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HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital receives national recognition for physician experience

February 02, 2024 

Recipient of the 2023 Press Ganey Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. – HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls has been named a 2023 Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award®; winner by Press Ganey, the global leader in health care experience solutions and services. 

This award is part of Press Ganey’s annual ranking of the top hospitals and health systems in the country. As a winner of the Press Ganey Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award®, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is in the top 5% of health care providers in delivering exceptional physician experience in the last year. 

“It is honor to be recognized for the relationships that we have built with the physicians on our medical staff,” said Chris Brabant, President and CEO, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. “It is truly a partnership in quality, compassionate care for our patients and we are grateful that they feel supported by our organization as we work together to foster healthier communities.”

Press Ganey works with more than 41,000 health care facilities in its mission to enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care.

"In prioritizing the well-being of both their patients and dedicated staff on a daily basis, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital exemplifies dedication to their workforce and the communities they impact," said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO and chairman at Press Ganey. "We applaud HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital’s compassion, empathetic approach, and the genuine human connections they forge within the clinical health care landscape. It's a privilege for us to collaborate with them as we applaud their remarkable accomplishments." 

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital’s sister hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, was awarded a 2023 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for employee experience within ambulatory care services.

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About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department; inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services; cancer care; therapy and rehabilitation; wound care; the Almost Home Swing Bed program; and more. It was founded as Oconto Falls City Hospital in 1921 and became HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in 2014 when it joined Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). As an affiliate of HSHS, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital draws on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as it serves the health care needs of the region in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital also has five rural health center locations in affiliation with Prevea Health in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto Falls and Suring; and operates HSHS Pharmacies in Gillett and Oconto Falls, and HSHS Prescription Services (remote dispensing sites) in Lena, Mountain and Pulaski. In 2022, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital was named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the U.S. by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. For more information, please visit: www.stclarememorial.org.

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 healthcare ministry. HSHS provides compassionate, quality healthcare to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable. HSHS operates 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.
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital receives national recognition for physician experience
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