Volunteer Organization

The Mercy Hospital Volunteer Organization (MHV) operates under the umbrella of Ascension Mercy Hospital. This organization of volunteers is dedicated to the needs of Ascension Mercy Hospital, its patients, visitors and employees. The volunteers assist Ascension Mercy in promoting the health and welfare of the community and conducts fundraising activities for the services of Ascension Mercy, community health related programs and local student scholarships. The volunteers raise funds through the Gift Shop and other special events. Committees work on various projects ranging from health education and public policy to chairing fundraisers.

The MHV is a member of the Partners of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).  Partners provide a forum for exchanging information about the current hospital environment and how other hospitals are structuring their volunteer programs.  They also exchange information about fundraising ideas.  The WHA is a political health care lobbying force in Madison.  The organization offers opportunities for leadership.

MHV Advisory Board 2018

Sue Boerschinger
Vice Chairman
Joan Bitter
June Wiechman
Debbie Seekings

Committee Chairmen

Assistant Treasurers
Nancy Wilms

Joan Bitter

Community Health/Public Relations
Tom Wollangk

Craft Projects
Karry VandenHeuvel & Joan Bitter

Pam Anderson
Bev Fretchel
Peg Larson
Karry VandenHeuvel
Jennifer Ziemer

Gift Shop
Karen Chapin
Bev Fretchel

Pam Anderson

Karry VandenHeuvel

Bev Fretchel

Member at Large
Sue Knobloch


2017 Contributions

The Mercy Hospital Volunteer Organization raises funds through the Gift Shop and other sales throughout the course of the year.  Funds raised in 2017 are contributed as follows:

Mercy Health Foundation Projects:   $11,000
Fitness for the Physically Challenged   $7,000
P.E.A.C.E. (People Exercising After Cancer Enters) Program   $3,000
Reach Out and Read   $1,000
Donation for Baby Hat Yarn   $250
Employee Emergency Life Crisis Fund    $324
Books on Color Blindness Donated to area schools   $500
Scholarships:   $5,500
MHV Nursing (UW Oshkosh)     $2,000
Radiologic Technology (Marian University)    $3,000
MHV High School Senior Student Volunteer     $500


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