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HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Receives Million Dollar Acuity Donation
October 1, 2015

The donation will fund the development of the new Acuity Intensive Care and Intermediate Care Unit (ICU/IMCU) at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. The announcement was made today by Andy Bagnall, President & CEO, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and Ben Salzmann, President & CEO, Acuity.


“Acuity has been a longstanding supporter of facilities, programs, and initiatives that provide needed healthcare services in the community and advance the level of care that patients of all ages can receive,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. “We are proud to help St. Nicholas Hospital expand its intensive and intermediate care capabilities.”


The new Acuity ICU/IMCU is part of a large renovation project at the hospital that also includes a redesign of the operating rooms. “HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is committed to serving the needs of its community. The redesign of these areas will allow us to serve the vital needs of our patients today and in the future as we strive to keep care close to home and accessible for all,” said Bagnall. “HSHS St. Nicholas has been blessed by the generosity of the Acuity Charitable Foundation and major donors in this community who support the care we provide. ”


Currently, the ICU is on the hospital’s 2nd floor, but will be relocated to 5th floor. The new ACUITY ICU/IMCU will serve the critical care needs of our patients as the severity of illnesses becomes more acute and our patient population ages. The redesign of the operating rooms will provide a new high-tech environment with modern efficiencies for our surgeons to perform increasingly complex surgical procedures including spine and joint replacements.


About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and HSHS St. Nicholas Foundation


HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Our mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through our core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. The HSHS St. Nicholas Foundation, a part of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, is the charitable arm of the hospital whose mission is to gather philanthropic support for capital and program needs. To learn more, visit


About Hospital Sisters Health System


Hospital Sisters Health System’s mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 14 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). For more information about HSHS, visit


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