Prevea Offers Vaccine Clinics and Tips to Fight the Flu

Flu season will soon be underway, and Prevea Health is encouraging community members to get a flu shot, as it is the most important step in preventing the disease.

The flu shot fights a different group of flu viruses each year; therefore, it’s important to be vaccinated yearly. Flu shots are especially important for young children, pregnant women, people age 65 and older, and people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease. Yearly flu shots should begin soon after the flu vaccine is available, ideally by October. However, getting vaccinated later in the season can still be beneficial, as flu viruses may still be circulating.

Prevea Health is now offering flu vaccines at all locations across Northeast Wisconsin, including in the Green Bay, Lakeshore and Northern regions. Click here for locations and hours, or visit:
Call (920) 496-4700 to schedule an appointment.

To further prevent the spread of the flu and in addition to receiving the flu shot:

  • Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash hands with hot water and soap often, especially before you eat. Or, use alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that may harbor flu germs.
  • Eat a balanced diet to keep your immune system healthy.
  • Get enough exercise.

Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue, diarrhea and vomiting. If you or someone you know may have the flu, stay home, treat the fever and contact your health care provider if necessary.

Community Halloween Party Set for October 22

The Oconto Falls High School Choir and Band are proud to sponsor the 29th Annual Community Halloween Party for children in Pre-school through grade six on Monday, October 22, 2018.  The event will be held in the OFHS Wrestling Gym from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.  A parade of costumes will take place at 5:30 p.m. so be sure to dress in your favorite costume!

Many fun and exciting “ghoulish” games will be designed and operated by the OFHS music students!  Prizes for the games will include candy and a variety of other donated items.

Admission is $3.00 per person.  Donated canned food items will also be collected at the Community Halloween Party entrance for the Kingdom Come Food Pantry.  Please enter using the side doors (Guidance Office) of Oconto Falls High School.

Businesses and individuals that wish to make donations for door prizes or monetary donations toward the purchase of candy are asked to send donations to:  OFHS Music Department Halloween Fund, Att:  Amy Thiel, Choral Director, 210 North Farm Road, Oconto Falls, WI  54154

Join us for another exciting community event!

4th Annual “A Walk to Remember” Set for Saturday, Oct. 13

A Walk to Remember, a pregnancy and infant loss awareness walk hosted by Share of Northeast Wisconsin, will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

The annual event helps to raise awareness of perinatal loss and to honor babies who have gone too soon. The memorial walk is 1-2 miles and can be taken at participants’ own pace. The event will also feature a short program, bubble release, prayer corner and a special memorial area for babies lost to SIDS. A Walk to Remember is held each year in October to recognize National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

“Across the country, families symbolically join together in events to raise awareness of the impact of the loss of a baby,” said Theresa Shuck, certified bereavement coordinator for Share of Northeast Wisconsin at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. “It is important to educate others to provide appropriate sensitivity and understanding to ensure families receive the support they deserve after the tragic loss of their baby. A Walk to Remember also provides an opportunity to gather to remember and honor the babies who have touched our lives and our hearts but are no longer with us. We will walk together as a community for the steps our babies will never take.”

A Walk to Remember

Saturday, Oct. 13
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay
10 a.m.
To register, visit

Registration is required for A Walk to Remember and is $12 per person age 18 and over and free of charge for those age 17 and under. Memorial t-shirts are also available for purchase at $15 each and can be ordered online at time of registration, then picked up on site the day of the walk. Orders must be placed prior to Sept. 23 to guarantee sizes. After expenses, money raised from A Walk to Remember will benefit Share of Northeast Wisconsin, which provides a variety of services at no cost to local families who have suffered pregnancy and infant loss. Services include memorial services, photography, mementos, support group meetings, literature and more.

Community Invited to Mass and Reception Celebrating New Hospital President and CEO, Chris Brabant


HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital invites the local community to an outdoor mass and reception on Thursday, Sept. 20 to celebrate the appointment of new president and CEO, Chris Brabant.

The outdoor mass, celebrated by Fr. John Girotti, will begin at 2 p.m. on the campus of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. Music will also be performed by local church choirs, and a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will follow.

Chris began serving as HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital president and CEO on Aug. 20, 2018. Prior to this role, he had served as the HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division Executive Director of Surgical Services for the Heart, Lung and Vascular Center and Prevea Health Vascular Surgery in Green Bay since 2013.

Mass and Reception
Thursday, Sept. 20
Mass begins at 2 p.m., with reception to follow
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, 855 S. Main St. in Oconto Falls

Learn more about Chris Brabant, MBA, FACHE, and his appointment as president and CEO of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital by clicking here.

Chris replaces Paula Hafeman, Chief Nursing Executive of HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division, who was serving as the interim president and CEO of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, following the departure of former HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Chief Operating Officer, Dan DeGroot, who now serves as the president and CEO of Stoughton Hospital in Stoughton, Wis.

Taste in Oconto County Coming Soon!

Home Respite Care presents its 26th annual fundraiser Taste in Oconto County.

The event is being held at The Holiday Inn at Kelly Lake on Sunday, October 14, 2018, between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Guests will receive a complimentary wine glass at the door sponsored by Oconto Electric Cooperative and Witt’s Piggly Wiggly.

Raffles and auctions are being held throughout the day.

For more information, visit our website, email us at, or call 920-848-6368.

We look forward to seeing you!

Dr. Wiedenfeld Now Seeing Patients in Oconto Falls and Marinette

Prevea Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Wyatt Wiedenfeld to its family of care.
As a podiatrist, Dr. Wiedenfeld provides comprehensive podiatric care for children and adults. He also specializes in:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common foot problems, including bunions and hammertoes
  • Arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive techniques
  • Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
  • Arthritis affecting the foot and ankle
  • Sports injuries
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Comprehensive wound care

Dr. Wiedenfeld sees patients at the Prevea Oconto Falls Health Center – Medical Services Building on the campus of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, located at 853 S. Main St. in Oconto Falls; and at the Prevea Marinette Health Center, located at 1409 Cleveland Ave. in Marinette. Appointments can be made at either location by calling (920) 846-4680.

“It is important to give adequate time to patients to listen and understand their discomfort and how it affects their daily lives,” says Dr. Wiedenfeld. “I want to educate patients about their concerns and together develop a quality treatment plan to achieve their goals.”

Dr. Wiedenfeld is from Lake Mills, Wis. and grew up on a dairy farm. He graduated medical school at the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed residency in foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery at St. John Providence & Providence Park Hospital in Southfield, Mich. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking and watching football.