Aspirus Wausau Hospital linen sale.

Holiday sales were great

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.



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.


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          

   West Central District Gallery   

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  

    Aspirus - Wausau Gallery    

 Partners - HSHS  Sacred Heart Gallery 

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

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   

 Oconomowoc Auxillary Gallery 

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

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    

       Southern District Gallery       

 Marshfield -Ladysmith Gallery  

       Beloit Volunteers Gallery      

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Web Coordinator,:  Patricia Franks          pfranks1974@gmail.com

President:              Jan  Molaska             jmolaska@gmail.com

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.