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6/22/2020

Bond Foundation grants benefit Nurse’s Nook and mobile mammography services in Oconto County


Oconto Falls – HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a set of grants from the Leon H. and Clymene M. Bond Foundation, Inc. that will support the Nurse’s Nook program and mobile mammography services in Oconto County.

“We are immensely grateful to the Bond Foundation for their generous support of these programs which are critical to the health and well-being of so many throughout this region,” said Chris Brabant, President and CEO, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. “We applaud their philanthropic efforts and dedication to the growth and improvement of Oconto County and its surrounding areas.” 

Nurse’s Nook, a program of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, provides aid to children and families in need in all five school districts in Oconto County. The program provides aid such as food, personal hygiene products, clothing, medical supplies/devices and transportation assistance for medical appointments. The Bond Foundation has awarded $40,000 to enhance these efforts.

An additional grant, in the amount of $11,000, will support mobile mammography services in Oconto County. HSHS hospitals in Eastern Wisconsin and Prevea Health launched a mobile mammography unit in May 2018 which now travels on a regular basis to Prevea Health centers throughout Northeast Wisconsin, including in Oconto, Marinette, Gillett, Mountain, Lena and Pulaski. The $11,000 will help HSHS and Prevea Health raise more awareness about this service in Oconto County, and encourage women between the ages of 40 and 75 who have not received a mammogram and who live in Oconto County, to schedule an appointment for a breast cancer screening.
 
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About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

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