Advance directives are legal documents to help the medical staff direct your health care if you are unable to do so. Wisconsin recognizes three legal documents: The Power of Attorney for Health Care, the Declaration to Physicians (Living Will), and Five Wishes. If you have already completed an advance directive, you are asked to provide St. Vincent Hospital with a copy of it so that it can be retained in your medical records. If you would like help completing or updating an advance directive or would like more information about advance directives, please call the Pastoral Care Department at (920) 433-8162 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and someone will assist you.
Making a difficult medical decision for yourself or a loved one can be a confusing, frightening, or painful task, particularly if it involves care at the end of life. Increased understanding among patients, family members and health care providers may lessen fears and relieve burdens that such decision-making may cause.
St. Clare Memorial Hospital follows the Ethical and Religious Directives, Fifth Edition, for Catholic Health Care and has an Ethics Committee to help you in such circumstances. All consultations with the Ethics Committee are confidential. If you would like a confidential consultation with the Ethics Committee, please ask your physician, caregiver or a hospital chaplain.
The Chapel is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Mass is offered on the 4th Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the hospital's Chapel on First Floor.
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or publication in its programs, services, and activities, or in employment. For further information on this policy, contact Carol Winegarden, (920) 848-6319.