Elmbrook Memorial Foundation - Ascension Wisconsin

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Elmbrook Memorial Foundation

Our Mission

The Wheaton Franciscan – Elmbrook Memorial Foundation actively builds and sustains philanthropic support for the advancement of health care in our surrounding communities. Fulfilling that Mission means we provide the programs and services our patients need and will continue to care for everyone who walk through our doors – regardless of their ability to pay.

In Service to Excellence

The Foundation advances Ascension’s Mission by securing funds to sustain and enhance Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - Elmbrook Campus’ exceptional health care services. Gifts from our donors have funded many advances in care such as:

  • Helping save the lives of cancer patients by providing the latest technology in radiation oncology.
  • Offering women a wide variety of state-of-the-art breast health testing including mammography, ultrasound and biopsy at the Pavlic Center.
  • Enabling our highly educated medical staff to be well-equipped with the most current knowledge and skills through continuing education funded by the foundation.

The Foundation also helps sustain Ascension Elmbrook Hospital's charitable care program, which contributes annually to the health care needs of low-income, uninsured, underinsured or other vulnerable patients in our community. Additional Foundation funds assist Elmbrook Hospital's community support groups and health care screenings.

Board of Directors

The Foundation is entrusted to a board of directors, who are an ethical, dedicated and visionary group representing local business, medical and organizational leadership.

  • Marc Abernethy
    Cardiology District Manager
  • Patti Bohne
    Olive Promotions
  • Patti Bringe
    Community Volunteer
  • Mark Bruce, DO
    Board – Vice Chair
    Emergency Medicine Specialists
  • Oretha Harris
    Conversion Project Manager
  • Mike Kotecki
    Retired Senior Vice President
    Sales & Service
  • John Matter
    Board – Chair
    President & CEO
    The Equitable Bank
  • Nelson W. Phillips III
    Davis Kuelthau Attorneys at Law
  • Stephen Ragatz, MD
    Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus
  • Kathy Szeflinski

    Financial Services Provider

    Foundation Staff

    Racheal Faulks
    Philanthropy Manager
    Phone: 414-447-3198