Ministry Health Care Community Report
Ministry Health Care received the largest single Ascension grant to support associate training and development.
Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point opens new ED to meet community need.
Bishop Emeritus Robert Banks and Sisters of the Sorrowful Mothers bless the Fremont Tower at St. Elizabeth Hospital in September.
Sisters from four nations travel in the footsteps of Mother Frances Streitel during visit to Wisconsin in August.
One breast cancer survivor’s journey in learning attitude is everything and healing her battle wounds by helping others.
Faced with heart and kidney failure along with the prospect of hospice care, one man turned to family and his health team in order to find his way back home.
Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital’s program is one of four featured during a panel on healthcare innovation by Catholic Health Association.
Two Ministry hospitals receive national recognition for going “above and beyond” to care for their patients.
Women in Merrill and Lincoln County have access to the most up-to-date technology for breast cancer screening.
Community program provides over 80 children with free books and food each week during the summer of 2015.
Cancer survivor Nancy Wilms dedicates her time to helping fellow patients in Oshkosh.
CPE program blends classroom and hands-on experiences to train new chaplains.
Partners grants help support heart care, health and wellness in the Northwoods.
Ministry Health Care leaders and community members joined together in September to mark start of construction on our newest clinic in Wausau.
More than 550 health screens were provided during annual community health and wellness fair in Rhinelander, WI.
Six community assistance agencies in Merrill have a new home thanks to the support of Ministry Health Care.
On December 1, 2014, Daniel Neufelder was appointed as the new president and CEO of Ministry Health Care. He was formerly the senior vice president and chief operating officer for Ministry.
Little Riley Dillie probably didn’t realize when she was listening to her favorite lullaby, tucked snugly in her bassinet, she was actually learning the muscle movements needed to suck, and ultimately feed.
At Ministry Health Care, our organizational value of wisdom reminds us that we are called to be responsible stewards, as the earth’s resources do not belong to us. The new, five-story bedtower at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton was designed with a sustainable approach and embodies this value.
Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital is spreading the word about its lactation and breastfeeding program, which is one of the premier ways to support early childhood development.
Ministry Health Care is connecting Stevens Point residents and local businesses with nationallyrecognized and highly sought-after keynote presenters though a worksite wellness summit and free community wellness event held to address the priority health needs in our community through education and training.
Years of planning came to fruition on January 10 when leaders, associates and volunteers at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton moved patients from the Oneida Tower to the new Fremont Tower.
Special Olympics athletes received free sports physicals from Ministry Health Care physicians, nurses, physician assistants and medical students as part of the fourth annual MedFest.
Every two seconds, someone in the US needs blood. Without it, there is no life. One woman’s decades-long passion for donating blood demonstrates the important function of The Community Blood Center.
Gone are the days when you had to climb into your car and drive to a medical clinic when you felt sick. Ministry Health Care has launched a new, online diagnosis service called HealtheVisits.
The work we do at Saint Michael’s Foundation is a reflection of the good work YOU do in the world. It’s about the people we serve and how, together we are changing lives. We make ordinary miracles happen. Every day.
Ministry Health Care has partnered with Ascension Physician Services and athenahealth, Inc., to implement the athenahealth practice management system within our physician practices.
An electronic information technology is giving rural hospitals access to experts and changing the face of medical care.
Three local healthcare organizations, including Affinity Health System, came together to create Catalpa Health – a first-of-its-kind clinic dedicated to pediatric mental health in Appleton. The impact of this partnership and work comes to life in a new children’s book.
Growing your own food means you’re more likely to eat it, especially if it’s healthy vegetables from a local garden.
Tucked behind her sewing machine, Sister Frances Meyer spends her days tailoring quilts and other knit goods with an abundance of love. The 89-year-old is as generous as she is creative and has been donating her quilts to those in need for the last 10 years.
A boy runs across the playground, sprinting from one activity to the next, beaming with excitement. His mom watches him, straining to keep up with his boundless energy. His name is Jordan, and he survived a horrific car accident.
The Foundations within Ministry Health Care play a key role in providing much needed support for hospitals above and beyond the general operations budget.
Mark Mason is a man on a mission. This year, he’ll single-handedly donate more than 5,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to a variety of food pantries.
We have been entrusted with a responsibility that began when the first Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother came to Wisconsin to offer healthcare services over 125 years ago and we will continue to work to ensure that heritage continues into the future.
Support from Ministry Saint Clare’s expands the Blessings in a Backpack program, which provides weekend nourishment to Wausau and DC Everest school children on the free- and reduced-meal program.
One patient finds a new norm after consulting with Dr. Peter Janu, a general surgeon who is ranked #4 in the nation for performing TIF – an incisionless surgery that treats a common gastroesophageal reflux disease – at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.
Last year, Ascension, through its subsidiary Ascension Health, provided more than $1.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs.
Ministry’s "Living The Vision" recognition program was designed to recognize associates, providers, teams or departments who have gone “above and beyond” in their delivery of our mission and values, as well as our vision.
Mark Kehrberg, MD, chief medical officer of Ministry Health Care and Affinity Health System, received the 2014 Healthcare Administrator Award, presented by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Sisters from ministries in Trinidad, St. Lucia, Grenada, the Dominican Republic, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Kansas – just to name a few – travelled to Oshkosh for a special gathering in March 2014.
Imagine an operating room where physicians from every field of medicine work side by side to heal you. A room where the most progressive technologies in the world unite to generate unparalleled images of your inner body. A room so advanced, it defines new standards of excellence in modern medicine.
After a study conducted by the United Way Fox Cities revealed kids in the Fox Valley weren’t receiving the mental healthcare they needed to live well, Affinity Health System and other organizations joined forces to create Catalpa Health – comprehensive, outpatient mental healthcare for our youngest generation.
No matter how small or large, rural or urban, no community is immune from sexual assaults or sexual abuse. One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime - one of the most under-reported crimes. Nine of every 10 rape victims are female.
Leaders at Worzalla believe their employees are their true competitive advantage. So, when Ministry Employer Solutions offered them a plan to help keep their workforce healthy and improve their bottom line, it was an easy business decision.
After suffering painful gallbladder attacks for more than a year, Pat Sand decided to have her gallbladder removed via robotic surgery. A few short weeks later, she was enjoying a vacation on the deck of a cruise ship.
St. Vincent de Paul Free Medical Clinic serves the underinsured, uninsured, and those who may potentially have high deductibles.
Ministry Community Weight Race encourages people to “become the change you want” and work towards the common goal of living a healthier lifestyle and losing weight as a result.
Ministry Health Care consistently strives to be a “Model Community” of high reliability. Here’s how we’re delivering on our Vision.
Froedtert Health and Ministry Health Care have agreed to pursue co-ownership of Network Health, a Menasha, Wisconsin-based health insurance plan.
Ministry Dental Center in Stevens Point increases dental access to low-income families; improves oral health in our community through a comprehensive approach; reduces emergency room visits related to dental/tooth pain; and improves overall health of our patients.
Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital advances treatment of brain tumors and brain disorders with the installation of the Gamma Knife PERFEXION.
For the last six decades, Calumet Medical Center in Chilton has provided patients with personalized healthcare close to home. Today, the hospital is in the midst of a $10 million renovation to make necessary improvements that will impact generations to come.
Sarah Thomas is going places. Like Japan, for instance, in the autumn of 2014. And success is sure to follow her. Her story of accomplishment is rooted in strong family ties and a connection to Agape Community Center.
Where can you receive free health screenings like cholesterol, blood glucose, hearing, and vision? Simply attend a community health and wellness fair in the Northern Region.