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April 19, 2011 

St. Nicholas Hospital Honors Volunteers

Sheboygan , Wis. — At St. Nicholas Hospital, there's a special group of people who perform clerical duties, manage and staff the Gift Shop, take children on hospital tours, direct patients and visitors to where they need to go, and knit prayer shawls and baby caps. These aren't hospital colleagues, but volunteers.

St. Nicholas Hospital is privileged to have 221 volunteers who perform these duties and more. In 2010, those volunteers contributed 20,260 hours in service to St. Nicholas. "Every day volunteers advance the Vision of St. Nicholas Hospital of bringing Christ's healing presence to all who come to us. They help us provide family-centered compassionate care," said Cynthia Bertsch, Director, Fund Development & Advocacy, St. Nicholas Hospital. "We greatly appreciate all our volunteers who give so much of their time and of themselves to our Hospital," she said.

St. Nicholas recently held a special recognition of their volunteers. A special thank you went out to Delores Trester, a hospital volunteer since 1992. She recently stepped down as Gift Shop co-manager, a role she fulfilled for 15 years.

About St. Nicholas Hospital

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

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System is a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi . It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 Local Systems in Wisconsin (Sheboygan, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and two in Green Bay) and in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator). For more information about HSHS, visit

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