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Aurora Health Center opens

Monday, January 29, 2007

The new Aurora Health Center on Solvang Way opened today.

The clinic, which was announced in September, marks Aurora’s entry into Denmark. Previously, Aurora patients needed to travel to Green Bay or Mishicot for their primary health care needs. Ann Styx, a board-certified family practice nurse practitioner leads the new clinic. Also on staff are licensed practical nurse Romona Smogoleski and Steve Gantner, a radiologic technologist.

Styx has more than 25 years of health care experience in nursing, in-home hospice care, general family practice and urgent care. She is trained and qualified to diagnose and treat illnesses and provide health care maintenance for patients of all ages.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Oregon Health Science University and a Master of Science degree in nursing from UW-Oshkosh. Styx has 4 grown children and lives in Sturgeon Bay with her husband.

Smogoleski has 30 years of experience as a licensed practical nurse. She has worked in clinics, hospitals and home health. Smogoleski has 2 grown children and lives in De Pere with her husband of nearly 30 years.

Gantner is a radiologic technologist and phlebotomist. His prior experience includes working with adults with disabilities, and in the sales and manufacturing industries. He likes to exercise, golf and ride his motorcycle.

Aurora Health Center in Denmark will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Fridays. Same day appointments will be available. It will offer primary care for patients of all ages. Preventive care and immunizations will also be offered at the clinic. X-rays, blood tests and urine analysis can be taken at the clinic as well as in office results for tests such as pregnancy, strep throat, and mononucleosis.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

Contact: Krissy Behnke (920-704-1386)

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