HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese colleagues adopted 15 local families to donate gifts to this holiday season. Coping for Kids, Eden’s Glory and local churches assisted the hospital’s mission team to identify items each family needed. 

“We are grateful for our colleagues who generously donated gifts to help local families have a blessed Christmas,” shared Tracy Mensing, RN, women and infants facilitator and mission team member. “Last year we were able to bless 12 families’ wishes, so we were very excited to be able to bring joy to three more families this year.”  


Photo Caption: Hospital colleagues generously donated gifts to help fifteen families in need this Christmas season. Standing left to right: Jelene Rickhoff, supply chain; Mindy Sauerhage, lab intern; Jamie Mueller, medical laboratory technician; Mary Fitzgerald, RN; Carmen Daab, clerical support associate; Kristina Storey, RN; Tracy Mensing, RN, women and infants facilitator; Allison Wiesen, RN and house supervisor; Cathy Bostick, RN; Sarah Hemker, RN, case manager; Teresa Haake, RN; Kevin Schaubert, emergency department manager; Sara Faust, pharmacist. Kneeling left to right: Stacy Albers, RN; Ruth Rainey, RN; Angie Kruse, registered dietician; Chris Gebke, director of volunteers.

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