HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Recognizes Hospital Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Oconto Falls – In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 15 – 21, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital recognizes the hard work, dedication and compassion of its volunteers.
In 2017, 39 volunteers put in a total of 4,705 volunteer hours for HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. They also coordinated eight fundraising projects and events to raise money to enhance services offered at the hospital. This included $10,000 for the purchase of new visitor chairs to be placed in patient rooms.
“We are incredibly blessed to have dedicated volunteers that partner with us to bring health, healing and hope to our patients at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital,” said Mary Ann Brunette, volunteer services manager for HSHS-Eastern Wisconsin Division. “Volunteers bring joy to our patients and to all of us daily!”
Those interested in becoming a volunteer at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital should contact Regina Boettcher, volunteer services facilitator, at (920) 838-6348 or regina.boettcher@hshs.org.

About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

A Night in the Wild

Join us for a magical evening to celebrate
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital and make a big 

impact in the lives of our patients!

Our 13th annual event will feature old-fashioned horse-drawn trolley rides, sumputious food, live entertainment, and amazing silent and live auction items with one-of-a-kind experiences.

Location: Reforestation Camp Lodge, 4418 Reforestation Rd, Green Bay, WI

Reception – 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Social ♦ Horse-drawn carriage ridesDinner – 6:30 p.m.
Opening remarks & blessing by Sister Annice McClure
Gourmet catered dinner from Chefusion ♦ Coffee & Dessert to follow

Donation Challenge and Live Auction – 7:30 p.m.
Video & Donation Challenge 
Conducted by Bill Jartz from WBAY

Ending of the Silent Auction 
$500 Wenz Home Furniture Drawing – 8:45 p.m.

Supernova Hoops Fire Performance – 9:00 p.m.

Cash Bar – 4:30 pm to Close

All proceeds will be used to turn a patient room at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital into a state-of-the-art place of healing.

Reserved your spot today – limited space available!

Tickets are $55 per person – pre-sale only (no at the door sales).

Please contact Matt Astleford at 920-433-8055 or matthew.astleford@hshs.org for sponsorship opportunities or assistance.

Clothing Donations Needed to Help Stock St. Clare’s Closet

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is requesting donations of new or gently-used clean clothing to help stock the shelves of St. Clare’s Closet.

St. Clare’s Closet is located inside the hospital, and is stocked with clothing for people of all ages and sizes that can be provided to patients, free-of-charge in emergency situations.

“Patients don’t always have someone they can call to bring them clothing, and we want to be able to help in any way we can,” said Paula Bake, a Clinical Nurse Facilitator in the Emergency Department at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. “St. Clare’s Closet is a wonderful resource and provides another opportunity for us to connect compassionately with our patients.”

Clothing donations are being accepted at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital through Friday, April 20. Donations of new or gently-used clean clothing can be placed in collection boxes located in the patient registration waiting room and outside the cafeteria. At this time, stretchy pants for men and women are most needed.

New Weight Loss Program Now Available in Oconto Falls

Prevea Health


Oconto Falls – Prevea Health is pleased to now offer Ideal Weigh at the Prevea Oconto Falls Health Center – Medical Services Building, located on the campus of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls.
Ideal Weigh is a medically-supervised weight loss program that includes a diet low in carbohydrates and rich in healthy proteins. The Ideal Weigh program:
Uses Ideal Protein products, which promote fat loss while maintaining muscle mass.
Includes weekly weight checks, blood pressure, BMI and body measurement analysis.
Provides education to help you maintain your results.
Offers one-on-one personalized weight loss coaching.

“With the Ideal Weigh program, you also learn how to make better food choices for lifelong health, while also maintaining an optimal weight,” said Kari Jossart, APNP for the Ideal Weigh program. “I encourage those who are interested in learning about Ideal Weigh to attend one of our free workshops.”

Free, Ideal Weigh Workshops
April 16 and 23 at 1:00 p.m.
April 19 and 26 at 5:30 p.m.
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital – Assisi Room, 855 Main St., Oconto Falls
Register by calling (920) 431-1880

Learn more about Ideal Weigh by clicking here.

About Prevea Health
Prevea Health’s mission is to care for people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, to provide access to more than 200 physicians in more than 60 specialty areas. Prevea has more than 80 locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley region. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.

Barefoot in the Park Auditions

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

Auditions will be held on April 9th and 9th 6pm-8pm at the Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St in Abrams
The play calls for various roles, both male and female 16 years or older
Schedules will be available at auditions- please bring your calendars

Barefoot in the Park runs June 15, 16, 17 and June 22, 23 and 24

For further information, please call the Box Office at 920-826-5852 or go to www.abramstheater.com

Newcomers are encouraged to audition! Not interested in being on the stage? Please contact us for opportunities behind the scenes!

HSHS Hospitals Announce “Nurse of the Year”

Paula Bake, BSN, RN at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls

Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)-Eastern Wisconsin Division is pleased to announce Paula Bake, BSN, RN, who works in the Emergency Department at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, as the 2017 Nurse of the Year.

HSHS-Eastern Wisconsin Division hospitals include: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. Each year, one nurse is chosen from within the Division as Nurse of the Year. Nurses nominate a nursing colleague from their unit, and those nominations are then reviewed by nursing leadership and HSHS-Eastern Wisconsin Division’s Professional Nurse Practice Council.

“Paula was chosen as the 2017 Nurse of the Year for the exceptional passion, quality and excellence she delivers in her nursing practice,” said Paula Hafeman, Chief Nursing Executive for HSHS-Eastern Wisconsin Division. “She goes above and beyond in demonstrating our organization’s core values of respect, care, competence and joy in her interactions with patients and their families.”

Paula Bake’s time with HSHS-Eastern Wisconsin Division began in 2000 working in the cardiac care unit at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital. She began working at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in 2006, known then as Community Memorial Hospital, and has been there since. “When working in a rural hospital, you get to know the patients in a more personal way, which helps to create a deeper level of respect for one another,” said Paula. “I love coming to work and serving this community.”

In addition to her nursing duties, Paula serves on various committees within HSHS-Eastern Wisconsin Division that aim to enhance patient care, safety and experience. She is also an active member of the Emergency Nursing Association, Regional Trauma Advisory Council and the State Trauma Advisory Council.

Paula is also significantly involved in community outreach on a professional and personal level. She offers monthly blood pressure screenings at her local parish; organizes clothing drives to replenish the St. Clare Closet at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital for patients in need; serves as a medical volunteer at the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon; is Chair for the Oconto County Annual Community Health and Safety Fair; and, volunteers for the Feed My Starving Children organization.

The 2018 Nurse of the Year will be announced in early 2019.