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Serving Wisconsin since 1848, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

Executive Leadership
Bernie Sherry
Bernie Sherry
Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Wisconsin

Bernie Sherry joined Ascension Wisconsin as our Ministry Market Executive in April 2016. Bernie led the integration of Ascension Wisconsin’s four legacy health systems to provide one integrated faith-based healthcare system to communities from Racine to Eagle River.

Community Impact
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Improving the health of communities we serve

Ascension Wisconsin’s commitment to the community reflects our Mission to serve all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.

Our commitment to community benefit flows from our Catholic Mission to serve. Through our community benefit programs, Ascension provides access to medical care beyond the walls of our hospitals and directly to individuals who need it most. We work in the communities we serve to improve access to care, enhance the health of communities, advance medical or healthcare knowledge and relieve the burden on other community efforts.

Recent News

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    New technology benefits breast cancer patients

    Ascension Wisconsin leading the way as the first health system in the state to offer Magseed, an alternative to traditional wire localization methods used for decades to mark tumors before breast surgery. Find out how this new technology is makes surgery less painful and the outcome more precise.
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    “Fight the Bite” from ticks this summer

    Ascension Eagle River Hospital and Vilas County Public Health are joining forces this summer to “Fight the Bite” – against the most common tick-borne illness, Lyme disease. Mary Kahl, a nurse practitioner with Ascension Medical Group at Eagle River, explains the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and the importance of seeking treatment as soon as possible.
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    Racine Hospital President and Public Health Administrator discuss community healthcare gaps and solutions

    Kristin McManmon, president at Ascension All Saints Hospital, and Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Racine's public health administrator, recently sat down with WGTD public radio to discuss community health needs and how social determinants like employment, crime, and education impact the health of Racine's residents.
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    Ascension St. Joseph Hospital working together with local agencies to improve community safety

    Protecting our children in the City of Milwaukee is one of the most important responsibilities for the community. At Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, they are looking at safety as a public health issues and are trying to prevent gun injuries before they happen.
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    Summer Safety: Common Injuries and how to avoid them

    Dr. Daniel Rogers, Family Medicine Physician with Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee at West Allis, highlights a few injuries that are often seen by medical professionals this time of the year on Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin.
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    Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital recognized for organ and tissue donation efforts

    Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital is one of 17 hospitals honored by the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation for their ongoing commitment to saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation. Ascension St. Michael’s was recognized with the Excellence in Tissue Donation Award.