Citizens’ Foundation

The Citizens’ Foundation is a partner with Bellin Health in the ownership of Bellin Health Oconto Hospital. The Citizens’ Foundation exists to bring community financial support to sustain the local hospital and to maintain active community participation on the hospital governing board through members who live or work in the Oconto area. This partnership arrangement ensures that the hospital can continue to meet the community’s healthcare needs. Your financial gift to the Oconto Hospital Citizens’ Foundation in support of Bellin Health Oconto Hospital is an investment in a community treasure that will strengthen our entire community and continue to make it a great place to live and work.


  • January 2005: Construction begins
  • June 30, 2005: Hospital opens and sees first patient
  • July 29, 2005: Hospital sees 200th patient
  • September 28, 2005: First sleep test
  • November 2005:  Hospital designated as a Critical Access Hospital
  • February 2006:  Hospital sees 2,000th patient
  • September 1, 2006:  Urgent Care offered
  • November 25, 2006:  Urgent Care expanded
  • April 2007: Physical Therapy Services Added
  • November 2007: CT Scanning services added
  • January 2008: Increased Lab Services – Chemical Analyzer
  • May 2008: Hospital sees 10,000th patient
  • July 2008: $1 M Matching Grant in State Budget for Expansion
  • February 2010: Opened Swing Bed Services
  • October 2010: Upgraded CT Scanner to 32 Slice
  • September 2011: Oconto Hospital Citizens' Foundation 3-year Capital Campaign  Kick-Off
  • September 2011: Ground Breaking 45,000 square feet addition
  • October 2011: Reached $500K mark in Capital Campaign
  • August 2012: Reached $1M mark in Capital Campaign
  • October 13, 2012: Opened Expansion