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Yearly Archives: 2015

We are proud to announce that MCH has been recognized for its clinical excellence with a deficiency-free clinical survey from the State of Wisconsin.  This rare achievement is a testament to the strength of our team and our ongoing commitment to the highest level of clinical quality and to always making the needs of our residents our top priority.  Congratulations and thank you to all of our staff for your hard work, dedication, and compassionate care for the older adults who call MCH home!

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Once again, Fitch has affirmed MCH’s credit rating at an excellent A-.  MCH is one of only two continuing care retirement communities in the state with a rating in this range.  The rating speaks to MCH’s excellent stewardship of its financial resources.  The report from Fitch pointed to Milwaukee Catholic Home’s sound liquidity, consistent financial profile, and strong revenue-only coverage of its debt.  Click the link below to view the complete report from Fitch.  Congratulations to our executive leadership and finance staff  on this achievement!

Milwaukee Catholic Home A- Rating Fitch Report

Please join us for one of our special events this Christmas season!

GINA FRANKSAn Afternoon with Santa and his Reindeer
Friday, December 4, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Town Center
2330 N Prospect Ave
RSVPs required – contact Bridget McNair at (414) 220‐3229 or bmcnair@milwaukeecatholichome.org.

Holiday Tea and Open House
Friday, December 11, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2462 N Prospect Ave
RSVPs required – contact Linda Cardinale at (414) 220-3216 or lcardinale@milwaukeecatholichome.org.

Advent Taize Prayer Services
Wednesdays, December 2nd, 9th and 23rd, 7:00 pm
St. Anne Chapel
2462 N Prospect Ave

The Residence Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 16, 4:30 pm
The Astor Room
Featuring the Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices and the American Legion Band

Intergenerational Christmas Spectacular
Thursday, December 17, 2:30 pm
3rd Floor Multipurpose Room
2330 N Prospect Ave

MCH Choir Christmas Concert
Tuesday, December 22, 7:00 pm
The Astor Room
2462 N Prospect Ave

Christmas Eve Mass
Thursday, December 24, 2:30 pm
St. Joachim Chapel
2330 N Prospect Ave

Christmas Day Mass
Friday, December 25, 10:00 am
St. Anne Chapel
2462 N Prospect Ave

At Milwaukee Catholic Home, we work to create innovative places and memorable moments that enhance the experience of our residents and their families and engage the broader community.  Click here to find out about our exciting new programs, and how you can help!

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From new technologies to advanced treatments to different communication methods – the contemporary health care and long term care industries have faced unique challenges and complexities in recent decades. As a Catholic institution, Milwaukee Catholic Home is committed to navigating these challenges with the highest standards of ethical practices in the light of Church teaching. To support this effort, Milwaukee Catholic Home has partnered with Clement Manor, a Catholic retirement community on Milwaukee’s south side, in the formation of a joint ethics committee.

Both organizations have committed to a central purpose statement to guide the activities of the joint ethics committee. Our shared goals include providing opportunities for reflection and recommendations about ethical and moral issues, facilitating educational materials and programs, and providing guidance for organizational practices and policies.

Our first meeting was held on November 15th, and laid the groundwork for many fruitful conversations to come. To prepare for the meeting, members were asked to participate in a webinar on medically administered nutrition and hydration from the Catholic Health Association. The CHA, of which Milwaukee Catholic Home is an active member, is an national network and resource for Catholic health care institutions.

We look forward to continued work with Clement Manor in this important and exciting undertaking!

Clare Gardens, our community farm in partnership with the Franciscan Friars, was featured in this week’s issue of the Catholic Herald. Read the full article online here.

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Hear from former rehabilitation patients and staff about what makes Transitions Rehabilitation special in this recently completed video:

Anne and residentBy Mike Brauer, Mission Advancement Officer

Milwaukee Catholic Home is unique because it offers residents three distinct, yet interrelated, pillars upon which their lives here will be based.  We strive to create a range of experiences for all residents from group activities, outings, and events to more intimate opportunities for interaction and friendships.  We build community in a variety of ways as well, always seeking to create an environment that, fosters camaraderie and fun, and provides support.  And we do it all by keeping the nurturing of the spirit at the center of what we say and do.

Our pastoral care program is in the midst of a transformation that seeks to build on our strengths and to optimize the opportunities to minister more personally to our residents.  Our Catholic identity is a guide for this work.  Thankful for the service of Anne Spoerl for the past thirteen years, we have a very strong foundation on which to build as we bid her farewell as she embraces her new role as a pastoral associate in a parish.

We remain committed to providing for the sacramental needs of our residents through daily Mass and regular opportunities for confession, daily Communion services and anointing of the sick as needed.  This is made possible by the part-time presence of Fr. Chuck Keefe who is in his 23rd year at the Catholic Home.  Recently, as a result of our partnership with the Franciscan Friars of the Assumption Province, we have welcomed Fr. Joel Szydlowski and Brother Justin Kwientkowski to our community as the newest members of our pastoral care team.  In addition to administering the sacraments, their ministry of presence will include facilitating scripture reflections, spirituality groups, and visits with residents.

Plans are presently underway for the expansion of our bereavement ministry for residents, families, and employees.  We want to affirm that loss is a part of life and that all of us experience loss in many ways throughout our lives, no matter what our age or station.  Our goal is to be intentional in framing this ministry according to our Christian, Catholic calling.

As we build on over a century of pastoral care, we prayerfully recognize all who are involved formally and informally in this work.  Employees and residents minister to one another regularly and MCH has been further blessed by numerous volunteers whose presence and service further animates our mission and helps reaffirm our identity.

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