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January 29, 2010

Partners of St. Nicholas Hospital Give Gift to St. Nicholas Hospital and Lifeline Program

The Partners of St. Nicholas Hospital provided Tanya Smith with a check for $3, 305 that will be used to purchase Lifeline units that enable area residents to live independently.  Sheboygan, Wis.—The Partners of St. Nicholas Hospital provided two gifts to St. Nicholas Hospital at their Annual membership meeting on January 25.

St. Nicholas Hospital Gift Shop volunteers presented Donna Hutchinson, Chief Financial Officer, St. Nicholas Hospital, with a check for $11,500 representing 2009 gift shop proceeds. This gift will be used to purchase Hospital equipment including a Hoyer lift, a scale used for pulmonary functions, a phlebotomy cart, a Laboratory Services refrigerator, and stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs.

Tanya Smith, Director, Home Health and Hospice, also received a gift of $3,305, which represents donations received from the recent Love Lights fund raising drive. This gift will be used to purchase Lifeline® units that enable many area residents to continue to live independently. The LIFELINE® personal emergency response system links individuals with serious medical concerns to local 24-hour emergency assistance at the push of a button.

For more information on becoming a Partner, please contact Cynthia Bertsch, Director, Fund Development & Advocacy, at 920/459-4714.

About Partners of St. Nicholas Hospital

The Partners are a non-profit organization of men and women dedicated to promoting the interests of St. Nicholas Hospital and its patients by providing volunteer time as well as providing supplemental income for the Hospital through fundraising. Partner members also belong to the Partners of Wisconsin Hospital Association, a statewide non-profit organization that promotes hospital volunteerism, health education, public policy education and advocacy to Wisconsin hospitals.

About St. Nicholas Hospital
St. Nicholas Hospital is the recipient of the 2009/2010 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. St. Nicholas Hospital is rated among the Nation's top 5% of hospitals for patient experience and one of only 211 facilities in the country to achieve this distinction two years in a row.

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Their mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through the core values of respect, care, competence, and joy.

To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

CONTACT: Xue Yang
Marketing Assistant
St. Nicholas Hospital
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
920-459-4739
xyang@sns.hshs.org

 

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