Your Health Care Team

Ethics Committee

Bellin Health System believes patients' ethnic, cultural, and religious values are always to be respected. Bellin also believes patients' desires, whether expressed directly or through medical advance directives, are to be honored. To this end, the multi-disciplinary Ethics Committee may be consulted by physicians, other health care personnel, patients, and family members when ethnical issues arise.

Members of the Ethics Committee are available to offer guidance regarding the ethical aspects of your medical situation. Your doctor or nurse will assist you in accessing the Ethics Committee or you may contact the committee's chairperson through pastoral care at 920 433-3482 or the president's office at 920 433-7898.

Pastoral Care

For your spiritual needs and your family's, members of our Pastoral Care Department are available 24 hours a day. To contact a member of our pastoral care department, ask your nurse for assistance or call 920 433-3482 or 920 433-7934.

Communion is distributed to Catholic patients daily (except Saturday) and upon request. Protestant patients wanting to receive communion should ask their nurse to notify a chaplain. Other sacraments are also available upon request.

We also encourage your own clergy to call on you during your stay.

Resource Case Management

Our case managers are available to work on your behalf. They can meet with you to discuss your personal, emotional, social, financial, or care needs which could impact your successful recovery from your illness or surgery. They are responsible for working with you on insurance requirements and your discharge plan. Some examples of this include arranging for a nursing home placement, home care, transportation, referrals to community agencies or supportive counseling. Your resource case manager can be reached by asking your nurse, or by calling 920 433-3549 and ask for "Case Manager".

Unity Hospice

Unity, a cooperative effort among Green Bay's three not-for-profit hospitals, provides a variety of services through its hospice, palliative, and bereavement care programs to meet the needs of patients with a limited life expectancy and their families. Call 920 338-1111 or 800 990-9249 for additional information.

Diabetes Services

A team of registered nurses and dietitians, specially trained in diabetes education, work directly with each patients primary care physician. Our purpose is to allow the person to learn about the disease and how to best manage it while promoting independence in self-care. Patients can access diabetes services through either Green Bay location: Family Medical Center - Green Bay Webster Avenue and Family Medical Center - Ashwaubenon.

To schedule an appointment call 920 445-7272 or register through your doctor. Appointments are scheduled Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Volunteers

Bellin Hospital has a volunteer staff of approximately 400 individuals, from teenagers to senior citizens, assisting in many departments. Their activities include the support of our nursing staff, delivery of mail and flowers, and staffing of the information desk in the lobby. Our Hospital Hosts assist patients in getting around the hospital and moving equipment from department to department.

Volunteers also do fund raising for important equipment and remodeling. For more information about Bellin's Volunteer Services, or if you wish to become a volunteer call 920 433-3697.