Ascension Wisconsin Archives

Tips for staying heart-healthy all summer long

July 1, 2021

By Dr. Eben Eno Cardiologist, cares for patients at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee and Milwaukee campuses. This summer, we’re all looking forward to getting outdoors, enjoying Wisconsin’s beautiful parks, beer gardens and Lake Michigan beaches. But, heart health during summer months can be tricky business. It’s important to remember how the summer heat… [Read More]

Ascension’s Blanket of Love hosts ‘Walk Through Baby Shower’

May 13, 2021

On Friday, April 16, 2021, Ascension Healthcare’s Blanket of Love program hosted a “Walk Through Baby Shower” at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, 3232 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The event was for expecting mothers or those who have recently delivered up to the age of 3 months. Those who attended were… [Read More]

Ascension Wisconsin hires project manager to lead the national BUILD Health Challenge for Sherman Park

March 11, 2021

Milwaukee community leader will help implement Milwaukee’s public health approach to violence prevention Ascension Wisconsin is proud to welcome Marques D. Hogans, Sr., MPH, as the new project manager for the National BUILD Health Challenge for Sherman Park. Hogans is a seasoned public health leader with more than a decade of experience. Most recently, Hogans… [Read More]

Ascension Wisconsin announces COVID-19 vaccination plans for vulnerable communities

March 11, 2021

Increasing accessibility and eliminating barriers to the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly for those who are most vulnerable, is an Ascension Wisconsin priority. When eligibility to the community expands and vaccine availability increases, Ascension Wisconsin will focus on thoughtfully working to eliminate barriers, disparities and inequities so that everyone has the opportunity to be vaccinated. To accomplish… [Read More]

Ascension St. Joseph opens emergency department for pregnant women

September 10, 2020

Beginning this week, Ascension St. Joseph, 5000 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee, WI 53210, will become the first hospital in Milwaukee to offer a new 24-hour OB Emergency Department (OBED) dedicated to pregnant women. The four-bed OBED is staffed with seven board-certified OB/GYNs through the OB Hospitalist Group to provide care for pregnancy-related emergencies and to… [Read More]

Safe and fun summer activities in the age of the coronavirus pandemic

July 2, 2020

By Karen Stokes After being quarantined for months, the sun, blue skies and warm temperatures are calling us outdoors. However, the coronavirus is still a threat and there are concerns on how to safely engage in activities this summer. “Safer at Home” has given time for scientists to better understand how the virus spreads. While… [Read More]

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]