LA CROSSE, Wis. ― The Mayo Clinic Heritage Film "Lighting the Flame: The Origins of Mayo Clinic Health System — Franciscan Healthcare" has been recognized with a Gold Telly Award in the History category.
The film features original music and illustrations, artfully recounting the founding of the first hospital in western Wisconsin. This includes the pivotal, pioneering role of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and their collaboration with early physicians of the era, Archie Skemp, M.D., and George Skemp, M.D. The narrative follows the remarkable paths and shared values that would eventually align health care in Southwest Wisconsin with Mayo Clinic, creating what is now Mayo Clinic Health System in Southwest Wisconsin.
"We are very proud of this film, which was the first Mayo Clinic Heritage Film to feature a region of the Mayo Clinic Health System. Our teams spent countless hours on this project, which brought to life the rich history and story of our organization. To be recognized in this way is fantastic," says Paul Mueller, M.D., regional vice president for Mayo Clinic Health System in Southwest Wisconsin.
The Telly Awards, the world's largest honor for video and TV content across all screens, receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.
Winners are recognized based on excellence in these categories:
- Branded Content
- Commercials and Marketing
- Immersive and Mixed Reality
- Nonbroadcast Series, Shows or Segments
- Social Video
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About Mayo Clinic Health System
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality physical and virtual health care close to home.
About Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse
Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse was the only health care facility in Southwest Wisconsin in 2021 that received the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's 5-Star Quality Rating and Leapfrog Grade A for Safety, and was named in Healthgrades America's "250 Best Hospitals" and Newsweek's "Best Hospitals in the U.S."
Press ContactRick Thiesse