HFM welcomes new hospitalist.

Holy Family Memorial is pleased to welcome Paul Koch, MD to the team of hospitalists at the HFM Medical Center. Dr. Koch will provide patient care in the inpatient setting throughout a patient’s hospital stay and will coordinate care and consult specialists as necessary. “I am excited to join Holy Family Memorial to provide care […]

HFM offers grief support on October 21

Have you recently lost a loved one? Share and receive the support of other individuals facing the challenges associated with the grieving process by attending Stepping Stones: Your Grief, Your Journey on Monday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. at HFM Harbor Town Campus, 1650 S. 41st Street, Manitowoc. Stepping Stones is a monthly facilitated grief […]

Tinnitus: Understanding that Ringing in Your Ears

Many people experience a persistent ringing in their ears. This common affliction, known as tinnitus, affects roughly 20% of the American population. Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when none is actually occurring. For some it is a minor nuisance but for others, a major impediment to their quality of life. It is […]

HFM offering Saturday mammograms.

To kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Holy Family Memorial Women’s Imaging Center and Lakeshore Radiology Associates will be offering mammography services on Saturdays in the month of October by appointment. Saturday screenings will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. One in eight women will develop breast cancer, and early detection is […]

HFM presents Harvest Festival.

The public is invited to celebrate the spirt and traditions of fall at Holy Family Memorial’s (HFM) first annual Harvest Festival. Honoring fall traditions, the Festival provides safe, family-friendly activities and environment for all ages on Friday, October 25, from 4 – 7 pm. Registration is appreciated at hfmhealth.org/harvest-festival. HFM Harvest Festival activities will be […]

HFM Behavioral Health welcomes new providers.

Holy Family Memorial is pleased to welcome Brett Schultz, LPC and Mary Beth Reynoso, LCSW to its healthcare network. Schultz and Reynoso will be providing mental health counseling services at HFM Behavioral Health, located at 339 Reed Avenue in Manitowoc. Schultz brings four years of counseling experience to the clinic. He works caringly with adults, […]

Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center?

I have been working at Holy Family Memorial for 42 years; with 32 of those years in oncology nursing. My journey into oncology nursing started as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in 1981. Sometimes I think I got more from my patients than I gave to them. My oncology patients are one of the reasons […]

HFM welcomes new Emergency Department physician.

Holy Family Memorial is pleased to welcome Jennifer Finch, MD to the Emergency Department at HFM Medical Center. Dr. Finch has almost 20 years of experience in healthcare and first worked as a phlebotomist and EKG technician. In 2011, she decided to pursue her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic […]

Holy Family Memorial welcomes new audiologist.

Holy Family Memorial is pleased to announce audiologist Julia Bell, AuD, CCC-A, has joined HFM Hearing and Balance Clinic. Dr. Bell has nearly 20 years of audiology experience and offers a wide scope of audiology services, including adult and pediatric hearing evaluations, assessment and treatment of tinnitus, hearing aid fittings, assistive listening devices, balance evaluations, […]

Nurse receives DAISY Award for extraordinary care.

Nikki Spindler, a registered nurse who works in the Emergency Department at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. Spindler was nominated by an individual for the compassion and caring she provided for a family member. “The night my fiancé passed away; our entire family was distraught. […]

HFM Welcomes a New Hospitalist

Holy Family Memorial welcomes a new hospitalist, Dr. John MacDonald to the HFM family. He will provide care for patients admitted to the hospital, starting August 5. Dr. MacDonald received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he also did an internal medicine internship. He completed his internal medicine residency […]

Volunteers Needed at Holy Family Memorial.

Holy Family Memorial has exciting volunteer opportunities for anyone age 15 and older. A variety of assignments are available to fit each volunteer’s needs and interests; options are available for those who would like to interact with patients directly or for those who prefer to be behind the scenes. “Volunteering is a great way to […]

HFM installs InstyMeds™ machine.

Holy Family Memorial patients can now have their prescriptions filled before leaving the Emergency Room. HFM is the first healthcare facility in Manitowoc County to offer InstyMeds, a fully automated ATM-style machine that dispenses prescription medications directly to patients. Brett Norell, president and chief executive officer at HFM, says “This is a huge benefit to […]

HFM Women’s Health Welcomes New Providers

Holy Family Memorial is pleased to welcome the addition of Steven Bush, MD and Doreen Krause, APNP to HFM Women’s Health. Dr. Bush is an experienced obstetrician and gynecologist with more than two decades of women’s health experience. Dr. Bush will provide obstetrical and gynecological services, including well woman exams and pregnancy care for women […]

HFM announces Move Manitowoc winner.

Holy Family Memorial announced KDC/ONE Northern Labs as the winner of Move Manitowoc—a month-long community step challenge held in May to improve employee health and raise money for a good cause. As the winner, KDC/ONE Northern Labs will donate all competition proceeds, $2,750, to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. Eleven organizations […]

HFM announces 2019 scholarship recipients

Holy Family Memorial and its medical staff recently awarded scholarships, totaling $13,000 to seven area students who are attending or will attend an accredited educational institution and have declared a healthcare-related major. The HFM medical staff awarded the following students with the Holy Family Medical/Dental Endowment Scholarship. Each of the winners received $2,000. Jenna Zahorik […]

HFM to host event for widows.

Holy Family Memorial Hospice and a group of local widows will host a God’s Care for Widows on Saturday, August 3. The one-day program is designed for widowed women of any age or faith background and provides an opportunity to explore the emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of their grief. The event will be held […]

Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center?

When people ask me what type of nursing I do, and I say “oncology” I always hear “that must be so sad.” Yes, it is some days. But I wouldn’t do anything else. I’ve been working oncology at Holy Family Memorial for 31 years and truly feel it has been my calling. I cannot take […]

Mental Health Breaks, Seriously?

Many of us Wisconsinites have likely heard about Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Cole Madison’s decision to take a “mental health break” from football. Is there anything the rest of us can take from this example. In the month of May, we focus on Mental Health Awareness. The days of “pulling yourself up by your […]

HFM Wellness Center now offering Myzone wearable technology

Holy Family Memorial Wellness Center is pleased to announce it will be launching group exercises classes starting in June that leverage Myzone technology—an innovative wearable heart rate-based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to monitor heart rate, calories burned and physical activity. “We are excited to offer Myzone to our members,” says Lisa Hansen, […]

HFM to host blood drive on May 21.

Holy Family Memorial is partnering with Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin to host a blood drive on Tuesday, May 21 from 3-7 p.m. in the Manitowoc Room at the HFM Medical Center, 2300 Western Avenue, Manitowoc. Individuals must be 16 years or older to donate blood. Individuals who are 16 years old must be in general […]

Felician Village and Holy Family Memorial opens memory clinic.

Felician Village and Holy Family Memorial have collaborated to open Lakeshore Memory Clinic—a clinic to care for patients who have memory loss conditions, including people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The clinic is affiliated with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Dementia Diagnostic Clinic Network which has a statewide network of memory clinics. This network provides service […]

HFM to host annual golf benefit.

Holy Family Memorial will host its 24th annual Samaritan Day Golf Benefit on Monday, June 17, at The Golf Course at Branch River in Cato. Net proceeds raised from the event will benefit the HFM Samaritan Endowment Fund. Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is […]

The importance of healthy employees

Improving the health of employees through employer-based wellness programs has many benefits to the employee and the organization’s bottom line. This article will share four common benefits of having healthy employees that are frequently shared by the Wellness Council of America or WELCOA. First, healthy employees typically will have fewer sick days. Whether a result […]

Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center?

I have worked for Holy Family Memorial for 23 years. In 2011, I was invited to a meeting to collaborate services for rehabilitation and cancer patients. Survivorship and rehabilitation programs were quickly growing among cancer centers throughout the United States. HFM gave the opportunity to 25 physical, occupational, speech therapists and assistants, radiation therapists, nurses […]

Holy Family Medical/Dental Endowment Scholarship now available.

The medical staff at Holy Family Memorial has six Medical/Dental Endowment Scholarship opportunities available for area high school or college students pursuing an advanced degree in the medical or dental field. The Holy Family Medical/Dental Endowment Scholarship offers a $2,000 award to six students. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements for the scholarship: Manitowoc […]

HFM Behavioral Health welcomes psychiatric nurse practitioner

Holy Family Memorial welcomes psychiatric nurse practitioner Brenda Stallbaum, APNP. She is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 30 years of behavioral health experience. As a nurse practitioner, Stallbaum can assess, diagnose, treat and prescribe medications to adults with mental health disorders. “Mental health is a component of health that is not […]

HFM offers new resource for grief.

Holy Family Memorial Hospice and Mission & Pastoral Care Department will be offering Stepping Stones: Your Grief, Your Journey, a monthly facilitated grief group providing support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group is open to the general public and designed for adults ages 18 and older. The drop-in […]

HFM launches community-wide step challenge.

Holy Family Memorial invites Manitowoc County organizations to participate in Move Manitowoc—a community step challenge to improve employee health and raise money for a good cause. The month-long challenge runs during May Global Health & Fitness Month with each team competing to achieve the highest average daily steps. “Move Manitowoc is a great opportunity for […]

Why I Work in Cancer

After many years pastoring churches in the United Church of Christ, I made the decision three years ago to move into hospital chaplaincy. I wondered at first if I would miss the endless variety of work one is presented with in parish ministry. What I quickly learned is that chaplaincy is as varied as the […]

New family medicine physician joins HFM

Holy Family Memorial is pleased to welcome Robert Bivins, MD, a family medicine physician to HFM Primary Care. Dr. Bivins will be located at HFM Lakefront Campus in Two Rivers. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Bivins cares for patients of all ages and provides a full range of primary care services, including preventive health, […]

HFM to hold DOT Training

Holy Family Memorial is hosting a Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug Compliance Training for Supervisors on Wednesday, April 17. This training complies with the U.S. Department of Transportation supervisory training requirements for alcohol misuse and controlled substance use. The training will be held in Cooperstown Room at HFM Harbor Town Campus, 1650 S. […]

HFM announces Inspired Caring Award winners.

Holy Family Memorial awarded social worker Patricia Linck and volunteer Sharon McConnell with the HFM Inspired Caring Award. “Patricia is independent, a hard worker and has a wealth of knowledge from all her experiences which she uses to help patients and families achieve the best outcome for their situation,” wrote Patricia’s nominator. Sharon McConnell has […]

Nurse practitioner Lisa Turner joins HFM Primary Care.

Holy Family Memorial welcomes nurse practitioner Lisa Turner, APNP to HFM Primary Care. She will be providing primary care services for the general public at HFM Primary Care @ Shady Lane, 1235 S. 24th Street, Manitowoc. Turner brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to the HFM Primary Care team. She will be working […]

Employee Burnout: Impact and Solution

In 2018, Gallup conducted a study that was published by CNBC stating that 23 percent of full-time employees report they very often or always feel burned out. This burnout accounts for $125 billion to $190 billion in healthcare spending. The increase in healthcare spending is attributed to an increase in diabetes, heart disease, increased weight, […]

HFM offers free running clinic

Put on your running shoes and join Holy Family Memorial on Wednesday, March 13, for a free running clinic. Whether training for your first race or trying to improve on your last one, the HFM Running Clinic can help you run right, so you can run strong. Participants will learn from local experts in all […]

HFM releases heart attack data.

During February’s Heart Month observance, Holy Family Memorial is encouraging individuals to recognize signs and symptoms of a heart attack and know their risk for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and is responsible for one out of every four deaths overall. HFM […]

Why do I work at the HFM Cancer Center?

I’ve been with HFM for more than 32 years and have worked in the HFM Cancer Center for nearly two years. Why did I make the change? I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. I see amazing things happening every day at the HFM Cancer Center—both wonderful and sad. Many of our patients […]

A Community without Healthcare

Nearly 120 years ago, Manitowoc was a growing region with three successful shipbuilding companies, and local business and government leaders asked the Franciscan Sisters to sponsor a hospital. Citizens collected money from private sources, and while far short on needed funding, the hospital was built based on deep trust in God and a mission to […]

HFM Behavioral Health welcomes new providers.

HFM Behavioral Health welcomes clinical psychologist Callie Schroeder, PsyD, and licensed professional counselor Amanda Taylor, MS, LPC. Dr. Callie Schroeder has over five years behavioral health experience working with diverse populations including veterans, adolescents, and inmates at correctional institutions. She specializes in working with children and adults with mood and anxiety disorders, and individual and […]