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HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomes Emergency Department Director

Richard "Rich" Schahczinski, RN, has been named director of the Emergency Department at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital. Schahczinski began his role August 17.


Schahczinski brings more than 25 years of emergency nursing experience to his new role. He most recently served as emergency department director at Montrose Memorial Hospital in Montrose, CO. He has also served as emergency department director at St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois, and has served as a clinical resource nurse at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in the Chicago area.


Schahczinski earned his nursing degree from St. Joseph's Hospital in Joliet, Illinois. He also holds a bachelor's in health arts and a master's in Health Care Administration, both from St. Francis University in Joliet.


"I'm very pleased to be at St. Joseph's Hospital where they have Chippewa County's only Level III trauma emergency care," Schahczinski said. "This area is fortunate to have such a modern emergency medical unit close by that also offers 24/7 urgent care services."


The Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day with board-certified emergency room physicians and specially trained nurses experienced in caring for patients with a variety of medical, surgical, and trauma-related emergencies. The skilled team treats an estimated 16,000 patients annually.


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