Forest Lodge Library

A joint library of the Cable & Namakagon communities.

Community Conversation - Health Care for Rural Wisconsin

Ken and Carol Engelhart are a husband and wife, doctor and nurse team who have a shared passion for health care for all. They both sit on the board for Physicians for a National Health Program-Minnesota. They wish to share their message regarding a “better way for rural health care”…with all of us and will be offering a Community Conversation on Tuesday, July 24th, at the Forest Lodge Library at 6:30 to do exactly that.

Carol Engelhart grew up as the daughter of a small town family doctor in rural South Dakota. Her own nursing career began in 1975, first as a hospital nurse, later training as a diabetes nurse specialist.

Ken Engelhart graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 1981. He worked in rural South Dakota for three years and then moved on to primary care at the Marshfield Clinic from 1986 to 2006. In 2006 he began work with the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, becoming co-chief of medicine.
Having worked in small, rural clinics, health maintenance organization care clinics and publicly funded health care at the VA the Engelharts have an understanding of the apparatus of health care in our nation and their experience has evolved into ideas about what could be better, fairer, more expedient and affordable ways to manage medical services.

A Community Conversation is an opportunity for area patrons and full time or seasonal residents to share their experience, their expertise, their interests and their passions. If you have a subject you’d like to present, please contact Library Director Kristine Lendved at 715-798-3189.

Library Hours

  • Monday: 10-6
  • Tuesday: 10-6
  • Wednesday:10-6
  • Thursday: 10-6
  • Friday:10-5
  • Saturday: 10-3 
  • Sunday: Closed