Racine County Eye 2021 Local News Fund

Ascension Wisconsin to Host Vaccination Clinic at City’s Juneteenth Celebration

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine announced Ascension Wisconsin will host a pop-up vaccination clinic at the City’s Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19. The clinic will take place inside of the Dr. John Bryant Community Center, 601 Caron Butler Drive, from Noon to 4 p.m. Ascension Wisconsin will administer second doses […]

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Ascension Wisconsin to Begin COVID-19 Vaccination for Frontline Caregivers on Thursday

RACINE – Ascension Wisconsin, which operates Ascension-All Saints Hospital, 3801 Spring St., plans to begin vaccinating frontline caregivers on Thursday. The health care organization announced Wednesday that in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, among the first group eligible to receive the vaccines are frontline caregivers – particularly those serving in […]

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Ascension Wisconsin Expands COVID-19 Testing in Racine

COVID-19 testing expands in Racine, as the Ascension Medical Group, will now be open 5 days a week. Starting on Monday July 13th at Ascension All Saints Hospital Wisconsin Avenue Campus, 1320 Wisconsin Ave, testing will take place. “Testing is essential to reducing the spread of of COVID-19,” says Vice President of Ascension Medical Group, […]

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Man Tried To Flood Hospital Bathroom, Police Say

A man who has a mental illness and jumped into Lake Michigan Sunday was charged after he caused a disturbance and tried to flood the hospital bathroom at Ascension-All Saints Hospital. Joseph Flowers, 24, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Friday with possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. If convicted […]

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Man Charged With Assault While In Jail

A man made his initial appearance in court today for several assault charges he committed while incarcerated, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. When Luis C. Granados Jr., 26, was in custody at the Racine County on June 20, 2015,  he urinated on the floor of a common area and […]

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Top Stories In 2016: Racine’s Dwindling Mental Health Services

An accessible and responsive mental health system are vital services needed for a thriving community and functional workforce, but access to mental health services has been an issue for years in Racine. This is why we have focused on this issue consistently on the Racine County Eye. We started seeing criminal complaints with officers noting […]

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EDITORIAL: Ascension Needs To Inform Community Of Mental Health Changes

Ascension–All Saints, formerly Wheaton Franciscan–All Saints, has cut staff, restricted admission for its mental health unit, closed the Psychiatric Intensive Care unit and kids partial hospital, and slashed its inpatient bed counts in an effort to “reset” the unit. But they failed to communicate those changes to the community at a time when those services are […]

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Ascension Cuts Mental Health Unit Staff, Beds

Want to see more hard-hitting stories like this? Consider making a donation. Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series on Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s mental health unit.  As Ascension Wisconsin restructures the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Group, the former Wheaton Franciscan Mental Health and Addiction Care Group is among the departments that have taken […]

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Some Wheaton Franciscan Facilities To Join Ascension

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, a holding company that owns a number of healthcare related facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, plans to transfer ownership of its southeast Wisconsin operations to Ascension, the holding company that owns Columbia St. Mary’s. Ascension announced that it signed a letter of intent with the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters to take over […]