All Saints Community Involvement - Ascension Wisconsin

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In the Community

Ascension All Saints Hospital's commitment to the health and well being of Greater Racine goes beyond the typical patient-provider relationship. The following programs benefit the area at little or no cost to those in our community:

  • Health education classes
  • Support groups
  • Senior programs
  • Financial counseling
  • Education fairs
  • Screenings and clinics

Partners with Our Community

All Saints Hospital associates and physicians actively participate in many community projects and donate time and resources to local organizations in need.

"Roadmap to Healthier Futures" Health Fair

Watch this video to see how our associates work to improve the health and wellness of the Racine community.

Through All Saints' Work a Little Magic program, last year nearly 280 associates donated almost 1500 hours of their time to local outreach efforts, including:

  • Hot meal programs
  • Food banks
  • The Salvation Army® Red Kettle Campaign
  • Junior Achievement
  • Local runs/walks

In addition, many physicians volunteered their time and associates donated supplies and funds to help support Racine Health Care Network's goal of providing free or low-cost medical services to the community's underserved population.

The Mission team at All Saints Hospital coordinates:

  • Annual school supply drives for students in the Racine Unified School District
  • Clothing drives for survivors of sexual abuse
  • Birthday party boxes for Halo, an organization that works with the homeless

The community's commitment to All Saints, in return, is exemplary. Last year more than 46,000 hours of time were contributed through our volunteen and volunteer programs and raised nearly $77,000 to meet the program and equipment needs for All Saints.


Highlighting Health Care

Through this program All Saints targets high school students to build awareness for health care careers.

Career Discovery Solutions

Middle school students are reached with this program, financed and coordinated by Rotary International® in cooperation with Racine Unified School District.

Nurse Residency Program, Preceptor Program & Frontline Leader Academy

With these organizationally sustained programs, recruitment and retention of nurses has increased.

Keeping Kids Safe

In 2007, All Saints became the lead agency for Safe Kids Kenosha and Racine Counties, which builds awareness of the prevention of childhood injuries through education and free services.

Volunteers in Partnership

Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) supports All Saints through volunteer time and fundraising to provide equipment, scholarships and other programs as needed.

All Saints Foundation

The All Saints Foundation supports a number of projects affiliated with the hospital. The Foundation solicits philanthropic contributions on behalf of the hospital departments and facilities and engages in activities to benefit the general community. Fundraising efforts help to make many valuable services possible, including:

  • Free or discounted health care services for low-income individuals
  • Targeted services to senior patients
  • Scholarships to enhance the professional development of Wheaton associates

Other Initiatives

Several other programs help meet community needs, including:

Hope Fund

The financial burden of cancer can be devastating in most households. The Hope Fund helps cancer victims meet these expenses.

Therapeutic Hypothermia Coolers

Using a technique called "therapeutic hypothermia," paramedics can use cold IV fluid to drop a patient's body temperature in the ambulance, increasing the chance of survival from a heart attack. Special coolers have been provided through the All Saints Foundation to Racine Emergency Medical Services for this purpose.

Mental Health & Addiction Programs

A key program is Fresh Start, a partnership with the Racine Unified School District that helps grade school children with adjustment difficulties to develop positive behaviors, receive proper medications, and find family-centered support.

Racine Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in America. If the heart is shocked quickly with a defibrillator, however, a normal heart rhythm can be restored and a life may be saved. The Racine Area Public Access Defibrillator Program (PAD) funds defibrillators at various public sites throughout the community.

Health Care Education Scholarships

The Nursing Scholarship Program is working to improve nurse recruitment, retention and satisfaction. All Saints School of Radiologic Technology is also working to provide endowed scholarships for worthy individuals in the fast-growing field of radiology.

Parish Nursing&

After receiving specialized education in parish nursing, registered nurses reach out to low-income neighborhoods lacking basic health resources and information. Parish nurses provide educational outreach and primary care services, such as blood pressure checks and weight management.

All Saints Mother Clara Healthy Connections Clinic

Since 2006, the All Saints Mother Clara Healthy Connections clinic has served the poorest of the poor in the Racine community. These patients have no insurance and do not qualify for assistance. The clinic is run by a registered nurse who sees patients that have been referred for further education and support based on their health care needs.

Upendo Village HIV/AIDS Women Project

Founded with the help of Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, Upendo Village provides a safe haven for women and children in Kenya affected by HIV/AIDS. All Saints sponsors a nurse who provides care for residents of the village.

Learn more about Ascension's community impact.

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