St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation names five to board
12 / 21 / 2007
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
APPLETON, Wis. – The St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation has named five new members to its board of directors.
- Randall Haak, Kaukauna, is one of the managing partners of McCarty Law, LLP. Haak, an Appleton native, is a member of the Outagamie County and Wisconsin State Bar Associations, and the Association of General Contractors. He also is a commissioner on the Redevelopment Authority for the city of Kaukauna, where he has served as chairman since 1983. He also is an ordained deacon for the Green Bay Catholic Diocese.
- Jim Larson, an Appleton native and certified public accountant, is a retired partner of Grant Thornton. He also is a former chief financial officer and treasurer for a regional bookstore retailer. He currently volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and is an avid traveler.
- Jeffrey Sandee, Neenah, is the Wisconsin District President for Citizens Bank, a position he’s held since 2005. He formerly was senior vice president of Business Banking for Associated Bank. Sandee has been involved in a number of community organizations, including the Jaycees, Bay Lakes Council Boy Scouts and Step Industries.
- Albert G. Schmidt, Kaukauna, has worked for the family business, U.S. Oil, Co., for more than 30 years. The Schmidt family has been deeply involved with the St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation since 2003, when the family established the Carol “Tweet” Schmidt Fund honoring Albert’s mother, who lived with diabetes for more than 50 years.
- Marjorie Weiss, Ph.D, Neenah, is chief executive officer and community health advocate for the Neuroscience Group of Northeast Wisconsin. Prior to joining the Neuroscience Group of Northeast Wisconsin in 2005, Weiss was an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She also served for five years as president of St. Mary Central High School, and was interim president for the Twin City Catholic Educational System. She serves on the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation Board, and is a member of the board of directors for the Valley Visiting Nurses Association and the Tri County Community Dental Clinic.
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.
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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.