Monday, October 28, 2013
St. Joseph’s Hospital Volunteers Donate $30,000 to the Hospital
West Bend, Wis. – Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital Partners, the hospital’s volunteer organization, recently completed a $30,000 donation to St. Joseph’s Hospital to support three areas of identified need within the hospital.
The Partners Board of Directors approved the distribution to fund:
- Twelve new crash carts for patient care areas to enhance emergency response capabilities.
- Five heaters and mounting equipment for the Respiratory Care Department to provide heated humidification therapy to patients.
- Training for new and continuing nurses serving the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, the only one of its kind in the Washington County area.
- Two $5,000 scholarships given annually to a student entering a medical field of study, and a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a current volunteen who is entering a medical field.
Volunteers have been serving St. Joseph’s Hospital since 1937 when a small group of women met in members’ homes to sew for the hospital nursery. Over the years, the role of volunteers expanded to its current Partners organization, assisting patients and visitors and providing service to hospital staff and the community. The Partners also raise funds for the hospital through a variety of events and activities, including operating the Well Wisher Gift Shop at the hospital.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital, founded in 1930 by local doctors, community leaders and the Sisters of the Divine Savior, is a full-service hospital serving residents of West Bend and Washington County. St. Joseph’s Hospital, specializing in women’s health and birthing services, cancer care, surgical procedures and rehabilitation services, is part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health care network, which also includes Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls; and more than 30 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics.