Recent Blog Posts

  • The importance of healthy employees April 18, 2019- 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… Continue Reading
  • Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center? April 1, 2019- 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… Continue Reading
  • Meaningful Difference of an Exceptional Patient Experience March 15, 2019- When we go to a restaurant, we expect great service. When we purchase clothing, we expect great service. When we get work done on our home, we expect great service. There is a theme here. Regardless of what we do, we expect great service. When it comes to healthcare, we also expect great service. From… Continue Reading
  • Why I Work in Cancer March 1, 2019- 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… Continue Reading
  • Employee Burnout: Impact and Solution February 15, 2019- 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,… Continue Reading
  • Why do I work at the HFM Cancer Center? February 1, 2019- 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… Continue Reading
  • Snow shoveling techniques to prevent lower back injuries. January 22, 2019- Winter is finally here in Northeast Wisconsin and that means snow shoveling! Most people don’t prepare themselves physically for the rigors of this activity. That can be a painful mistake for our muscles, joints and our heart. We should look at snow removal as physical exercise and use the same concepts to get our bodies… Continue Reading
  • A Community without Healthcare January 18, 2019- 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… Continue Reading