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UW Peer Visitors
UW Peer Visitors
UW Peer Visitors

Brain Injury Peer Visitors bring understanding to patients at UW Hospital


The University of Wisconsin Hospital and School of Medicine and Public Health has a new Brain Injury Peer Visitor Program in their Neuro ICU Unit and Neuro Unit. This program is part of the Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association®.


UW Hospital has six volunteers working in the Brain Injury Peer Visitor program. Five of the volunteers are former brain injury patients at UW Hospital, and the fifth is the caregiver of a former patient.


The volunteers visit with current brain injury patients and their families. They answer questions, listen and, maybe most importantly, let the patients know they are not alone.


UW Hospital has become the first hospital in the Midwest to create a Brain Injury Peer Visitor Program!


Read an article about the program on the UW website!


Watch a news story on the program from WISC-TV News 3, Madison!

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HOSPITAL-AFFILIATED SUPPORT GROUP

Madison Fresh Start – "Living Well with Brain Injury, Stroke and Aneurysm"
1102 S. Park St. (corner of Park St. & Fish Hatchery Rd.)
Burr Oak Community Room (1st Floor)
Madison, WI 53711
Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm except in November and December.
Contact: Chris Whelley . . . (608) 264-4898

NORTHWEST WISCONSIN

Ashland Chequamegon Clinic (she-wam-again)
415 Ellis Ave.
Meetings: Every 3rd Wednesday @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Contact: Stewart Holman . . . (715) 682-5676

Burnett County Siren Covenant Church
7686 Lofty Pines Drive
Meetings: Every 2nd Sunday @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Contact: Jerry or Karen . . . (715) 349-8985 (H)

Rice Lake Lakeview Medical Center
Conference Room
1100 N. Main
Meetings: Every 1st Sunday @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Contact: Corinne & Jim Richie . . . (715) 234-0079

St. Croix County Civic Center
156 E. 1st St.
New Richmond
Meetings: Every 2nd Thursday @ 6:00pm
Contact: Mary Fraiser . . . (651) 442-3960
Maggie Bauer . . . (715) 246-0516

NORTHWEST - EAU CLAIRE AREA

Eau Claire Self Help Sacred Heart Hospital - Eau Claire
900 West Clairemont, Bishop Hall
Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Contact: Audrey Nelson . . . (715) 838-9352
Rhonda Olson . . . (715) 717-4392

Mild Brain Injury Group Luther Hospital - Eau Claire
1221 Whipple Street
Meetings: Every 3rd Tuesday @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contact: Mary Beth Clark . . . (715) 838-3258

Young Persons TBI Group Varied locations.
Meetings: Varied days/times.
Contact: Mary Beth Clark or Tom Sather . . . (715) 838-3258

Acquired Brain Injury Group
Contact: Tom Sather . . . (715) 838-3310 for information

SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN

Big River Chapter - LaCrosse Franciscan-Skemp Healthcare
Rose Conf. Room
2nd Floor
Meetings: Every last Tuesday @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Contact: Linda Syverson-Kerr . . . (608) 780-4431

Southwest WI Brain Injury Support Group Shullsburg Community Townsend Building
Senior Center Room
Meetings: Every 2nd Thursday @ 7:00pm
Contact: Beth Hanley-Adams . . . (608) 726-0335 . . . bethlynn_author@yahoo.com

CENTRAL WISCONSIN

Wausau Aspirus Wausau Hospital
333 Pine Ridge Blvd.
Meetings: Every 2nd Wednesday @ 6:30pm
Contact: Lea Ratajczyk . . . (715) 847-2826 (W)

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN

Brown County N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation
2900 Curry Lane
Green Bay, WI 54311
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday every other month @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Stephanie Umentum . . . (920) 593-3570 . . . stumentum@newcurative.org

Making New Connections 2990 Voyager Drive
Green Bay
Meetings: Every 4th Wednesday @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact: Karen Feld . . . (920) 866-9493 (H)

Manitowoc County First Lutheran Church
N. 8th St.
Meetings: Every 3rd Monday @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Lynn Paider . . . (920) 755-2692

Oshkosh Ability Resource Center
115 Washington Ave.
Suite A
Meetings: 2nd Thursday (alternate months) @ 10:30am - Noon
Contact: Bob Poeshc . . . bob@arcwinnebago.com


TBI Support Group Oshkosh
Aurora Medical Center
855 N. Westhaven Dr.
Meetings: Every 4th Thursday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Contact: Michael Athanasiou . . . (920) 233-3655

Sheboygan Area Miracle Pt. Brain Injury Society
St. Nicholas Hospital
Francis Room
Meetings: Every 1st Monday 6:30pm - 8:00pm (September–May)
Contact: Wendy Clark . . . (920) 459-4642 (W)

Appleton St. Elizabeth Hospital
1506 S. Oneida Street
Meetings: Every 4th Monday @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contact: Erin Othrow . . . (920) 725-0943 x111

Fond du Lac/TLC St. Agnes Hospital
Plaza level Conference Room
Meetings: Every 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00pm
Contact: Shirley Speier . . . (920) 923-5462 (H)
Niki Bartus . . . (920) 929-7322 (H)

SOUTHEAST - MILWAUKEE AREA

Brain Injury Rehab Center of Milwaukee 5700 W. Layton Avenue
Meetings: Every 4th Monday @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Contact: Mary Smith . . . (414) 325-4018

Embracing Hope Zablocki Library
3501 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Meetings: Every 4th Wednesday @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contact: Lisa Alberte, RN, BSN, CCM, MS, CRC, ABDA . . . (262) 679-9684

TBI Discussion & Support Group Froedtert Hospital
Room 5291
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Meetings: Every 3rd Tuesday @ 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Contact: Facilitator Dr. Richard Markell . . . (414) 805-3666

SOUTHEAST - MADISON AREA

Fresh Start – "Living Well with Brain Injury, Stroke and Aneurysm" 1102 S. Park St. (corner of Park St. & Fish Hatchery Rd.)
Burr Oak Community Room (1st Floor)
Madison, WI 53711
Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Not in November or December)
Contact: Chris Whelley . . . (608) 264-4898

Mild Brain Injury Resource Network Madison Meriter Hospital
202 S. Park, 1st Floor
10 Tower Conference Room
Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Deb Enburg, Ph.D. . . . (608) 845-6356 . . . dpenburg@chorus.net

Mild Brain Injury Group for Spouses & Significant Others Meriter Hospital
Patient Registration Area Conference Room
202 S. Park Street
Meetings: Every 2nd Monday @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Lynn Hovey . . . (608) 222-4717 or (608) 576-5285 . . . hoveylynn@gmail.com

Janesville United Way Building
Meetings: Every 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00pm
(Do not meet in July or August)
Contact: Brenda Brown . . . (608) 752-4993 x111 . . . bbrown@ccddc.com

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN

Waukesha County Heading Forward Waukesha Memorial Hospital
725 American Dr.
Waukesha, WI
Meetings: Every 1st Wednesday @ 6:00pm-7:30pm
Contact: Deb Swearingen, RN, BSN, CNRN . . . (262) 928-2351

Traumatic Brain Injury Group of Lake Country Country Springs Hotel
2810 Golf Rd.
Pewaukee, WI
Meetings: Every 2nd Monday @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contact: Jessica Kruese . . . (262) 844-3500

Dodge County Clearview Brain Injury Center
Clearview North
199 Home Rd.
Juneau, WI
Meetings: Every 3rd Monday @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Tammy Novotny . . . (920) 386-3400 (W)

Kenosha County Stateline TBI Support Group for Functioning Teens and Adults
First Christian Church
13022 Wilmot Rd, Kenosha
Meetings: Every 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Contact: Beth Jankowski . . . (262) 344-1505 . . . statelinetbi@yahoo.com

Information current as of June, 2016.