Archives for November 2014

Mayor issues proclamation of thanks regarding spiritual care

Winona Mayor Mark Peterson presents a proclamation to Winona Health CEO Rachelle Schultz.

Winona Mayor Mark Peterson presents a proclamation to Winona Health CEO Rachelle Schultz.

Winona Health Spiritual Care was celebrated at a luncheon on October 27, 2014, when Mayor Mark Peterson presented a Proclamation of Thanks to CEO Rochelle Schultz for Winona Health’s contribution to Spiritual Care.

This proclamation honors Winona Health for caring for the whole person, including body, mind, and spirit. The Proclamation also commends the Pastoral Care Chaplains who share in this mission by providing excellence in pastoral care through caring for the spiritual concerns of patients, residents, and the Winona area.

Other honorees at the luncheon included area Priests and Pastors who provide pastoral care volunteer service to patients at Winona Health through worship and on-call pastoral support. The Winona Health Pastoral Care Department includes: Chaplain Kathy Redig, Chaplain Carol Garman, Hospice Chaplain Tom Schoen, Intern Chaplain Ashley Walz, and Casual On-Call Chaplain Bill Flesch.

Pastors and Priests who commented on their inclusion in the pastoral care of patients and residents included Monsignor Richard Colletti, Pastor James Nelson, Pastor Kevin Froelich, Lay Worship Leader Kay Shaw, and Pastor Mark Dumke.

Generosity Inspires: Staff and volunteers give back

Staff and volunteers give nearly $50,000 to the Winona Health Foundation

 The Winona Health Foundation’s annual employee giving campaign, Generosity Inspires, wrapped up in October. Throughout the six-week campaign, staff and volunteers had opportunities to learn more about the Foundation and how it supports Winona Health’s mission: to improve the health and wellbeing of our family, friends and neighbors.

The 2014 Generosity Inspires campaign’s “funds of focus” were the Lake Winona Manor Bus Fund, Community Care Fund, Humanitarian Relief Fund, Employee Relief Fund and Healing Environment Fund. Staff and volunteers also could select a fund of their choice.

A quarter of the staff gave during the campaign along with 100 percent of the senior leadership staff.

“Generosity makes so much possible,” said Betsy Midthun, vice president of Community Engagement at Winona Health. “We all understand the value of having a strong local healthcare organization, and our staff and volunteers’ generosity in giving back to support our mission is inspiring.”

The most popular fund among employees was the Area of Greatest Need, which received $17,616. This fund is used for individuals in dire need of assistance or for projects that impact and benefit Winona Health patients, residents, staff and the community.

The second most popular fund was the lake Winona Manor Bus Fund. While Lake Winona Manor currently has a vehicle to transport residents to outings and events in the community, its capacity is very limited and it is in need of replacement. This year’s campaign raised $10,945, which was added to $7,900 given during the 2013 campaign. The estimated cost of the new bus is $55,000—so there is still a way to go.

Through the generosity of staff, volunteers and board members, a total of $49,925 was raised during the 2014 Generosity Inspires campaign. To see the Generosity Inspires videos about the various funds of focus, go to winonahealth.org/generosityinspires. To learn more about the Winona Health Foundation, call 507.457.4304 or click here.

 

Harvest from our Hearths gathering helps families honor memories

Harvest from our hearts Sept 2014_0972  Black and WhiteWinona Area Hospice hosted “Harvest from Our Hearts” for family members and caregivers who have lost a loved one within the last 13 months. The event was held at Central Lutheran Church.

Family members and caregivers were welcomed by the harmonizing Wellspring Singers then enjoyed an evening meal and time for reflection of their loved with Winona Health Hospice Staff and Volunteers. The families were able to take home a harvested gourd that displayed their loved one’s name and /or a word that represented their loved one along with a book titled, “Grief Therapy” by Karen Latafiasz.

The event was made possible by the generosity of those who have given to the Hospice fund through the Winona Health Foundation. For more information about Hospice, call 507.457.4468.

 

 

Thank you, CFC Lady Pirates!

Cochrane Fountain City Lady Pirates volleyball team raised $1,286 for the Winona Health Foundation to support Mammography services in Winona Health’s Women’s Imaging Department.

Cochrane Fountain City Lady Pirates volleyball team raised $1,286 for the Winona Health Foundation to support Mammography services in Winona Health’s Women’s Imaging Department.

Cochrane Fountain City volleyball team raises awareness and funds to support Winona Health mammography services

The Cochrane Fountain City Lady Pirates volleyball team raised $1,286 for the Winona Health Foundation to support mammography services in Winona Health’s Women’s Imaging Department.

The CFC volleyball team had a “Dig Pink” night and promoted breast cancer awareness. Through a bake sale, t-shirt sales and other fundraising opportunities, the Lady Pirates raised more than $1,000 for the Winona Health Imaging Department.

“We appreciate the enthusiasm of the Cochrane Fountain City volleyball team in promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting local Mammography services,” said Betsy Midthun, Winona Health Vice President of Community Engagement. “High school athletes have a positive impact on our community in a variety of ways, and we are grateful to be recipients of their generosity.”

In addition to being a fundraising activity, Dig Pink events raise awareness of the importance of mammograms for breast cancer screening. Mammography services are provided in Winona Health’s Women’s Imaging Department, a comfortable and private suite within the Outpatient Diagnostic Center on the first floor of the clinic.

In addition to having the latest technology, 3D mammography, Winona Health’s Women’s Imaging team consistently receives high ratings for patient care. To schedule a mammography appointment at Winona Health, call: 507.457.4320.

To learn more about the Winona Health Foundation, call 507.457.4394