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2015 Summer Connections Newsletter

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Summer 2015AT HEALTH CENTERWELCOME DESKVolunteers Assist Residents and Visitorssee pages 6-7A Mission of the Western District of the Moravian Church

Dear Friends of Marquardt Village,I’m happy to say construction of Marquardt Village’s new Park Terrace for assisted livingand memory care and Towne Centre for resident life has managed to stay on track inspite of heavy spring rains this year. Foundation work is nearly done, walls will be goingup soon, and ongoing progress will surely be exciting to watch.With Marquardt Village’s solid financial standing and the support of our board ofdirectors’vision, our organization was able to offer management support for The Atriumand Bay Pointe communities in Racine when Lincoln Lutheran of Racine filed forvoluntary receivership earlier this year. A management agreement was signed in mid April.Not only are we helping out a sister community and its residents, but managing bothlocations is allowing Marquardt to leverage our staff’s exceptional experience and torealize efficiencies that are having a positive impact across the board.In other news, Marquardt at Home is expanding its service area for home health and hospice care. Kenosha,Milwaukee and Racine counties join the current eight county service area of Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Rock,Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha. Marquardt at Home is also providing home health services at Capitol Lakes, aMadison retirement community, through a partnership that began in February.In this issue, we invite you to “hear” from our generous donors. You can also read about how our staff’s and volunteers’focus on customer service inspires the new welcome desk at Marquardt Health Center and extends a warm welcometo new independent living residents. And learn how implementing an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system isenhancing care and quality of life.As always, we greatly appreciate the support of everyone who gives their time and resources to help make Marquardt Village and our good works possible.Blessings,Matthew Mauthe, CEO Construction Progress ......................................................... 3 EHR System Enhancing Care ............................................ 8 Meet Jenny Hoerth ............................................................... 4 Marilyn and Jerry Jeuck ...................................................... 9 Donor and Board Appreciation ...................................... 4 Welcoming New Residents ............................................. 10 Sally and Ron Greve ............................................................. 5 Donor Appreciation ........................................................... 11 Health Center Welcome Desk ...................................... 6-7 Clay Shooting Hospice Benefit ...................................... 12


Spring Banquets Recognized Generous Donors and Board MembersThere was a great turnout this spring at the annual banquet for donors, as well as at the inaugural banquet for current and past members of theMarquardt Village board of directors.Each year Marquardt hosts a dinner to recognize donorswho give $500 or more and those who designate aplanned gift to Marquardt Foundation. “This festive eventis a tribute to the generosity of our donors,” said chiefdevelopment officer, Cheryl Porior-Mayhew. “And we areso grateful that many of our benefactors were able toattend and enjoy the evening. Thank you all so much.And thank you to this year’s sponsors: Alliance Rehab,Eppstein Uhen Architects, and Altius Building Company.”New this year, and now planned as an annual event, was Banquets were held at Windwood of Watertown on May 12th and June 4th.the banquet for current and former board members. “Weowe the success of Marquardt Village to the generousleaders who have voluntarily given their time andtalents to the governance of our organization over theyears,” said chief executive officer, Matt Mauthe. “Thebanquet presented a special opportunity to bring themall together, share plans for the future, and express ourgratitude for their vision and their support.”Marquardt Village Welcomes Jenny Hoerth, Health Information Manager After an early career in customer service helping students with loans, Jenny Hoerth returned to school herself with a goal to “help people in the medical field.” She gained experience in medical records working for nursing and rehabilitation centers in Madison before joining Marquardt Village in early April to supervise a staff of four technicians that maintain health information records, Medicare and private insurance, state and federal regulations, and more. “Marquardt Village is fascinating to me, the way the community serves so many people at different life stages,” Jenny says. “The opportunities to talk to residents and family members every day and to use my skills and experience to make a difference in people’s lives are exciting.”Born and raised in Oconomowoc, Jenny has two children and twin five-year-old grandsons she describes as the lightof her life. She enjoys hunting, fishing, and just about any other outdoor activity.

Sally & Ron Greve’sYear-round Spirit of Giving is Inspired by ChristmasSally and Ron Greve celebrate the spirit of Christmas Best known for their volunteer work at Park Centre all year-round. Over some 55 years, these antique South, the Greves often help Joan Genz with activities. lovers collected more than 500 antique Christmas “Sally and Ron are vibrant, active participants whoornaments. Each year, it would take them more than 12 give back to Marquardt Village through many hourshours to decorate a 16-foot tree, much less their entire of volunteer assistance with programs and activities,”Queen Anne Victorian home in Watertown. said Joan.Before moving to Watertown, they lived in a 1950s Phyllus and Jim Groves nominated the Greves for theera ranch in the country for 32 years and raised five volunteer of the year award, because “they are alwayschildren there. When the last one left home, Sally and ready and willing to help others throughout ourRon decided it was time to move to town and they set building. Sally and Ron are like family.”out in search of a Victorian homethat would be the perfect place “They are always ready The Greves also give generouslyto display and expand on their and willing to help others to Marquardt Foundation, mostcollection of furniture, glassware recently offering a challenge toand porcelain from that era. throughout our building.” residents to help raise funds for a defibrillator. They pledged $500The home they fell for was built in if others would contribute the1893 by August Fuermann, Jr., the son of a Watertown remaining $1000. Several donors rose to the challenge—brewmaster. Over the years, the Queen Anne Victorian Isela and Glen Grams and Barb and Ron Johnson donatedhome was featured in the Milwaukee Journal, Watertown $500 per couple and Martin Johnson donated $750.Daily Times and Victorian Homes magazine. Thanks totheir efforts, the Greves were able to get the home listed The Greves also like to give to the Foundation’s Generalon the National Register of Historic Places. Fund, which makes up the difference between public assistance and the real cost of care. Ron said, “WhatSally and Ron downsized their collections to fit their Park could be more deserving than that?”Centre South apartment, yet they still display many antiqueornaments each Christmas. They also continue the spirit Merry Christmas, Sally and Ron. Thank you for yourof the holiday throughout the year with their gifts of inspiring spirit of giving.volunteering and donations to Marquardt Foundation.

New Volunteer-staffed Welcome Desk AssistsHealth Center Residents and VisitorsEnter just about any hospital and the first thing you Sandi Bathke, volunteer services coordinator. “Not only is see is an information desk staffed with people the welcome desk a valued customer service for visitors who are knowledgeable and happy to help you and residents, the volunteers free up the nursing staff tofind your way. That’s the idea behind the new welcome focus on resident care.”desk at Marquardt Health Center. So, it’s not surprising that the idea for the welcome deskBeginning June 1st, the desk has been “manned” by two came from Jen Coppes, director of nursing. “Anythingvolunteers per shift, three shifts per day, five days a week. volunteers can reasonably do that our nursing staff“We’re making good progress toward our goal to cover otherwise would be doing helps to elevate the quality ofall seven days during the busiest visiting hours,” says care for residents,” says Jen.

At the welcome desk, just inside the main entrance, “We think it’s a wonderful idea,” says Jeanne. “Apparentlyvolunteers known as ambassadors greet people with people really appreciate it, because we’ve heard so manya smile and offer their help. good things. The best part forOften, they share a map “Anything volunteers can me is seeing someone lightof the Health Center or reasonably do that our nursing up, just because I smile andpersonally escort visitors. offer my help.”They answer questions, staff otherwise would be doing helpsmake deliveries, and simply to elevate the quality of care.” “Nurses and CNAs havechat with visitors and plenty to do,” adds Phil. “Theresidents. Jeanne and Phil welcome desk is 100% staffedLord, avid volunteers since they moved to a Marquardt by volunteers, so people don’t hesitate to talk withgarden home four years ago, are among the 40-plus us like they do if they need to interrupt a nurse. Theyambassadors who cover a shift most weeks. quickly realize they’re not wasting our time—it’s exactly why we’re here.” WE APPRECIATE OUR VOLUNTEERS If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at the welcome desk or assisting with other needs, please visit the “giving/volunteer” page at for current opportunities and an application form. Or call Sandi Bathke, volunteer services coordinator, at (920) 206-4010 or email her at [email protected].

Electronic Health Records (EHR) System Enhancing Care Services and Quality of LifeThis is an exciting year and a pivotal one for Marquardt’s system, like most, is a combination of core Marquardt Health Center as the nursing and modules and others that are being customized. Jen health information staffs move toward a fully and Michael Benson, health care administrator, arefunctioning MatrixCare® EHR system. Current separate serving as project managers in addition to their primarysystems—for ordering medications, ordering lab work, responsibilities. They work together with MatrixCaretracking care and billing—and hard copy charts will on customization and reporting functions, as well aseventually be parts of one robust and secure system. oversee training and implementation, which beganPlus, all of these once-isolated data systems will earlier this year. Selected physicians will be able to“communicate with each other.” access Marquardt’s system, as“The difference in terms of “The difference in terms of will more physicians, hospitalsquality of life for residents and quality of life for residents and and health care networks in the future.for efficiencies in managing care for efficiencies in managing “People who gravitate towardare already remarkable,” says Jen care are already remarkable.” nursing and other health careCoppes, director of nursing. Jenhas been with Marquardt for 18 careers want to care for people,months and has experience with EHR in another long- not data,” Jen says. “So, we expect another majorterm care setting. “Increasingly, the nursing staff will have advantage for Marquardt Village will be in retainingmore time for resident care because they will need to our excellent staff and recruiting nurses, too, becausespend less time with paperwork and health records.” they will want to work for an organization that has a system like this in place.”

There’s No Place Like HomeFor the Jeucks,Returning toMarquardt FeltLike ComingHome.Marilyn and Jerry Jeuck have lived in three She recalled a time when they received surprisingly different apartment homes at Marquardt special treatment, courtesy of Jan Duffy, service Village—Hus, Park Centre South, and now coordinator. Jerry had been in the hospital, so JanPark Centre North. Between living at the two Park arranged for meals to be brought in without evenCentre residences, they moved off-campus for a time, being asked. When he needed a different walker, Janwhich Marilyn calls “the biggest mistake we’ve ever arranged for one to be delivered the same day. This ismade.”They discovered that the “grass is not always just one example of how Marquardt staff “goes abovegreener,” and that nothing else quite compares with and beyond.”Marquardt Village.“Marquardt has gone above and As new residents of Park Centre North, “We were spoiled, and Marilyn and Jerry jumped right intobeyond our wildest dreams,” Marilyn we wanted to go back their new life. They are volunteers andsaid. “We were able to pick out to being spoiled.” participants in many of the meals andour own carpeting and window activities. Because they understandtreatments. And the staff is incredible. the value of Marquardt Village, theWe get same-day service from maintenance, whereas Jeucks have also been long-time monthly donors toat other apartments we never knew when we would be Marquardt Foundation.helped. It’s really a worry-free lifestyle here.” “We feel incredibly blessed,” Marilyn said. “It shouldn’tReturning to Marquardt felt like coming home. “Yes, just be called Marquardt Village; it should be called thewe were spoiled, and we wanted to go back to being Marquardt Village Family.”spoiled,” Marilyn said.

A Warm Welcome for New Residents“Getting a Smile in Return is Like Lighting Up a Dark Room.”Recently, new resident Barb Berg was welcomed by Carol Timmel from the Resident Welcome Committee.Choosing to move to a retirement community for meet-and-greet process helps new residents feel a independent living is a big decision and no small welcoming sense of community right away. task for most people. Which is why Joy Caine, “A bond quickly forms between the residents,”Tarynmarketing director, and Anne Fritts, marketing assistant, says. “These volunteers provide another layer of supportdo so much to streamline the process and help new to newcomers in addition to our staff and we greatlyresidents feel welcome and happy about their decision— appreciate their efforts.”though they are far from alone in this endeavor. Barbara (Barb) Berg was welcomed recently by Carol“It’s a team effort, every step of the way” Joy says. “Anne Timmel. Barb, who retired as pastor of the Moravianand I help new residents make personalization choices Church and has lead worship services at Marquardt,for their apartment or garden home, answer questions, already knows her way around. “You might say I hadand offer advice along the way. When moving day a ‘foot in the door,’ but I still really appreciate Carol’scomes, we get the pleasure of being among the first to greeting,” Barb says. “I’m sure this effort encourageswelcome them to Marquardt Village.” people to get out and about at Marquardt Village and experience the social benefits of community life.”Meanwhile, another team of staff and residents ispreparing to do their part to help newcomers settle As for Carol Timmel’s perspective, she enjoys greetingin. Earlier this year, four resident members of the people with a smile, because “getting a smile in returnCampus Council began working together with Joan is like lighting up a dark room.”Genz, lifestyle director; Jan Duffy, service coordinator;Sandi Bathke, volunteer coordinator; and Taryn Braasch, Resident Welcome Committee Membershousing director, to recruit volunteers from eachapartment building and the garden homes to join a Carol Timmel Betty SchimmingResident Welcome Committee. Shirley Radtke Gerald Schultz Erika Cheesbro Sylvia TesterThese volunteers greet new residents, show them Bernice Goede Carol Vossaround, invite them to attend campus activities, Lois Harkeattend with them if they like, and much more. Taryn,who heads up the committee, says formalizing the

Thank you to the following individuals, churches & businesses who have contributed to the Marquardt Foundation for Wish List items,operating needs, pastoral care & chapel needs, memory care, hospice & staff appreciation from April to June. We valueyour trust & will use these gifts for the benefit of Marquardt Village residents.INDIVIDUALS Matt & Erika Mauthe In Memory of Loretta Fuchs In Memory of Stuart Schilling GRATEFUL HEARTSKaren & Fred Albert Kristin & Kenny McDonald Jerry Arntson Janice & Robert Thostenson In Honor of Colleen Buedler Jessica Angove Barbara McGray William FuchsAnonymous Elizabeth & Richard McLaughlin In Memory of Elsie Harberg In Memory of Richard Schlueter AnonymousJerry Arntson Annette Meyer* Rev. Jane Harberg Linda Bargo Jan OlsonJohn & Joyce Austin Debra Meyer In Memory of Thor Harberg Jeffrey Miller*Ron & Carol Barwick Greg & Cheryl Meyer Rev. Jane Harberg In Memory of William Schultz In Honor of Ruth Buchholz Sandra Bathke Tammy Mielke In Memory of Erwin Hesse Rhonda & Jeffrey HagyDonald & Barbara Benedett Diane Neal Rev. & Mrs. Reuben Schmitz Annette Meyer*Michael Benson Rebecca Nehls In Memory of Leona Hesse Tracy & Todd Kruser In Honor of Amy Durand Grace Bentzin Don Nicholson Rev. & Mrs. Reuben Schmitz Joan SchultzKaren Bergman Rebecca Nimm In Memory of Brian Holcomb Wendy Stoeckler Jack Penfold*Rev. Raymond Bezanson Jessica O’marrah Kerri & Matthew Johanning James & Jill Teisberg In Honor of Jessica Granzow Denise Blackbourn Jack Penfold* In Memory of Robert Holt In Memory of Gilbert Shekey Shelly Bladorn Lavernia Peters* Charlotte Holt Irene Heiliger*Taryn Braasch Barbara Pohl In Memory of Herbert C. Holz Joan Jones Mary HettsAlice Brandt Cheryl Porior-Mayhew & Jim Carol Voss In Memory of Minnie Shekey In Honor of Mindy Gruling Phillip Braunschweig Mayhew In Memory of Virginia Ihde Rick Brewer Barbara & Larry Quest Jim & Judy Maas Joan Jones Barb Schwefel*Amber Brinsko Hannah Raabe In Memory of Karen Jaehrling In Memory of Vernon Steffen In Honor of Robin Hammond Amanda Burg Renee Raabe David FrankJoy & Patrick Caine Patricia Ranthum Mary Lou & Myron Joe & Judy Hasslinger Edith Wandersee*Dick Cerney Anne Roberson Moldenhauer In Memory of Ken Stelse In Honor of Debra Hoefler Sherry & Russ Cira Tami Rodriguez Janice & Robert ThostensonJeanie Clark Lucille Roessler-Engsberg* In Memory of Don King Beverly Stelse Esther Claire Lessard*Jennifer Coppes Larry Rudd Cathie King In Memory of Loretta Stewart In Honor of Kim Holterman Deborah Cornella-Kirt Lori & Dan Sellnow In Memory of Aaron Kohls Dorothy Degnitz Joyce & Mark Scallon Joseph Kohls Sarah & Mike Walter Erika Spiegelhoff*Terri & Curt Detert Kathleen & Larry Scheler In Memory of Viola Koser In Memory of Walter Stewart In Honor of Kim Ignarski Robert & Trudy Dobbratz Caryl Scheurman* Marilyn KohlsKris & Jan Duffy Ruth Schick In Memory of Harvey Krueger Sarah & Mike Walter Mary HettsJohn & Gladys Ebert Judy & David Schoechert Marilyn Foster Sitter In Memory of Edna Strasburg In Honor of Paula Kaulback Mildred Febock Gerald & Carol Schultz In Memory of Dorothy Kuenzi Kimberly Fehling Jessica Schultz Holly Brom Joan Strasburg Allinder Erika Spiegelhoff*Emily Feiner Lawrence Schumacher* Bonnie & Thomas Conway In Memory of Lloyd Strasburg In Honor of Renee Kelman Shelby Fetter Barbara & Terry Schwefel* Dan & Nancy JaeckelPhillip & Naomi Frensz Dennis Schwenker Elroy Liesener Joan Strasburg Allinder Barb Schwefel*Rev. & Mrs. John Fritts Erika Spiegelhoff* Sally, Laura & Kari Schoenike In Memory of Robert Uecker In Honor of Sandy Kemnitz Lori Ganser Henry Staeben Lester & Lucille SchwartzGary & Joan Genz Jerry Stelse In Memory of Dorothy Lange Elaine Uecker Barb Schwefel*Katelyn Genz Tammy Stoll Hildegard Lange In Memory of Dolly Vergenz In Honor of Jennifer Kleinjan Katie Gomez Phyllis Strasburg George In Memory of Luann Lauersdorf Vicky & Stephen Gouldthorp Mary Supple Thomas & Susan O’Connor Shirley Dibble Annette Meyer*Glen & Isela Grams Gina Symkowski In Memory of Dolores Livanec In Memory of Robert Voss In Honor of Linda Kraus Sally & Ronald Greve Taylor Tidwell George LivanecEliza Griggs Stacie Trail In Memory of Lois Loveng Carol Voss Barb Schwefel*Carmen Groehler Albert Troyke Mary Lou & Myron In Memory of Harriet Wilde In Honor of All Marquardt Staff Irene Heiliger* Marilyn & Gary Vogel MoldenhauerKimberly Henze Barbara Butler & Karl Wagner In Memory of Karen I. Mantey Sue Wilde-Behl Lawrence & Thelma Kimberly Holterman Lynne Wagner Joan Jones In Memory of Stanley Wilde Schumacher*Gayle Hunter Edith & Harold Wandersee* MaryAnn & John Mantey Edith Wandersee*Patricia Ignarski Rev. Aden & Bishop Kay Ward Mary Lou & Myron Sue Wilde-Behl In Honor of All Marquardt AtLynn Ireland Patricia Werner Moldenhauer In Memory of Jean Zillmer Home Staff Alesha Jacobson Stephanie Wollitz In Memory of Harvey Neubauer Henrietta MantheiBarbara & Ronald Johnson Patsy & Herman Zastrow Marsha & John Pagel Sherry & Russ Cira In Honor of MarquardtMartin Johnson* Jenny & Jamie Zwieg In Memory of George Ochs ORGANIZATIONS Environmental Services &Amber Kaesermann Erlene Delano In Memory of Archie Daley Hospice Paula Kaulback TRIBUTES In Memory of Janice Oemig Rick Daley*Christine Komis In Honor of Marquardt Village David Oemig* Daley Painting & Decorating In Honor of Marquardt HealthApichai Kookasemkit Residents In Memory of James Pipkorn In Memory of Marion Engsberg Center Staff Sherry Korth* Gerald & Marilyn Jeuck Miriam & Ellsworth Schuett Judy Tyrer & Leola Beth Kratzer Patricia Laehr In Memory of Mary E. Quinn Meade Medical Clinic Haberkorn Estate*Linda Kraus In Honor of Marquardt Village Staff Susan Barry Pastoral Service In Honor of Marquardt HealthCarol Kruesel Gerald & Marilyn Jeuck B. Brauer & L. Brauer Alliance Rehabilitation Center Staff 700 Wing Sarah Kuehl Mary Lou & Myron Thomas & Maria Fairall Altius Building Company Sherry Korth*Michelle Larson Moldenhauer Mary Hoppe Amazon Smile Foundation In Honor of Marquardt Rehab Duane Lauersdorf* In Honor of Florence Sweeney Michelle & Richard McKellar First Midwest Bank Edith Wandersee*John Leischer Ann & Richard Nienow Mary & William Pate Hafemeister Funeral Home In Honor of Mike McCormick Esther Claire Lessard* In Honor of Mary E. Quinn Sue & Robin Roe Koplin Excavating & Grading Co. Mary HettsMichael & Rachel Libby Gerald & Pauline Quinn Joyce Sandberg Moravian Church Western District In Honor of Cheryl Meyer Allison Lorenz In Memory of Rick Bargo Diane Schlesner Moravian Larger Life Foundation AnonymousNathaniel Lueck Linda Bargo Maureen & James Schmidt New Horizon Foods, Inc. In Honor of Diane Neal Nicholas Maas In Memory of Marion Engsberg Darlene & Randall Schultz Northside Auto & Truck Service Caryl Scheurman*Shirley Maas Leanne & Jack Huber Jeffrey & Sheryl Schultz Pastoral Service In Honor of Becky Nehls Dan & Julie Marks Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Duane Lauersdorf*Lynnae Mathison-Raether United Electric, Inc. In Honor of Pat Ranthum Sharon Mathwig Watertown Moravian Church Jan Olson Yerges Van Liners Caryl Scheurman* Marquardt Village was named as Jeffrey Miller* a recipient of memorial gifts in the In Honor of Gina Symkowski obituaries of the following people Jim Siebold from April-June. Thank you to In Honor of Jocelyn Wack these individuals & their families Jack Penfold* for supporting our mission. In Honor of LuAnn Weihert Robert J. Dunn Barb Schwefel* Marion Ellen (Strasburg) Engsberg Loretta J. Fuchs *Grateful Hearts Donors Brian N. Holcomb Fay Martin Vicki Duhr & David Schultz Dorothy A. Kuenzi Jane & Steve Schmidt Susan & Ken Taylor LuAnn M. Lauersdorf Florence Topel Jerome & Lynn Zastrow Karen Isabella “Issie” Mantey Mary Elizabeth Quinn Henry Ralph StaebenWe make every effort to ensure this list is accurate. If you notice an error or omission, please notify us at (920) 206-4000.

Non-Profit Org US Postage PAID Mailings Direct 1020 Hill StreetWatertown, WI 53098Phone: (920) 206-4663MarquardtVillage.orgSponsored by the Western Districtof the Moravian Church Join the Fun at our First Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Out Proceeds to Benefit Marquardt Hospice Friday, September 25 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM At Milford Hills Hunt Club, Johnson Creek Sponsorships, teams, and individual participation available. Beginners are welcome and will get personal instruction. READ MORE & REGISTER at Please participate in this event and encourage friends and family to join us in support of Marquardt Hospice and the many patients and families we serve at Marquardt Village and in the surrounding community. For more information on the Marquardt Hospice Clay Shoot Out or for a printed registration form, please contact Cheryl Porior-Mayhew at [email protected] or 920-206-4000. For information about Marquardt Hospice call 844-206-4930. Address changes or requests to be removed from the Marquardt Connections mailing list can be emailed to [email protected].

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