Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, Wis.  –  Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), which includes HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, has been named one of the ‘150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare’ in the U.S. in 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare. 

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This Top 150 distinction recognizes HSHS’ high employee engagement, commitment to diversity in the workforce and professional development opportunities for colleagues and leaders.

“These kinds of recognitions are wonderful, but we will not stop here,” says Damond Boatwright, HSHS President and CEO. “We will continue to improve on our professional development, diversity and inclusion, colleague engagement, workplace culture and more at HSHS. There is always – and I mean always – room for growth and improvement. We will strive to be even better for the benefit of our colleagues and the patients and communities we serve.”

Boatwright is approaching his one-year anniversary at the helm of HSHS. He began serving as President and CEO in June 2021.

“I know I am biased, but this recognition from Becker’s just simply highlights what I already knew in my first year here – we have amazing people, unique benefits that promote wellness, opportunities for growth and a great workplace culture,” he says. “I’m so proud to be part of the HSHS family and that we’ve been recognized as one of the best in the country.”

Andy Bagnall, President and CEO of HSHS Wisconsin says besides providing exceptional health care to patients, HSHS colleagues are dedicated to the mission of the Hospital Sisters.

“Their devotion shines brightly in our facilities,” he says. “High colleague engagement is not just something we strive to achieve, but also something we value as an organization just as much as our core values of respect, care, competence and joy.”

HSHS is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois and comprises nine hospitals and 183 clinics in Illinois and six hospitals in Wisconsin. HSHS employs approximately 13,000 individuals across both states – 8,600 in Illinois and 4,400 in Wisconsin. For more information about HSHS career opportunities and benefits, visit: www.careers.hshs.org/

The full list of Becker’s Healthcare ‘150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare’ can be found in a recent issue of Becker’s Hospital Review, one of several news publications produced by the company.

Note: This list is not an endorsement by Becker’s of included executives, hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Organizations are presented in alphabetical order.



About HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the Founding Institute, and it is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System. Since 1889, it has been meeting patient needs in western Wisconsin with the latest medical innovations and technology, together with a Franciscan whole-person healing tradition.

About HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the Founding Institute, and it is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System. Since 1885, it has served the people of the Chippewa Falls area with health care that is high tech and high touch. Known locally for the quality of the care it provides patients, the hospital has been recognized nationally for its outstanding patient satisfaction levels. 

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states - Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries,  and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.


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