Bishop Thomas John Paprocki here to commemorate 75th Anniversary of hospital fire

April 04, 2024 

On April 4, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital commemorated the 75th anniversary of the St. Anthony Hospital fire with a special Mass in the hospital’s chapel celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop Thomas John Paprocki and concelebrated by local clergy. The Mass was in remembrance of the 77 lives lost in the tragic fire which occurred on April 4, 1949.

In attendance at the Mass were leadership from Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) and HSHS St. Anthony’s, along with some Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.

Shown from left to right: Dr. Ryan Jennings, HSHS St. Anthony’s Chief Medical Officer; Bob Schultz, HSHS St. Anthony’s Board of Directors; Deacon Joe Emmerich, St. Anthony of Padua Parish; Chad Markham, HSHS St. Anthony’s President and CEO; Sister Marilyn McCormick, OSF; Sister Anna Phiri, OSF; Sister Marguerite Cook, OSF; Reverend Peter Harman, St. Anthony of Padua Parish; Most Reverend Bishop Thomas John Paprocki; Reverend Monsignor David Hoefler; Rachelle Barina, HSHS Senior Vice President (SVP)-Chief Mission Officer; Sister Ritamary Brown, OSF; Michael Scialdone, HSHS SVP-Chief Financial Officer; Sister Janice Schneider, OSF; Sister Ann Pitsenberger, OSF; Jean Anne Highland, HSHS St. Anthony’s Board of Directors; Sister JoAn Schullian, OSF; Karen Whitt, HSHS St. Anthony’s Board of Directors; Sister Maureen Fagan, OSF; Eric Zeller, HSHS St. Anthony’s Board of Directors; Kathy Donovan, SVP-Chief Operating Officer; and Reverend Adam Prichard, HSHS St. Anthony’s Chaplain. 
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki here to commemorate 75th Anniversary of hospital fire
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