Congratulations to 2023 Recipients!
The national law firm of Quarles & Brady and RWHC are proud to jointly announce the winners of the eighth annual Community Engagement Award.
$2,500 grant was awarded to
Vernon Memorial Healthcare (VMH)
Honorable mention $500 grants were given to SSM Health Monroe Hospital and Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics
The national law firm of Quarles & Brady and RWHC are proud to jointly announce the winners of the eighth annual Community Engagement Award. The first- place $2,500 grant was awarded to Vernon Memorial Healthcare (VMH) and honorable mention $500 grants were given to SSM Health Monroe Hospital and Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics.
“Every year, it is a privilege to read inspiring stories of health care organizations working with many different partners to address the challenges within their community,” said Tim Size, executive director of RWHC. “It is an honor to recognize and re- ward them with the Community Engagement Award."
Located in Viroqua, WI., VMH’s winning proposal was to use the funds to continue to meet the needs of an early childhood development center by expand- ing its facility and capacity by 2025. In partnership with Viro- qua School District, VMH helped open an early childhood development center in March 2023 with 70 new children being served. Childcare remains an is- sue for Viroqua and the proposed expansion will increase the childcare capacity to 110 and continue to help the issue of low- income housing.
SSM Health Monroe Hospital’s proposal contained three different housing initiatives with various com- munity partners to address the housing challenge in Green County. SSM Health Monroe has pledged $10,000 to add more bathrooms and bedrooms for a men’s resource center and a men’s homeless shelter. Additionally, the hospital has donated a property to Green County Development Corporation (GCDC.)
The proposal from Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics was to help address food insecurity issues in three contiguous communities. Gundersen St. Jo- seph’s Hospital and Clinics, in partnership with Sec- ond Harvest, is committed to expanding its monthly delivery service of healthy food and recipes to those in need. The hospital’s strong relationship with Second Harvest and local food pantries has also provided it with the opportunity to discuss building a food pantry in a local school and supporting it with cooking classes and nutrition education.
First Place: Grant Regional Health Center
Second Place: Southwest Health
First Place: Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics, WI
Second Place: Stoughton Hospital Association, WI Clinics, WI
No awards made.
First Place: Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI
Second Place: Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, WI
First Place: Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, WI
Second Place: Stoughton Hospital Association, WI
First Place: Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac, WI
Second Place: Edgerton Hospital and Health Services in Edgerton, WI
First Place: Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, WI
Second Place: Columbus Community Hospital, Inc. in Columbus, WI
First Place: Fort HealthCare in Fort Atkinson, WI
Second Place: Southwest Health Center in Platteville, WI