Tonya Dedering named regional director of Affinity Health System Foundations
Dedering to provide strategic direction to all philanthropic activities across northeast Wisconsin
08 / 21 / 2013
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
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Appleton, Wis. — Tonya Dedering has been named regional director of Affinity Health System Foundations, including the Mercy Health Foundation and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation.
Dedering previously served as the executive director of the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation since 2008 where she spearheaded the $6 million “It’s Personal” capital campaign for St. Elizabeth Hospital. She will now have responsibility for philanthropic initiatives across Affinity Health System’s northeast Wisconsin service areas including the Fox Cities, Oshkosh and Calumet County communities.
“We are pleased to have Tonya take on this new role,” said Bill Calhoun, president of Mercy Medical Center and Eastern Region vice president of Ministry Health Care. “Having specialized in healthcare philanthropic work in our communities, Tonya has an expertise that will further strengthen our local connections and pave the way for new relationships. We know Tonya will be a great leader across both Affinity Health System’s foundations.”
Before coming to the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Dedering served as the executive director of the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation and the development director of Major Gifts for the Children’s Hospital and Health System Foundation in Appleton.
About Ministry Health Care
Ministry Health Care is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving more than 1.1 million people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Ministry generates nearly $2.2 billion in annual operating revenue with 15 hospitals, 47 clinics, and more than 12,000 associates including 650 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Ministry Health Care recently joined Ascension Health as the second healthcare ministry in Wisconsin. Ascension is the largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation. Ministry is ranked among the top 20 percent of healthcare systems in the country according to Truven Health Analytics.
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.