Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis is a full-service community hospital that has been serving Milwaukee's south side since 1956. With an unusually large medical staff of over 700 physicians, the hospital is able to provide the scope of services of a large medical center without losing that small community hospital atmosphere that you’ll notice the minute you walk in our doors. From free valet service and room service to the latest in orthopedics, neurological disorders and cardiac care, our patients tell us over and over again that they won't go anywhere else for their care.
Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, St. Francis is a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and is sponsored by the Wheaton Franciscan and Felician Sisters.
Our medical specialties
The following specialties are available on the campus of St. Francis:
- Diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization labs
- EP labs including atrial fibrillation
- Cardiac cryoablations
- Cardiac and thoracic surgery
- Carotid and peripheral stenting
- 3-D mapping
- Cardio/pulmonary rehab programs
Comprehensive diagnostics and treatment are provided on our main campus on 16th Street. In addition, outpatient chemotherapy and radiation therapy are available at the Reiman Center for Cancer Care at 7410 W. Rawson Avenue, Franklin.
St. Francis is an accredited primary stroke center by the Joint Commission. This designation signifies that we provide state-of-the-art stroke care from admission to discharge.
In 2012, St. Francis opened a four story outpatient center behind the hospital that is home to the Center for Neurological Disorders (CND), one of the largest neurological clinics in the Midwest. In addition, the outpatient center houses a neurological rehabilitation center that is dedicated solely to neurological rehab care using the latest technology. The sleep disorders center and pulmonary medicine clinic have also relocated to the new outpatient center.
The St. Francis Outpatient Center is located on 18th and Ohio Ave and has its own valet and surface parking lot for easy access.
Obstetrics and Prenatal Assessment Center
St. Francis has the highest-level newborn nursery on Milwaukee’s south side, and is designated as a “Baby-Friendly” hospital.
Radiology and interventional radiology
|| Nuclear medicine imaging
||Stereotactic breast biopsy
||Ultrasound guided breast biopsy
- Minimally invasive options
- Day surgery
- Inpatient surgical services
Emergency Department and Urgent Care
Both departments are staffed by board certified physicians, residency trained in emergency medicine.
Sleep Disorders Center
Evaluation and treatment for a complete range of sleep disorders such as:
- Sleep apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
Wound Healing Center with a hyperbaric chamber
Full-service Ambulatory Department (within the hospital)
- Pain management
- GI services
- Diabetes management
Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group and Metro Physicians
Our hospital is supported by the area’s most renowned primary care physicians and specialists, including many physicians ranked as “Best Doctors” by Milwaukee Magazine and The Business Journal.
Outpatient Rehab Center:
Located at 2025 W. Oklahoma Avenue in the Medical Arts Pavilion (adjacent to hospital) for comprehensive physical, speech, and occupational therapy services.
- St. Francis is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Stroke Center, which means fast, efficient, and appropriate care in the event of a heart attack or stroke.
- Our Emergency Department was completely renovated and expanded in 2009, almost doubling in size. This means little or no wait times in an emergency.
- We also offer Urgent Care 7 days a week from 7 – 3 am as a lower cost alternative for less serious emergencies.
- Every inpatient unit at St. Francis has been renovated in the last few years to improve patient outcomes and provide you with the latest technology. Our spacious private suites are comfortable and roomy for optimal healing.
Reaching out to the community
Rooted in the Mission of its founding Felician Sisters, our hospital embraces a healing ministry that is patient-centered and spiritual. Which is why one of our nurse practitioners gives healing care to uninsured and underinsured children and adults at the Angel of Hope Clinic.
Care beyond our hospital’s doors
The Terrace at St. Francis, located on the St. Francis Campus is a transitional facility that provides rehabilitation and additional care for patients following a hospital stay.
St. Francis is located at:
3237 S. 16th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
For more information about programs and services, call (414) 647-5000.