The Aspirus Volunteers are financially supporting or have supported the following programs:
HANDS – The HANDS program is a hand washing curriculum that is used by local third grade elementary school children. Students learn the importance of proper hand washing. Approximately thirteen thousand students have participated in the program so far.
Pediatric Orientation Program – Since 1972, Aspirus Wausau Hospital has helped ease fears children might have about being a hospital patient by inviting them to visit the hospital as part of the Pediatric Orientation Program. Registered Nurses introduce children to the hospital and teach them what to expect should they ever need to visit the hospital as a patient.
Rainbow’s End – This camp sponsored by the Aspirus Health Foundation offers a summer camp experience in July for special children ages 5 – 21.
Safe Kids Wausau Area – Volunteers help operate events for children as a part of the Safe Kids Wausau Area Coalition, helping to promote children’s safety initiatives such as child passenger safety, helmet safety, water safety and other topics.
Scholarships – Up to $12,750 is awarded annually to graduating Aspirus Volunteens.
Shuttle – Purchased by the Aspirus Volunteers in 2003, the shuttle provides rides to visitors from their car to the main entrance of the hospital.
Sim Man – A life-size mannequin called “Sim Man”, was purchased by the volunteers in 2005 to enhance staff learning by providing hands-on experiences of medical conditions.
Student Talent Art Review (STAR) – Local high school students submit artwork to be judged. Winning entries are professionally matted, framed and hung at Aspirus Wausau Hospital for 12 months.
Teddy Bear Clinic - Children from area kindergarten classes are invited, along with a sick friend (teddy bear), to be seen and treated at the Teddy Bear Clinic held in the Emergency Department of Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The purpose of this clinic is to familiarize the children with the Emergency Department.
Thoughtful Thursday – On the first Thursday of every month, trained volunteers assist community members with advance directive completion.