October 2010 News You Can Use




Going Beyond Medicine


Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee Grand Opening Gala 


Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee Hospital Grand Opening Gala.


Columbia St. Mary’s Grand Opening Gala, hosted by CSM Foundation, was truly an affair to remember.

We celebrated the opening of our new hospital in grand style and the event raised nearly $500,000 to fund advanced treatments and technologies, patient-centered upgrades, interactive therapy programs and the creation of a Healing Garden! With your support we continue to provide access to healing and hope for those who are most vulnerable.

Read more about the Grand Opening Gala's success. 

How can I best protect myself from catching a winter cold?

Healthcare Question of the Month


Q: How can I best protect myself from catching a winter cold?

A: While there is really no way to completely avoid coming down with a cold, you can take some steps to limit your exposure to the viruses that cause these illnesses.

Read more about how to best defend yourself against a cold this season. 



Get To Know CSM

A Passion For Patient Care: CSM's Animal-Assisted Therapy Program

A Passion For Patient Care: Pedro Jose Acosta, Chaplain

Columbia St. Mary’s makes the most of the strong bond between humans and dogs by going beyond the average patient care experience with our Animal-Assisted Therapy Program

The program matches four-legged healers (specially trained therapy dogs) and volunteer handlers with patients to speed recovery times, increase feelings of calm and comfort and decrease pain.


Read more about what makes CSM's Animal-Assisted Therapy Program unique. 

Countdown to the "Hospital of the Future"

The new CSM Hospital Milwaukee opens in Fall 2010

The new Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee opened on October 12, 2010 

We put the finishing touches on our “Hospital of the Future” as we prepared to open our doors on Milwaukee’s east side. 

Get helpful information for your first visit to the new hospital.  

Healthy Living


How to stick to a well-balanced diet through the holidays 


Halloween will soon kick off the holiday season and with it comes delicious temptations sure to derail even the healthiest eaters. Learn from our Heart Secrets dietician how to make smart food choices and avoid overindulging.

Read more about how to keep eating healthy during the holidays. 

What's happening at CSM? 

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

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


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