Covid Response

COVID-19  Compassion for our Caregivers at Mercy Hospital 

Ascension Mercy Hospital delivers the care that our community needs most of all, right now, during this COVID-19 emergency. Our front-line caregivers are working day and night to help people who have COVID-19 and keep the community safe.

Read Your Messages for our Mercy Hospital Caregivers

Dear Caregivers at Mercy, 


Ascension NE WI - Mercy Campus Laboratory & Outpatient Team - THANK YOU for working tirelessly behind the scenes to provide the BEST QUALITY and SAFEST care for the patients in our community. You are applauded and deeply appreciated." - (11/12/20)

Thank you to my amazing caregivers 

Thank you to my amazing caregivers at the Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center! Dr. Heraly, Joelle, Morgan, Adam and Michelle were outstanding during my chemo treatments. I appreciated their encouragement and compassionate care so much." 
- Nancy (11/12/20)

Thank you to all the doctors and caregivers

Thank you to all the doctors and caregivers for providing excellent care and compassion to our patients during this time. We are so thankful for all you do! May God bless and strengthen you as you continue to live out our mission!"
- Carol Opgenorth, Vice President of Operations, AMG (11/12/20)

Please know how appreciated and valuable you are! 

Although it may not feel like it at times, your caring service makes a big difference in the lives of your patients and their loved ones. It was just confirmed to me again last night by a woman who recently lost her husband to Covid."
- Linnea Elrod, UR Case Manager, Ascension All Saints (11/6/20)

Thank you so much

Thank you so much to all the frontline workers for taking care of so many patients with the compassion and loving care that you give every day to everyone. You are appreciated by so many. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time." 
- Cathy (11/5/20)

Thank you to my fellow co-workers for all you do every day

Just want you to know that you all are very much appreciated. You put your life and health on the line every day. Keep up the great work, and keep your spirits up. Know that we are all in this together and are behind each and every one of you 100% THANK YOU!!!!!." 
- Norma Kumm - Coordinator Guest & Volunteer Services (11/3/20)

To all of the staff and caregivers at Mercy

thank you for all your hard work, dedication, and compassion while caring for our community. We are with you and value all of you." 
- Courtney (10/29/20)

Thank you for all you do! 

This is a very stressful time in our lives. Thank you for the time, compassion, and skill you give to our community!" 
- Anne (10/29/20)

Thank all of of your for your continual sacrifice

I want to thank all of of your for your continual sacrifice in taking care of your community during this Covid-19 crisis. You are appreciated more than you could ever know. Stay strong, be safe, and God bless you all!" 
- Pam Langreck (10/26/20)

Thank you

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to providing the best care for all who need it. Know that you're all in our thoughts and we wish you strength to carry on." 
- David (10/22/20)

To all my past colleagues 

To all my past colleagues and everyone at Ascension Mercy Hospital and AMG clinics, thank you for your tireless effort Serving our communities. Your dedication will never be forgotten!" 
- Nicole Brady (10/21/20)

Thank you

Thank you to my fellow Mercy Hospital caregivers, you are all amazing individuals and I appreciate all your hard work to keep us all safe. " 
- Bev Hoffman, Gift Shop Coordinator Mercy Hospital Oshkosh (10/21/20)

As a retired Nurse from Mercy

As a retired Nurse from Mercy I am so thankful for all that the medical people, especially nurses and respiratory therapist are doing with ventilator patients and all Covid affected people. Your patience, love and knowledge is so important to not only your patients but their families and friends too."
-Maureen (10/20/20)

To Laurie Christiansen, and the whole ER staff

I admire your dedication and compassion during this stressful time! You guys are truly inspirational!"
- Jaclyn Phillips, Volunteer (10/20/20)

As a member of this community

As a member of this community, a Mercy volunteer and the fact that Mercy is the hospital we are affiliated with, I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the tremendous work you are doing to keep us healthy, safe and alive. I am praying for all health care workers for your stamina and devotion to your vocation. God Bless You! "
- Pat (10/17/20)

Dear Caregivers,

Thinking of all of you, doctors, nurses, housekeeping, ER, sending you love, prayers, and gratitude for all you do! ❤️🙏"
- Paula Steger, former employee, current volunteer (10/16/20)


Thank you for your services and dedication. "
- Ann (10/16/20)

Thank you to all 

Thank you to all of the associates who have been stationed at the entrances as screeners. You have stepped up out of your normal roles to keep our patients and staff safe. You make a difference!"
- Amy Brownson (10/16/20)

Thank you

Thank you for going above and beyond to keep your patients feeling safe in your care!"
- Carol Klabunde (10/14/20)

Prayers for the safety

Prayers for the safety, endurance, wisdom and energy to continue the care of our community. "
- Stephanie Geurts (10/13/20)

I admire the dedication the employees at Mercy

I admire the dedication the employees at Mercy extend to each and every patient. I recently had a friend at Mercy with COVID and he had very kind words to say about his care and everyone there! Thank you for all you do everyday! Your compassion doesn't go unnoticed."
-Julie Maslowski (10/13/20)

Thank you SO much

Thank you SO much for your continued dedication to your patients and serving our community to keep everyone healthy. Your extra efforts and passion are exemplified in your work. We continue to pray and support you and hope you are blessed in return."
 -SJB (10/13/20)

Wanted to take a moment to thank all of the caregivers

 at Ascension St. Elizabeth. You give the best care with integrity and compassion to all who walk in the door. We are blessed to have you all in our community. May God continue to bless you and keep you safe."
- Jim Spierings (10/13/20)

To all St. Elizabeth Hospital Caregivers

- My life's journey took a turn in August where I was a patient in the hospital in August having surgery and staying in hospital for a week then following up with other departments in September and beyond. It is incredibly impressive how everyone I came into contact with on the hospital floor went about their business of caring for patients mid-pandemic with great compassion and detail. It is good to know that this type of care is there for me and anyone else when health concerns abound for caregivers and patients alike. You should be proud of your professionalism and empathy as you go through your work lives!"
- Gratefully, Pete P (10/12/20)

Thank you so much

Thank you so much for all of your efforts in these trying times the past few months!!" 
- Connie (10/12/20)

Thank you

You do know that so many people need your help and expertise at this time. Heartfelt thanks for being there and putting your best foot forward, while risking your own health. Without you, so many will lose their battle. We are so proud of you and the work you have done and continue to do. God’s blessings to you and those you love." 
- With great appreciation, Shirley Schmidt (10/12/20)

Thank you just doesn't seem enough

Thank you just doesn't seem enough in these trying times! You are all appreciated for all your hard work and dedication.
I have a number of healthcare workers in my immediate family and know what you deal with on a daily basis and like I said, these uncertain times are harder than most. Keep up the great work and just know we will all get through this stronger then we would ever know. Thank you!"
- Sandy, Oshkosh, WI (10/12/20)

Thank you so much

Thank you so much for your time, effort, and sacrifices during these trying times. Your hard work does not go unnoticed or unappreciated! You make the difference, you are a superhero!"   (10/12/20)

Thank you

Thank you for all your sacrifices and hard work over these troubling months. I am so grateful for all our healthcare workers and the dedication you bring to helping others."
- HLC (10/8/20)

Thank you

What an amazing group of individuals!! Thank you" 
- LRJ (10/7/20)

Thank you for caring

Thank you for caring about our community and our loved ones!" 
- Cheryl Sina (10/7/20)

Your support goes right to work, right here at Mercy Hospital.

Your support will immediately help caregivers with personal protection items to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from contamination; bring some much-needed relief to front-line staff -- meals they can take home, food and snacks during the day, or respite lodging for those working extra long shifts; and provide financial assistance for their families suffering hardship—the cost of child care or elder care, lost income from a spouse who has been laid off—because of the economic collapse.


For questions or comments, please contact

Liz Rice Janzen
Foundation Director

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