The Partners of Stoughton Hospital is an organization that provides financial and volunteer support to the hospital in a variety of ways. Dues are $10 annually and partners receive a monthly newsletter, a free flu vaccination every fall, and a 10% discount on purchases in the Gift Shop. Stoughton Hospital Auxiliary was organized in the mid 1950’s with the same objectives and mission we honor today. We aim to serve as good will ambassadors and provide assistance to the hospital staff and patients in a volunteer capacity. In 2005, we changed our name to the Partners of Stoughton Hospital to expand our membership to include men and women. We now have over 200 members and continue to grow. If you would like more information about becoming a partner, please call (608) 873-2205 or view the Partners Membership Brochure.
Upcoming Fundraisers & Events
Pansy Sale – April
Geranium Sale – May
Mum Sale – September
Butter Braid Sale – November
Love Light – December
Partners Monthly Newsletter
The Partners of Stoughton Hospital newsletter is a monthly publication. Spread the word – please share our newsletter with anyone who might be interested in joining Partners of Stoughton Hospital.
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A Seasonal Tradition for the Entire Community
We know the beauty of a single light, but the brilliance of many lights shining together for a cause cannot be matched
The holidays are a time of joy, laughter, family and friends. For many of us it is also a time of giving and remembering. Since 1992, our annual Love Light celebration has provided an opportunity to come together to remember and honor special people in our lives. Donations are collected to remember someone no longer with us, to recognize those who are serving or have served in the military, and to recognize those special people among us.
The names of those being remembered and honored are read as three trees on the hospital campus are illuminated. The tree with white lights memorializes those we’ve lost; the tree with blue lights honors family, friends and neighbors and our military personnel, both active duty and retired, are honored with a tree with gold lights. The trees remain shining throughout the holiday season.
This year, the pandemic has allowed us to think outside the box for ways to make the 2020 Virtual Love Light Ceremony special. Complete details will be available closer to the first of December.
Please consider a donation to Remember, Honor and Recognize. Proceeds from the Love Light celebration will continue to support programs, equipment, and educational scholarships through Partners of Stoughton Hospital. Let the lights shine for those you cherish.
Love Light Program
Partners of Stoughton Hospital Board
Partners of Stoughton Hospital is guided by a board of elected officers including President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. Additional board members include the Past President and current Committee Chairs. The board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 in the hospital lobby conference room. However, during the pandemic, our meetings are conducted virtually. All Partners of Stoughton Hospital members are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly board meetings.
In addition to monthly meetings, an annual meeting is held in October. All members are asked to attend this meeting consisting of a light lunch, short business meeting and election of officers.
Our Fundraising Committee, currently chaired by Judy Simmonds is probably our most active committee. During the year, several events are planned in order to maintain funding used to support the hospital, provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors, and various service projects. Pansy, geranium and mum sales are historically held each year along with a holiday bake and craft sale. Other activities and events are planned as needed. If you like to be busy and you enjoy people, please consider joining our Fundraising Committee.
Community Health Education and Events Committee
Sharon Beall chairs this committee by partnering with the Stoughton Wellness Coalition. We provide support for programs addressing substance abuse, mental health, and other challenges facing the youth of our community. In addition, this committee is involved in the Blood Drives, Med Drops and several service projects including construction of walker bags, financial support for patients who need wigs and twiddle muffs.
Our Membership Committee maintains records, collects dues, encourages new members and hosts coffee chats designed to familiarize members with the activities and events of our Partners organization. Benda Klitzke and Sandra Maerz co-chair this committee and are always available to answer your questions.
Gift Shop Committee
Our Gift Shop Committee Chair, Becky Greiber supports the Gift Shop and our gift shop coordinator, Bonnie Anderson. The committee helps troubleshoot, advertise and promote the shop in various ways. This is a fun committee. If it sounds like a good fit for you, reach out by leaving a voicemail in the shop at (608) 873-2281.
Love Light Committee
Joanne Peterson and Luanne Jansen are co-chairing the 2020 Love Light Campaign. Due to the pandemic, we are not able to hold our traditional ceremony but new and significant ways will still be offered to honor, remember and recognize. We hope to resume our traditional ceremony in 2021.