St. Joseph Campus is Selected for "Treasures of the Church" Award - Ascension Wisconsin

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Published on May 22, 2015

St. Joseph Receives "Treasures of the Church" Award from Archbishop Listecki

On February 24, 2014, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki hosted his inaugural Lenten Lunch honoring recipients of the Treasures of the Church award. Archbishop Listecki’s Treasures of the Church award was established this year to recognize those individuals, organizations and religious orders who exemplify the true treasures of the church in their steadfast commitment and response to the poor in our midst. This year, Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus was honored to be the Organization Recipient.

St. Joseph was selected for its special place in the community, offering compassionate, expert health care for more than 130 years. The Campus is committed to following the example of St. Francis of Assisi, who taught others to reach out to their community to console, comfort and heal.

Situation in Milwaukee’s central city, the St. Joseph Emergency Departments sees more patients than any hospital in the state, and many of those patients are living in poverty. Every day, staff and physicians at St. Joseph witness firsthand the growing needs of the under-served, the sick, and the elderly in the community, and they respond to those needs with an unwavering spirit of compassion.

Hallmark to their work is the commitment to partner with local organizations to assess community needs and collaboratively respond to serving the needs of the poor.

Treasures of the Church is an annual event benefiting the programs and services of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.