July/August 2011 News You Can Use



Exceptional Patient Experience

CSM promotes healing through access to natureCSM's Healing Gardens aim to assist in the healing of the whole patient-mind, body and spirit

Recognizing the importance of healing the whole patient--mind, body and spirit--Columbia St. Mary's is excited to begin the creation of its Healing Gardens. Studies have shown that healing gardens greatly reduce the physical stress that accompanies a hospital visit, thereby speeding healing and improving outcomes.

Carefully designed to engage the visitor's senses with integrated environmental elements like a Koi pond and waterfall, wheelchair accessible pathways and spots for quiet reflection, plans for CSM's new gardens are underway, but your help is still need to make the gardens a reality.

Read more about the benefits of healing gardens to patients and their famililes. 

Healthcare Question of the Month

When should I have my first mammogram?

Q: When should I have my first mammogram and what are the recommendations of the American Cancer Society for early detection of breast cancer? Why should I have my mammogram at Columbia St. Mary’s?

A: There are many conflicting recommendations about when women should have their first mammogram. Fortunately, CSM experts help to clear up the confusion.

Read more CSM's annual mammogram recommendations. 



Get To Know CSM

A Passion for Patient Care: Marques Bland, Smart Smiles supervisor

Marques Bland speaks at the Smart Smiles-Oral Health America partnership in August 2010 at Milwaukee's Frances Starms Discovery Learning Center.


As the supervisor of Smart Smiles, a school-based oral health program sponsored by CSM, Marques Bland's job is to make children smile.

"Doing whatever needs to be done to keep schools and keep kids in the program," Marques and his Smart Smiles teammates work triedlessly to provide improverished children in the Milwaukee area access to preventative care like dental sealants, flouride treatments, tooth cleaning and education. Teaching youngsters how to maintain proper oral health can help them concentrate better on learning and thus improve academically.

Read more about Marque's dedication to providing dental care to at risk chilren. 

President's Updates

Announcing Columbia St. Mary's 2011 Annual Gala

Register now for the Burn Center Golf Invitational

The Helen Bader Foundation gives $20,000 to support Healthy Teeth for Children

Community Chronic Disease Management article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Physicians, staff and CSM Foundation funded a new Medical Conference Center at the Water Tower Medical Commons

Lisa A. Froemming named a Business Journal "Women of Influence"

Columbia St. Mary’s Staff and Visitors Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Click here for all updates. 

Healthy Living

Walk your way to better health
Brought to you by the Women's Heart Secrets Program

During these warm weather months, now is the right time to take advantage of the simplest form of exercise: walking. Heart Secrets exercise specialist Kim Beyer helps you get on the right track to enjoying benefits like increased energy, reduced stressed, strengthened immunity and many others. Get your walking shoes on!

Learn how to start a walking exercise program. 

What's happening at CSM?

There are hundreds of reasons to visit us when you are well. We have plenty of classes to keep you healthy!

Read more about upcoming classes and events offered by Columbia St. Mary’s. 



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