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Marshfield Clinic Health System recognizes Outstanding Partners in Community Health

​​Jan. 20, 2023

MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Clinic Health System announced the recipients of its 2022 Outstanding Partner in Community Health Awards. These organizations and individuals have a history of working closely with the System's Center for Community Health Advancement to address the most pressing community health needs throughout the System's service area.

​“Without the direct involvement from these key partners, our work would not be as effective," said Jay Shrader, vice president of community health for the Health System. “It is the nature of community health that work is done collaboratively with members of the community. We are so fortunate for the hundreds of community partners we work with on a regular basis and wish we could acknowledge each and every one of them. These awardees exemplify the highest level of partnership and achievement of the most significant outcomes, and this is one way we can acknowledge and thank them for their commitment to improving the health of our communities."

The Center for Community Health Advancement (CCHA) is a team of health educators, community health experts and volunteers at Marshfield Clinic Health System that works with community based organizations across Wisconsin to address specific health needs of the communities we serve. We do this by continuously assessing our communities' needs, identifying gaps, developing and implementing evidence based or promising practice programs, and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions.

Because of these partners and partnerships, the Center has been able to increase the capacity of community based organizations, connect patients with needed community services, advance substance use prevention and recovery efforts, support youth mental health, train Community Health Workers, and much more.

2022 Outstanding Partners in Community Health

  • Serve Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health - Wisconsin Partnership Program
  • Milwaukee Area Health Education Center
  • Marshfield Medical Center-Ladysmith
  • Eric P. Hartwig, Ph.D., b.e.s.t. ® (Behavioral Emotional Social Traits)
  • Sarah Turner, Barron County Department of Health & Human Services
  • Boys & Girls Club of Portage County


 Media Relations

John Gardner
Marshfield Clinic Health System Director of Communications
715 221-8659

Jeff Starck
Senior Media Relations Specialist - Marshfield, Eau Claire, Ladysmith, Minocqua, Neillsville, Park Falls, & Rice Lake
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Dan Baulch
Senior Communications
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Beaver Dam
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Jim Korth
Communications Specialist – Wausau/Weston

Joe Rizzo
Director of Public Relations and Business Development –
Marshfield Medical