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The Partners at both HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host their annual Christmas open house in their respective gift shops. Read more.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center is offering a free session on animal-assisted services November 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the treatment center (2301 County Hwy I).


Cold and flu season is upon us again, and HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals want you to be prepared this year. The two hospitals recommend the following health tips to slow the spread of the flu this season. Read more.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association’s foundation has announced that HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ “Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training ” program is a recipient of the WHA Foundation’s 2017 Global Vision Community Partnership Award.

On October 15 at 2 p.m., families who have suffered a loss – either recently or at any time – are encouraged to gather at the Main Pavilion in Irvine Park near the duck pond. The walk will then proceed to the nearby bridge for a brief memorial service and flower ceremony. The walk will continue for a short loop back to the duck pond (less than one mile). All family members and friends offering support are welcome.


HSHS Western Wisconsin Division administrators are pleased to announce Charisse Oland, Ed.D, FACHE, has accepted the position of president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital. She will begin serving St. Joseph’s on Monday, Nov. 27.

On October 18, join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County and Our House Senior Living, for an evening of inspiration, self-care tips and resources, and hear from former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber, co-author of a book called “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver.”

To help local women take care of themselves while managing their busy schedules, on October 11 and 19, Sacred Heart Hospital will be offering evening mammogram appointments as late at 8 p.m. On November 7, St. Joseph’s Hospital will be offering the same. Call 715-717-1461 to make an appointment to schedule your mammogram.

The Partners of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will be selling donated new and used books to raise money for the group’s scholarship fund October 5 and 6.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host their annual “Blessing of the Animals” events on Sunday, October 1.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center is offering a free session on how to raise kids with less stress for you, on October 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the treatment center (2301 County Hwy I).

The Partners of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will host the eighth annual Wonderland on the River fundraising event on Saturday, November 4, at Lake Wissota Golf, 16108 97th Ave.

The session will take place September 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Monsignor Klimek Auditorium (lower level) at Sacred Heart Hospital (900 W. Clairemont Ave.). Registration is required by calling (715) 717-1600.

The Partners of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will be collecting new and used books and sell them to raise money for the group’s scholarship fund.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will be collecting winter coats September 4 through October 9 in the hospital’s main lobby at 2661 County Highway I.

The Partners of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital recently announced six 2017 scholarship recipients at the group’s annual meeting in the hospital’s McDonald Hall.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host Grammy Award winner Amy Grant for a presentation about resiliency and coping with depression on September 14 at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre (316 Eau Claire Street). Tickets are $15 or $20.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center is offering a free session on collaboration on stress management September 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the treatment center (2301 County Hwy I, Chippewa Falls).

Watching the upcoming solar eclipse will be on the docket for many on August 21, but Dr. Erik Dickson, a board-certified family medicine physician and chief physician executive for HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, says caution must be taken.

As the remaining days of summer come to an end and a new school year is around the corner, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals want to remind parents that it’s time to prepare their children for the new school year ahead.

Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) today announced that Joan Coffman, President and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, has accepted the appointment to serve as President and CEO of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, Ill.

Medical Staff Officers have been named for both St. Joseph's and Sacred Heart hospitals.

As summer temps climb, Dr. James Concannon, medical director of the emergency departments at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, says more people are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

The Partners of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will host a steak fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 3 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 236 Pumphouse Road.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center is hosting a free consumer credit counseling session with Family Means on August 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the treatment center (2301 County Hwy I).

Wisconsin Hospital Association nominated Joan Coffman, president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, to receive the AHA Grassroots Champion Award for her service and efforts.

If you know a child 11 or older looking to start babysitting, make sure they receive proper training by having them attend our babysitting class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 17.

On June 29, nurses from HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will be at area pools to share free summer safety information and sunscreen from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Bernard F. Willi Pool, Chippewa Falls (Bridgewater Ave.) and from 3 to 4 p.m. at Fairfax Pool, Eau Claire (4200 Fairfax Street, Eau Claire).

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center is offering a free presentation on ways to deal with bullying at school and in the workplace June 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the treatment center (2301 County Hwy I).

In recognition for successful programs to reduce their environmental impact, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals each recently received the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

If you have a son or daughter in sports and want to reduce the chance of injury, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are offering sessions on how to improve athletic performance and agility.

Last week during National Nurses Week, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls presented the 2017 Nurse Exemplar Awards to two very deserving colleagues.

On May 2 at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ Colleague Service Awards banquet at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, Julie Manas, president and CEO of Sacred Heart Hospital, and Joan Coffman, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital, announced that Donna Stolp, occupational therapist, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Father Klimek Healing Presence Award.

This is the sixth season that HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will offer plots in its community garden to feed those in need. The plots will be ready for gardeners on Saturday, May 13.

Nurses from HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will celebrate National Nurses Week by participating in a Nurses Walk on May 10 at 6 p.m. at Irvine Park.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center is offering a free presentation on Chippewa County Drug Court May 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the treatment center (2301 County Hwy I).

Join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health for a session on how organization can promote serenity and wellness in your life.

 

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and a time when the experts at the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine suggest people take a moment to stand up for their feet.

Physicians will be honored at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals during National Doctors’ Day on March 30. The annual event recognizes physicians for the important role they play in helping patients, promoting overall health and by recognizing their significant accomplishments.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are pleased to bring figure skating icon Scott Hamilton to Eau Claire for a community presentation May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theater (316 Eau Claire Street). Hamilton is this year’s Monsignor Klimek Healing Presence Lecturer.

St. Joseph’s Centers for Rehabilitation Services and the Aging and Disability Resource Center are hosting a falls prevention workshop called “Stepping On” taking place Tuesdays, April 11 to May 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Office Building (2509 Cty Hwy I).

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center is offering a free presentation on preventing domestic violence and sexual assault April 4 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the treatment center (2301 County Hwy I).

Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting free sessions for anyone who would like to recognize the signs of a mental health disorder in military members, veterans and their families. The free, one-day class teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses such as anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Lunch is provided. Registration is required by calling (715) 717-1600.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center is offering a free presentation on dealing with difficult people March 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the treatment center (2301 County Hwy I).

HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation – the philanthropic arm for HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – and the Farm Family Committee will host the 15th annual Farm Family Day March 22 from Noon to 2 p.m. at Dove Healthcare – Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center, 2815 County Highway I.

Do you have children who are chomping at the bit to make some extra cash by babysitting? Make sure they receive proper training by having them attend a babysitting class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4 or April 1 in McDonald Hall at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2661 Highway I.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine recently received the ‘Center of Distinction’ award from Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health is hosting a free session for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save a life.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital and Chippewa Falls Main Street are offering heart-health and wellness events, collectively called “Paint the Town Red,” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. February 23 at businesses in downtown Chippewa Falls.

CHIPPEWA FALLS – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting a free session for anyone who would like to recognize the signs of anxiety or a panic attack in someone close to them. Called “Mental Health First Aid,” the session is an eight-hour training course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and addictions in friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. This session is open to anyone who wants to learn how to provide initial help.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, along with other hospitals in the HSHS system, have created Midwest Healthcare Insights Community (MHIC), an online community for area residents. By joining the virtual community, participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and opinions about the healthcare services that are available to people in the area.

On November 3, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital was named a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for inpatient satisfaction by Press Ganey. St. Joseph's Hospital's inpatient satisfaction scores achieved 95th percentile every month between May 2015 and April 2016.

CHIPPEWA FALLS - HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is pleased to announce that Cheryl Halida has been named the 2016 recipient of the hospital's Keeper of the Tradition award. The award was presented at the St. Joseph's Hospital board appreciation dinner November 9 at Lake Wissota Golf. This year marks the 14th year the hospital has given the award, which is one of the highest colleague honors at the hospital.

CHIPPEWA FALLS - The annual Partners of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Love Lights Christmas Celebration will be at 4 p.m. on December 8 in the chapel of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, 2661 Highway I.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women according to the most recent data from the American Cancer Society. Approximately 224,390 new cases of lung cancer have cropped up just this year in the U.S., and each year more people die of the disease than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's Hospitals are pleased to announce an upcoming series of telephone town hall meetings to take place in the coming weeks. 

Joan Coffman, president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, was appointed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker last week to serve as the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) representative to the Governor's task force on opioid abuse.

CHIPPEWA FALLS - HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is now offering 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue, which makes it easier for radiologists to identify breast abnormalities that could be cancerous.

CHIPPEWA FALLS - On October 4 at a ceremony in Appleton, the Partners of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital received the Wisconsin Award for Volunteer Excellence (WAVE) under the category of "Community Outreach and Collaboration." 

​HSHS Sacred Heart & St. Josephs are announcing a "Conversation on Health Care" series with multiple opportunities in the coming weeks for the area residents to learn more about hospital care in Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley and the impact of Marshfield Clinic's plans.


Two new directors have recently joined HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's hospitals.


The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded renewed accreditation to HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's accreditation programs.

On May 24 during a Wisconsin Nicotine Treatment Integration Project meeting in Madison, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital's L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center received the David 'Mac' Macmaster Award for pioneering efforts to address tobacco use in the behavioral health setting. The center was one of five facilities in the state to earn this year's award.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital names Provider of the Year

CHIPPEWA FALLS - On May 5 at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital's annual colleague appreciation dinner at Avalon Hotel & Conference Center in Chippewa Falls, Joan Coffman, president and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital, announced that Nizar Ottoman, M.D., has been named the hospital's Provider of the Year for 2016. This is the inaugural year of the award. 


CHIPPEWA FALLS - This marks the fourth season that HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital will offer plots in its community garden to feed those in need. The plots are slated to be ready for gardeners in May.

For a small plot fee, individuals and families whose budgets do not allow for fresh produce, or who struggle to put food on the table, have the opportunity to grow their own at St. Joseph's Hospital's Community Garden. People who feel they need the food are encouraged to keep their entire yield. Service organizations also are welcome to rent plots and are asked to donate their harvest to local food pantries through St. Joseph's Hospital.


HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered recently to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award for the second year in a row. This award was given to St. Joseph's Hospital's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine because it met the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics, Inc.

CHIPPEWA FALLS - St. Joseph's Hospital is pleased to announce it recently has earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).

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