Marshfield Clinic Health System completes hospital purchase
Saint Joseph’s Hospital now called Marshfield Medical Center
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) today announced it has completed the asset purchase of Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
The 500-bed hospital, which will now be called Marshfield Medical Center, and Marshfield Clinic will provide 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.