(Breese, IL) – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese blessed their new front entrance with a Blessing prayer service held Wednesday, May 9 during National Hospital Week.  The brief service was led by Deacon Steve AuBuchon, St. Joseph’s spiritual care minister, and attended by St. Joseph’s leadership, colleagues and volunteers.
 
The main entrance of the hospital was recently renovated to replace the overhead canopy to improve the entrance and provide better coverage for people entering the hospital in all kinds of weather. 
 
In his welcoming remarks at the Blessing, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital President and CEO Chris Klay shared, “At HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, we are always looking for ways to improve the experience of our patients and their family members.  This enhanced front entrance will help protect our patients and visitors from the weather when they need to come to the hospital or visit a loved one.”
 
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital also recently completed remodeling their emergency department to improve the physical environment and increase patient privacy. Changes included new cabinetry, flooring, ceiling tiles and painting of the department. The emergency department remained open during the remodeling as it was a phased project.
 
Photo Caption #1: Chris Klay (right), president and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese, makes welcoming remarks at the Blessing of the hospital’s newly renovated front entrance on May 9. 

Photo Caption #2: Deacon Steve AuBuchon, spiritual care minister at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese, blesses the hospital’s new front entrance with participants looking on during the brief service on May 9.
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Photo Caption #3: HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital President and CEO Chris Klay (center), is joined by colleagues and volunteers from HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese as they stand in front of the hospital’s newly remodeled front entrance and canopy following the blessing service.  
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