Recent Blog Posts

  • Allergy Immune April 2021 April 19, 2021 - Most of us who live along the lakeshore are excited by the prospect of springtime warmth and the seasonal changes that come with it. Many people with allergies struggle with these changes as their body reacts and adapts to them. Our body has an amazing immune system that protects us from things in our environment… Continue Reading
  • Tinnitus: Understanding that Ringing in Your Ears October 8, 2019 - 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… Continue Reading
  • Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center? August 12, 2019 - 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… Continue Reading
  • Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center? June 1, 2019 - 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… Continue Reading
  • Mental Health Breaks, Seriously? May 20, 2019 - 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… Continue Reading
  • 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