Mission: As a member of wheaton franciscan healthcare, our affiliates strive to live out the healing ministry of the judeo-christian tradition while providing exceptional and compassionate healthcare services that promote the dignity and well being of the patients and communities we serve. Our vision is to be recognized for superior healthcare service, clinical excellence, as the healthcare employer of choice, and the preferred partner of physicians.
Programs: Wheaton franciscan services, inc. (wfsi) is a catholic, not-for-profit health care and housing organization serving at sites in wisconsin, iowa, illinois, and colorado. The system includes 14 hospital sites, three transitional and extended-care facilities, two home health agencies, more than 2,500 physicians, more than 70 clinic sites with 508 employed physicians, and 2,620 units of assisted living and other housing, and the corporate services offices in wheaton, illinois, and glendale, wisconsin. Started more than 130 years ago and formally incorporated in 1983, wfsi is committed to living out the mission and values of its sponsors, the wheaton franciscan sisters, by providing excellent and compassionate health care and housing services to all, regardless of their ability to pay. Wfsi was incorporated in 1983 to preserve and strengthen judeo-christian values, provide a framework for lay expertise and involvement, respond to an increasingly complex environment, ensure continuity of franciscan sponsorship, and assure viability and excellence throughout the organization. As a not-for-profit organization, wfsi reinvests all net income into the communities it serves. Its multiple entities are dedicated to delivering quality health care to patients and residents through highly-trained staff, advanced technology, and superior and compassionate service; caring for each person's body, mind, and spirit with respect and dignity; working to improve the health of the communities; and ensuring health care access for everyone. Wfsi is organized into market-based regional holding companies organized in the southeast, wisconsin region, as well as other regional holding companies conducting services in illinois, iowa, and colorado. The system's housing and spiritual development services are organized under the holding company name of franciscan ministries, inc. Since 2006, the "doing business as" name for wfsi's health care ministry has been wheaton franciscan healthcare (wfh). 2013 marked the 12th consecutive year wheaton franciscan healthcare in southeast wisconsin was named one of the top 100 most efficient, best performing health care networks in the nation, according to ims (formerly sdi), the nation's premier integrated health network (ihn) evaluation system. The top 100 ranking is based on integration in areas such as managed care, information systems, and physician affiliations. Wheaton franciscan healthcare scored above the nation's top 100 integrated health networks' average score in the areas of hospital utilization, physician participation, services and access, outpatient utilization, integration, and integrated technology. Other national recognitions include being named one of the best performing 50 systems in thompson reuters' 100 top hospitals: health systems quality/efficiency study in 2009. Wheaton franciscan healthcare has been recognized for its dedication to patient privacy and is now a fairwarning ready certified care provider. Wheaton received the certification for taking cutting-edge measures to ensure sensitive patient information is protected at all times, and patient privacy monitoring is one of the essentials. Wheaton franciscan healthcare is also a recipient of the ecri institute's healthcare supply chain achievement award. The award honors organizations that demonstrate excellence in overall cost management and in adopting best practice solutions in supply chain processes. Wheaton is one of five health care organizations nationwide to be honored. Wheaton franciscan healthcare has also received a 2009 vip award from mckesson technology solutions for its success in using information technology to enhance patient safety across nine hospital sites and more than 100 physician offices. The vip awards are presented annually to organizations that demonstrate vision, innovation and performance in the use of healthcare it. Wheaton franciscan healthcare was one of five health care organizations selected by a panel of experts in the field of health care it use to receive the award. Please see our full june 30, 2014 annual report online at: www. Wheatonannualreport. Org corporate structure: parent company: wheaton franciscan services, inc. Dba wheaton franciscan healthcare health care ministry: wheaton franciscan healthcare housing ministry: franciscan ministries, inc. Health care mission: wheaton franciscan healthcare is committed to living out the healing ministry of jesus by providing exceptional and compassionate health care service that promotes the dignity and well being of the people we serve. Health care vision: our health ministries will be recognized in each community we serve for superior and compassionate patient service, clinical excellence, as the health care employer of choice, and the preferred partner of physicians. Housing mission: franciscan ministries is committed to providing quality and affordable housing in a compassionate environment that promotes wholeness of life within ourselves and the communities we serve. Housing vision: our housing ministries will be recognized for excellence in property management and a well-integrated network of support services that provide hope, growth, and opportunity. Values: our common values, which flow from our mission and catholic tradition, must have meaning for every one of us. Through them we put the healing ministry of jesus into practice throughout the wheaton franciscan system. Respect: we value each person as sacred, created in the image and likeness of god, which gives worth and meaning to each person's life. Integrity: we value honesty and words and actions that build trust. Development: we value personal and professional growth that combines the physical, emotional, spiritual and relational aspects of life and work. Excellence: we value superior performance in our work and service. Stewardship: we value our responsibility to use human, financial, and natural resources entrusted to us for the common good, with special concern for those who are poor. Wheaton franciscan healthcare wheaton franciscan services, inc. 's health care division, doing business as wheaton franciscan healthcare (wfh), consists of facilities in illinois, iowa, and wisconsin. System statistics hospital sites: 14 staffed hospital beds: 1,656 long-term care facilities: 3 home health agencies: 2 units of housing: 2,620 associates: 17,329 affiliated physicians: 2,071 employed physicians: 508 emergency room visits: 330,046 newborns: 8,268 hospital admissions: 63,724 hospital patient days: 310,743 skilled nursing unit patient days: 20,541 long-term care facility patient days: 80,394 hospital outpatient visits: 1,580,000 hospice days: 24,895 home health visits: 147,588 medical group physician visits: 1,499,276 wfh organizations iowa covenant medical center, inc. Mercy hospital of franciscan sisters, inc. Sartori memorial hospital, inc. Covenant clinic covenant foundation, inc. Sartori health care foundation, inc. Illinois marianjoy rehabilitation hospital and clinics marianjoy medical group marianjoy foundation osf services canticle ministries upendo village wisconsin wheaton franciscan - elmbrook memorial, midwest spine and orthopedic hospital and wisconsin heart hospital, and st. Joseph campuses all saints st. Francis franklin franciscan woods the terrace at st. Francis wheaton franciscan home health wheaton franciscan hospice wheaton franciscan laboratories wheaton franciscan medical group all saints foundation volunteers in partnership with wheaton franciscan healthcare-all saints st. Joseph foundation elmbrook memorial foundation circle of life foundation the foundation for st. Francis and franklin affiliations include: midwest orthopedic specialty hospital - franklin, wi united hospital system - kenosha, wisconsin st. Catherine's medical center and kenosha medical center campuses wheaton franciscan healthcare community impact for system / june 30, 2014 charity care: $49,483,474. Charity care is defined as free or discounted health services provided to those who cannot afford to pay and who meet all criteria for financial assistance. Charity care is based on actual costs, not charges, and does not include bad debt. Unreimbursed cost of public programs: $112,279,484. Unreimbursed cost of public programs is defined as the shortfall experienced when payments received are below the cost of treating public beneficiaries through medicaid and other local public programs. Community health improvement services: $3,828,948. Community health improvement services are defined as clinical and non-clinical services designed to improve community health, which are provided to the community for free or for fees that did not cover costs. Financial contributions: $2,961,387. Financial contributions are defined as contributions, including cash, non-cash items such as food, furniture, equipment, supplies, and loaned staff for volunteer and charitable purposes, made to individuals, community groups, or nonprofit organiza