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The Volunteer Partners of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will host a linen sale for one day only on October 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bishop and Treacy Halls (lower level) at Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 W. Clairemont Ave.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center last week received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

HSHS St. Joseph's and Sacred Heart hospitals’ Women and Infant Centers and Spiritual Care Services are hosting a walk to honor babies who have died during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

The two hospitals recommend the following health tips to slow the spread of the flu this season.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are pleased to name Kandy Ebert as director of environmental services for both hospitals. Ebert started her career at St. Joseph’s Hospital as manager of the environmental services department.

HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation will hold its annual Hope Gala fundraising event October 13 at 7 p.m. at Regis High School, 2100 Fenwick Ave.

The Healing Place, a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that provides free services to anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in October.

Join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health Body.Mind.Spirit. for an evening of healthy refreshments and learn the latest information about the many “colors” of cancer and how to reduce your risk.

The free session will take place Thursday, October 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital (2661 Co Hwy I, Chippewa Falls) in McDonald Hall.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host their annual “Blessing of the Animals” events on Sunday, September 30.

On October 3, join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health Body.Mind.Spirit and the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County for two events that support those who give care to people with dementia.

At a ceremony held earlier today at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, a registered nurse was recently honored for the extraordinary, compassionate care she provides daily in her role. Sarah Jochum, a registered nurse in the hospital’s critical care department, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health: Body.Mind.Spirit is hosting a free all-day Adult Mental Health First Aid class, open to anyone who would like to learn the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses such as anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

The Healing Place is offering the following programs and sessions in September.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, King’s Closet and Redeeming Grace Church are partnering to collect winter coats and blankets September 1 until September 30.

Vickie Stelzig, certified rehabilitation registered nurse in the inpatient rehabilitation department at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, was recently elected president of the Wisconsin Association of Rehabilitation Nursing.

As the remaining days of summer wind down and a new school year awaits, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals recommend the following back-to-school health tips to ensure a safe and healthy school year for your child.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health: Body.Mind.Spirit is hosting two free, separate sessions for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them.

HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation held its 28th annual Golf and Tennis Classic at the Eau Claire Country Club on July 30 with 180 golfers, 13 tennis players and dozens of volunteers. Proceeds from the event will benefit the hospital’s cancer care services.

The Healing Place, a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that provides free services to anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in August.

A session on youth mental health first aid will take place Thursday, August 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Monsignor Klimek Auditorium at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave.

Prevea360 Health Plan is excited to announce an agreement with Prevea Health, Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) and Dean Health Plan to offer health insurance products through an integrated and coordinated care provider network in northwestern Wisconsin.

Summers are synonymous with fairs, festivals, outdoor concerts and carnivals. Good music, tasty food, and fun rides and games at these events draw large crowds. Here are some tips from HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals on how to stay safe.

If you decide to use fireworks this summer, our two hospitals recommend the following firework safety tips to ensure you and your family have a safe yet fun Fourth of July this year.

HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation will hold its annual Golf and Tennis Classic at the Eau Claire Country Club on July 30. Proceeds from this year’s Classic will benefit the Cancer Care Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, which will be expanding to ensure the best patient outcomes for healing and quality of life.

Three registered nurses at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital have recently earned their advanced certification.

On June 28, representatives from HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will be at area pools to share free summer safety tips, sunscreen and sunglasses from 1 to 2 p.m. at Bernard F. Willi Pool, Chippewa Falls (Bridgewater Ave.) and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fairfax Municipal Pool, Eau Claire (4200 Fairfax Street, Eau Claire).

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals recommend the following swimming safety tips to help keep you and your family safe around open water this season.

National Men’s Health Week, celebrated June 11-17 this year, serves as a way to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems, promote healthy living, and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

A clinical colleague at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital recently earned a statewide award, while another earned advanced certification.

If you have a son or daughter in sports and want to reduce their chance of injury, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are offering sessions on how to improve athletic performance and agility.

Seven scholarship recipients were named at the HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation annual Caritas Guild dinner, which took place May 14 in the hospital’s Monsignor Klimek Auditorium.

Two registered nurses recently earned advanced certifications.

The Healing Place is offering programs and sessions in June. All sessions will take place at The Healing Place, 2125 Heights Drive, Eau Claire.

This week, during National Nurses Week, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals presented the 2018 Nurse Exemplar Awards to two very deserving registered nurses: Kristy Terry and Regi Geissler.

The Volunteer Partners of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital are hosting a free advance directive seminar for community members to learn about the importance of having an advance directive on Monday, June 4 at 6 p.m.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is holding a free cardiac/stroke screening May 31 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration is required. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

On May 1 at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ Colleague Service Awards banquet at the Florian Gardens, Andy Bagnall, president and CEO of Sacred Heart Hospital, and Charisse Oland, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital, announced the two hospitals’ colleague and physician award recipients.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health: Body.Mind.Spirit is hosting a free, two-part class – Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults and Those with Later-Life Issues.

In recognition for successful programs to reduce their environmental impact, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals each recently received the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will host a ribbon cutting and tour of the hospital’s newly renovated Women and Infants Center on Monday, April 30.

If you’re looking for a fun way to stay active, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s Hospitals’ Rehabilitation Services is offering a yoga series at two locations from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, May 1 to June 5.

The Healing Place, a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that provides free services to anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in May.

Join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals for an introduction to Tai Chi class Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s 3D Community Health office on the first floor of the Professional Plaza Building, 2125 Heights Drive, Eau Claire.

Michele Paquette has been named marketing manager for HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. She has been a colleague of HSHS for more than 18 years in the role of marketing specialist. She joined HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2000.

Join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health for free a community health event about aging mindfully – discovering and creating your journey. The free event will take place Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at 29 Pines/Sleep Inn & Suites Convention Center (5872 33rd Ave.).

Physicians will be honored at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals during National Doctors’ Day on March 30. The day recognizes physicians for the important role they play in helping patients, promoting overall health and by recognizing their significant accomplishments.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are bringing Amy Robach, news anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” to Eau Claire for a community presentation April 16 at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre (316 Eau Claire Street). Robach is this year’s Monsignor Klimek Healing Presence Lecturer.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals welcome Sommer Miller to the role of vice president of strategy development and improvement for both hospitals.

The free session will take place Thursday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital (2661 Co Hwy I, Chippewa Falls) in McDonald Hall.

Two registered nurses in the Women and Infants department at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital have recently earned advanced certifications.

The Healing Place, a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that provides free services to anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering programs and sessions in April.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are offering a new support group for people who have suffered a stroke and are striving to return to an independent living environment, which may include going back to work.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health: Body.Mind.Spirit is offering a one-day instructional babysitting workshop from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at 2125 Heights Drive, Eau Claire, on the first floor.

The Healing Place, a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that provides free services to anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in March.

Area HSHS nurses who have advanced certifications will be honored by HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals with dinner and celebration on Monday, March 5.

All Healing Place sessions canceled February 19 & 20 due to weather

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are hosting a free session for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or "QPR" for short.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health: Body.Mind.Spirit is hosting a free all-day Adult Mental Health First Aid class Feb. 27.

Danielle Hoffman, a registered nurse in HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s rehabilitation services department, recently earned her certification in rehabilitation nursing (CCRN).

During American Heart Month – a month dedicated to raising awareness about the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are committed to help you learn how you can lead a healthier lifestyle, keep your heart healthy and protect your loved ones from heart disease.

The Healing Place, a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that provides free services to anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering programs and sessions in February.

The free session will take place Wednesday, January 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hospital (900 West Clairemont Ave.) in the Monsignor Klimek Auditorium. Lunch will be provided. To register, call 715-717-7479.

Hospital Sisters Health System today announced that Andrew J. Bagnall, MHA, FACHE, has been appointed to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer for HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and HSHS Western Wisconsin Division. He will begin this new role on February 5.

Led by bariatric surgeon and medical director, Brandon Andrew, M.D., the Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Clinic offers advanced medical and surgical weight loss solutions and a full complement of support services to help people in their weight loss journey. A grand opening and ribbon cutting for the clinic is scheduled for January 10 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering the following programs and sessions in January.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's hospitals have released their top five baby boy and baby girl names in 2017.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals recently earned “A” grades from the Leapfrog Group for the hospitals’ commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

Three HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital colleagues recently earned advanced certification in their respective fields.

With the weather becoming colder and winter just a few weeks away, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are urging people to be vigilant to protect themselves against carbon monoxide poisoning.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are encouraging residents to enjoy the holiday season, but also maintain their health. December can be a challenging time to make healthy choices and limit weight gain, but eating well during the holidays is possible.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health: Body.Mind.Spirit is hosting a free all-day Mental Health First Aid class, open to anyone who would like to learn the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses such as anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. This session is open to anyone who wants to learn how to provide initial help.

What’s 5’8”, breathes, bleeds, blinks and talks? While it sounds like typical red-blooded human, it’s also a simulation mannequin named “Hal” that’s part of the latest addition to HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ clinical education departments.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s Foundations have joined the global Giving Tuesday effort and ask the community to consider donating to Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals on November 28. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world come together to celebrate generosity and helping others. Giving Tuesday represents a global day dedicated to giving back.

Michael San Juan, a registered nurse in HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s cardiology department, recently earned his Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) accreditation.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health is hosting a free session for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them on Tuesday, December 5 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals welcome Layton Anderson to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer for both hospitals. Anderson joined HSHS Division (Western Wisconsin) on November 13.

A coalition of public, private and nonprofit health organizations is conducting an online health survey to identify the most pressing health issues facing area residents. Starting Nov. 16, community members are encouraged to complete a 14-item assessment available at surveymonkey.com/r/CHNA18.

As hunters get ready to head out into the woods for the big gun deer opener in Wisconsin, doctors are urging men and women to remember some simple steps to stay heart healthy out in the woods.

As hunters get ready to head out into the woods for the big gun deer opener in Wisconsin, doctors are urging men and women to use proper safety devices and procedures to avoid a tragedy.

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s Center for Life’s Journeys, will host “The Healing Sounds of Christmas” holiday concert December 7 at 7 p.m. at Florian Gardens (2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire). The concert will feature vintage jazz group Belle Amour from Minneapolis. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

At a news conference on Nov. 1, L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls was welcomed as the newest member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network.

For the 32nd year, the Volunteer Partners of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will sponsor the Love-Light Christmas Tree outdoor lighting ceremony at the hospital. The lighting ceremony will take place Sunday, December 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Hospital Chapel (900 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire), with the outdoor tree lighting to follow.

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a pregnancy and infant loss support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Click to read more.

The Healing Place – HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center – will host an “international survivors of suicide” program November 18 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at 1010 Oakridge Drive.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is holding a free cardiac/stroke screening November 16 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Monsignor Klimek Auditorium (lower level), 900 West Clairemont Ave. The screening is free, but appointments are required.

The Partners at both HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host their annual Christmas open house in their respective gift shops. Read more.

Cold and flu season is upon us again, and HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals want you to be prepared this year. The two hospitals recommend the following health tips to slow the spread of the flu this season. Read more.

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering movies with a thought-provoking message.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association’s foundation has announced that HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ “Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training ” program is a recipient of the WHA Foundation’s 2017 Global Vision Community Partnership Award.

If you are struggling to cope with the loss of your loved one and worried about facing the future without your partner, The Healing Place offers a structured setting for participants to safely and comfortably discuss issues related to the death of their spouse/life partner.

On October 18, join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County and Our House Senior Living, for an evening of inspiration, self-care tips and resources, and hear from former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber, co-author of a book called “My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver.”

Ever wish you had the time to begin a meditation and prayer practice for yourself? Join with others to take care of yourself in a unique way. The Healing Place is offering two ongoing meditation sessions this fall.

The Healing Place is offering a “Living Mindfully” meditation and prayer education series for people who would like to learn more about the practice of meditation and prayer.

The Healing Place is offering a one-day retreat called “Living with Compassion” October 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at The Center, 3701 Hwy 12 (E Clairemont Avenue).

To help local women take care of themselves while managing their busy schedules, on October 11 and 19, Sacred Heart Hospital will be offering evening mammogram appointments as late at 8 p.m. On November 7, St. Joseph’s Hospital will be offering the same. Call 715-717-1461 to make an appointment to schedule your mammogram.

On October 12 at 6:15 p.m., families and friends who have suffered an infant loss – either recently or at any time – are encouraged to gather at Braun’s Bay in Carson Park, 520 Carson Park Drive.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and Evergreen Surgical are excited to announce their Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Clinic. Led by bariatric surgeon and medical director, Brandon Andrew, M.D., the clinic offers advanced surgical weight loss solutions and a full complement of support services to help people in their weight loss journey.

The Healing Place is offering an ongoing grief support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one through death.

The Healing Place is once again offering “Sacred Habits of the Heart,” a monthly series to guide, challenge, comfort and encourage you.

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a grief support group for parents who have lost a child.

HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation will hold its annual Hope Gala fundraising event on October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Chippewa Valley Expo Center, 5150 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host their annual “Blessing of the Animals” events on Sunday, October 1.

The session will take place September 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Monsignor Klimek Auditorium (lower level) at Sacred Heart Hospital (900 W. Clairemont Ave.). Registration is required by calling (715) 717-1600.

One of the badger state’s most advanced centers for Women and Infants Services is coming to HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. The renovation of the hospital's Women and Infants Services center will start in September and is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

The Volunteer Partners of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital are hosting an inaugural event, called “Paws for a Cause,” for community members to honor and memorialize their pets on October 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Monsignor Klimek Auditorium.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s efforts to provide families with donation options and information are being recognized by the American Tissue Services Foundation (ATSF). On August 28, the hospital will receive ATSF’s 2016 Tissue Donation Recognition Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s efforts to facilitate tissue donation options for patient families.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, King’s Closet and Redeeming Grace Church are partnering to collect winter coats and blankets August 31 until September 30.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host Grammy Award winner Amy Grant for a presentation about resiliency and coping with depression. The event will take place September 14 at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre (316 Eau Claire Street). Tickets are $15 or $20.

Anne Pretasky, director of critical care services at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, recently earned her master of science in nursing degree in leadership and management.

Watching the upcoming solar eclipse will be on the docket for many on August 21, but Dr. Erik Dickson, a board-certified family medicine physician and chief physician executive for HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, says caution must be take

As the remaining days of summer come to an end and a new school year is around the corner, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals want to remind parents that it’s time to prepare their children for the new school year ahead.

HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation held its 27th annual Golf and Tennis Classic at the Eau Claire Country Club on July 31 with 154 golfers, 9 tennis players and dozens of volunteers. Proceeds from the event – $58,760 – will benefit the hospital’s cancer care services.

If you are struggling to cope with the loss of your loved one and worried about facing the future without your partner, The Healing Place offers a structured setting for participants to safely and comfortably discuss issues related to the death of their spouse/life partner.

Medical Staff Officers have been named for both Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's hospitals.

Robin Schultz, emergency medical services director at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, recently earned her master of science in nursing degree in leadership and management from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City.

As summer temps climb, Dr. James Concannon, medical director of the emergency departments at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, says more people are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Two HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital colleagues recently earned advanced certification in their respective fields.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital was recently among only 15 hospitals in the state to be recognized by University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation for the hospital’s ongoing commitment to saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health is hosting a free one-day Mental Health First Aid class on July 20.

The Healing Place is offering a 12-week “Living Mindfully” meditation and prayer education program for people who wish to learn more about the practice of meditation and prayer.

The Healing Place is offering a 12-week “Living Mindfully” meditation and prayer education program for people who wish to learn more about the practice of meditation and prayer.

On June 29, nurses from HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will be at area pools to share free summer safety information and sunscreen from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Bernard F. Willi Pool, Chippewa Falls (Bridgewater Ave.) and from 3 to 4 p.m. at Fairfax Pool, Eau Claire (4200 Fairfax Street, Eau Claire).

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a grief support group for parents who have lost a child.

The Healing Place offers its guidance by hosting a Suicide Survivor Grief Support Group June 1, June 15, July 6, July 20, August 3 and August 17.

The Healing Place is offering an ongoing grief support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one through death.

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a pregnancy and infant loss support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Two HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital colleagues recently earned advanced degrees in their respective fields:

In recognition for successful programs to reduce their environmental impact, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals each recently received the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

If you have a son or daughter in sports and want to reduce the chance of injury, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are offering sessions on how to improve athletic performance and agility.

Last week during National Nurses Week, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls presented the 2017 Nurse Exemplar Awards to two very deserving colleagues.

On May 2 at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ Colleague Service Awards banquet at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, Julie Manas, president and CEO of Sacred Heart Hospital, and Joan Coffman, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital, announced that Donna Stolp, occupational therapist, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Father Klimek Healing Presence Award.

HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation will hold its annual Golf and Tennis Classic at the Eau Claire Country Club on July 31.

Nurses from HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will celebrate National Nurses Week by participating in a Nurses Walk on May 10 at 6 p.m. at Irvine Park.

To bring together individuals and families affected by this progressive disease, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital has been offering a free Parkinson’s support group.

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is hosting a memorial service for families and friends who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death on May 11 at 6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cemetery near Omaha Street.

The Healing Place is offering a one-day retreat that will help participants explore heart-centered living with courage and conviction. Participants will explore their heart’s fire and learn ways to keep it burning brightly.

The Healing Place is offering an ongoing grief support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one through death.
 

Join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health for a session on how organization can promote serenity and wellness in your life.
 

Sacred Heart is holding a free cardiac/stroke screening May 2 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Monsignor Klimek Auditorium.

If you are struggling to cope with the loss of your loved one and worried about facing the future without your partner, The Healing Place offers a structured setting for participants to safely and comfortably discuss issues related to the death of their spouse/life partner.

The Healing Place offers its guidance by hosting a Suicide Survivor Grief Support Group April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15.

Physicians will be honored at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals during National Doctors’ Day on March 30. The annual event recognizes physicians for the important role they play in helping patients, promoting overall health and by recognizing their significant accomplishments.

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a five-week workshop called “Living Your Life on Purpose” April 26 to May 24 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at The Healing Place (1010 Oakridge Drive, Eau Claire).

The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a grief support group for parents who have lost a child.

Ever wish you had the time to begin a meditation and prayer practice for yourself? Join with others to take care of yourself in a unique way. The Healing Place is offering two ongoing meditation sessions this spring:

The Healing Place is once again offering “Sacred Habits of the Heart,” a monthly series to guide, challenge, comfort and encourage you. Each month will focus on a different “heart” related topic. Information, exercise and inspiration for increasing our awareness of and interconnectedness with others will be provided.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are pleased to bring figure skating icon Scott Hamilton to Eau Claire for a community presentation May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theater (316 Eau Claire Street). Hamilton is this year’s Monsignor Klimek Healing Presence Lecturer.

The Healing Place is offering a 12-week “Living Mindfully” meditation and prayer education program for people who wish to learn more about the practice of meditation and prayer.

Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting free sessions for anyone who would like to recognize the signs of a mental health disorder in military members, veterans and their families. The free, one-day class teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses such as anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Lunch is provided. Registration is required by calling (715) 717-1600.

The laboratory at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital has recently earned accreditation renewals from the College of American Pathologists and the American Association of Blood Banks. The voluntary inspections and subsequent accreditations follow an intensive onsite assessment of policies, procedures and practices of all aspects of laboratory testing and anatomic pathology, as well as an onsite assessment of lab equipment, staff qualifications, safety programs and overall management.

HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health is hosting a free session for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save a life.

CHIPPEWA FALLS – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting a free session for anyone who would like to recognize the signs of anxiety or a panic attack in someone close to them. Called “Mental Health First Aid,” the session is an eight-hour training course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and addictions in friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. This session is open to anyone who wants to learn how to provide initial help.

​EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw for a special presentation to learn more about achieving success both mentally and physically.

​EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting a Youth Mental Health First Aid session February 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Rotunda (lower level) at Sacred Heart Hospital (900 W. Clairemont Avenue).

​EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a two-part Myers Briggs Type Indicator Workshop on February 9 and February 16 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at The Healing Place, 1010 Oakridge Drive, Eau Claire.

EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place is offering an ongoing grief support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one through death. Gather with others who understand and wish to offer support. Sessions will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Participants can attend any session that works for them.

EAU CLAIRE – A name says something about a person – noble, kind, charitable or simply derived from another name. Below were the top five baby boy and baby girl names at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals in 2016.

EAU CLAIRE – Ever wish you had the time to begin a meditation and prayer practice for yourself? Join with others to take care of yourself in a unique way. The Healing Place is offering two ongoing meditation sessions this winter.

​EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering an Eau Claire Women in Theater performance “Home Bittersweet Home” February 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Healing Place, 1010 Oakridge Drive.

EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a pregnancy and infant loss support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. 

EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place is offering a 12-week “Living Mindfully” meditation and prayer education program for people who wish to learn more about the practice of meditation and prayer. 

EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place is once again offering “Sacred Habits of the Heart,” a monthly series to guide, challenge, comfort and encourage you. Each month will focus on a different “heart” related topic. 

EAU CLAIRE – In an effort to provide the very best healthcare experience possible, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, along with other hospitals in the HSHS system, have created Midwest Healthcare Insights Community (MHIC), an online community for area residents. 

EAU CLAIRE –  Julie Manas, president and CEO of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, has recently been named to Becker's Hospital Review’s  list of "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know in 2016,” which recognizes female leaders of hospitals and health systems across the country.

EAU CLAIRE – Three colleagues have been promoted to director level and have taken on expanded responsibilities at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals:

EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteer Partners will host a book and gift sale December 15 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and December 16 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rotunda on the lower level of Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave.

EAU CLAIRE – Three hospital colleagues recently earned advanced certification in their respective fields:

EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting a Youth Mental Health First Aid session November 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Rotunda (lower level) at Sacred Heart Hospital (900 W. Clairemont Avenue).

EAU CLAIRE – For the 31st year, the Volunteer Partners of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will sponsor the Love-Light Christmas Tree outdoor lighting ceremony at the hospital. This is a unique way for individuals to memorialize a loved one or to honor a relative or friend by making a donation to reserve a light in a loved one’s name. 

EAU CLAIRE – Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women according to the most recent data from the American Cancer Society. Approximately 224,390 new cases of lung cancer have cropped up just this year in the U.S., and each year more people die of the disease than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Smokers and those exposed to second-hand smoke are at a much higher risk for developing the disease – approximately 80 percent of lung cancer deaths are linked to smoking.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us November 1 for our first of a series of telephone town hall meetings to discuss the future of health care in our community. In total, we had more than 250 concerned community members participate in the call.

​EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health is hosting two free sessions for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save a life. 

EAU CLAIRE – Join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health for a session about digestive health, specifically the risk factors of colon cancer.

EAU CLAIRE and CHIPPEWA FALLS – With Halloween and trick-or-treating right around the corner, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals encourage everyone to make the health and safety of their family a priority.  

​EAU CLAIRE – The holiday season can be particularly difficult for suicide survivors. The Healing Place – HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center – is hosting an “international survivors of suicide” program November 19 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at 1010 Oakridge Drive. 

EAU CLAIRE – Two new directors have recently joined HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals:

​CHIPPEWA FALLS & EAU CLAIRE – The Partners at both HSHS St. Joseph’s and Sacred Heart hospitals will host their annual Christmas open house in their respective gift shops on the following days and times:

​EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place – HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center – is hosting a walk in honor of babies who have died during pregnancy or shortly after birth. October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

​EAU CLAIRE – Two colleagues from HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital recently earned advanced certification in their respective fields. Valerie Hofacker and Kate Stuewe, who are registered nurses in the hospital’s inpatient physical rehabilitation department, recently earned their certified rehabilitation registered nurse (CRRN) accreditation.

​CHIPPEWA FALLS – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting a free two-part Mental Health First Aid series for anyone who would like to recognize the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses such as anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

​EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteer Partners will host a jewelry and gift sale on October 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and October 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bishop/Treacy Halls on the lower level of Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave.

​EAU CLAIRE – The death of a spouse or life partner is difficult to handle. If you are struggling to cope with the loss of your loved one and worried about facing the future without your partner, The Healing Place offers a structured setting for participants to safely and comfortably discuss issues related to the death of their spouse. Topics include managing the emotions of grief, dealing with holidays and special days, finding hope in the challenging days ahead and caring for yourself in the midst of change.   

​EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ palliative care program is in need of new, clean comfort blankets for patients in their program. Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illnesses. 

​EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place is offering a support program on dealing with grief and the holidays after the death of a loved one. Gather with others who understand and wish to offer support. The session will be offered October 27 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 6 p.m.

​EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a pregnancy and infant loss support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. The group provides a safe place for parents to share their grief, learn coping skills and create new healing connections with other parents walking a similar path.

EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering a grief support group for parents who have lost a child.

EAU CLAIRE – Ever wish you had the time to begin a meditation and prayer practice for yourself? Join with others to take care of yourself in a unique way. The Healing Place is offering two ongoing meditation sessions this fall:

EAU CLAIRE & CHIPPEWA FALLS – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will host their annual “Blessing of the Animals” events on Sunday, October 2.

​EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place is offering a one-day retreat called Journeying with Courage and Resilience that will help participants renew their heart, mind and spirit and journey with courage and resilience. The day will provide an opportunity for rest, renewal and re-engagement with identity and integrity.

EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place is offering a 12-week “Living Mindfully” meditation and prayer education program for people who wish to learn more about the practice of meditation and prayer. Topics addressed as part of the course include mindfulness as part of a healthy lifestyle, attitudes cultivated in meditation, choosing an anchor for meditation, how mindfulness changes our brain, mindfulness and relationships and mindfulness and our values. 

EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place is once again offering “Sacred Habits of the Heart,” a monthly series to guide, challenge, comfort and encourage you. Each month will focus on a different “heart” related topic. Information, exercise and inspiration for increasing our awareness of and interconnectedness with others will be provided.

EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is offering movies with a thought-provoking message. The community is invited to join the staff from The Healing Place at Micon Downtown Cinema (315 S. Barstow Street) for a free movie on the following dates and times. There is no cost, but registration is required by calling (715) 717-6028. There is a minimal charge for optional refreshments.

​CHIPPEWA FALLS – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health is hosting a free session for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save a life. September is national suicide prevention awareness month.

​EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation will hold its annual Hope Gala fundraising event on October 1 at 7 p.m. As in previous years, the location is a surprise and will be revealed to ticket holders before the event. 

EAU CLAIRE – Join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health for a talk called “Decoding Your Teenager: The Power of One Caring Adult” on September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the State Theatre (316 Eau Claire St.). This is part of a new speaker series the hospitals have developed called the “Human Connection Series.” Award-winning youth speaker and author Josh Shipp will share how to connect, communicate and strengthen your relationship with your teenager when he or she is acting out.

​CADOTT – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting a free session for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save a life. 

EAU CLAIRE – As a new school year begins, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals encourage you to make the health and safety of your family a priority. Every parent wants their child to have a successful year, and taking time to consider your child’s needs for health and safety can help her or him start the year off right. 

EAU CLAIRE – An average of 10 percent of Wisconsin residents live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Though it’s hard to believe, there are folks in western Wisconsin who won’t have warm coats to wear this year. To respond to this chilling reality, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, King’s Closet and Redeeming Grace Church are partnering to collect winter coats and blankets August 27 until September 28.

EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart Volunteer Partners will host a book and gift fair on August 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and August 17 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Monsignor Klimek Auditorium on the lower level of Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave. Items for sale will be 30 to 70 percent off retail price.

A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the hospital’s tuition assistance grant program.

EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is pleased to announce the following recent promotions:

​EAU CLAIRE – Bob Binczak, Mike Hulke and Jamie Radabaugh have recently joined the HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation Leadership Council, and established members Robert Ridenour III, M.D., and Jennifer McDonough have been named chair and vice chair, respectively.

​EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation held its 26th annual Golf and Tennis Classic at the Eau Claire Country Club on July 25 with 160 golfers, 16 tennis players and dozens of volunteers. Proceeds from the event – $57,500 – will help fund the remodel of the hospital’s women and infant services department, with construction scheduled to begin early 2017.

​EAU CLAIRE – The death of a spouse or life partner is difficult to handle. If you are struggling to cope with the loss of your loved one and worried about facing the future without your partner, The Healing Place offers a structured setting for participants to safely and comfortably discuss issues related to the death of their spouse. Topics include managing the emotions of grief, dealing with holidays and special days, finding hope in the challenging days ahead and caring for yourself in the midst of change.   

EAU CLAIRE – As summer temperatures climb, more people can become vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. While seniors are more likely to be affected by high temperatures and heat-related problems than younger people, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can affect anyone if conditions are right.

​EAU CLAIRE – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting a free session for anyone who would like to recognize the signs of anxiety or a panic attack in someone close to them. Called “Mental Health First Aid,” the session is an eight-hour training course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and addictions in friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.  This session is open to anyone who wants to learn how to provide initial help.

​CHIPPEWA FALLS – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital colleagues Jessica Erickson, physical therapy manager, and Anne Sadowska, registered occupational therapist, have been appointed to serve as the outpatient and inpatient managers for physical, occupational and speech therapies at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. Erickson and Sadowska will officially begin their new roles July 17. The two hospitals combined their rehabilitation service offerings earlier this year.

​CHIPPEWA FALLS – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health are hosting free sessions for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. These sessions have been expanded to include teens as well as adults. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save a life. 

EAU CLAIRE – The Healing Place is again offering an ongoing grief support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one through death. Gather with others who understand and wish to offer support. Sessions will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Participants can attend any session that works for them.

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