At Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Wis., life is
celebrated. From first steps to first loves to the birth of a
grandchild, each day begins with new promise. In 1977, the 99-bed
facility was built through a generous grant from S. Howard Young, a
New York art dealer and uncle of actress Elizabeth Taylor.
In 1999, it was named a Top 100 orthopedic hospital by the
Health Care Information Association. In 2001, it joined Ministry
Health Care and the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, making it one
of the largest and most successful Catholic health care networks in
the U.S. Its network reaches across Wisconsin and into Minnesota
through a system of integrated hospitals, clinics, long-term care
facilities, home care agencies, dialysis centers, and many other
programs and services.
The center itself is an acute care facility with specially
trained physicians, nurses and technical personnel dedicated to
caring for the health and wellness of those in its communities.
Health care professionals oversee the care of general medical
surgical patients as well as those in intensive care and
transitional care units. Its birthing center prides itself on
offering a family-centered approach to labor and delivery in a
relaxing, home-like environment.
The entrance and dome to the medical center is a replica of
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., where
Jefferson lived for more than four decades and spent a substantial
amount of time designing, dismantling and reimagining the estate he
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