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October 12, 2011 

Annual Ethics Seminar Addresses Catholic Hospital Care

Sheboygan, Wis. — The St. Nicholas Hospital Ethics Committee, St. Nicholas Home Health & Hospice, and the Friends of St. Nicholas Hospital present the 16th Annual Father Raymond Sochurek Memorial Community Ethics Seminar. The event is Thursday, October 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m., at St. Dominic Catholic Parish, Aquinas Room. St. Dominic is located at 2108 North 21st Street in Sheboygan.

Father Javier Bustos, Director of the Master of Arts in Theology Program and Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, Sacred Heart School of Theology, will present "The Dignity of the Human Person and Medical Ethics." Father Bustos address how Catholic Hospitals can respond to technological advances in medicine, and institutional and social factors challenging the health care system in the United States.

"Maintaining the dignity of the human person is at the core of how St. Nicholas provides care to our patients," said Marty Folan, Director, Spiritual & Pastoral Services, St. Nicholas Hospital. "This seminar examines how Catholic Hospitals administer treatments and provide ministry to patients and families at the end of life as based on Catholic Church teachings."

Father Raymond Sochurek was a Priest-Chaplain at St. Nicholas Hospital for more than 40 years, and served on the Hospital's Ethics Committee. The annual lecture series honors the memory of Father Sochurek as a moral and deeply spiritual leader.

Pre-registration is recommended by calling (920) 459-4739.

About St. Nicholas Hospital

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue , Sheboygan , Wisconsin . Our mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through our core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. To learn more, visit .

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System is a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi . It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 Local Systems in Wisconsin (Sheboygan, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and two in Green Bay) and in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator). For more information about HSHS, visit

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