Press Releases

Cumberland Healthcare Welcomes New Provider in Cumberland, Wisconsin

Cumberland Healthcare is pleased to welcome Sabrina Meddaugh, DNP, APNP, FNP-C, to our professional staff.

Sabrina was born and raised on a farm in rural central Wisconsin. Growing up in a small town influenced her passion and decision to become a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner within a rural community like Cumberland.  Sabrina currently lives in Cumberland with her husband, and they are grateful to be able to raise their two daughters here and to be an active part of the local community.    

Sabrina’s professional interests include women’s health, pediatrics, family practice, contraceptive management and care, and all aspects of community health promotion. 

Sabrina sees clients of all ages at Cumberland Healthcare, to schedule an appointment call 715-822-7500.

Cumberland Healthcare is an independent, not-for-profit, critical access healthcare facility, in your community, providing a full spectrum of services to all ages.


Changes in OB Services at Cumberland Healthcare  

Cumberland, WI – Beginning, December 31st, 2019, Cumberland Healthcare will no longer provide obstetrical services. After careful discussion and considering all other options, the Governing Board and Medical staff made the joint decision to no longer continue labor and delivery services. 

“This was a tough decision,” says Mike Gutsch, CEO. “Because we are a small hospital and clinic, we felt we needed to direct our focus on higher-demand services in our community.”  “In our recruiting process, we found it very difficult to attract quality OB/GYN physicians, given that it requires excessive call coverage compared to larger facilities.”

Cumberland Healthcare is committed to completing the prenatal care of the patients we are currently seeing. Expecting moms with a due date before December 31, 2019, can deliver at Cumberland Healthcare and will receive high-quality OB care. Our OB/GYN physician will not be taking any new OB patients after April 15, 2019, but will continue to see patients needing gynecological care.

For newly expecting moms in the Cumberland community, we will be developing relationships with nearby providers for future obstetrical services. Cumberland Healthcare will continue to provide pediatric services for families in our community. 

“We realize this decision will be sad news for our staff and community,” says Mike Gutsch. “We want to assure everyone that this was a difficult decision made with a lot of thought and solid rationale.”


Cumberland Healthcare Announces New Campus Kick Off

CUMBERLAND, WI – In 2017 Cumberland Healthcare acquired 65 acres of land near the Cumberland Golf Course for a replacement campus.  This land purchase was annexed into the city in 2018 and financing has been secured through the USDA with involvement from local banks.

Cumberland Healthcare is kicking off the design of its replacement facility with Wendel, a nationally recognized Architectural, Engineering, Energy Efficiency and Construction Management firm. The proposed campus will replace the current facility which is 60 years old. Schematic design kicked off November of this year and will continue through January 2019. Full design phases will follow, with groundbreaking scheduled to take place this May. This one of a kind facility will be complete in mid-2021.

The project is programmed at nearly 100,000 square feet for both the hospital and ambulatory care facilities. The site was specifically selected to include planned space for future long term care facilities as well as elderly residential development. Construction and all other related project costs are expected to total near $40M.

“We are very excited and proud to announce our new healthcare campus kickoff and how we will deliver future health care to you.” Says Mike Gutsch, CEO, “This is an exciting time for our providers, governing board, and staff as it will have a positive impact on the communities in which we serve.”

“Cumberland Healthcare Campus will be a model for LEAN design strategies specific to critical access hospitals in a rural setting.” Says David Kimball, AIA CCS CDT, Principal Architect, “The design will focus on spatial efficiencies that maximize utilization by concentrating on flow of staff, materials and equipment.”

Cumberland Healthcare is an independent, not-for-profit, critical access healthcare facility, in your community, providing a full-spectrum of services to all ages, every step of the way.