Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, Wis.  –  The Volunteer Partners of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will honor and memorialize loved ones during the annual Love Lights tree lighting ceremony in December.

Love Lights is a special way to honor loved ones who may be receiving care at the hospital, or who are wished continued good health and happiness, or those who have passed and are dearly missed. Community members who purchase a Love Light will see those lights glow from the trees outside the front entrances of the hospitals through the Christmas season.

The tree lighting ceremonies will take place in the healing garden outside the hospitals’ main entrances:

Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2661 Hwy. I, Chippewa Falls

35th annual event

Dec. 6, 5 p.m.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

37th annual event

The purchase of each $10 light helps the hospitals, which are part of a nonprofit, Catholic-based health care system, continue providing health, healing and hope to all they serve. The donations will also support the hospital Volunteer Partners’ on-going efforts to improve the lives of patients and community members though scholarships and school and community events. Each colored light honors a special soul.

  • White: Deceased adult
  • Blue: Deceased child
  • Red/Green: Living relative or friend
  • Gold: Living or deceased veteran or active military member
  • Purple: Living or deceased pet

To purchase a Love Light, or for more information, please call Brandy Sikora, volunteer services manager at 715-717-7439. You may also purchase a Love Light online at: HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital or HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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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.

Media Contact

Karen Kraus

Communications Department
HSHS Wisconsin
Office: (715) 717-4591
Cell: (715) 717-4747
Karen.Kraus@hshs.org

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