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June 9, 2011 

HALO Miscarriage Memorial

Sheboygan , Wis. — Families who have experienced a miscarriage during a pregnancy of less than 20 weeks are invited to the HALO Miscarriage Memorial on Thursday, June 16, 2011, Noon, Holy Cross Cemetery, 3900 South 12th St., Sheboygan. Hope After Loss Organization (HALO) at St. Nicholas Hospital was created to support parents and their families with resources and counseling offered to anyone who has lost a baby.

For some, it's a memorial service only, and for others, it's the actual burial of their tiny baby. "Whether a family attends the service or not, it's important for those in our community to know that babies miscarried at St. Nicholas Hospital are cared for in a dignified and respectful manner," said Cori Salchert, RN, Bereavement Specialist, HALO.

The service will include prayer and scripture, as well as a demonstration using pieces of broken colored glass. "Left as they are, the pieces are simply shattered and appear to be useless for any good. But in the building where the service is held, there are many stained glass windows. Where once there was only brokenness and chaos there is now something even more beautiful and useful created from the shards of the original glass vessels." said Salchert.

Parents and loved ones may also write messages on helium balloons, and at the graveside, they will be released, culminating the service.

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 www.stnicholashospital.org .

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 www.hshs.org

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