Ascension St. Joseph Foundation Honors Associates with Spirit of St. Joseph Award

TAWAS CITY, MI - Ascension St. Joseph Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Spirit of St. Joseph Award will honor all Ascension St. Joseph hospital associates and providers. During 2020, more than 380 dedicated associates and medical staff provided compassionate care to patients and families during the COVID-19 health crisis.

In light of the continued COVID-19 situation, the annual Ascension St. Joseph Foundation Winter Gala did not take place. However, a campaign is currently underway to raise funds for new digital mammography equipment including an online auction that the community can participate in between April 1-9. In addition, a special event to recognize hospital associates and providers will be planned for later in 2021.

“Ascension St. Joseph Hospital is very proud of all associates and our medical providers for their dedication and commitment to providing high quality and compassionate care during the unprecedented year we have experienced,” stated Shane Hunt, Administrator, Ascension St. Joseph Hospital. “Ascension St Joseph Hospital has a long and proud history of providing excellent care. But in 2020, the year of COVID-19, historic flooding, travel limitations, among other state and national restraints, the Ascension St. Joseph team stepped up time and time again. They were the epitome of resilience, supporting each other as well as patients, their families and the community. They are very deserving of the recognition of the Spirit of St. Joseph award this year.”

Proceeds from the campaign will support the purchase of new digital mammography equipment for breast cancer screenings. Ascension St. Joseph is proud to continue to serve area communities by improving access to mammograms which has the potential to reduce breast cancer morbidity and mortality.

For more information about sponsorship or to make a donation in honor of Ascension St. Joseph associates, please call (989) 984-7270 or contact the Foundation office by emailing Michelle.Bacarella@ascension.org.