Director of Philanthropy
Friends of St. Joseph's Hospital-Highland raises more than $4 million for new hospital
The Friends of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland has raised $4.2 million for the new St. Joseph’s Hospital (SJH), which opens its doors Thursday, Aug. 22. The “Building for Tomorrow” capital campaign went public in November 2012 with a goal of $4 million. The campaign supports the replacement hospital campus, which encompasses the hospital and adjacent medical office building totaling 125,000 square feet. The project broke ground in April and cost nearly $63 million.
The campaign raised $2.8 million in a quiet phase that began in November 2011 and lasted one year. SJH Friends Board member Wayne Steiner and SJH Board member Bill Sullivan co-chaired the campaign. Local business leaders and hospital supporters John Jatcko and Adrian Rogier led the quiet phase of the campaign. Drs. Roger Fulton and Don Chaney chaired the physicians campaign.
"We have invested nearly $63 million dollars to create a healing environment that provides a high-quality, Franciscan patient experience," says Peggy Sebastian, President and CEO, SJH. "The support of the community to our capital campaign has been tremendous and has allowed us to include more technology and patient comforts into our plans.”
The new hospital facility and medical office building in Highland is located at 12866 Troxler Avenue, one mile north of its current location. In January 2011, St. Joseph's announced it had purchased 60 acres located in the southeast corner of the intersection at North Poplar Street and Troxler Avenue directly east of Highland High School as the site of the new hospital campus.
Money raised from the “Building for Tomorrow” capital campaign is being used for both construction and equipment costs of many areas of the new hospital, including:
SJH provides high-quality, proven-effective care for more than 35,000 residents in portions of Madison, Bond and Clinton counties. Serving Highland and surrounding communities for more than 133 years, SJH combines state-of-the-art technologies with a highly-trained and experienced staff to meet the changing health care needs of local residents. In addition, SJH reveals Christ's healing presence through a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services including surgery, specialty physician clinics, rehab, digital imaging, laboratory, and community health and education outreach programs. For more information, visit www.stjosephshighland.org. For more information about the new St. Joseph’s Hospital, visit www.newstjosephshospital.org.
SJH is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) - a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 Local Systems in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator) and in Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org.