2020 February

Gundersen Partners spreading love on Valentine’s Day

During their annual Carnation Sale on Valentine’s Day, Gundersen Partners brightened the day for a couple special groups by donating carnations to residents at Unity House, which is a residential chemical dependency treatment program for men and women; and patients at Gundersen Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit. Pictured from left to right are: volunteers Jane Rada and Linda Arentz along with Tammy Anderson, RN, Unity House clinical manager. The carnation sale is an annual event that supports merit awards for Gundersen teen volunteers.

Flambeau Hospital Auxiliary 2020-1-13 FH

At their Annual Meeting on January 13th, the Flambeau Hospital Auxiliary in Park Fall presented a check for $47,551 to CAO Jim Braun. The donation was for a Mindray portable ultrasound machine.

Ascension Mercy Hospital Volunteers in Oshkosh.  Our Children’s Screening Services group does vision testing in the preschools.

2019/2020 Council Board members for HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire

Front:  Mary Pengra, DVS, Sharon Schug, Mary Ryberg, Carol Dittmar, Judy Peak

Back:  Kathy Herfel, Sandy Gobler, Bill McCullough, Steve Werner and Mary Ann Bowman.

Absent:  Cathy Barkovicvh and Mark Richter

   Aspirus Grand Rounds - Canine Therapy  

Presenter were


Brigitte Vanle- Medical College of WI student, who spoke about her canine therapy research project . 


Deb Raatz- behavioral dog trainer. Deb spoke on Foundation Behavioral Training for Therapy Dogs.


Eileen Guthrie, who is an Aspirus Volunteer, gave a history of the program, information on how to become an Aspirus Volunteer with your certified dog,  showed pictures of the dogs in action.

GRAND ROUNDS presentation are held monthly at Aspirus and also videotaped to go to all the other Aspirus entities.


The local television station covered the presentation, which spreads the news about Pet Therapy.

2020 January

Ripon Lights of Love