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 […]

HFM Welcomes the First Baby of 2019

Holy Family Memorial is pleased to welcome its first baby of 2019. Jayden Henry Turcotte was born on New Year’s Day at 1:14 a.m. to Kayla Turcotte of Manitowoc. Jadyen weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces and is 21 inches long.

The Engaged Digital Healthcare Consumer

The healthcare landscape today is evolving rapidly, including how patients shop for healthcare and services. Embracing digital tools which allow patients to change how they manage their healthcare is vital. In the end, the traditional relationships between patients and healthcare delivery networks or providers is changing at the direction of the engaged digital healthcare consumer. […]

HFM Announces Inspired Caring Award winners.

Holy Family Memorial recognizes Patty O’Loughlin, Laboratory, and volunteer Joan Fessler as third quarter winners for the HFM Inspired Caring Award. “Patty demonstrates excellence by always being respectful of patient and staff, while using her phlebotomy skills to put the patient at ease when drawing blood,” wrote Patty’s nominator. “We have many patients who request […]

Registration now open for 2019 Lean on the Lakeshore Challenge.

Registration is now open for Lean on the Lakeshore, a community-wide weight loss challenge presented by Holy Family Memorial starting January 2. The 100-day challenge is back to encourage area residents achieve a healthier lifestyle and to get more people active in the community. “For many people, the start of a new year also comes […]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

We all have our favorite holiday foods or drinks—green bean casserole, eggnog, prime rib and of course Grandma’s Christmas cookies. When it comes to eating healthy, this time of the year can be a challenge. But it is possible! First, consider setting yourself up for success. What I mean by that is when you know […]

Local choirs to sing at Holy Family Memorial.

Holy Family Memorial is spreading holiday cheer in December to patients and staff with the help of local singing groups. The following groups will start their performance in the atrium at HFM Medical Center and then carol throughout the hospital: December 5 at 1 p.m., Roncalli Singers December 7 at 1:45 p.m., Wilson Jr. High […]

October is Audiology Awareness Month

More than 48 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. While this condition is often viewed as an inevitable part of aging, over half of all patients are otherwise healthy adults under the age of 65. Regular hearing screenings are an invaluable tool in identifying problems early and taking steps to prevent further hearing damage before […]

Local Healthcare Supports a Strong Community

The strength of a local community is driven by many factors – a strong job market, great schools, government/business partnerships, diverse industries, stable infrastructure, and recreational and social activities. While we usually associate healthcare to people’s health, access to local healthcare also affects the strength of a community, especially in a rural community. Healthcare in […]

HFM Lakefront Campus welcomes nurse practitioner Amber Kornely

Nurse practitioner Amber Kornely is now seeing patients at Holy Family Memorial Primary Care located at HFM Lakefront Campus, 800 Lakefront Way, in Two Rivers. Kornely cares for patients of all ages and provides a full range of primary care services. The public is invited to meet Amber during a coffee social on Thursday, October […]

Winter Wellness Tips

Fall is truly is my favorite time of the year. Cooler mornings, bright sunshine and the turning of the leaves just make me feel refreshed and energetic. You’re probably wondering why I want to write about winter wellness when it’s only Fall but the change in season is a perfect time to look at ways […]

Achieving an Amazing Patient Experience

Quality and cost are commonly discussed as key decision factors when choosing a healthcare network; although it may be patient experience which is the ultimate factor. Cost is based on your insurance plan, while quality is generally expected, leaving patient experience. Patient experience is similar to customer service at a restaurant, hotel or anywhere else […]

HFM Chamber Clinic Enrollment Information Sessions Announced

The open enrollment period for the Holy Family Memorial Chamber Clinic is now available for 2019. The HFM Chamber Clinic is an exclusive benefit available for members of both The Chamber of Manitowoc County and the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce, their employees, and employees’ family members. The convenient, one-stop urgent care center provides members […]

HFM Announces Inspired Caring Award winners.

Holy Family Memorial recognizes Deb Gillen, Education Department, and volunteers Mike and Mary Lee Brunet as second quarter winners for the HFM Inspired Caring Award. Gillen’s nominator wrote, “Deb is always seen living out HFM’s values, and puts in 110% to create an exceptional experience! She’s consistently positive with her interactions with others, and brings […]