Manitowoc, Wis., (September 16, 2021) – Bishop David Ricken visited Holy Family Memorial in affiliation with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 15. The stop was part of the Bishop’s annual visits to hospitals in the diocese.
While at HFM, Bishop Ricken visited patients in the hospital’s Cancer Center and inpatient units, blessing both patients and staff. He then joined leaders from Holy Family Memorial and Froedtert Health as well as sisters from HFM’s sponsor, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, for a discussion on health care today and how the new affiliation between HFM and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin would benefit local patients and health care in the eastern Wisconsin region. Discussion included expanded access to academic medicine and advanced technology, Catholic-sponsored health ministries, growth of local provider offerings and commitment to keep care local where appropriate.
Bishop Ricken also presided over a Mass in the HFM Chapel where he offered a special blessing for the HFM/Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin affiliation.
“It was an honor to have Bishop Ricken visit HFM to discuss the future of Catholic health care and bless our patients, staff and leadership,” said Steve Little, HFM President. “His visit brought a renewed energy to everyone within the facility.”
Photo caption: Bishop David Ricken blesses HFM President Steve Little and Mark Behl, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Froedtert Health.
Photo caption: Bishop David Ricken visited Holy Family Memorial Medical Center to meet with administrators, staff and patients and offered his prayers and blessings.
About Holy Family Memorial
Holy Family Memorial, in affiliation with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, is the recognized leader and largest provider of comprehensive health care services in Manitowoc County. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Holy Family Memorial, rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, is committed to providing high quality medical care and dedicated to helping individuals in the communities Holy Family Memorial serves achieve healthier lives. The Froedtert & MCW health network operates eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. It also includes eight hospital locations, nearly 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics.