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For the week of Sept. 12

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September 8, 2022

‘Best-in-state employers’ include local health care providers
NORTHEAST WISCONSIN – Only two locally-based health care providers – Bellin Health in Green Bay and ThedaCare in Appleton – made the Forbes annual “Best-in-State Employers” for 2022.

There were, however, other health organizations serving the area that also made the list – including:
Children’s Wisconsin, which is based in Milwaukee but serves Northeast Wisconsin at Children’s Wisconsin-Fox Valley Hospital in Neenah.Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), also based in Milwaukee but has a three-year MCW-Green Bay medical school located at St. Norbert College, De Pere.Milwaukee’s Froedtert Health which is affiliated with Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc.The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh which is home to the College of Nursing, offering its baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and the doctor of nursing practice program.
The full list can be found at

According to Forbes, the list features 25 industry sectors and “was compiled by surveying 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees.”
UWO online nursing program among top 10 in the nation
OSHKOSH – has recognized the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s (UWO) Accelerated BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Option as the No. 2 online nursing program in the nation for non-nurses.

As the first program of its kind to be developed in the U.S., the BSN option was designed for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree, with a curriculum that allows non-nurses to earn their BSN in 12 months. said the UWO program was recognized for its online theory courses, clinical rotations offered in or near a student’s community and the length of time it takes to complete the program.
MPTC referendum focuses on health, safety and manufacturing
FOND DU LAC – The district board at Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) in Fond du Lac approved the final ballot language for a Nov. 8 referendum which asks voters to approve the borrowing of $55 million to update and expand college facilities.

The board said enhancements would add simulation spaces that model real-world clinics and labs and update labs and classrooms for the radiography, medical lab technician, surgical technology and respiratory therapy programs.
Funding would also provide storage for MPTC’s ambulance learning lab.

The college is also proposing to use some of the proposed funding to purchase land and construct a new fire training facility to meet the current demand for firefighters and paramedics in the area.

Funding, if approved, would also expand the manufacturing and trades wing on the Fond du Lac campus and the manufacturing, automation and robotics lab in Washington County.

The referendum will appear on ballots in Fond du Lac, Dodge, Green and Washington counties. MPTC estimates an annual property tax increase of $21 per $100,000 of property value for no more than 20 years.
Bellin Women’s Half Marathon registration still open
GREEN BAY – Registration is still open for the Bellin Women’s Half Marathon set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

Registration is $95 plus fees through Sept. 25 and $105 plus fees through Sept. 30.

There will be no same-day registration available.

Runners can sign up for the half marathon, elect to run a two-person relay or participate in a 5K run.

The Bellin Women’s Half Marathon Expo will be Friday, Sept. 30, from noon to 6 p.m. at the KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., Green Bay, which will include vendors.

The expo will be followed by a Women’s Inspirational Dinner for registrants, which includes keynote speaker Molly Crosby, mother of five and wife of Packer Mason Crosby.

The half marathon will be Crosby’s first running event since being diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer and successful surgery in 2019.

The dinner is available as an add-on for 5K participants and guests.

Visit for more details.
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The new 64-credit surgical technology associate degree program housed at the recently-renovated Fox Valley Technical College-Oshkosh Riverside campus welcomed its first class this fall semester.

The 4,000-square-foot space includes classrooms, four operating rooms and rooms for pre-op, sterilization and packaging, as well as more than 3,800 square feet of science and cadaver labs and remodeled medical assistant, nursing, nursing assistant and phlebotomy labs.

The Riverside campus, located at 150 N. Campbell Rd., now offers classes in general biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology and general chemistry.

The new surgical technology program is the largest addition to the Riverside campus.

Volunteers will gather along the shores of the Great Lakes Saturday, Sept. 17, as part of the September “Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups.”
The Chicago-based Alliance for Great Lakes, which sponsors the event, reports volunteers have removed more than 485,000 pounds of litter from Great Lakes’ shorelines during the cleanup events.
See to learn more and report cleanup results. offers community members up-to-date tips on staying healthy in everyday life and keeping your loved ones healthy as well.
From tips on monitoring social media in children’s lives and healthy recipes to dealing with pain challenges and keeping up-to-date on vaccines, these are quick and informative reads.
Educators from around the state participated in a 40-hour summer program at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO) titled “Earth WELLNESS” where they learned and experienced how a healthy environment contributes to personal and global health.
The program was led by Michael Beeth of the College of Education and Human Services and biology and environmental studies instructor Shannon Davis-Foust.
Proceeds from the 2022 Bellin College Golf Outing on June 20 will be used to fund SynDaver Manikins, high-fidelity models that use synthetic materials to mimic the structure and feel of real human anatomy.
Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine and Orthopedics (1970 S. Ridge Rd. in Green Bay) is hosting “Yoga on the Turf” Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 a.m. on the clinic’s upstairs turf.
Bring your yoga mat.
The event is free but is limited to 40 participants.
Registration is required by Sept. 20 at

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