Expressing Thanksgiving Gratitude at OHOW

We have many things to be grateful for at Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin this Thanksgiving. From our hardworking staff who work daily to deliver top-quality care to our patients to our dedicated physicians who make remarkable innovations in the field of medicine, we are so grateful for all those who work in commitment to our mission excellence.   

We also express our gratitude to our wonderful patients who inspire us to continue to provide top-rated medical care. It is a privilege and honor to serve you. We are eternally grateful for your trust in choosing OHOW for your medical needs. Your words of appreciation motivate us to improve and help aid our dedication to providing quality care, which has earned OHOW its reputation as a top-rated facility.   

While our gratitude extends beyond the Thanksgiving season, we want to take the time to express our thankfulness during this season of reflection.   

Making Thanksgiving Special at OHOW  

There may be several reasons why not everyone can spend this day of thanks with their family. One reason may include taking advantage of this extended holiday weekend to schedule a medical procedure. At OHOW, we understand that some of our patients this week may be missing quality time with family or the opportunity to relax and enjoy a home-cooked meal. This is why we aim to make Thanksgiving special at OHOW. 

Head Chef Mike Wolf and the rest of our food service team work together to prepare a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving meal for you and one of your closest family members. Plus, we have all of the major football channels too! If you find yourself having orthopedic surgery on the Thanksgiving holiday, we are happy to have you join our hospital tradition and aim to make you feel like part of our OHOW family.   

Chef Mike says, “Every year, people are surprised when we do something special for them. They are normally expecting everyday hospital food.” It’s like having a Thanksgiving meal tailored and cooked just how you want it. We even deliver it — does it get better than that?  

Our Thanksgiving Feast  

Every dish we serve is home-cooked from scratch and served hot from our kitchen. We think our Thanksgiving meal could stand the test against your favorite family recipes. Our menu consists of all the Thanksgiving staples like roasted turkey, stuffing, French-style green beans, mashed potatoes, maple-roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry berry sauce, and pumpkin desserts. When you come to OHOW for your Thanksgiving meal, we are sure you will be satisfied with your service and leave with a full stomach.  

We do our best to accommodate every patient and their family members’ dietary needs, so we still offer our normal menu. We understand that surgery is not the ideal way to spend any holiday, so we want to do anything possible to make your day special.  

OHOW’s Thanksgiving Berry Cranberry Sauce Recipe  

If you’ve ever had Thanksgiving at OHOW, you might remember our revered homemade berry cranberry sauce. Our Thanksgiving berry cranberry sauce recipe takes the classic cranberry sauce up a notch by adding a medley of other berries to the mix. It makes for a delicious side that adds something new to the traditional Thanksgiving meal staple.   


OHOW’s Thanksgiving Berry Cranberry Sauce

There’s nothing like a homemade cranberry sauce for your Thanksgiving spread. Our special Thanksgiving berry cranberry sauce includes a medley of other berries for a twist on a classic holiday recipe.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 24 guests


  • 2 bags Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Red Port Wine
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Raspberries
  • 1/2 cup BlackBerries or Strawberries


  • In a four-quart saucepot, add a cup of red port wine and reduce liquid by half.
  • Next, add Cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and water. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the cranberry sauce from the heat and add the rest of the berries; continue to cook an additional 4-5 minutes. Then set the berry sauce aside to cool. When cool, pour into a serving dish and refrigerate until cold or overnight.


If you use fresh oranges for the juice, you can use the grated orange rind as a garnish to sprinkle on top of your berry cranberry sauce.
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Now, you can make the recipe for yourself! This berry cranberry sauce is so tasty and so easy to make that you might whip up a batch again for your Christmas dinner too!  

Happy Thanksgiving from our OHOW family to yours!