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Spiritual and Pastoral Care

Our organizational mission statement is, “To reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry.”

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Your church or synagogue can be notified of your hospitalization if requested by a patient or their family.

Caring for your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is a primary concern of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the hospital embraces a holistic ministry to all dimensions of the human person: body, mind and spirit.

Being a patient can be stressful and profoundly affect you and your loved ones. During joyful times, your spirit soars. During times of crisis or illness, your spirit can become heavy. Often, questions and concerns arise when you are in the hospital. You may experience fear, anxiety or loneliness. Perhaps your faith is uncertain. Maybe you feel lost, confused or overwhelmed. These feelings are common and none of us are immune to them. St. Francis knew the importance of a healing touch and encouragement during these times.

The Spiritual/Pastoral Care Department provides hope, spiritual resources, pastoral and spiritual care throughout the day and are available 24/7 for emergency needs. If you or your family would like to see someone from Spiritual Care Services, ask you nurse to notify us or have the switchboard page the Spiritual Care Minister on call. We are located near the hospital chapel on the main level. You can also contact us at 715-717-6594.

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All are welcome to our Chapel, a place set apart for prayer and quiet. We are pleased to share it with you. The Father Christopher Chapel is located on the far west end of our hospital’s first floor and is available for prayer 24 hours a day.

Catholic Mass is broadcast on Channel 67, the hospital’s in-house, closed-circuit television station.