February, 2010

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Rebekah Carey

H1N1 Vaccination Site

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

The Granville Neighborhood Health Center was chosen by the Southeast Regional Office State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services to provide an H1N1 vaccination site. Patients from age one year to 90 years old received either the nasal mist vaccine or the injectable vaccine on Saturday, February 13. Many of those receiving vaccine were new to the center, having heard about the service through a mass media campaign, coordinated by Mosaic Media, volunteering their services for the Health Division’s special outreach effort. This included television news coverage, guest spokesperson Dr. Janie Washington, presentations at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, and flyers distributed through the community.

Both WISN 12 and Fox 6 News spent the morning at the center interviewing volunteers and patients.

Sheryl Scott

Nursing Lab Open House

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Over 130 people attended the open house of our new nursing laboratory today! The day will truly go down in history as a memorable one for the nursing program at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

The festivities started with an open house for the WLC faculty, staff, and students from 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. Professors and students who were in class in the same room just a few months before were amazed at the transformation. Some desks and chairs still remain, but the room looks much more like a healthcare setting than a classroom. Five patient care areas surround the perimeter of the room, each occupied by a member of the Sim family (the patient simulators).

Ten minutes before the official start time of our community open house session at 4 p.m., guests began filing in to the lab. For the three hours that followed, sophomore nursing students proudly demonstrated the capabilities of the simulators and the features of the lab. Their poise was impressive and presentations were informative – a wonderful example of the blessings God has provided to our program.


Fast Tube by Casper


Fast Tube by Casper

We are grateful for the many guests who were able to attend the open house. Representatives from area schools, healthcare facilities, churches, and businesses were in attendance, as well as prospective students and family and friends of the students and faculty. It was certainly a diverse group, but one that represents many resources of support for this new program.

We look forward with great enthusiasm as we continue to build the nursing program at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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