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Tuesday - November 21, 2017 10:54 am

Nuns end sponsorship of Viterbo, Mayo Franciscan

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Franciscans founded both hospital and college in the 1800's

The Franciscan Sisters of La Crosse are giving up active management of two local institutions that they started. 

The FSPA is ending its sponsorship of both Viterbo University and Mayo Franciscan Healthcare to concentrate on new priorities, including homelessness and human trafficking. 

Those moves are scheduled to take effect by the middle of next year, with the Vatican expected to give its approval. 

While Viterbo will remain a Catholic school, Mayo will now completely own the medical center on West Avenue. 

St. Francis merged with Skemp Clinic in 1995, and Mayo eventually became a partner at the La Crosse hospital.


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Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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