Franciscan Healthcare Foundation

Throughout its history, Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare has benefited from a tremendous philanthropic relationship with the community.

This essential partnership began more than 125 years ago as the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration prepared to open the region’s first hospital in La Crosse, WI – a modest, 35-bed facility called St. Francis.

Your support today is just as crucial to maintaining compassionate, high quality healthcare. Your contributions benefit such diverse areas as:

  • medical research
  • advanced technology
  • patient & staff education
  • patient care, including the cancer center, cardiac care, diabetes and hospice

And importantly…programs that extend medical care to those in financial need.

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We ask your partnership as we work to further the Sisters’ healing mission in the 21st century. Today, just as in 1883 and every year since, your support makes all the difference. Thank you. 

Contact the Foundation - using our online contact form (select "Foundation" from the subject list)

Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare Foundation
700 West Avenue South
La Crosse, WI 54601

Telephone: 608-392-8200

Online gifts using a credit card are temporarily unavailable due to a change in our acceptance and processing systems. We hope to be back online in early 2016. Please call the Foundation office at the telephone number above and staff will be able to process your donation via the phone. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create for you.