Skip to navigation Skip to Content


Search Marshfield Clinic Health System
Join a world-class health system. Find jobs

Comfort bags for cancer patients

Marshfield Clinic transcriptionists create comfort for cancer patients

​​​​Marshfield Clinic transcriptionists created and donated comfort care bags for cancer patients. Seated: June Vogel, from left to right, Barb Cashman and Barb Freudigmann. Standing: Tanja Ziegel, from left to right, Barb Peters and Vicki Johnson.​

On Nov. 9, a number of Minocqua area Marshfield Clinic transcriptionists put their talents to good use.

“We created comfort bags to donate to our cancer care services for patients who are in need,” said Barb Freudigmann, Marshfield Clinic transcriptionist for Urgent Care.

The comfort bags are sewn into a tube shape and filled with rice. These bags are given to any patients who wish to have them. The bags can be heated in a microwave or frozen and then used as heat or ice packs for a bit of comfort.

The creative group is donating the comfort bags to the Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology departments.

“We went through 100 pounds of rice and created 72 bags,” Freudigmann said. “We had so much fun putting these together that we plan to meet on a regular basis to create more of these.”

​​The Marshfield Clinic system provides patient care, research and education in more than 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin, making it one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States.

 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
715 389-4978

Dan Baulch
Senior Communications
Specialist -
Beaver Dam
920 887-4152

Jim Korth
Communications Specialist – Wausau/Weston

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