Special Services

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital offers many services to make your stay as pleasant, convenient and comfortable as possible.
 

Advance Directives

We honor Advance Directives. An Advance Directive is a written statement signed by you naming a person who will make your health care decisions for you if you become unable to do so.  Click here to learn more about Advanced Directives or call the Pastoral Care Department at extension 38505.

Ethics committee

Making a difficult medical decision for yourself or a loved can be confusing, frightening or painful, especially if it is about your or a loved one’s end of life care. Having a good understanding among your family members and health care providers may lessen your fears that these kinds of decisions can cause. Our hospital has an Ethics Committee to help you.

The Ethics Committee is a group of people prepared and trained to listen and help you and your physician make decisions. To speak with someone from the Ethics Committee, please call Extension 38505.


Flowers, Balloons, Newspapers 

Florists deliver flowers directly to the hospital. For infection control reasons, flowers and metallic-coated balloons are not allowed in Intensive Care Units. The materials in the metallic-coated balloons can cause static electricity and pose potential risks to the patient. For the safety of our patients and guests with latex allergy, we also ask that you do not bring latex balloons.


Interpreters 

We can provide an interpreter for a number of foreign languages.  If you need an interpreter, please ask a nurse for help. 


Mail

We will forward mail that arrives after you go home. 


Notary Public 

A notary is available for patients free of charge. Your nurse can assist you in locating a notary on our hospital campus.


HSHS St. Clare Foundation

Generous benefactors help purchase equipment and fund programs to benefit the patients of our hospital through gifts to the HSHS St. Clare Foundation, part of Hospital Sisters of Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, Inc. Many donors are recognized on the permanent Wall of Honor located on the first floor of HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital. If you want to make a gift, please make your donation payable to “HSHS St. Clare Foundation” and drop it off in Administration or mail it to:

HSHS St. Clare Foundation
Attn: Director of Philanthropy
855 S. Main Street
Oconto Falls, WI 54154

If you want to speak with someone regarding a tax-deductible gift or our recognition opportunities, please contact the HSHS St. Clare Foundation: 920-848-6369.

 
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