WOODRUFF, WI—Ministry Health Care leaders recently met with Bishop Peter Christensen, Diocese of Superior, Wisconsin, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.
Members of the leadership team took the opportunity to formally meet the Bishop, tour Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff and Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander, discuss the current health care needs in the northern communities, and work that is being done to serve the poor.
“It was a pleasure meeting with the Ministry Health Care staff, as well as a few patients, during my tours,” said Bishop Christensen. “I always look forward to visiting the Catholic organizations within the Diocese of Superior to become familiar with their services and the active work they do to live and fulfill their mission.”
Ministry Health Care leaders from Good Samaritan Health Care, Howard Young Medical Center, Sacred Heart-Saint Mary’s Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Ministry Home Care, Ministry Medical Group, and Ministry Health Care Corporate were in attendance.
“This was a great opportunity for both our corporate and northern region leadership teams to meet Bishop Christensen. As a Catholic healthcare system we want to share with the Bishop the great work that is being done locally to fulfill our mission to improve the health and well being of everyone we serve, especially the poor,” said Roberta Swift, Vice President of Mission and Culture Integration for Ministry Health Care.
Bishop Christensen was named the Bishop of Superior, Wisconsin, in 2007. The Catholic Diocese of Superior, established in 1905, comprises the 16 northern counties of Wisconsin, which include: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Lincoln, Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vilas and Washburn. The Diocese covers 15,715 square miles and has a Catholic population of over 78,000.