Hospital foundation names two to board
04 / 30 / 2007
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
APPLETON, Wis. – The St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation has named two Appleton physicians to three-year terms on its board of directors.
Dr. Howard Kidd, Fox Valley Neonatology, is medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at
Dr. Deborah Scuglik, a psychiatrist with Affinity Medical Group, focuses her practice on mental health issues with children and adolescents. She received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed her residency as chief resident in psychiatry at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn. She is board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine.
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.