For over 130 years, our hospital has played a vital role in the health of the people in Chippewa County and surrounding area.

Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of our founders, the services we offer are dictated not by the prospect of financial gain, but instead the opportunity to care, help and heal. In that spirit, we offer leading edge medical services. And something extra— the benefit of sincere caring.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is a licensed 193-bed hospital located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The facilities, technology, and staff support a broad range of medical specialties. The hospital's ongoing capital improvement program assures that our facilities are modern, appealing, and designed to support the best practices available for patient care.

The primary mission of the Hospital Sisters Health System is to provide a structure and the means whereby the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis continue their healing mission in the Roman Catholic Church. Hospitals and other institutionally-based programs are the primary means of responding to those in need. Service is regarded as a ministry of healing which exemplifies the Gospel values of compassion, justice, and reverence for life throughout its continuum.

Hospital Leadership

Charisse Oland

President & CEO of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Charisse Oland, Ed.D, FACHE, is the President and CEO of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is part of Hospital Sisters Health System, a hospital system which operates in Wisconsin and Illinois. Oland joined the organization in November 2017.

Oland is not a stranger to HSHS Western Wisconsin Division. In 2010, she served as regional director of strategy and business development for the division. She led the development of a five-year strategic plan to clinically integrate medical group practices and master facility planning in collaboration with the senior executive team. She also administered a nationally recognized community health needs assessment process for the health care community in Western Wisconsin.

In 2012, Oland became CEO of Rusk County Memorial Hospital and clinics in Ladysmith. During her tenure, she collaborated with the board of trustees and county board to create a strategic plan, which included starting a provider-based clinic with primary care and subspecialties, employing its own emergency physician group, launching a nationally recognized Advance Practice Nurse Hospitalist program and remodeling facilities to enhance patient safety, quality and patient experience.

Oland received her Doctorate in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.


HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, a multi-institutional healthcare system that owns and operates 13 hospitals (8 in Illinois and 5 in Wisconsin). 
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The Hospital Sisters Health System is sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, an international, multi-cultural congregation of Franciscan Sisters.
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HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital has created a family of colleagues based on a philosophy advocated by Robert Greenleaf, called Servant Leadership. For over 15 years, we have committed ourselves to a workplace in which human values are encouraged and cooperation, rather than competition, rules the day. For more information about Servant Leadership and training opportunities, please contact us.


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