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Published on March 19, 2008

Valley West Medical Office Building Open House

March 19, 2008

Valley West Community Hospital celebrated the opening of their Medical Office Building with a public open house on Tuesday, March 18. More than 200 local community members and health system employees were on hand for the event. At 5:30 p.m., a ceremony dedicating the community room to long-time hospital employee and community member, Karen Bohr Sepaniak, took place. She is remembered for her dedication to the hospital and the community.

The Karen Bohr Sepaniak Community RoomThe Karen Bohr Sepaniak Community Room in the Valley West Medical Office Building is devoted to hospital-sponsored educational programs for the community and serves as the location for nearly all Community Wellness programs. A large photograph and plaque have been permanently installed in the room; the plaque reads: Karen passed away from our community family on July 7, 2007, at Valley West Community Hospital. She was 64 and making plans to retire after devoting 38 years to providing and improving healthcare for the Sandwich area including her undaunted contributions to the hospital. This Community Room named in her memory assures that her contributions to the community and to the hospital will long be remembered and celebrated.

Community members attended the ceremony and took tours of the building, meeting tenants of the medical office building including Dr. Ann West, board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, of Trinity Women's Healthcare; Dr. Elena Gozum, board certified immunologist and allergist, of the Asthma and Allergy Healthcare Clinic; Dr. Azeem Haleem, board certified urologist, of Fox Valley Urology; Dr. Martin Brauweiler, board certified family practitioner, of Sandwich Medical Clinic; the Visiting Nurses Association of Fox Valley, Valley West Cardiac Rehab, Valley West Diabetes Education and Valley West Pain Clinic.

The Valley West Medical Office Building is located at 1310 N. Main St., just north of the hospital’s main entrance, on the Valley West campus.

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