Together, we heal.
Consider the achievements below. Each project, funded with donations to HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation, has made exceptional and specialized care possible for Chippewa County. It means our families, friends and neighbors can heal in better, faster ways—now and in the future. None of these milestones would have been possible without the giving community we’re so very proud to be a part of.
A New Birth Center
Since 1885, generations have been born and raised with the loving care of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Faced with a decades-old maternity space, Friends gave our Birth Center the same loving attention that we give its occupants. In 2015, the Birth Center was completely revitalized and renovated to offer moms and babies the very best in personalized care—along with additional amenities, upgraded technology, increased privacy and more comfort for a family to participate in the birth experience. [Visit the Birth Center page for a virtual tour.]
Expanded Emergency Services
As Chippewa County’s only source of full-time, 24-hour emergency physician coverage, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital is vital to all who live, work and play in the region. To improve our ability to respond, now and in the future, Friends donated $4.1 million to expand and improve the Emergency Services area in 2010.
Each year, more than 16,000 people receive ER and urgent care here. That’s possible thanks to our board-certified emergency room physicians and specially trained nurses who treat patients with a variety of medical, surgical, and trauma-related emergencies. And it’s possible thanks to supporters like you. [Visit the Emergency Services page for a virtual tour.]
Wound Care Center
Non-healing wounds are a growing problem in America, spurred by an aging population and rising rates of diabetes and other chronic diseases. It’s why Friends and supporters raised $500,000 in 2010 to create more advanced and clinically proven treatment options for the region, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, bio-engineered tissue grafting and negative pressure therapies. Support for HSHS St. Joseph’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine allowed this innovative, physician-based program to specialize in the treatment of chronic and non-healing wounds—and in the process, achieve some of the nation’s highest success rates.
[Learn more about Wound Care.]
For families and hospital visitors, a Healing Garden can be a welcome escape from stressful clinical settings. Research shows that when well-designed, these soothing spaces help people feel calmer, safer and more comfortable. They can even reduce pain and shorten hospital stays. It’s why hospital colleagues started a campaign in 2010 to do just that. Gifts created Healing Gardens at the hospital’s main entrance and, the LE Phillips - Libertas Treatment Center, completed in 2012. Together, we’re supporting the healing process in a beautiful, welcoming way.
The Heritage Wall
Caregivers, volunteers and friends of this hospital have served as a trusted, caring presence to countless families since 1885. To honor our past and some of the many people who’ve shaped it, we created a Heritage Wall in 2012. Funded through Colleague Campaign donations, the 17-foot-wide by five-foot-tall space features photographs, stories and a timeline to showcase a revered history.