Community Breakfast Set for May 31

Foundation Event Connects Community with Local Healthcare Provider

The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation (WRAHF) will hold its Sixth Annual Community Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thurs., May 31, at Crystal Falls Banquet Facility in New London.

The event is open to the public and includes a complimentary breakfast at 7:15 a.m. New London Family Center (NLFMC) President and CEO Bill Schmidt and ThedaCare President and CEO Dean Gruner, MD, will lead the discussion and community conversation.

More than 100 people attended the community breakfast in 2011. Harry Radix, board chairman of WRAHF, looks forward to the annual breakfast, which will strive to connect the community. “We value this healthcare partnership between our hospital provider and its community,” he said.

Those planning to attend the community breakfast can RSVP by May 21 to Kelly Beyer at (920) 531-2066 or Please RSVP with attendee name(s), organization, phone number and email address and that you will be attending the New London Community Conversation.

The Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation was founded in 2003. Its mission is to seek and secure financial resources that ensure New London Family Medical Center has state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, outreach and education. New London Family Medical Center and the Wolf River Area Healthcare Foundation serve Waupaca, Outagamie and surrounding counties.

New London Family Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital serving New London and nearby communities in Outagamie and Waupaca counties. The hospital, which has been in operation since 1930 and is part of ThedaCare, provides inpatient and outpatient surgery; a 24-hour emergency department; physical, occupational and speech therapies; diagnostic services including laboratory and imaging; pain management; transitional care; and a ThedaCare At Home retail store. The New London Birth Center opened in 2005, featuring a warm and inviting atmosphere along with a process to help families create the ideal birth experience. ThedaCare Physicians-New London shares the campus of New London Family Medical Center. The medical office building opened in 2003 and integrates space for family physicians, a wide variety of visiting specialists, and new hospital services. An expansion of the medical campus opened in 2010.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!