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How We Serve

The Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Foundation for St. Francis and Franklin is committed to bettering the lives of those in our community and of those who come to our facilities for treatment. Your generosity not only helps us improve the quality of care delivered to our patients, but also eliminates traditional barriers to affordable and accessible health care for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Whether we're providing bus tickets so low-income patients can make it to their appointments, easing the financial burden of a cancer patient by paying their rent or bills for a month, or giving away a car seat to a newborn’s family to ensure that our infants get home safely, we're dedicated to the health and dignity of all of our patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Stories on How We Serve

Watch videos in this playlist to learn how your gifts to the Foundation for St. Francis and Franklin impact the communities we serve.

How to Give

The Foundation’s commitment to serving our patients encompasses a number of different and specific service lines – from neurology and stroke care to orthopedic services, you can be assured that 100 percent of your gift is making a direct and meaningful impact to a cause that is important to you.

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Angel of Hope Clinic

The Angel of Hope Clinic, a collaborative effort serving Milwaukee's south side communities for nearly 15 years, provides primary health care services for low-income individuals through the support of community clinics. A special emphasis is placed on making health care more accessible for Milwaukee's Latino community.

Cancer Care Fund

The Cancer Care Fund provides equipment and resources to patients to ease the burden of cancer diagnosis and treatment. It also supports Su Salud, an innovative breast health community education program, and underwrites the cost of screenings and procedures for uninsured, underinsured and undocumented patients who are unable to access other forms of government or community assistance.

In addition, the Cancer Care Fund provides patient satisfaction programs, including massage therapy at Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care - Reiman Center, St. Francis.

Community Outreach Fund

The Community Outreach Fund provides the building blocks to make our patients and neighbors healthier now and into the future. It also makes a difference in the lives of others through health education and community-strengthening projects.

Dr. Krishna Neni Memorial Scholarship Fund

Our Dr. Krishna Neni Memorial Scholarship Fund supports scholarships for St. Francis associates pursuing education in the nursing field. The Fund honors the legacy of the late Dr. Krishna Neni, former chief of staff at St. Francis, who encouraged and mentored his nursing staff to advance their careers.

Emergency Department (Capital)

The Emergency Department Fund supports the remodeling project for the Emergency Department at St. Francis.

Emergency Department

The Emergency Department Fund supports needed updates for the Emergency Department at St. Francis and the expanding population it serves to enhance safety, efficiency and rapid delivery in a dynamic environment.

Franklin Hospital Fund

The Franklin Hospital Fund delivers hope to patients through the support of daily clinical initiatives focused on improved health outcomes at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin.

Greg Rose Memorial Cardiac Care Fund

Our Greg Rose Memorial Cardiac Care Fund underwrites the purchase of advanced technology and the development of heart disease prevention and education programs that enhance the lives of at-risk patients.

Hope Fund

The Hope Fund supports direct financial assistance to patients who are forced to take work leave in order to meet the demands of their treatment schedules. Oncology case workers identify patients in need of medication assistance or short-term financial relief with ongoing expenses such as rent, utility bills or insurance payments.

Infant & Children Care Fund

Our Infant and Children Care Fund provides a continuum of health services for infants, children and young adults. It gives at-risk newborns a safe start in life by providing safe sleep systems and other equipment to low-income families. In addition, the Fund underwrites health education projects for area children to help ensure that every child is living and learning in a safe and supportive environment.

Medical Education Fund

The Medical Education Fund supports the educational efforts of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Central Market associates in the pursuit of health education and professional development goals. Scholarships have a positive impact on the lives of patients as associates grow their knowledge and experience.

Mental & Behavioral Health Fund

Our Mental and Behavioral Health Fund provides community education to teens and young adults on the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other issues of mental and behavioral health facing this group in today’s age. The Fund supports the Mental and Behavioral Health Unit at St. Francis with equipment, staff education and complementary therapies for patients.

Mother Angela Safety Net Fund

The Mother Angela Safety Net Fund supports patients in crisis by providing food, prescription, medical supply, and transportation assistance to those in need. It eliminates barriers to life-saving medical care for those who are otherwise unable to access health care.

Neurology Care Fund

Our Neurology Care Fund underwrites education programs for patients suffering from a wide range of neurological disorders, with special emphasis on patients with Multiple Sclerosis. It provides complementary and alternative therapeutic programs, including yoga and art therapy. In addition, the Fund supports direct financial assistance to patients who are unable to meet the financial burdens often associated with treatment for neurological disorders.

Nutrition & Diabetes Fund

Our Nutrition and Diabetes Fund underwrites programs to provide clinical experts and educators to facilitate group discussions and demonstrations on the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles. Through collaborative partnerships, the program seeks to prevent diabetes within our youth and ensure sustainable health options through adulthood.

Orthopedic Education Fund

The Orthopedic Education Fund supports educational efforts of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Central Market associates, individually or in groups, to further their knowledge of orthopedics. The Fund primarily benefits associates at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin, where the majority of Central Market orthopedic associates are located and are currently engaged in orthopedic departments.

Orthopedic Patient Assistance Fund

The Orthopedic Patient Assistance Fund supports direct financial assistance to patients who are unable to meet the financial burdens often associated with orthopedic surgery, including equipment and post-surgical therapies. It also provides short-term financial relief for patients who are forced to take work leave in order to meet the demands of their treatment schedules and recovery period.

Special Care Nursery

Our Special Care Nursery supports our most vulnerable patients – premature, special needs and drug-withdrawal infants. It provides enhancements to ensure that all our babies and their families receive care with the best technology, service and comfort available.

Learn more about special programs for mothers and infants.

St. Francis Hospital Fund

The St. Francis Hospital Fund delivers hope to patients through the support of daily clinical initiatives focused on improved health outcomes at St. Francis hospital.

For more information about these and other initiatives, contact Executive Director Shelli Marquardt at 414-447-2009.

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