Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MMC-125 : Professional Schools at Mercy




Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh is celebrating 125 Years

Between now and the final celebration in September, we will share some stories and facts to show how far we have come in furthering the vision of the initial Sisters.



Can you name the 4 Professional Schools associated with MMC through the years?

Scroll down for the answers …


Mercy School of Nursing  1906 - 1982
Anesthesia – begun 1956 – ended?
Medical Technology – begun 1958 – ended?
X-Ray Tech / Rad Tech  - begun 1945 – continues under Marian University


Read more about  History of Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, WI :
                The Hallmarks of Mercy Historical Display (Digital)



These short articles appeared in Jeremy Normington-Slay's Friday News & Notes emails sent out to all Mercy employees in 2016.  The historical and Archival Material was provided by Michele Matucheski, Librarian and Archivist at Mercy Medical Center. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Change in Handling Requests for St. Joseph's School of Nursing Graduation Verification or Transcripts




Requests for graduation verification or transcripts for the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Marshfield, WI, please contact the following :

Email inquiries to : 
ascensionWIHR@ascension.org 

Or 
Snail-Mail Requests  to :

Human Resources
Ascension | Ministry Health Care
900 Illinois Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Please include copies of the signed release forms for student records.

Due to a July 2016 reorganization, Library Services no longer handles these requests.  
We simply don't have staff there anymore who can pull the files.   

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MMC-125 : Technology Firsts at Mercy




Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh is celebrating 125 Years

Between now and the final celebration in September, we will share some stories and facts to show how far we have come in furthering the vision of the initial Sisters.




Highlights of Mercy’s Technology Firsts
1922 – The first Mercy School of Nursing class to give insulin and IVs
1940s – Antibiotics
1950s – Iron Lung to treat Polio
1962 – Dept of Nuclear Medicine – “most complete facility north of Milwaukee”
1977 – 1st to do CT Scans in the area
1983 – 1st Cornea Transplant in Fox Valley
                Arthroscopic surgery
                Neodymium YAG surgical laser for eye microsurgery
1984 – Satellite Dish links MMC to the Hospital satellite Network (only 1 other in the state)
2003 – Linear Accelerator and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) (Replaced by TruBeam in 2014)
2008 – Digital Mammography
2012 - Da Vinci Robotic Surgery  (Theda Clark got a different model in 2008)
2013 – Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Machine
2013 – Telemedicine ICU
2014 – TruBeam Linear Accelerator


Read more about  History of Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, WI :
                The Hallmarks of Mercy Historical Display (Digital)



These short articles appeared in Jeremy Normington-Slay's Friday News & Notes emails sent out to all Mercy employees in 2016.  The historical and Archival Material was provided by Michele Matucheski, Librarian and Archivist at Mercy Medical Center. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MMC-125 : The Story Behind the Photo




Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh is celebrating 125 Years

Between now and the final celebration in September, we will share some stories and facts to show how far we have come in furthering the vision of the initial Sisters.

The Story Behind the Photo …



The story behind the photo from The Patient Care Panel of The Hallmarks of Mercy Historical Display

The little boy with the broken arm is Mr. Allan Lichtwald, currently of Red Granite, WI.  The year was about 1950.  He was a 10-year-old pediatric patient with a broken arm.  The fracture was so close to his elbow that the bone wouldn’t knit together correctly and had to be re-broken 18 times.  A specialist was called in from Milwaukee who recommended amputating the boy’s arm because it would never heal properly.  The boy’s parents said, “No” and signed him up for accordion lessons as therapy.  That did the trick!  Mr. Lichtwald to this day still has his arm intact and in working order.

He is pictured with his favorite nurse, Nancy, who used to sneak him cups of peanut butter because he didn’t like the food served on his tray.

2 November 2001
as told by Mr. Lichtwald to Michele Matucheski, MMC Librarian

Post Script :  Mr. Allan Lichtwald died peacefully Sept. 6, 2011, in Marian, WI.  
He was born Oct. 9, 1940.    


Read more about  History of Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, WI :
                The Hallmarks of Mercy Historical Display (Digital)



These short articles appeared in Jeremy Normington-Slay's Friday News & Notes emails sent out to all Mercy employees in 2016.  The historical and Archival Material was provided by Michele Matucheski, Librarian and Archivist at Mercy Medical Center. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

MMC-125 : Mercy's Medical Families




Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh is celebrating 125 Years

Between now and the final celebration in September, we will share some stories and facts to show how far we have come in furthering the vision of the initial Sisters.


Mercy’s Medical Families



There are many “Medical Families” in Oshkosh who offer the community generations of caring Physicians.  Can you name some of Mercy’s Medical Families?
Scroll down for the answers :









Answers : L-R in photo :  Zmoleks - Flahertys - Webers – McDonalds 




Three generations of Clark Family surgeons have helped keep Oshkosh residents alive and healthy for more than 100 years. Dr. William "Bill" Clark, seated in foreground, performed general surgery in Oshkosh from 1934 to 1976. His son, Dr. David Dick Clark, a general, vascular and hand surgeon, began his practice in 1974. Dr. Burton Clark, shown in the photo held by Dick Clark, began the tradition in 1894.


Other medical families not pictured include :
Radfords – Ringwalas  - Leschkes
There may be more …



Read more about  History of Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, WI :
                The Hallmarks of Mercy Historical Display (Digital)



These short articles appeared in Jeremy Normington-Slay's Friday News & Notes emails sent out to all Mercy employees in 2016.  The historical and Archival Material was provided by Michele Matucheski, Librarian and Archivist at Mercy Medical Center.