January 2010 News You Can Use


Welcome to our inaugural issue of the Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation e-Newsletter!

As your loyal support and advocacy is important to us, we strive to keep you informed of timely Columbia St. Mary’s happenings. We invite you to share our good news with friends and family!

Community Impact

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic:
New name and location, same exceptional care

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic: New name and location, same exceptional care

Newly diagnosed with cancer, Columbia St. Mary’s patient, Ludella Robinson, never realized her dental care could potentially have had a life-threatening effect on her life. She had avoided dental care for more years than she could remember, not out of fear like some people, but because without a job she simply did not have the resources to get care.

Poor oral health is the root of a host of life-threatening and expensive medical problems that contribute to an overloaded healthcare system. Fortunately, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic ensures low-income and uninsured patients receive the care they desperately need. Read more about the Seton Dental Clinic.

Health Care Question of the Month

Q: I’m confused about health care reform. Now that both houses of Congress have passed a bill, what happens next?

A: Now that both houses of Congress have passed a health care bill and Congress appears ready to try to produce a single piece of legislation, we can expect that interest groups on both sides will continue to oppose its ultimate passage.

Leo P. Brideau, Columbia St. Mary's President/CEO

Read what Columbia St. Mary’s President/CEO, Leo P. Brideau, shared in his Opinion Editorial to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, shedding some light on a very confusing – yet critical – subject matter.

Leo P. Brideau, Columbia St. Mary's President/CEO

Get To Know CSM

A Passion for Patient Care:
David Olson, new Ozaukee Hospital President

In December 2009 David A. Olson took the helm as the Executive Vice President of Columbia St. Mary’s, Inc., and President of Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee.

David now oversees all aspects of the Mequon Hospital operations and is anxious to tackle the challenges ahead in the Ozaukee health care market.

“We’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of people from the area and are impressed at how nice everyone is,” David shared about his experience so far. “The minute you tell someone that you’ve just moved to town they are so welcoming, which has helped my family and I immediately feel that we’re a part of the community. It’s just amazing.” Read more about David Olson.

Countdown to the
"Hospital of the Future"

Leo P. Brideau, Columbia St. Mary's President/CEO

The new Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee opens Fall 2010

Columbia St. Mary’s is building the “Hospital of the Future” on Milwaukee’s east side. In wintery January we will complete our final demolition and see major progress on the interior drywall. See the latest construction photos and read more about the new hospital.

Healthy Living
Tackling a Football Party Diet Buster

Brought to you by the Women's Heart Secrets Program

It’s a new year and the “big game” is right around the corner. Here’s a great way to stick to your resolution while still enjoying this football party favorite – chili! Get this heart-healthy chili recipe.

What's happening at CSM?

Think you only need the hospital when you’re ill or injured? Think again! There are hundreds of reasons to visit when you’re well – many of them ways to keep you healthy. Read more about upcoming classes and events offered by Columbia St. Mary’s.

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