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Monthly Archives: February 2016

John tries out some equipment in our fitness room.

John tries out some equipment in our fitness room.

MCH is going to be featured in an upcoming episode of Around the Corner with John McGivern! The well-known Milwaukee actor and comedian paid MCH a visit a few months ago to film a segment for his beloved PBS TV series. John is no stranger to MCH – his mother is a resident here, and he was a guest and entertainer at the closing celebration of our 100 Year Anniversary. He enjoyed spending some time on our campus during filming, and speaking to residents and staff about MCH’s history and presence on Milwaukee’s East Side.

The episode will air on PBS Thursday, March 24th, but friends of MCH have the opportunity for a special sneak preview event on Tuesday, March 22nd. All are invited to join us for cocktails at 6:00 pm, followed by a special screening of the episode at 7:00 pm and a question-and-answer session with John and his producer, Lois Maurer. RSVPs are required – please contact Anne Catalane at (414) 220-3250 or acatalane@milwaukeecatholichome.org.

 

Katie Grant, Milwaukee Catholic Home’s Vice President of Clinical Integration, was brought on staff in 2015 to guide the implementation of our new electronic medical records system. She will be spearheading efforts to develop new systems for QAPI (quality assurance and performance improvement).

 
KatieWhat is your background and experience in health care?

I am a bachelor’s prepared, registered nurse and have served in leadership positions for all 22 years of my nursing career.

 
What is your role at MCH and why was it created?

My role was created to assist in the development of staff through support, training and improvement of operating systems and procedures. Part of my responsibility was to implement electronic medical records for MCH. I am also responsible for developing systems and processes around quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI).

 
What is QAPI and why is it important at an organization like MCH?

QAPI is important because it gives us the skills to solve problems and prevent their recurrence, allows us to seize opportunities to achieve new goals, provides fulfillment for caregivers as they become active partners in performance improvement, and, above all, provides better care and improved quality of life for our residents.

 
How will we be working with other organizations in the future to benefit the senior community throughout Milwaukee?

We are trying to develop partnerships with other faith-based facilities. We don’t have to recreate the wheel! We can partner together, share resources and learn from each other.

Please join us in prayer and celebration this Lent and Easter season!  Below are some of the opportunities for spiritual enrichment over the next several weeks.

4935268968_de480c964d_bStations of the Cross
Fridays in Lent, 3:00 pm
St. Anne’s Chapel

Taize Prayer
Wednesdays in Lent, 7:00 pm
St. Anne’s Chapel

Holy Thursday Mass
Thursday, March 24th, 4:00 pm
St. Anne Chapel

Good Friday Service
Friday, March 25th, 1:30 pm
St. Anne Chapel
No Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

Easter Vigil
Saturday, March 26th, 7:00 pm
St. Anne Chapel

Easter Sunday Mass
Sunday, March 27th, 10:30 am
St. Anne Chapel AND St. Joachim Chapel