St. Dominic Villa
New Direction for St. Dominic Villa
The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa (Sinsinawa Dominicans, Inc./SDI) have entered into an agreement to transfer the ownership and operation of St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, WI, to a joint venture between Marquardt Management Services (MMS) of Watertown, WI, and Southwest Health (SWH) of Platteville, WI, beginning July 2020. The Sisters have been studying and planning for the future of the Congregation and the land known as Sinsinawa Mound for years and came to this decision after much thought and prayer.
The Villa has been home to nearly 500 of our Sisters over the last 20 years, and it will continue to be home for our Sisters. Lay people who are in need of skilled care will be welcomed as space permits. Villa Prioress Sister Patty Rinn, OP, will remain, as well as the dedicated staff who care for our Sisters.
This endeavor promises to strengthen the health care in this region by providing an excellent facility and management that would serve both our Sisters and others in the area. The change in ownership and operations will allow our Sinsinawa Leadership Council and Treasurer to focus more on our congregation mission and to be less involved with certain aspects of Villa operations.Please join us in praying in gratitude for the opportunities to continue to provide exceptional care to our Sisters who live at St. Dominic Villa and to position St. Dominic Villa as a critical feature of the plan for long-term viability of health care services in our region. We are forever grateful for our family and friends who made our Villa dream a reality 20 years ago and provided our Sisters with a beautiful space where our ministry of prayer will continue for years to come.