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SSM Health Monroe Hospital celebrates 10-year anniversary
Former (and current) board members including Dr. Rachel Long, Chuck Dearth, Steve Borowski, Dr. Darren Pipp, Sr. Jomarie Zielke, and Ron Spielman are given a tour of the new Monroe Clinic Hospital addition while under construction in 2010.

MONROE — This March, SSM Health Monroe Hospital (formerly Monroe Clinic Hospital) celebrated a milestone anniversary. It has been ten years since the hospital expansion was opened on March 24, 2012. 

Monroe’s original St. Clare Hospital was built by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Agnes and opened in 1939. The congregation, based in Fond du Lac established a hospital in Monroe by invitation. St. Clare Hospital expanded in 1950, and again in 1970, to meet the growing needs of the communities it served. In 1992, St. Clare Hospital and Monroe Clinic consolidated their services, becoming more commonly known as Monroe Clinic. Their commitment to providing high quality care to local community members has continued with the most recent transition of sponsorship and rebranding into SSM Health.

“At the time of opening, the leadership team spoke of the new hospital’s design and focus being based on connectivity, and ensuring our patients were at the center of our work,” said Jane Curran-Meuli, President of SSM Health Monroe Hospital & Monroe Clinic Medical Group. “I am very proud to share that approach remains consistent today. Our top priority is delivering exceptional care to the people we serve.” 

Over the years, the staff and community have seen an evolution with SSM Health Monroe’s physical locations as well as how healthcare is delivered. Technological advances continue to drive change, most recently with the transition to the SSM Health’s electronic health record system.

“We continue to invest in our organization,” said Dr. Darren Pipp, Chief Medical Officer for SSM Health Monroe. “We invest in technology, in new processes, and in fantastic people. We have accomplished so much in the past ten years and look forward to seeing what the future will bring.”