Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. JCI Photo - J. Kyle Keener

Saint Joseph’s Hospital now called Marshfield Medical Center  

MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Clinic Health System today marked an exciting new chapter with the completed asset purchase of Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

The 500-bed hospital, now called Marshfield Medical Center, together with the Clinic, provides complete inpatient and outpatient care for central Wisconsin and beyond. The hospital purchase also adds approximately 1,200 employees to MCHS.

“This is a wonderful day for the Marshfield community,” said MCHS CEO Dr. Susan Turney. “The Clinic and hospital are part of the very fabric of Marshfield and represent an enormous percentage of the local workforce. We now have certainty that those jobs will stay in Marshfield, and the community will continue to have world-class clinical and acute care.”

The completed purchase follows the April signing of a definitive agreement between MCHS and Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Marshfield, Inc., an affiliate of Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension Wisconsin.

“I am deeply grateful to the community for its patience, our leaders for their persistence and all of our employees for making this day possible. Without their support, we never could have reached this moment,” Turney said. “I also want to welcome our hospital employees who we have long known and called our colleagues. Thank you for your dedication to patients throughout this process and for coming aboard with us as we embark on a new journey.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony and community celebration will be held 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Marshfield Medical Center. Additional event details will be released soon.

For 100 years, Marshfield Clinic has been a leader in providing high quality health care, research and education. The addition of the Marshfield hospital allows MCHS to provide the full continuum of care, the opportunity to enhance patient experience and better control patient costs.

MCHS also operates Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake, and co-sponsors Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls with Ministry Health Care. Construction of a cancer center and hospital in Eau Claire is underway and MCHS is pursuing hospital opportunities in Minocqua and Ladysmith.