St. Elizabeth Hospital Laboratory benefits from Kolosso donation
Car dealership donates Rav4 to St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation
01 / 12 / 2007
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
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Joan Kolosso, a long-time supporter and volunteer of
The St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation is happy to work with donors to match their interests with hospital needs, said Barbara Stack, executive director of the foundation.
“We wanted to help the hospital so we asked what the needs were,” said Joan Kolosso, who has been a member of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary since the 1950s. “We’re happy to help.”
Landin says the donated vehicles are a big help for the lab. “While we only travel in a five-mile radius of the hospital, we are constantly making runs, and while many employees still need to use their own car, this gift is greatly appreciated,” Landin says.
The St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation is dedicated to living out the healing ministry of Christ with a special emphasis on those in need, by generating, stewarding and distributing funds to enhance the quality of Affinity Health System’s services and programs, and other community health care initiatives in Outagamie and Calumet counties, and northern Winnebago County.
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.