Edgerton Hospital Employee Receives Rural Health Ambassador Award  

Edgerton Hospital’s laboratory manager, Christine Wonder, BS MT (ASCP), recently accepted the 2022 Rural Health Ambassador Award given by the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC). Christine was one of just 17 recipients in the State of Wisconsin.

The Rural Health Ambassador Award was established in 2004 by the RWHC to recognize employees at member hospitals who have gone above the call of duty in promoting their hospital and have made significant contributions to rural health care in general. The award recipient demonstrates a history of fostering positive communication and relations within the hospital's respective service area by: serving on community boards/service organizations; taking advantage of volunteer or public speaking opportunities; and supporting community health activities beyond the scope of the hospital.

Beyond her vital role in Edgerton Hospital’s laboratory, Christine regularly goes above and beyond to support wellness within the community. She volunteers her time as a Milton Lions Club member where she has assisted with school vision screenings and other events aimed at improving health. She is always eager to represent the hospital at community events that support the hospital’s mission – to improve health and wellness for longer, healthier lives.   

Edgerton Hospital CEO, Marc Augsburger, says Christine is very deserving of this recognition. “Volunteering is very important at our organization, and Christine is always one of the first to give of her time to community wellness. She excels as our laboratory manager, and she is a shining star when it comes to spreading awareness of rural health. Congratulations to Christine on winning the 2022 Rural Health Ambassador Award,” said Augsburger.