“I’m alive today because of the treatment I received at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.”
Those words from Lisa, a recent cancer care patient from Eau Claire, are ones that guide Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) Sacred Heart Hospital colleagues to provide quality and respectful care daily.
Health care is dynamic. However, one thing remains the same – your health care is yours. You can choose your doctor and you can choose your hospital. HSHS Sacred Heart is here to guide the community through that process. When you entrust your health care to the HSHS family of dedicated and qualified team members, you can be assured that team will listen to provide care centered around your needs. That’s something HSHS has been doing for nearly 130 years, since the hospital sisters crossed the ocean from Germany and then traveled by horse and buggy to Illinois and Wisconsin to establish hospitals.
Exciting developments are currently happening throughout the hospital.
Soon the newly renovated Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will open to provide even more individualized treatments and support to those undergoing unfamiliar and uncertain times in their lives. Colleagues go to any length to make the reality of cancer easier to understand. Nurses, doctors and support staff work to take the worry out of chemotherapy and radiation.
“They made me feel like a person, not a number, and the assistance I received took away the stress and burden so I could focus on my health,” said Lisa.
The hospital is proud of its accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer – an accreditation it has held for more than 50 years. In partnership with Prevea Health, a multispecialty provider group working with the hospital, the renovated Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will be complete in September.
Outstanding care will continue through innovative technology, specialized treatments and enhanced services.
Georgia Smith, Executive Director of the Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital says cancer care is not just about medical care.
“From disease-specific support groups, to art therapy, music therapy, journaling and more, patients can choose whatever helps them undergo treatment,” she said. “Our oncology RN navigators, professional counselors, social workers and financial advocates are also here to assist with the complexities of cancer care, family dynamics and insurance questions. These services are provided for free because it’s just what we do.”
An expanded cancer center is just one of several exciting enhancements the hospital is proud to present to the community.
A beautiful, newly upgraded Women and Infants Center is now open. The birth of a baby is deeply personal. The nationally certified team of nurses and care providers feel the time spent at the hospital should also be personal. That’s why new birthing suites are accommodating families more than ever.
Birthing hammocks help ease the pain of labor. Aromatherapy can calm the senses. Hydrotherapy tubs can be used for pre-labor and are also built for the delivery experience if moms choose a water birth. Being comfortable may mean connecting to the built-in sound system to play mom’s favorite music. The rooms are now larger as well to accommodate more family members, including a sofa sleeper so mom’s number one coach can always be close.
Perhaps the most exciting feature of the new Women and Infants Center is the rooms themselves. Equipped with the comforts of home, and the birthing needs, rooms are designed to host every part of labor, including delivery, recovery and post-partum care. Gone are the days of wheeling mom into a second room for delivery, then another room for recovery, and yet a third room, a nursery, for newborns. Today, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital allows families to stay together in one room to bond through the entire birth journey.
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s mission is to provide healing love for all people through high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. Taking care of you and your loved ones to the very best of our ability is the hospital’s focus. Colleagues, community advocates and hospital volunteers hope you choose HSHS for 24/7 health care.
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