Green Bay – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers will present an informational workshop on the HPV vaccine on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the YWCA Greater Green Bay.
The Nov. 14 event presented by HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers is designed to answer important questions about the HPV vaccine, such as:
Why should it be given?
Who should it be given to and when?
Does it work and is it safe?
How is the cost of the vaccine covered?
The presentation will be led by Leighann Heling, RN, BSN, and nurse navigator at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers. It is free and open to the community.
HPV Vaccine Community Discussion
HPV, short for “human papillomavirus,” is transmitted through intimate skin-to-skin contact. According to the CDC, 80 percent of people will get an HPV infection in their lifetime. In some cases, HPV can also lead to cancer. The CDC reports HPV causes 33,700 cancers in men and women each year in the United States. HPV vaccination can prevent most of the cancers from ever developing. To learn more, visit: www.cdc.gov/hpv
About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers includes the largest group of oncologists in Northeast Wisconsin and provides patients access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technologies, as well as multiple supportive therapies at five locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin. It has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer for more than 55 years and is recognized as an Integrated Network Cancer Program – the highest level of accreditation possible for a non-teaching hospital. With decades of experience and a passion to provide patients the best care possible, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers works directly with the National Cancer Institute to bring people in the Northeast Wisconsin region access to the newest, leading-edge cancer clinical trials, drugs and prevention studies. For more information, visit
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org