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Day to Day Excellence

Here are just a few examples of the many ways our staff are providing exceptional clinical care.

Deficiency-Free State Clinical Surveys
In 2011, 2012, and 2015, Milwaukee Catholic Home was deemed clinically deficiency-free by state surveyors.

Restorative Care and Strength and Balance Program
Our director of Recreation Therapy, Bridget McNair, recently completed a study funded by the Helen Bader Foundation to examine the impact of strength and balance programming on the management of falls. The programs Bridget designed have been found to significantly decrease falls and improve strength and balance, and have now been implemented campus-wide as a collaborative initiative between our nursing and recreation therapy teams.

Infection Control Program
We take our residents’ health and safety seriously, which is why we have an extraordinarily robust infection control training program involving every staff member campus-wide. In addition, 100% of our eligible employees were vaccinated against the flu this past year.

Our Staff

Medical Director: James Volberding, MD
Dr. Volberding earned his degree in medicine from Southern Illinois University in 1982
and completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Board certified in
internal medicine, he joined Madison Medical Affiliates in 1986.
Dr. Volberding has served as Medical Director for our Health & Rehabilitation Center
since July 1997.

Director of Nursing: Joan Quirk, RN, WCC
Joan received her Associate Degree in Nursing from MATC in 1982, and acquired her
certification as a Wound Care Consultant in 2012. She joined the staff at the Milwaukee
Catholic Home in July 1997 as Director of Nursing and has been in the long-term care
nursing profession since 1994.

Nursing Home Administrator: Patrick Shaughnessy 
Pat has spent 29 years in the long term care industry and 19 as a licensed nursing home administrator.  His wide-ranging experience includes the opening and management of a 120 bed skilled nursing facility for the State of Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs.  He has served on the State of Wisconsin Nursing Home Administrators Examining Board since 2014 and is a member of Leading Age Wisconsin.