March 3, 2016

Ministry Health Care Worksite Wellness Summit Coming April 6


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(Stevens Point, Wis.) — Ministry Health Care Worksite Wellness Summit, The Power of Purpose and Direction: Making an Impact with Your Health and Wellness will be held Wednesday, April 6 in the Laird Room of the Dreyfus University Center at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

This summit is open to attendees from throughout the state and is specially designed for anyone charged with health and wellness programming, including company presidents, c-suite leaders, human resource professionals and medical/wellness professionals.

The summit includes ready-to-implement strategies to build best-in-class programs, a keynote address by author Sean Foy, professional development skill-building sessions, and emerging trends in healthcare.

The summit will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $85 for professionals and $20 for students. For more information, including a complete program agenda, please visit Registration is available by calling NurseDirect at 855.642.2273.

The summit is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point School of Health Promotion & Human Development, the Portage County Health Department, Portage County CAN, Active Portage County, Stevens Point YMCA and the National Wellness Institute Inc.

The public is also invited to a FREE community program from 5-7:45 p.m. in the same location, which includes activity and nutrition programs, child-specific programming (ages four and up) and community keynote at 6:45 p.m. with Sean Foy, presenting, What Is Your Why? The Power of Purpose.

Sean Foy is an internationally renowned and award-winning authority on fitness, weight management and healthy living. As an author, exercise physiologist, behavioral coach and speaker, Sean has earned the reputation as 'America's Fast Fitness Expert'. He has taken his message of 'simple moves' fitness all over the world. Sean has appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and has spent the last 25 years testing, researching and sharing his findings on how to crack the code to making fitness work and maximizing potential.

Register for the community program by calling NurseDirect at 855.642.2273. Childcare is available at the YMCA for children ages three and younger. All children must pre-register.


About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care ( 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.

About Ascension
Ascension ( 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. 

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