In July of 2021, with the help of book donors and local artist, Liam Reading, we introduced St. Joe’s Free Little Library to our community. It’s located outside our hospital’s Main Entrance and allows readers to pass along their treasured books for the next person to enjoy.
Sunday, July 11 marked an important day for St. Joseph Chapel. For the first time in more than a year, we welcomed staff and community members back into the chapel for in-person Mass. Though it looked a little different, with several COVID precautions in place and limited seating, it offered the same important opportunity to worship.
As a community we have continued to make great strides related to COVID infection rates. As such, we are continuing on our path to match current practices with the current community COVID status.
After careful consideration, we are pleased to share that our visitor policy is expanding! We are now allowing two visitors per 24 hour period. One visitor is allowed at a time. This change enables us to balance precautionary measures with the healing benefits loved ones provide.
We don’t appreciate our brains enough—at least I never did. That is, until I watched my grandmother’s memory slip away during a long battle with Alzheimer’s. The Grammie I knew and loved for 17 years slowly lost her personality, her brain function, and her knack for always having the right answer.