For over 130 years, our hospital has played a vital role in the health of the people in Chippewa County and surrounding area.

Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of our founders, the services we offer are dictated not by the prospect of financial gain, but instead the opportunity to care, help and heal. In that spirit, we offer leading edge medical services. And something extra— the benefit of sincere caring.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is a licensed 193-bed hospital located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The facilities, technology, and staff support a broad range of medical specialties. The hospital's ongoing capital improvement program assures that our facilities are modern, appealing, and designed to support the best practices available for patient care.

The primary mission of the Hospital Sisters Health System is to provide a structure and the means whereby the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis continue their healing mission in the Roman Catholic Church. Hospitals and other institutionally-based programs are the primary means of responding to those in need. Service is regarded as a ministry of healing which exemplifies the Gospel values of compassion, justice, and reverence for life throughout its continuum.

Hospital Leadership


Joan M. Coffman

President & CEO of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
VP for Physician Relations, HSHS Division (Western Wisconsin)

Joan M. Coffman is the President & CEO of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls and the Vice President for Physician Relations of the HSHS Division (Western Wisconsin). HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is part of Hospital Sisters Health System, a thirteen hospital system which operates in Wisconsin and Illinois. Ms. Coffman joined the organization in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer and was named President and CEO in April of 2010.

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Coffman worked with Tenet Healthcare Corporation as Assistant Administrator of Lindy Boggs Medical Center in New Orleans until 2005 when it closed due to flood damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina. She also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Clinic, a multi-specialty physician clinic in New Orleans. Ms. Coffman holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Ms. Coffman currently serves as the Board Chair of the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, and is a member of the Chippewa Falls Family Support Center Board and ACHE-Wisconsin Board. She also serves on the HRSA Rural Health Issues Group and is active in other professional and community organizations.


HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, a multi-institutional healthcare system that owns and operates 13 hospitals (8 in Illinois and 5 in Wisconsin). 
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The Hospital Sisters Health System is sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, an international, multi-cultural congregation of Franciscan Sisters.
Learn about the Hospital Sisters.


HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital has created a family of colleagues based on a philosophy advocated by Robert Greenleaf, called Servant Leadership. For over 15 years, we have committed ourselves to a workplace in which human values are encouraged and cooperation, rather than competition, rules the day. For more information about Servant Leadership and training opportunities, please contact us.


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