Affinity Health System honored with American Graphic Design Award
10 / 24 / 2006
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
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MENASHA, Wis. – Affinity Health System has received an American Graphic Design Award for its design of a commemorative gift booklet given out at the grand opening of the new
The booklet showcases how Affinity incorporated environmentally friendly design concepts to create a healing environment at the hospital. Similarly, the booklet, designed by Janice Jackering, Affinity’s graphic design coordinator, was produced using environmentally-friendly concepts:
- The booklet’s cover is made from Lyptus, a rapidly renewable wood used throughout the building addition.
- The paper used in the booklet contains 50 percent wool and cotton fibers using vegetable-based inks.
- The booklet was printed at Independent Printing in DePere, Wis., a FSC-certified “green” printer.
The American Graphic Design Awards were started in 2000 as a way to educate graphic artists worldwide on the importance of upholding and practicing ethical design guidelines. The award competition has grown to be among the most prestigious and democratic of all such events. It also is the most selective, as only 10 percent of the thousands of entries were honored this year.
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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.