HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls nationally recognized for its commitment to quality care for heart attacks

The American Heart Association presents the Mission: Lifeline STEMI Referring Center Silver Plus award for implementation of quality care for heart attack patients

Oconto Falls, Wis. – HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Referring Center Silver Plus recognition for its commitment to ensuring science-based treatment for all people experiencing a specific type of heart attack known as an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), known to be more severe and dangerous than other types of heart attacks.

Each year, about 285,000 people in the U.S. experience this type of heart attack,caused by a complete blockage in a coronary artery. Nearly 40% of people who go to the emergency room with acute coronary syndrome are diagnosed with a STEMI. Like all heart attacks, this requires timely treatment to restore blood flow as quickly as possible.

Mission: Lifeline is a national, community-based initiative improving systems of care for patients with STEMI, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), stroke and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The program focuses on streamlining processes to speed the delivery of proper treatment for time sensitive, neuro-cardiovascular disease states.

Recognition as a Mission: Lifeline Referring Center is designed to showcase hospitals of every size on the front lines of care that do not have 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab availability but work in collaboration with emergency medical services to ensure patients receive guideline-directed STEMI and NSTEMI care.

“Care coordination is particularly important when someone experiences a STEMI heart attack, and American Heart Association guidelines call for specific science-based treatment,” said James G. Jollis, M.D., volunteer for the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Coronary Artery Disease Systems of Care Advisory Work Group and cardiologist with The Christ Hospital Physicians – Heart & Vascular in Cincinnati. “Hospitals/Organizations like HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital are recognized for consistently supporting patients to ensure the best opportunity for recovery.”

The Mission: Lifeline Referring Center award is earned by hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to getting patients the most up-to-date research-based care for STEMI as outlined by the American Heart Association.

“HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of heart care, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program helps us achieve that goal,” said Chris Brabant, President and CEO of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. “The Mission: Lifeline program puts proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis so patients have the best possible chance of survival.”


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; inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services; cancer care; therapy and rehabilitation; wound care; the Almost Home Swing Bed program; and more. It was founded as Oconto Falls City Hospital in 1921 and became HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in 2014 when it joined Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). As an affiliate of HSHS, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital draws on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as it serves the health care needs of the region in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital also has five rural health center locations in affiliation with Prevea Health in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto Falls and Suring; and operates HSHS Pharmacies in Gillett and Oconto Falls, and HSHS Prescription Services (remote dispensing sites) in Lena, Mountain and Pulaski. In 2022, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital was named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the U.S. by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. For more information about St. Clare, please 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 and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

Abrams theater to hold auditions for ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Performers ages 5-18 needed for junior show at Abrams Spotlight Productions!

Abrams, WI July 28, 2023: Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. will take audiences on a magic car ride with its production of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.” Kids ages 5-18 (still in school) are invited to audition for the show anytime from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, or Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Nancy Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams. Individuals who register at www.abramsspotlightproductions.com/auditions will have priority over those who complete printed forms at the audition.

Those auditioning should prepare about 16 bars of song, preferably from a musical, to sing at the audition. The audition also consists of a script reading and learning and performing a short choreography routine. Youths should wear comfortable clothes and footwear. No previous performance experience is required. In addition to needing youth actors, ASPI has openings for youth and adults to work behind the scenes in various tech and production roles. Email theater.aspi@gmail.com or call 920-826- 5852 for information.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr,” directed by Elizabeth Jolly, tells the story of an eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, who restores an old race car with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car is magic and has the ability to float and take flight. Whenthe evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, the family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays starting Aug. 27. Not all cast members will be called for every rehearsal, but everyone must be available Nov. 26-29 and all show dates, Nov. 30, Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 7-10. Visit abramsspotlightproductions.com/auditions for rehearsal and performance details and character descriptions.

Youth who are not able to attend auditions are encouraged to contact theater.aspi@gmail.com for information about submitting a video audition.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre
International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI.

Lena Dairyfest 5K Run/Walk Stampede

August 8th!

Each year the Lena Wrestling Club supports young athletes, ages 4-18, by promoting participation and fostering skills not
only in wrestling but in teamwork, cooperation, collaboration, and problem-solving. This event is our most successful
fundraiser of the year and we hope to continue to see it grow! Last year corporate donations to our 5K run helped our
club to cover the following:
● registration and hotels for a wrestling camp for our high schoolers
● an in-house camp for our youth wrestlers this summer
● Personalized water bottles for middle school
● headgear
● wrestling singlets for elementary and middle school
● gifts for our two high school state place winners
We are truly grateful for your support of our program. We hope that you will consider supporting us again in any way you
can. Our program has been thriving at all levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Without our amazing community,
our wrestling program wouldn’t be what it is today, and we aspire to keep improving with your ongoing support.
We genuinely hope that your company/organization will consider being a corporate sponsor for our annual event,
scheduled for Saturday, September 9th 2023. Please consider a sponsorship at one of the following levels:

Includes the largest logo size printed on the event t-shirt along with up to 60
complimentary pre-registered entries


Includes a grand-size logo printed on the event t-shirt along with up to 33
complimentary pre-registered entries


Includes a large logo printed on the event t-shirt along with up to 16 complimentary
pre-registered entries


Includes a medium-size logo printed on the event t-shirt along with up to 6
complimentary pre-registered entries


Includes name printed on the event t-shirt.


Please make checks payable to the LENA WRESTLING CLUB and mail to:

Lena Wrestling Club
c/o Chad Misco
329 W. Maple St.
Lena, WI 54139

Please complete and submit the enclosed registration form for each participant or register online at
https://forms.gle/Sw6aBdkgvxmWkUuP6 by August 20, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Chad Misco
by phone at (920)373-2319 or email at chadmisco@yahoo.com.

Thank you in advance for your contribution and generous support of the Lena Wrestling Club in this major fundraiser.

Prevea Health offers free, virtual newborn care classes

For immediate release. Green Bay – Prevea Pediatrics is holding free, virtual newborn care classes in August, October and December for Prevea
patients and community members.
Whether you’re a new parent or it has been a few years, the classes will offer an opportunity to ask questions and help you
understand what to expect in the first two months of baby’s life, including:

  • What to expect in the hospital when baby is born
  • Newborn characteristics
  • Skin conditions
  • When to call the doctor
  • Swaddling
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Feeding – patterns, how much, burping, etc.
  • Sleeping
  • What your baby’s cries mean
  • Bathing

With more than one opportunity to tune in, you can choose the date that works for you. All classes are held via Zoom from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 8
Bradly Paus, DO

Tuesday, October 10
Rebecca Gehrmann, MD

Tuesday, December 12
Samantha Johnson, MD
Pediatrician; joins Prevea Pediatrics in August
Registration is required at: www.prevea.com/events


About Prevea Health:
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and
specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is
partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly
coordinated care, close to home: 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. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.