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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mother Aloysia and St. Clare Hospital

Early in the fall of 1937, Dr. Wilson G. Bear and Dr. C. E. Baumle from Monroe, Wisconsin, called on Mother Aloysia, proposing that the Sisters Of St. Agnes erect and manage a hospital in Monroe. Mother promised to look into the matter and to give them an answer later. She consulted Archbishop Stritch, who said he would consider the erection of a hospital in Monroe a personal favor as there was a real need for a good hospital in that section of Wisconsin. Mother Aloysia and the Council decided in favor of the proposal and notified the doctors to the effect. 

The construction of the original sixty-bed hospital, begun on July 21, 1938, was completed and ready for the formal opening on August 1, 1939. Mother Aloysia was instrumental in the building and staffing of St. Clare Hospital. The name has been changed to the Monroe Clinic Hospital, it is still in existence today and has recently been remodeled to be a state of the art hospital. Thanks to Mother Aloysia for the forethought and the courage to build a hospital. There is health care for the area.

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