Wisconsin – Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals are pleased to welcome Mary Salm to serve in a new role as Vice President of Mission and Spiritual Care.

Mary served in various roles at HSHS for 18 years, most recently as Director of Spiritual Care, Mission Integration and Ethics for HSHS hospitals in Wisconsin and Door County Medical Center (DCMC). In June of 2021, Mary left to work as the Director of Spiritual Care for Ascension Wisconsin. Now, HSHS welcomes her back to the team with open arms.

“With nearly two decades of experience within health care, Mary brings such value to our team,” says Rachelle Barina, Chief Mission Officer of HSHS. “It is such a privilege and honor to welcome her back and continue to represent our core values of respect, care, competence and joy which is lived by all who work at our hospitals.”

In Mary’s role as Vice President of Mission and Spiritual Care, she is a champion of efforts to integrate values and HSHS’ mission of revealing and embodying Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry at HSHS hospitals. She helps weave workplace spirituality into culture and deepen colleagues’ connection to purpose through ministry formation.

In Wisconsin, HSHS hospitals include: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.



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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