Mercy Health Foundation promoting new game
03 / 03 / 2006
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
OSHKOSH, Wis. – Say goodbye to Park Place and the Reading Railroad.
Oshkosh is Game, the City of Oshkosh Property Trading Game is coming to town in May with a whole new board of hot properties. Instead of the traditional streets, board players will be able to buy and sell the deeds to Oshkosh businesses featured on this new game board.
Oshkosh is Game will showcase Oshkosh landmarks and organizations. KATY Consultants, Inc., Manitowoc, and Mercy Health Foundation are teaming up to develop this colorful board game. Sponsorships from area organizations who want to be part of this celebration of Oshkosh are now being sought. All of the streets, deeds, cards and pewter tokens will be customized to represent Oshkosh sponsors.
A portion of all the funds raised through this effort and sales of the custom game will go to the UW Cancer Center, located in the Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center, for enhancement of the facility, treatment equipment and services to patients and their families.
The game will be developed and distributed by KATY. FRV Group, Neenah, will produce the game, and CastlePierce, Oshkosh, will print a first run of 3,500 games, which will be available in mid-May and sell for $29.95 each.
More information about Oshkosh is Game is available by contacting Janet Pavelack at Mercy Health Foundation, (920) 223-0522, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.