During the 1930s and 1940s, the world experienced the continuation of the Great Depression, the rise of Hitler, World War II and the founding of the United Nations. In Portage, St. Savior Hospital was continuing to grow to meet new challenges. With surgery certification in progress, and additional patient rooms being built to meet needs, the Sisters of the Divine Savior and the medical staff had never been busier.



Sister Loretta Feder

Sister Loretta Feder

Sister Loretta served as administrator and coordinator of St. Savior Hospital as well as supervisor of obstetrics.


At St. Savior Annex, the elderly residents "are given every attention, their food is served in their rooms on trays, their laundry is done, their rooms kept and their health receives every care. ... The home is operated without any thought of profit. The charge for the rooms is only enough to run the place; and sometimes it is hardly enough."

– Portage Daily Register and Democrat, November 4, 1931



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