For those who live, work, and play in the Chippewa Valley, around-the-clock, high-quality emergency service, is expected. HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital is the only state-designated level III trauma center in Chippewa County and offers full-time, 24-hour emergency physician coverage. To improve our ability to respond, now and in the future, supporters donated $4.1 million to expand and improve the Emergency Services area in 2010. 

Each year, more than 14,000 people receive emergency services here. That’s possible thanks to our board-certified emergency room physicians and specially trained nurses who treat patients with a variety of medical, surgical, and trauma-related emergencies. And it’s possible thanks to supporters like you.



Non-healing wounds are a growing problem in America, spurred by an aging population and rising rates of diabetes and other chronic diseases. Generous supporters raised $500,000 in 2010 to create more advanced and clinically proven treatment options for the region, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, bio-engineered tissue grafting and negative pressure therapies. Support for HSHS St. Joseph’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine allowed this innovative, physician-based program to specialize in the treatment of chronic and non-healing wounds—and in the process, achieve some of the nation’s highest success rates.  



For families and hospital visitors, a Healing Garden can be a welcome escape from stressful clinical settings. Research shows that when well-designed, these soothing spaces help people feel calmer, safer and more comfortable. They can even reduce pain and shorten hospital stays. Hospital colleagues started a campaign in 2010 to create a Healing Garden at the hospital’s main entrance. In 2012, another Healing Garden was created at the LE Phillips - Libertas Treatment Center. Together, we’re supporting the healing process in a beautiful, welcoming way.



Caregivers, volunteers and friends of this hospital have served as a trusted, caring presence to countless families since 1885. To honor our past and some of the many people who’ve shaped it, we created a Heritage Wall in 2012. Funded through Colleague Campaign donations, the 17-foot-wide by five-foot-tall space features photographs, stories and a timeline to showcase a revered history.