the rehabilitation therapy team

Jessica Barber
Jessica Barber joins cardiology team
Jessica Barber, cardiology physician assistant, has joined the Dickinson cardiology team. As a born and raised ‘Yooper’, she shares providing care in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is very important to her. “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to serve my community and am humbled by the trust placed in me to care for others,” she said.
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