About Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)
Since 1875, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis have been caring for patients in Illinois, Wisconsin and other locations in the United States and across the world. Today, Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a multi-institutional healthcare system that cares for patients in 14 communities in Illinois and Wisconsin.
With 15 hospitals, scores of community-based health centers and clinics, nearly 2,300 physician partners, and more than 13,000 colleagues, HSHS is committed to its mission “to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry.”
HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, a Public Juridic Person (PJP) approved by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Vatican City, on July 2, 2015, and the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the Founding Institute/Legacy Sponsor. As the Sponsor of HSHS and its ministries, Hospital Sisters Ministries serves as Members of HSHS and with the HSHS Board of Directors fulfills all requirements of Church and Civil law. The Members have certain Reserved Powers as set forth in the bylaws of HSHS and exercise specific authority therein.
HSHS was incorporated on December 26, 1978.