VOLUME 13 ISSUE 12 2017


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NOSTALGIC CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Some of you may remember these decorations hanging on the Main Street of Norway. They were once proudly displayed by the City during the 1960’s. John Giuliani acquired them after they served their useful purpose with the city. He brought them home and each year proudly displayed them in his yard on Pine Creek Road. Upon his recent death, the family donated them to Jake Menghini Museum, where they are now being displayed on the side of the building facing U.S. 2. Be sure to include this area in your ride around town to see the Christmas Decorations! They are lit between the hours of 4:30- 10:00pm.


Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) today announced that its board of directors has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bellin Health to explore the possibility of being acquired by Bellin. By joining forces with Bellin, DCHS will be able to fund improvements and expand its services that will enhance its ability to meet the needs of patients, while maintaining its strong local culture. The two entities have a long history of collaboration and both organizations are looking forward to full integration for the benefit of the community. “We have a commitment to keeping high quality health care local,” explained John Schon, Administrator and CEO of DCHS. “In today’s highly challenging and highly regulated health care environment, that requires access to capital and other resources including highly trained medical personnel and technology. A small system like ours can benefit from the human and financial resources of a larger partner, especially a proven inno- vator like Bellin. In addition, Bellin knows our market, our patients and our local population and we know them. The combined resources, including the talented physicians and employees of both organizations, will help us thrive not only today but for years to come. Schon went on to praise Bellin’s proven expertise, pointing out the many awards and recognition Bellin has received for quality, cost, innovation and the workplace, including:

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Pictured from left to right: John Schon, CEO of Dickinson County Hospital and George Kerwin, President and CEO of Bellin Health.

· Named a 5-Star recipient from Healthgrades in 11 different categories including hip fracture treatment and stroke treatment. And, for 9 years in a row, Bellin has been a 5-Star recipient for treatment of heart attacks · Named a Top Urban Hospital in 2015 and 2016 by the Leapfrog Group · Recognized by United Healthcare as a having a top workplace wellness program · And Forbes named Bellin as one of the best, midsize employers. Schon added, “It makes sense from a culture, quality

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