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Fort HealthCare Partners Organization Appoints New Officers

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Newly appointed Officers for Fort HealthCare Partners Organization include: Tim Haak, President; Lee Jahnke, Treasurer; and Gwen Harrison, Secretary. Haak and Jahnke are both from Fort Atkinson, and Harrison is from Whitewater.

The Partners are a charitable organization providing services and fundraising to Fort HealthCare, Fort Memorial Hospital, since 1951. Partner services include, CareLine personal emergency response service, pet therapy, patient escort services, greeters, center for joint replacement coaches, in-house mail and supply deliveries, free daily phone calls for the homebound, wheelchair cleaning and maintenance, emergency department volunteers, hospital school tours program, ambulatory service volunteers, afternoon hospitality cart service, clerical assistance, and needlework volunteers who make hats and blankets for newborns and walker bags for joint replacement patients.

Fundraisers by the Partners include operating the Gift and Coffee Shops at the hospital, monthly baked cookie sales, and the annual Love Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony. Flower sales, book fairs, jewelry and nut sales, round out the yearly fundraising efforts to support new equipment purchases, new services and scholarship awards.

The new Officers and the Fort HealthCare Partners board of Directors are working on a three year strategic plan that includes a new spring fundraiser, Casino Night! The Partners are always looking for more volunteers to help with all of these efforts. For more information, please contact Kari Behling, Volunteer Services Manager at 920-568-5276. Watch our Youtube video at or check it out at

Left to right: Judy Jaggard, Partners of WHA Representative; Tim Haak, Partners President; Gwen Harrison, Partners Secretary; Lee Jahnke, Partners Treasurer.