May 19, 2016

Bridget Huenink, APNP, joins Affinity Medical Group


5/19/2016

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For more information contact:
Wausau/North Central Wisconsin:
Tom Weaver
Office: 715.843.9094  Mobile: 715.573.8465
tom.weaver@ministryhealth.org

(Appleton, Wis.) — Affinity Health System and Ministry Health Care are pleased to welcome Bridget Huenink, APNP, to Affinity Medical Group’s palliative care department. Huenink sees patients who suffer from cancer and other chronic and life-threatening illnesses on an outpatient basis. She will see patients at the St. Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Center in Appleton and St Elizabeth’s Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center located in Oshkosh.

A board-certified family practice nurse practitioner, Huenink provides palliative care to adults. Huenink’s goal is to improve the quality of life for both her patients and their families by relieving the symptoms and stresses of serious illnesses. She has a special interest in helping families navigate their care and treatment options.

Huenink received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

"I believe it’s important to work with patients to help them understand the physical effects of a diagnosis and the impact that it may have on them emotionally, psychologically and spirituality," said Huenink

When not in the office, Huenink enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, reading and spending time with their extended family.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 920.831.8947.

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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.

About Ascension
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. 

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