Although 2020 has brought many challenges, Western Wisconsin Health (WWH) wanted to continue the tradition of having a summer community Open House, with a twist! In June, just a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Wisconsin Health team coordinated a Drive-thru Open House event for the community.
In collaboration with businesses around the area, a recyclable bag was provided to community members, drive-thru style! The WWH Eatery prepared a variety of sandwiches and provided chips and desserts. Fresh bananas were supplied by Kwik Trip - Main Street, and cheese curds were purchased from Ellsworth Creamery. Bottled water and 1 lb. bags of carrots were generously donated by Nilssen’s. Giveaways included hand sanitizer, lotion, flowerpots, Kwik Trip coupons, Adoray Treasures from the Heart coupons and more!
Nearly 300 families (700 meals) were served during a curbside pickup. A drawing for all registered participants was held to win a Mall of America Prize Package including hotel stay provided by Thunder Country. Participants were also offered an inside look at Western Wisconsin Health through virtual department tours.
As we continue to navigate through our new world, we are constantly looking for new ways to connect with those we serve. Our next community event will be a Health & Wellness Expo with drive-thru pickup of a tote bag filled with items about our services, care partners and local vendors along with virtual provider presentations on a variety of women's and men's health topics.