New member joins Friends of Sacred Heart Hospital Leadership Council

Eau Claire, WI – Jennifer McDonough has joined the Friends of Sacred Heart Hospital Leadership Council.

McDonough currently serves as administrator for Eau Claire Area Schools, and serves on the boards of Royal Credit Union and Triniteam. She holds a master’s in Education and a bachelor’s in Secondary Education.

“As Friends of Sacred Heart supports the hospital’s efforts to meet community needs, we are grateful for the commitment of our leadership council to advance our hospital’s health care mission and ministry through philanthropy,” said Ann Kaiser, CFRE, director of Friends of Sacred Heart Hospital.

Returning Friends Leadership Council members are: Todd Anderson, Garrett Baumgardner, Linda Danielson, Linda Erickson, Jim Geraghty, M.D., Jack Kaiser, Jason Plante, Tom Pulse, Robert Ridenour III, M.D., and Jeff Theisen.

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, senior priest chaplain at Sacred Heart Hospital. 


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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
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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