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Emeritus Program

​​​The Emeritus Program at Marshfield Clinic Health System encourages a positive connection between the Clinic and emeritus physicians, Ph.Ds and senior level administrators by offering volunteer possibilities, educational opportunities, connections with colleagues, patient care initiatives and social events.

Bromberg Cultural Arts Center Reading Room

The Bromberg Cultural Arts Reading Room is located in George Magnin Medical Library. This room is open to staff, emeriti and the public daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers​ a comfortable and convenient meeting area as well as computer access. If you are here for Grand Rounds, meetings, appointments or just to visit, please feel welcome to use this room.

Special tours of Library, Bromberg rooms and Laird office are available by calling 715-387-5183.

​Emeritus Directory

The directory is a great way to stay connected to past colleagues. To be included in the Emeritus Directory and to request a copy, please complete this form or submit your name, address, phone and email to ​Mary Beth Knoeck​.

Simulation Lab

The Simulation Laboratory (Sim Lab) provides learning opportunities in patient care for all employees throughout the Marshfield Clinic system. Emeritus physicians who are interested in simulation experience are welcomed to contact Suzanne Moertl (715-389-3806) to observe a session or assist with development and teaching of trainings.

Advisory Committee

The Marshfield Clinic Emeritus Program Advisory Committee consists of 10-16 Clinic staff and Emeritus. Members of the Advisory Committee are nominated by Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Division of Education, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and The Foundation.


To provide insight and expertise to the Foundation in determining new initiatives for the Emeritus Program, seeking ways to capture and utilize talents, knowledge, experience and clinical wisdom of senior physicians and leaders.


  • ​​​​Foster and enhance Marshfield Clinic's Emeritus Program​
  • Encourage participation in the program from colleagues
  • Identify new initiatives for retirees to increase engagement
  • Assist with planning events for Emeritus group
  • Establish annual measurable goals and review participant feedback
  • Modify program structure as needed and set annual priorities​

Educational Opportunities (to earn Category CME credit)
Contact Nadine Punke, CME Manager, at or 715-389-4156

Grand Rounds

Emeritus physicians are invited to attend Marshfield Clinic's Grand Rounds activities. These are held Fridays at noon in the Froehlke auditorium. Once the physician is no longer under special contract, the Division of Education will add them to the email distribution announcing the upcoming topic. Lunch is provided.

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)

Depending on the specialty, emeritus physicians may continue to attend their department's RSS, such as tumor conference, pediatric grand rounds, etc.

Extramural Conferences

All emeritus physicians are invited to attend Marshfield Clinic's educational conferences as indicated in the Emeritus Physician Participating in Marshfield Clinic Sponsored Continuing Medical Education Activities Policy. Emeritus physicians who elect to register for a MCHS sponsored CME activity will be charged one half the Marshfield Clinic physician rate.

Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of emeritus volunteer opportunities within Marshfield Clinic. If you are interested in any of the following, please contact Patti Bell, Manager of Community Engagement, at​ or 715-387-5199.

Event Ambassador

No one knows the history of the Clinic like our Emeriti. It is important to pass along this knowledge and history to our community. Emeriti are invited to serve as MC Ambassadors at special events, celebrations, donor receptions, dedications, ribbon cuttings, etc. 

Community Relations

Emeriti are encouraged to act as Marshfield Clinic Representatives in community organizations and volunteer at Community events such as Farm Technology Days (ex: assist with skin cancer screenings).

Clinic Tours

Periodically there are individuals and groups who want to tour Marshfield Clinic. Emeriti can provide expertise and history of the Clinic to groups that wish to tour the entire facility, MCRI​​, NFMC or other specific locations.

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Contact​​​ Us

For more information about the Marshfield Clinic Emeritus Program, please contact: Mary Beth Knoeck.

Doctors​ ​DoLittle

Emeritus physicians/surgeons and spouses meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month for dinner and fellowship.  The Doctors DoLittle group has an annual Re​treat at the Bjoklunden Lodge​ in beautiful Door County February.  For more information on getting involved with Doctors DoLittle, or to RSVP for dinner, contact Lynneia Miller at or 715-221-9735.