Three named to St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation board
09 / 26 / 2006
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
APPLETON, Wis. – The St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation has named three new members to its board of directors.
Lynne Keller, Kaukauna, is active in foundation and community boards. She is a member of the Kings Daughters Service Circle of Neenah-Menasha, and is a past co-chair of the fundraising committee. She is a former member of the Quarry Quest committee. She has served as treasurer on the Foundation Board of the Valley VNA, and served on the boards of Nanny’s Arc and B.A.B.E.S.
Jennifer Koeppl, Larsen, is a member of McCarty Law firm, specializing in estate planning, real estate and elder law. Koeppl is a current member of the Outagamie Bar Association. She is a director of the Fox Cities Marathon, and she serves on the executive committee of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum. She is a 1994 graduate of Indiana University, and a 1997 graduate of Hamline University School of Law.
Mary Schmidt, Maribel, is owner and president of Schmidt Communicates, a public relations/consulting firm. Schmidt is a member of the editorial board for Marketplace Magazine and a community columnist for the Post-Crescent. Schmidt is board president and singer with the White Heron Chorale. She has provided public relations assistance to the Fox Valley Humane Association and is a member of the marketing committee for Gardens of the Fox Cities, as well as a member of the marketing advisory committee for Fox Valley Technical College.
The St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, 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.
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.