2014 Heart & Soul Breakfast - St. Francis Foundation - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Ascension Wisconsin

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You’re Invited! Stories from the Heart & Soul Breakfast

Every year, the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Foundation for St. Francis and Franklin shares compassionate and inspiring patient stories that represent who we are as a healthcare facility. With our mission, to live out the healing ministry of Jesus by providing exceptional and compassionate health care that promotes the dignity and well being of the people we serve, as our guide, the Stories from the Heart & Soul fundraising breakfast explains how our programs and services truly adhere to our mission and values.

Please join us on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Franklin campus at 7:30 am for this year’s event. Admission to the event is free. Through the course of an hour, we will share three stories that underscore what distinguishes Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare from other health care providers.

Heart & Soul Breakfast

For decades, the cancer centers of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis and the Reiman Center for Cancer Care have been serving patients and families in southeastern Wisconsin. We offer leading edge treatment and technology to care for more than 100 types of cancer. More importantly, our centers offer warm, personalized and compassionate care that every patient receives each step of the way. Our staff takes a comprehensive approach that addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and their families. These guiding principles help turn fear into hope and a cancer patient into a cancer survivor. This Heart & Soul story focuses on a breast cancer survivor who discusses her journey to where she is today, with the help of her doctor.

The adult inpatient Mental and Behavioral Health Unit at St. Francis focuses on the treatment of individuals undergoing a crisis state and those at risk of complications related to alcohol or drug abuse. Recently, our community has experienced a decline in the number of resources available for mental health patients, with the myriad of challenges facing the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex and other area hospitals closing their inpatient facilities. St. Francis, one of the few remaining inpatient mental health units in Milwaukee’s south-side, is already experiencing an increase in the amount of patients residing on the unit and is nearly at capacity every day. As a result, additional resources are needed to assist patients with their treatment during their stay on the unit, as well as to patients who are leaving the hospital to rejoin the community. You will hear stories from staff on the inpatient Mental Health unit about patient successes and the importance of ensuring that this patient population is not forgotten in today’s society.

Our expansion into the Neurology service line is a third story we will highlight at Heart & Soul. With the recent addition of the Center for Neurological Disorders (CND) at St. Francis, the Foundation for St. Francis and Franklin has an opportunity to provide services and support for a brand new patient population. These patients suffer from a wide range of neurological disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. As a community-based hospital, St. Francis is uniquely positioned to provide exceptional care for the surrounding community. With the addition of internationally-recognized specialists in neurologic disorders located in a new, state-of-the-art outpatient facility, we have an opportunity to expand our reach and provide services and support for even more patients.

Learn more or call 414-647-5124 to RSVP.