Hometown Hero: Mary Milligan

Hometown Hero, Mary Milligan found the utmost joy in serving others, even during their most vulnerable moments. When patients were suffering, Respiratory Therapist, Milligan was their beacon of hope. After working countless months treating patients with COVID-19, she contracted the virus. Even as someone diagnosed with Asthma and Diabetes, she chose to continue working with […]

Hometown Hero: Bridget Nelson

Bridget Nelson always knew that she wanted to be a nurse. What she didn’t know while in nursing school was how the COVID-19 pandemic would influence her every move. As a healthcare hero, Nelson strives to assist patients when they need it most. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and is a Registered Nurse […]

Hometown Hero: Breona Rydholm

Breona Rydholm has seen first hand how impactful the COVID-19 virus has been on those diagnosed with the illness, caregivers, and healthcare workers. The CNA at Ascension All Saints, 3801 Spring Street, and St. Monica’s Senior Living Home, 3920 N Green Bay Road, isn’t backing down from the fight. Additionally, Rydholm has the courage in […]

Hometown Hero: Melisa Quintanilla

Is there a person in your life that continually shows up for others, even when they are in need? Melisa Quintanilla is no stranger to helping her community despite being the one deserving praise. This Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse at Ascension All Saints, 3801 Spring Street, continually chooses to put Racine before herself. There […]

Hometown Hero: Stephanie Miranda

Hometown Hero gives a thumbs up to the camera while showing her respirator mask. Teresa Painter-Miranda is the proud mother of Stephanie Miranda. Her daughter works as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Ascension All Saints, 3801 Spring Street. Being in this role, she’s found a passion for helping others. Miranda, this week’s Racine County Eye […]

Hometown Hero: Sue Biddle

Experienced nurse, Sue Biddle, has served the local area for over 35 years. The pandemic isn’t stopping her from assisting patients and caring for those in need. Where Biddle is needed, she helps. It’s a moment like this where her daughter, Elaina Keiser, sees just how valuable her mother’s skills are to the community. Biddle, […]

Hometown Hero: Julie Mckenna

Julie Mckenna grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While she isn’t from Racine, this town has grown close to her heart. Working as a Respiratory Therapist and volunteering as a member of the Racine Unified School District School board has united her and the community. This week’s Racine County Eye Hometown Hero of the […]

Hometown Hero: Cecily Simmons

From the cafe to the frontlines, Cecily Simmons makes a difference drawing blood in the Emergency Room. She used to work in the cafeteria at Ascension All Saints Hospital, 3801 Spring Street as a high school student. She didn’t know that her role in food preparation would lead to her career. While working in the […]

Hometown Hero: Jon Keiser

Battalion Chief, Jon Keiser, dedicated nearly 40 years of service to Racine. Most people in the community know Keiser because of his time spent working with South Shore Fire Department. In February of 2020, he retired from the department. His legacy as a public service worker still carries on. “People knew him as his role […]

Hometown Hero: Suzanne Maki

A University of Wisconsin Parkside alumni, Suzanne Maki, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. Her outgoing personality and professional communication skills are the foundation of her success in the healthcare field. Healthcare heroes are often thought of as nurses, doctors, and firefighters. However, where would healthcare be without those who are involved in […]

Hometown Hero: Dr. Singh

Dr. I Paul Singh envisions a healthier community, especially when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Dedication, commitment, and compassion are traits that he possesses. He learned from the best, as both of his parents were physicians in the Racine area. His father, Dr. Kanwar A. Singh, opened The Eye Centers of Racine and […]

Hometown Hero: Teri Stanley

Heroes can be ordinary people who do extraordinary things with their lives. As a member of the United States Military and medical field, she is doing just that. Modest and humble describes this hometown hero. A registered nurse at an outpatient surgical center, Stanley works at the North Shore Surgical Suites where Orthopedic/Orthopedic Spine Surgeries […]