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Subject:
Lutheran Hospital (La Crosse, Wis.), Volunteer Services Dept.
Volunteer workers in hospitals, Wisconsin, La Crosse.
Creator:
Morgan, Jane A.
Description:
The purpose of this study was to measure the cost effectiveness of the Volunteer Services Department of La Crosse Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wisconsin. The study consisted of the application of four formulae used to measure the department's cost-effectiveness in terms of: 1) Analyzing the cost of volunteer hours to the hospital. 2) Assessing the dollar value of volunteer hours to the hospital, and the return on the hospital's annual investment in the volunteer department budget. 3 ) Assessing the percentage of income accrued through volunteer activity in hospital shops. 4) Establishing the value of three selected volunteer services: a) Volunteer Escort Service, b) Mail & Flower Delivery, c) Volunteer Office Support Staff.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
Hospitals -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
St. Ann's Hospital (La Crosse, Wis.)
Creator:
Larkin, Virginia Marcotte
Description:
Written by Virginia Marcotte Larkin, St. Francis School of Nursing class of 1951 alumnae. St. Ann;s was a maternity hospital established by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in 1912.
Subject:
College students -- Health and hygiene -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
University of Wisconsin Student Health Center -- La Crosse -- History
Creator:
Berquam, L. M.
Description:
The purpose of this research was to provide a chronology of the university of Wisconsin-La Crosse Health bCenter, address the changes it has witnessed and suggest recommendations for the future of its status. the need for this research resulted from concerns pertaining to the increase in student enrollment and the budget cuts instituted for the Health Center operation. The research illustrated three era's of the Helath Center's progress, the three era's examined were 1918-1970 when the Health Center was first instituted, 1970-1978 when the Health Center was in the Grandview Building, and finally 1978-present when the Health Center was housed in the basement of Whitney Center.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
Medical personnel -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- Registers
Creator:
Sondreal, Linda
Description:
Compiled by Linda Sondreal, this list of La Crosse healers includes physicians, midwives, dentists, chiropractors and other health-related practitioners in the city of La Crosse from 1840s to 1980s.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
Sociology
Drug abuse -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse County
Creator:
Reque, Kristin
Description:
Previous research has shown that injection drug use across the country continues to climb. Since the mid-1980s, injection drug use has become a topic of discussion among scholars, law enforcement, and policymakers. One solution implemented nationally over the past three decades are Needle-Exchange Programs (NEPs). NEPs offer a variety of services to injection drug users (IDUs) including providing sterile syringes to users for injection, cookers, tie-bands, cotton swabs, and more, while also providing other resources like condoms, alcohol pads, HIV counseling and testing, and referrals to substance abuse treatment programs. A lack of empirical evidence on NEPs proves troublesome when local communities are making decisions about whether to add or eliminate a needle-exchange program. This study investigated how different perspectives, attitudes, and life experiences of stakeholders who interact directly with IV-users and the local NEP in La Crosse, Wisconsin influence policy decisions in the area. Participants in the study included representatives from the local Police and Fire Departments, the La Crosse County Health Department, a State Representative of the NEP, and a Professor of Health Education at UW-La Crosse. While all participants agreed that drug use and discarded needles were a serious public health concern for La Crosse County, there were clear discrepancies among the stakeholders about how to address prevention and treatment for local users. This study addresses those discrepancies and identifies the most salient solutions offered by the stakeholders to address prevention, addiction, and treatment in La Crosse County.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 20 (2017)
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Norcross, Henry -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroad engineers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroads -- Employees
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 1 of 4. 00:00:42 -- Ancestry, German immigrants
00:05:20 -- Mother, born 1873, French Island
00:08:15 -- Childhood memories
00:09:50 -- Mother's stories, festivals and employment
00:15:52 -- Father's employment and memories
00:23:19 -- Employment, Milwaukee Railroad
00:24:43 -- Born, 1899, French Island
00:25:40 -- Childhood employment, farming
00:27:21 -- Families on French Island
00:30:04 -- Mother's childhood, school
00:32:20 -- French Island and La Crosse, tensions
00:35:42 -- Education
00:37:50 -- Brother's death, drowning
00:40:09 -- Winter on French Island
00:41:00 -- Swimming and Clifford Sheppard accident
00:43:29 -- Childhood pranks
00:44:59 -- Expulsion from school
00:46:00 -- Behavior in school
00:48:20 -- Diseases and quarantine, home doctors
00:56:16 -- Buffalo Bill Circus
00:58:52 -- Summer fairs
01:01:10 -- Female doctor, Mary Hauck
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Norcross, Henry -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroad engineers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroads -- Employees
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 2 of 4.
00:00:01 -- Personal physician
00:00:41 -- Murders in La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:03:07 -- Female doctor, Mary Hauck
00:04:20 -- Home remedies
00:06:38 -- Employment, La Crosse Rubber Mill
00:07:33 -- Employment, Milwaukee Railroad
00:31:04 -- Becoming a railroad engineer
00:34:23 -- Railroad conditions, c. 1920s-1940s
00:36:00 -- US government control of railroad, c. 1918
00:39:16 -- Propaganda against Germans, World War, 1914-1918
00:42:51 -- Prohibition and marriage, 1918
00:46:12 -- House fire
00:49:06 -- Bootleggers
00:51:40 -- Smoking and chewing tobacco
00:53:39 -- Unemployment, Depression, 1929
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Norcross, Henry -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroad engineers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroads -- Employees
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 3 of 4.
00:00:01 -- Unemployment
00:06:43 -- Member of Klu Klux Klan (KKK)
00:10:33 -- Lodge 754, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen union
00:25:19 -- Union strikes and involvement
00:35:28 -- Working conditions, Railroad
00:42:30 -- Chairman for union
00:53:01 -- Union, better pay
00:54:10 -- White versus Black discrimination
00:58:57 -- Accomplishments of unions
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Norcross, Henry -- Interviews
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History
Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroad engineers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Railroads -- Employees
Labor unions -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Description:
Tape 4 of 4.
00:00:01 -- Lodge 754, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen union
00:01:58 -- Buying a train caboose
00:12:49 -- Early days on railroad
00:31:28 -- Union strikes
00:33:44 -- Experience, engineer
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Oswalt, Sally -- Interviews
La Crosse Business and Professional Women's Club (La Crosse, Wis.) -- History
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Equal rights amendments
Equal pay for work
Women -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- Societies and clubs
Women's health services -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Health care reform
Description:
00:00:41 -- Joining La Crosse Business and Professional Women's (BPW) club, c.1960
00:02:34 -- Opened hair salon, 1958
00:03:05 -- Sisters involvement in BPW
0:04:35 -- Highlights of BPW involvement
00:05:46 -- President of the organization
00:07:20 -- Effects of La Crosse BPW club in the community
00:09:22 -- Declining membership
00:11:58 -- Political involvement
00:14:40 -- Fight for equal pay legislation
00:15:25 -- Health care policies for families
00:18:12 -- Ailing economy fails women and their families
00:19:00 -- Participation in local politics and position on county board
00:21:20 -- Business life
00:26:16 -- BPW's neutral political stance
00:31:19 -- Members of BPW, activities
00:34:50 -- Interaction with regional and state levels of BPW
00:37:00 -- Programs put on by the BPW in La Crosse community
00:39:27 -- Scholarship program
00:43:14 -- After-meeting speakers and programs
00:46:20 -- Missing audio for seven seconds
00:46:57 -- Future of the BPW
00:50:07 -- Need for greater involvement
00:52:02 -- No relationship with Chamber of Commerce
Author:
La Crosse County Medical Society
Subject:
Powell, David Franklin, 1847-1906
Medicine -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History
Description:
The La Crosse County Medical Society, its minutes and times / S.E. Sivertson -- The La Crosse Medical School / W.S. Miller -- Notes on Dr. David Franklin Powell, known as "White Beaver", [parts I & II] / M. H. Hebberd.
Author:
R.E. Parton
Subject:
Social service -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- Directories
La Crosse (Wis.) -- Directories
Creator:
Christ Church (La Crosse, Wis.). St. Mary's Guild
Description:
Directory of social welfare services of La Crosse, Wisconsin, compiled by the St. Mary's Catholic Church Guild in 1913.
Author:
St. Francis Hospital
Subject:
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
St. Francis Hospital (La Crosse, Wis.)--Anniversaries, etc.
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (La Crosse, Wis.)
Creator:
St. Francis Hospital (La Crosse, Wis.)
Description:
32 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
History
Creator:
Schuster, Andrea
Waldbillig, Kelly
Zahorik, Jessica
Description:
The primary goal of the research was to complete the oral history of the UW-La Crosse Health Education and Health Promotion (HEHP) Department and house it with other university oral histories in Murphy Library. The interviews revealed a timeline of significant changes, some unique features of the program and faculty, and interviewees’ predictions for the future of the program and the field of health education and promotion. This information was used in creating an informational brochure and a Microsoft Power Point presentation to be attached to the department home page. Both will aid in marketing the program to graduate and undergraduate students..
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 5 (2002)
Author:
Wisconsin Public Television
Subject:
La Crosse (Wis.)--History
Creator:
David Hestad
Carol Larson
Wisconsin Public Television
Wisconsin Historical Society
Description:
Wisconsin Hometown Stories: La Crosse is a movie available in streaming video and transcript that follows the evolution of the city at the junction of the Mississippi, Black and La Crosse Rivers from its earliest days to the present. Also available here are links to teacher resources, an interactive map and gallery of the 1867 birdseye view of La Crosse, and a short history of La Crosse written by Michael Goc. This was produced through a partnership of the Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Historical Society.