HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital names Keeper of the Tradition Award recipient

May 24, 2023 


Hospital News

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital names Keeper of the Tradition Award recipient

Chippewa Falls, Wis. – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital has named Brandy Sikora the recipient of the 2023 Keeper of the Tradition Award. The award, which is the highest honor a colleague can receive at the hospital, was presented May 10, 2023.

Brandy is the Manager of Volunteer Services and successfully manages a multitude of tasks at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital. She plans and partakes in the annual Volunteer Partners’ Charity Ball event; coordinates multiple hospital and community fundraisers; assists front desk staff to welcome and admit patients; manages the hospital gift shop and is always willing to take on more.

In a peer-nomination letter, a colleague wrote, “Brandy has been a staple at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital. She truly demonstrates a life of service and treats others with dignity, respect and compassion. She carries out her work joyfully and is true to the hospital mission.”

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital President and CEO, John Wagner says Brandy personifies the hospital values of respect, care, competence and joy. “Everything Brandy does is done with a smile and a genuine heart.”

This marks the 21st year the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Keeper of the Tradition Award has been given to a colleague who carries on the traditions of Christian hospitality, servant leadership and the mission of the Hospital Sisters.


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