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Marshfield Clinic Health System recognizes Outstanding Partners in Community Health

​March 13, 2024

MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Clinic Health System announced the recipients of its 2023 Outstanding Partner in Community Health Awards. These organizations and individuals have a history of working closely with the System's Community Impact and Social Accountability division 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 impact and social accountability 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 regularly and wish we could acknowledge them all. 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 Impact and Social Accountability (CISA) is a team of health educators, community health experts and volunteers at Marshfield Clinic Health System that works with community-based organizations across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan 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 misuse prevention and recovery efforts, support youth mental health, train Community Health Workers, and much more.

2023 Outstanding Partners in Community Health

  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Dr. Kelsie Offenwanger, Marshfield Clinic Health System
  • Dr. Lindsey Buswell Cleary, Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam
  • Eau Claire Health Alliance: Substance Misuse Action Team
  • findhelp
  • Jenna Flynn, Marathon County Health Department
  • Smiles on Wheels
  • Stan Kocos, Advance NPO Solutions, LLC
  • University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
  • Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS)


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John Gardner
Marshfield Clinic Health System Director of Communications
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Jeff Starck
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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 –
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