Hospital welcomes philanthropy specialist Lisa Patrow

Eau Claire, WI – Lisa Patrow has joined the Friends of Sacred Heart Hospital as philanthropy specialist, generating philanthropic support for the Hospital Sisters’ ministry in the Chippewa Valley region. Patrow began her role in June.


Patrow has more than 20 years of media experience and is a lifelong resident of the Chippewa Valley. She most recently served as station manager of WQOW News 18 in Eau Claire. 


“Lisa is a great addition to our team,” said Ann Kaiser, CFRE, development director, Sacred Heart Hospital. “She is passionate about the Chippewa Valley and about Sacred Heart.


“Having worked in media for so many years, I have witnessed firsthand the many wonderful contributions Sacred Heart has made in the lives of those living in the Chippewa Valley,” said Patrow. “I am thrilled to now be part of the organization.”


Friends of Sacred Heart Hospital is Sacred Heart Hospital’s foundation. Since it was established in 1983, Friends has invested millions of dollars in patient programs, technological advancements and facilities at Sacred Heart Hospital, including $6.2 million for the Center for Advanced Surgery and Medicine, $1.5 million for the daVinci robotic surgical system, and more than $1 million establishing an endowment to honor the ministry of Monsignor Edmund Klimek, who passed away August 28, 2013.


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About Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital is an affiliate of the Hospital Sisters Health System. Since 1889 it has been meeting patient needs in western Wisconsin with the latest medical innovations and technology, together with a Franciscan whole-person healing tradition. For more information about
Sacred Heart Hospital, visit


About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System is a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi.  It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 Local Systems in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator) and in Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  For more information about HSHS, visit