2019

December

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Aspirus Wausau Hospital linen sale.

Holiday sales were great

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Ladysmith-Love Lights 1

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Ladysmith-Love Lights 2

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Ladysmith-Love Lights 3

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Nativity scene and Love-Lights ceremony at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire. The ceremony was held on December 1.

MMC-Ladysmith Partners Love-Light Tree Celebration

The event was held on Tuesday, December 3rd.

Black River Memorial Holiday Tea        

 

A visit from Santa is always a high point at the Black River Memorial Hospital Partner's Holiday Tea. The event also includes a chance to sample holiday treats at the tea table, a silent auction of donated items from the community, a raffle, an opportunity to shop for Christmas presents at the Partners run gift shop, and a bake sale featuring everything from multiple flavors of scones to homemade dog treats for a person's furry kids. 

The elf in the background is Jen Mattson, who is a Partner member. She is one of the many Partner members whose efforts make the Holiday Teas a great community event and a major fundraising success.

November

 VOLUNTEER PARTNERS CELEBRATE 80 YEARS OF SERVICE 

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Lois Jarosz is one of Aspirus - Wausau's Gift shop volunteers who helped during their weekend holiday sale

Past Presidents of the Partners Board of Directors present at the celebration: (left to right) Dick Hazelton, Bonnie Olson, Etta Johnson, Pat Janowitz, Margaret Berg. Mary Ann Ogan, Sharon Schug, Sandra Harmann, Bill McCullough.

 

The Volunteer Partners of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital of Eau Claire celebrated their 80 years of service to the hospital with an open house on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  Attendees enjoyed visiting the historical tables and displays.  There was a short program, with Andy Bagnall, President and CEO, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, welcoming everyone, speeches by past presidents of the Volunteer Partners Board of Directors, and a speech by Mary Pengra, Volunteer Services Director.  Refreshments were served following the program.

Left to right; Becky Dreas, Susan Prahl, Sammi Giese, Jan Molaska, Yo Voigt, Ann Wicklund, Bonnie Koelsch,

Shirley Iczkowski and Cheryl Steen.

Butterfly Luncheon for the Festival of Trees

This is the Wausau Aspirus group that attended the Butterfly Luncheon today.

The luncheon is the official kickoff for the Festival of Trees, which runs from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1st. This is the 23rd year for this fund raiser .


The  mission of the Festival of Trees is to create a holiday tradition to be shared by the entire community

with beautifully decorated holiday trees, wreaths, specialty items, festive music, raffles, and even a visit from Santa.

The festival generates significant funds to benefit Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

The Wausaun Aspirus volunteers help before, during and after the Festival of Trees.

October

Our volunteers “go the distance” !!!!!!

Volunteer, Ann Brandt wore this M and M costume while doing the comfort cart today...to make it more fun.

Attendees at the Northwestern District Fall Meeting in Fifield, Wisconsin. Hosted by Partners of Flambeau Hospital.                                            

Evening of Promise

The Aurora West Allis Medical Center's 9th annual Evening of Promise, held Wednesday, October 2 at the Milwaukee County Zoo, raised nearly $110,000 to strengthen Aurora Healing & Advocacy Services at Aurora West Allis Medical Center.

Recent installation of officers in the Western District.

Starting in 2020, Donna Nelson will serve as Chair-Elect, Iva Mulhern will serve as Chair, and Mary Lou Bausch will serve as Community Health Education Chair

Iva Mulhern (Chair) and Patsy Pippin (past Chair) after recent installation of officers.

2019 Archive

          Lake District Gallery          

Lakes District

Lakes District

Beautiful tables waiting for the attendees.

Lakes District

Lakes District

Karry VandenHeuvel from Ascension Mercy Hospital Volunteers registers Dorothy Mullard and Ann Korb from Calumet Medical Center Auxiliary.

Lakes District

Lakes District

Ascension Mercy Hospital Volunteers President June Wiechman welcomes attendees to Oshkosh.

Lakes District

Lakes District

Lakes District Chair Gail Wright and Secretary/Treasurer Candy Sheridan conducting the business meeting.

Lakes District

Lakes District

Speaker from Catalpa, a consortium to provide mental health services from age 2 to 18 ish.

Lakes District

Lakes District

Attendees listening to a speaker on mental health care for children.

Lakes District

Lakes District

Tammy Marx, manager of the Senior Behavioral Health unit at Mercy, talked about the benefits of a geriatric psych unit.

Lakes District

Lakes District

Attendees from Ascension Mercy Hospital Volunteers

Lakes District

Lakes District

Attendees from Calumet Medical Center Auxiliary

Lakes District

Lakes District

Attendees from Partners of HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary's Hospitals

Lakes District

Lakes District

Attendees from Volunteers of ThedaCare Medical Center - Waupaca.

Lakes District

Lakes District

Attendees from Aurora Medical Center - Bay Area Volunteer Services Department

Lakes District

Lakes District

Attendees from Ripon Medical Center Auxiliary

   West Central District Gallery   

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The West Central District/Partners of WHA held their Summer Planning meeting on June 25, 2019 at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, on June 25, 2019.

 

Pictured are (left - right): Steve Werner (Sacred Heart Hospital board President), John Tully (District Chair) Betty Oddo, District Chair Elect (St. Joseph Hospital), Ann Bergmann (Cumberland Healthcare - DVS; Jan Giedd (St. Joseph Hospital); Marg Geisler; (St Joseph Hospital); Mary Pengra, DVS (HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital); Jaci Fuller (Past District Chair Sacred Heart Hospital; Bill McCullough  (Sacred Heart Hospital ) District and State PPE Chair.

   Partners of Stoughton Gallery  

Stoughton Summer Meeting
Stoughton Summer Meeting

We had a wonderful meeting July 13. There was a festive atmosphere in spite of the heat. We did not hold an official board meeting. We celebrated new members of which we have a record number - 19 this year, with 3 months to go, (last year we had 6 for the whole year) and we promoted our big fall fundraiser with demonstrations and projects in progress.

Stoughton Summer Meeting
Stoughton Summer Meeting

Laura Mays, Hospital Administrator shares appreciation and hospital updates.

Partners of Stoughton Hospital
Partners of Stoughton Hospital

A project for our Restyle, Repurpose, Recycle Fall Fundraiser.

Stoughton Summer Meeting
Stoughton Summer Meeting

We had a wonderful meeting July 13. There was a festive atmosphere in spite of the heat. We did not hold an official board meeting. We celebrated new members of which we have a record number - 19 this year, with 3 months to go, (last year we had 6 for the whole year) and we promoted our big fall fundraiser with demonstrations and projects in progress.

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    Aspirus - Wausau Gallery    

Teen Volunteer - Wausau Aspirus

Teen Volunteer - Wausau Aspirus

Emily comes to Aspirus - Wausau after her school day to help in the Day Surgery unit. The staff is grateful to have a volunteer later in the day, and she is gaining valuable experience in healthcare. How is your organization using teens?

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

Raising money with the Aspirus golf outing!

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

Even the volunteer golf carts are advertising that Volunteering is a latte fun!

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

President Paul Dobbratz served a latte fun as the caddie.

Golfers and Caddie

Golfers and Caddie

Paul Dobbratz, caddie with golfers Judy Ward, Ann Wicklund, Bonnie Koelsch and Cindy Hermel

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

Slightly Used Art Sale raised money to support hospital programming. It also made space for new art in the Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Aspirus Volunteers

Aspirus Volunteers

A thank you note from the attendees at one of Aspirus's Teddy Bear Clinics.

Aspirus Volunteers

Aspirus Volunteers

Volunteers had a booth in the Wausau Farmer's Market on June 27th.

Aspirus Volunteers

Aspirus Volunteers

Uncle Sam dropped by the Aspirus Volunteers cookie sale.

Aspirus Volunteers

Aspirus Volunteers

Two of the Volunteens at Aspirus - Wausau.

 Partners - HSHS  Sacred Heart Gallery 

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

A recruiting table at the Oakwood Mall.

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

Volunteers recognized for milestones in years served.

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

Barb Gordon was recognized for 30 years of service, noting she will continue as long as she is able.

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

The Threshold Singers providing entertainment for the recognition luncheon.

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

Volunteer Partners-HSHS Sacred Heart

The newly installed officers.

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2018/19 Board of Directors of the Volunteer Partners of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.

 

Seated:  Sharon Schug-PPE Chair, Bill McCullough-Board President, Sharon Thobaben-Secretary

 

Standing:  Mark Richter-PPE Co-Chair, Mary Pengra-WWD Volunteer Services Director, Sandy Gobler-Immediate Past President, Judy Peak-Board Member, Steve Werner-Board President-elect

 

Not pictured:  Katie Diaz-Board Member, Carol Gassert-Health Chair, Kathy Herfel-Board Member, Mary Ryberg-Treasurer

HSHS Sacred Heart

HSHS Sacred Heart

HSHS Sacred Heart - Hearts of Joy Choir.

HSHS Sacred Heart

HSHS Sacred Heart

The HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteer Partners Board in September 2017.

HSHS Sacred Heart

HSHS Sacred Heart

Love Lights beautify the campus of HSHS Sacred Heart in Eau Claire.

HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteers
HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteers

Jan Ray is a "handcrafter" volunteer who knits baby hats for newborns at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. She knits Christmas stockings with matching hats for babies born during the week of Christmas, with a yearly working inventory of 25.

HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteers
HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteers

Getting ready to distribute hygiene kits and backpacks.

HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteer Break
HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteer Break

All work and no play ... Volunteers at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, taking a break to recharge their batteries for a 4-hour shift in Transport, Information Desk and Family Waiting Center.

HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteers
HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteers

Jan Ray is a "handcrafter" volunteer who knits baby hats for newborns at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. She knits Christmas stockings with matching hats for babies born during the week of Christmas, with a yearly working inventory of 25.

A volunteer team for the Aspirus Women’s Golf outing. The theme was Red, White and Blue, with Volunteers are the Heart of America.  Volunteer President Paul Dobbratz was Uncle Sam, and received first place for the am round, as our caddie. The day was fun and successful with over $90,000 raised for victims of Domestic abuse or sexual assault.

   Aspirus - Langlade Gallery   

Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary
Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary

New officers for Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary were installed in Antigo on March 19 by Partners of WHA President Jan Molaska. Pictured are Dawn Ofsthun, Treasurer, Eunice Rice, Sectretary, Jan, Jeanne Tatro, President. Karla Martinsen Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary, Antigo

Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary
Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary

Partners of WHA President Jan Molaska installing the new officers for Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary.

Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary
Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary

New officers for Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary were installed in Antigo on March 19 by Partners of WHA President Jan Molaska. Pictured are Dawn Ofsthun, Treasurer, Eunice Rice, Sectretary, Jan, Jeanne Tatro, President. Karla Martinsen Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary, Antigo

 Oconomowoc Auxillary Gallery 

Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary
Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary

The Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary hosted their 40th annual style show on May 11, 2017.

Oconomowoc Style Show
Oconomowoc Style Show

Oconomowoc Style Show
Oconomowoc Style Show

Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary
Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary

The Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary hosted their 40th annual style show on May 11, 2017.

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Aspirus - Wausau volunteers and staff celebrate the opening of their new coffee shop.

Med Students Benefit from PetTherapy
Med Students Benefit from PetTherapy

The Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin campus is located on the second floor of Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The first group of students began their training on July 5, 2016. The Pet Therapy Volunteers of Aspirus visited the students on Sept. 1, to give them a break from finals. Front row volunteers: Paul Dobbratz & Cado, Dottie Miner & Beasley, Chip (owner Marlin Block in back row), Alice Van Skike & Bailey and Snickers, and Tom Gilbreth & Rev.

Aspirus Women's Golf Outing
Aspirus Women's Golf Outing

The following Aspirus Board of Volunteers members participated in the Aspirus women's golf event. Ann Wicklund, Vice President Cindy Hermel, Past President and Partners of WHA Public Policy Education Chair Caddy Paul Dobbratz, President Sue Henning, Gift Shop Volunteers Judy Ward,  Secretary/Treasurer

Aspirus Cookie Sale
Aspirus Cookie Sale

, Partners of WHA Secretary, and Shirley Peterson were baking cookies when Aspirus President Darell Lentz stopped by to say thank you.

Med Students Benefit from PetTherapy
Med Students Benefit from PetTherapy

The Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin campus is located on the second floor of Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The first group of students began their training on July 5, 2016. The Pet Therapy Volunteers of Aspirus visited the students on Sept. 1, to give them a break from finals. Front row volunteers: Paul Dobbratz & Cado, Dottie Miner & Beasley, Chip (owner Marlin Block in back row), Alice Van Skike & Bailey and Snickers, and Tom Gilbreth & Rev.

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Congratulations to our very own Yolanda Voigt, Aspirus Wausau DVS, on her election as President-Elect of the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals, the national organization for Directors of Volunteers Services (DVS).

    Franciscan Auxillary Gallery    

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

65th Anniversary Cake!

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

Congratulations to Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary , La Crosse, on their 65th anniversary. Past Presidents (L to R) Sue Lynch, Betty Stoll, Carey Kroner, and Rose Raska were at the luncheon celebration.

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

Celebrating 65 years.

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary

       Southern District Gallery       

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

Southern District in Baraboo

 Marshfield -Ladysmith Gallery  

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

Each bulb on the tree holds a special meaning for a loved one. A white light is in memory of someone who has passed. A blue light is in honor of someone who has served in the military. A red or green light is in honor of the living. The tree remained lit outside the front entrance to the hospital’s Riverside Clinic, visible from Wis. 27, through the holidays.

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

About 90 people turned out Sunday, Dec. 3 for the 31st annual Love-Light Tree Ceremony at Rusk County Memorial Hospital. The event, sponsored by Partners of Rusk County Memorial Hospital, included the tree lighting, caroling and a message by guest speaker Deacon Doug Sorenson.

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

David Lee, long-time volunteer with the Partners of Rusk County Memorial Hospital, throws the switch to light this year’s Love Light Tree. His con¬tinuous dedication and support has been a cornerstone of the Partners organization for many years.

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

Deacon Doug Sorenson addresses the audi¬ence at the Love-Light Tree Ceremo¬ny, describing timeless treasures of the heart. He reminded those in at¬tendance to tell others they love them because the next day they could be a memory. He added God gave us the gift of love, and it is up to us, in turn, to give love to others.

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

Rusk County Memorial Hospital

Attendees singing carols.

       Beloit Volunteers Gallery