May 23, 2018

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Crossing Off Her Bucket List: Dr. Jill Vroman’s Ironman Moment

“Jill Vroman, you are an Ironman.” This announcement rang out at the finish line of the 2016 Ironman in Tempe, Arizona on November 20th of 2016. After 14 hours and 32 minutes, ACMC Marshall’s Dr. Jill Vroman crossed this athletic accomplishment off her bucket list. Complete an Ironman. The Ironman is known as the most [More]

Dr. Joe Willett on 25 Years as an Internal Medicine Physician at ACMC-Marshall

Dr. Joe Willett can hardly remember a time when he wasn’t interested in medicine. One of his first jobs in high school was as a hospital patient aide. He often jokes that his role as a patient aide was really that of a glorified hospital orderly. When he graduated from high school, he went to [More]

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Remember when you were a kid, and mom wouldn’t let you leave without finishing all of those vegetables on your plate? Believe it or not, as a dietitian I wasn’t one of those moms. Because I knew the benefits of the good fruits and veggies, we exposed our kids to these foods as often as [More]

ACMC-Marshall Surgery Center’s General Surgeon Dr. Steven Kidd

Texas native Dr. Steven Kidd is no stranger to southwest and west central Minnesota. In fact prior to Marshall, he called Willmar home for more than 18 years.  He was a general surgeon at Willmar Surgery Center, a joint venture between ACMC and Rice Memorial Hospital, before making the move to Marshall last July. He’s [More]

Biking through Iowa with ACMC’s Dr. Steven Meister

ACMC-Marshall family medicine physician Dr. Steven Meister always looks forward to late spring and summer in Minnesota. It means he gets to pull his bike out of storage to hit the road, trails, sidewalks—really anywhere he can ride his bike. It’s one of his favorite things to do when he isn’t in the clinic. He [More]

Recognizing Heat Illness and Dehydration in Children

Do you remember the lazy days of summer when you were a kid? When you would spend all day playing outside with siblings and friends? I treasure those memories! It was, and continues to be, my favorite time of year. But as summer heats up, so does the likelihood of heat stress and exhaustion. Kids [More]

Litchfield, Marshall Named Best Towns to Raise a Family: ACMC Physicians Agree

When it comes to raising your family, of course you want the very best for them. Your kids deserve it! In a recent study of best towns to raise a family, Litchfield and Marshall made the top 30. We asked some of our physicians and advanced practice providers to share why they love living, working [More]

Dr. Jill Vroman: Practicing Family Medicine/Obstetrics in Marshall

It’s 3:00 p.m. and ACMC-Marshall physician Dr. Jill Vroman is headed to the hospital to deliver a baby. She has two expectant mothers in the hospital, and later tonight she’ll be welcoming another new life into the world.  It’s all part of life as a family medicine physician with obstetrics, and Dr. Vroman wouldn’t change a thing. [More]

Influenza, Fevers, Flu and Cold: When to Take Your Child to the Doctor

Cold and flu season are well underway. All of our doctors at ACMC have seen a variety of illnesses from influenza to the common cold this year. As a pediatrician I commonly hear the question, “When should I take my child to the doctor?” Sometimes a simple phone call to your child’s doctor office can [More]

Medical Student Allison Homstad Putting Her Education to Practice at ACMC

It was a normal afternoon in 2005 working at the hospice care facility for Allison Homstad. It was summer break between her sophomore and junior year in high school. She was happily baking cookies when one of the residents came into the kitchen and sat down. Allison tried making small talk with him, but despite [More]