(APPLETON, Wis.) – The St. Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Center is hosting an open house on Monday, July
25, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The hospital is located at 1506 S. Oneida Street in Appleton and visitors are asked to park on the east side of the facility in the S. Madison Street parking lot.
The event is open to the public and will include tours in both medical and radiation oncology, a meet and greet with clinicians, chair massages, an overview and sample of essential oils, Reiki and healing touch sessions, healthy eating and recipe samples and a preview of our survivorship program. Cancer center associates will be on hand to meet with the public and explain the services available close to home.
“We are thrilled to be able to showcase this facility to our dedicated patients and members of the community,” said Monica Hilt, Regional Vice President for Ministry Health Care’s Eastern Region, who will be one of the speakers at the event. “The newly renovated cancer center and our comprehensive program are already making a huge difference in our community.” Kenneth Bruder, MD, Affinity Medical Group, will be the keynote speaker.
The St. Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Center is 12,000 square feet and was designed with the patient in mind. The center offers a healing and calming environment with state-of-the-art technology, 25 private patient rooms and a community gathering space with natural light. The amenities include an expansion of treatment areas, exam rooms that provide more private, comfortable spaces for patients and their families and each patient room includes artwork embedded with inspirational quotes, local art and photos capturing the history and heritage of our surrounding communities. There is also a serenity room that offers a quiet place for patients and families to experience program offerings such as meditation, Reiki, healing touch and massage.
The new cancer facility is at the center of a new regional approach to cancer care in the Fox Valley which includes the St. Elizabeth Hospital, the Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh and Calumet Medical Center. All three hospitals are members of Affinity Health System (AHS) and Ministry Health Care (MHC), a healthcare ministry of Ascension.
The 12,000 square-foot cancer center was made possible with the support of local community donors, associates and clinicians.
About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care (ministryhealth.org) which includes Affinity Health System, is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving more than 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry generates nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 46 clinics and 10,000 associates, including 700 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. In 2013, Ministry Health Care joined Ascension, the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. In that same year, Ministry became part of Integrated Health Network (IHN), which represents more than 5,000 physicians, 500 clinics and 42 hospitals in northern, central and eastern Wisconsin. IHN was created to improve the quality, efficiency and value of healthcare services in the markets served by its members.
Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of healthcare systems in the country according to Truven Health Analytics, and five Ministry hospitals are ranked in the top 10 in the state in Medicare’s Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program. Network Health, co-owned by Ministry Health Care and Froedtert Health, has received 4½-star recognition by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Medicare Advantage plans.
Ascension (ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia as part of Ascension’s Healthcare Division. Through its Solutions Division, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
About Ascension Wisconsin
Ascension Wisconsin serves millions of people across the state with 24 hospitals and hundreds of sites of care. Approximately 23,500 associates, including nearly 1,000 medical group clinicians work collaboratively to deliver compassionate, personalized care every day. As part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, in fiscal year 2015, Ascension Wisconsin provided $300 million in community benefit including care of persons living in poverty.