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HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital receives national recognition for providing quality health care

February 12, 2024 

Awarded by The Chartis Center for Rural Health


OCONTO FALLS, Wis. — HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is the recipient of a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in providing quality health care. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor the top performing rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and/or Patient Perspective.

“At HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, we take pride in providing our patients the highest quality of care - the type of care our neighbors and visitors deserve and expect,” said Chris Brabant, President and CEO, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. “This award is a great example of our commitment to providing high quality, accessible health care in Oconto County.” 

Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of The Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance. 

“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural health care truly is mission-driven,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Let us recognize the efforts of our Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high quality care throughout rural communities.”

In 2022, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital was named a Top 22 Critical Access Hospital in the U.S. by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. To learn more about rural health care services provided by HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, please visit: https://www.hshs.org/st-clare/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 about St. Clare, please visit: www.hshs.org/st-clare.

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 providing quality health care
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