November/December 2012 News You Can Use


Creating A Healthy Community

A New Era of Cancer Care in Ozaukee County

Over the last three years, the number of patients receiving care at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee for cancer treatment has more than doubled, soaring from 3,343 patients in 2009 to 8,210 in 2012. 

In response to that significant increase in patient volume, Columbia St. Mary’s is pleased to announce the opening of its new Ozaukee Cancer Center. 

“This new space will allow us to meet today’s growing cancer care needs in the most compassionate and technologically advanced ways possible,”  says Pam Bauman, regional director of Columbia St. Mary's oncology services.

Read more about why patients will love the new Ozaukee Cancer Center.

Healthcare Question of the Month  


Question: I heard the flu vaccine can actually give you the flu, is that true? 

Answer: "The short answer is no," says Paula Pintar, Columbia St. Mary’s director of infection prevention and occupational health. "Unfortunately, myths about the flu shot persist and may deter people from getting the vaccine.”

Learn about common flu shot myths and what to do if you get sick with the flu.


Get To Know CSM

Rick Wolff, Lung Cancer Survivor


Rick Wolff was born for the outdoors. An avid cyclist and high school state champion runner, he later made a career in the woods as a DNR game warden. Physical fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle were always important to the 59-year-old Grafton resident.

So it came as a complete shock when in October 2011 he was diagnosed with stage III lung cancer. 

Over the next several months, Rick underwent chemotherapy, radiation and doctors even removed part of his left lung. Through it all, guided by his unwavering faith and the supportive, nurturing cancer center staff, Rick never lost hope. 

Read more about Rick's journey.






President's Updates


Columbia St. Mary’s Receives Major Grant from The Medical College of Wisconsin

Congratulations to Columbia St. Mary’s Health Care Heroes 

The New Ozaukee Cancer Center Is Now Open

2012 Columbia St. Mary's Foundation Gala Raised More Than $275,000 

The Second Annual Safe Sleep Sabbath Is Helping Save Babies' Lives 

The 24th Annual Burn Center Golf Invitational Raised More Than $48,400

Click here for all updates.


Healthy Living  

Stay Active During the Winter

Don’t let a little cold weather stop you from staying fit. Almost everyone can exercise outdoors in winter. Kim Beyer, Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Heart Secrets exercise specialist, shares some tips on exercising in cold weather.

Learn how to exercise outdoors safely during the winter.

What's happening at CSM?

Click here for upcoming classes and events offered by Columbia St. Mary’s.

Click here for upcoming classes and events offered by Columbia Center.


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