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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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