Calumet Medical Center announces annual blood drive
11 / 30 / 2012
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
Chilton, Wis.— Calumet Medical Center will host the Healing through the Heart Memorial Blood Drive in partnership with Wieting Family Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 6 - 10 a.m.
Donors will be given a ribbon in honor of a loved one as Calumet Medical Center and Wieting Family Funeral Home dedicate this blood drive in memory of them.
“Year after year, we hold this annual blood drive as a convenient way for people of our community to help save lives,” said Timothy Richman, president and CEO of Calumet Medical Center. “Through this safe and simple process, you can honor a loved one who has passed away while helping those in need live on.”
The bloodmobile will be located on the Calumet Medical Center campus located at 614 Memorial Drive in Chilton.
Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, and bring a photo ID. Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating.
To schedule an appointment, contact Jenny Konen at 920-849-7521 or visit www.save3lives.org and enter sponsor code C001.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.