Ascension Wisconsin Archives

Sickle cell patient gives the gift of music at Ascension St. Joseph

December 19, 2019

By Karen Stokes Beautiful music has a calming effect and calm is important to hospital health care providers and patients. Jonathan Hood, a sickle cell patient, is giving back to the hospital where he spent time by sharing his talent playing piano in the lobby at Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital. “The reason I play at… [Read More]

Ascension Wisconsin celebrates the impact of community churches in promoting infant health

October 16, 2019

By Karen Stokes On October 9, 2019, Ascension Wisconsin hosted the 9th annual Strong Baby informational luncheon at the St. Joseph Campus, 5000 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee. The luncheon celebrated 32 churches on becoming Strong Baby Sanctuaries, places where pregnant women and their families can learn about available community resources. Participation in church or community… [Read More]

Medical Mission at Home in Milwaukee: A day of free healthcare

September 19, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Ascension Wisconsin hosted its first ever “Medical Mission at Home,” at North Division High School, 1011 West Center St. The term “medical mission” often refers to volunteer caregivers who travel to other countries to provide medical services. The Ascension Wisconsin Medical Mission at Home does the same thing for neighbors… [Read More]

Ascension sponsors Blessing of the Baby event at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ

August 22, 2019

By Karen Stokes Years ago, Julia Means, community health ministry nurse with Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, attended a conference that deeply affected her. At the conference, they discussed the fact that many babies born in Milwaukee were dying before the age of one. Shortly after, Means co-founded Blanket of Love. The Blanket of Love… [Read More]

Milwaukee County Sheriff ’s office and Milwaukee County Parks hosted their first ‘Parks and Public Safety Days’

August 1, 2019

On July 20 and July 27, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Milwaukee County Parks hosted the first Parks and Public Safety Days. The first event was held at Kosciuszko Park and the second was held at Washington Park. The Parks and Public Safety Days were free events and open to the entire… [Read More]

Meet Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital Registered Nurse Twyla James

June 13, 2019

By Twyla James My name is Twyla James, MSN, RN, CNS and I have been working at Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital for 32 years. My career allows me to provide for my family, while also giving back and treating people who may not return to the comfort of their own home. Attending Alverno College of… [Read More]

Alverno College, Ascension Wisconsin announce letter of intent for strategic alliance

June 6, 2019

Institutions seek to develop mission-driven workforce, deliver personalized care to all Alverno College and Ascension Wisconsin have signed a letter of intent to establish a strategic alliance to improve the health of the state’s residents, Alverno President Dr. Andrea Lee and Bernie Sherry, Ministry Market Executive for Ascension Wisconsin, announced Tuesday, May 28, 2019. This… [Read More]

Ascension Wisconsin identifies its top health priorities in Milwaukee

May 30, 2019

Over the last year, Ascension Wisconsin has been listening to local stakeholders through interviews with patients, individuals, community organizations, a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and community conversations. During this process, Ascension Wisconsin conducted: • 161 community interviews • 27 community stakeholder meetings • 7 community conversations with elected officials and residents Ascension Wisconsin held… [Read More]

Ascension St. Joseph continues work to improve health equity

April 18, 2019

New services and programs continue to be added at Ascension St. Joseph while Ascension Wisconsin continues to formulate a plan to improve the health of residents in the Sherman Park and West Burleigh Street neighborhoods. Over the last eight months, Ascension Wisconsin has been listening to local stakeholders through patient interviews, community conversations, a Community… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee Health Department partners with Ascension St. Joseph to open Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office

April 11, 2019

On Monday, April 8, 2019, Ascension Health in partnership with the City of Milwaukee Heath Department, hosted a grand opening of a new Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office at Ascension St. Joseph to help give more women and children access to the nutrition they need. WIC offers nutritious foods, nutrition education, including breastfeeding promotion… [Read More]