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Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM)
Current News

Welcome to the newest page on our website.

It is being developed with the hope of keeping the department
apprised of information that is helpful, new to you and informative.

If you have things you would like to share with the rest of the department
please send them to Veronica Ruleford at 


Congratulations to Laura Mesenbrink, NP at the St. Joseph Family Care Center, on receiving the 2014 Advanced Practice Nurse Award for Excellence given by MCW Clinical Affairs Division. She was nominated by her colleagues and selected by her peers for her outstanding contributions to patient care and to the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  The award was given out at the 5th Annual Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Meeting and Recognition Event on May 8th.

News YOU Want to Know


By September 30th, 2014 each faculty and staff member will set individual goals, aligned to department goals, which support institutional goals.  We are well on our way to having all department goals in the system and are distributing login information to individuals as department goals are finalized.   We encourage you to have a discussion with your leader if you have questions regarding your department goals. 


For more information on EMERGE, please visit the EMERGE website.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Talent Development Team:
Nate Filzen - 955-4464 -
Katie Graczkowski - 955-8377 -
Kimara Ellefson – 955-8244 –


St. Joe's Family Care Center has a name change.  

It will now be known as All Saints Family Care Center/All Saints Family Medicine Residency Program. 
This became effective as of July 1, 2014. 


2014 Current Standing Schedule for Department Assembly Meetings
                           on the 2nd Friday of the months:
Division Sessions in:
          January (Clinical) / March (Predoc) 
          May (Waukesha FMRP) / July (Compensation Committee) 
          September (Columbia St. Mary's FHC)
          October (All Saints FCC and Center for Healthy Communities and Research )

Business Session was held in April 

DFCM All Day Retreat -- Friday, November 14, 2014

NO Department Assembly held in:
         February / June / August / December


(All meetings are held in the DFCM Classroom at Curative except for those that are bold.)
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Page Updated 07/29/2014