In the second decade of the 21st century, we witness the BP Gulf oil spill, earthquakes in Haiti, a tsunami in Japan, the economic crisis in Greece, and Brexit. We also see amazing innovations such as the debut of the iPad, smart watches, synthetic organ transplants and the first self-regulating artificial heart. While the decade isn't over, Divine Savior Healthcare was busy the first half growing for our community. Between 2010 and 2016, we saw the addition of Tivoli, Crossroads Clinic, new surgical space, The Wellness Center and La Vita. We're so fortunate to have been able to serve our community for 100 years – we can't wait to see what the next 100 brings! Our hope is that you consider Divine Savior Healthcare's longstanding tradition of putting your health first and choose to trust us with your care. For those who have chosen Divine Savior, thank you for your trust and support – it means the world to us, and we're going to do all we can to keep it.

Hospital Fitness Center Opens Doors Today

"This is where you sweat."

What La Vita fitness specialist John Loomans said Saturday to visitors in the spinning and cycling room would have applied in just about any area of Divine Savior Healthcare's new state-of-the-art fitness center, part of its 106,000-square-foot Wellness Center.

With an hour remaining in Saturday morning's three-hour open house at La Vita, 360 people had toured the facility, and at least 50 had signed up to be members, bringing the membership total to more than 1,000, according to Divine Savior spokeswoman Haley Gilman.




"I want to take a minute to reflect on the appropriateness of the name you have chosen for this new building which will significantly upgrade aging services in Portage and surrounding area. Tivoli is the name of a picturesque Italian village just east of Rome. In November of 1888, Mother Mary of the Apostles, the co-foundress of the Sisters of the Divine Savior, arrived in Tivoli to establish the community where a number of the pioneer Sisters who founded this healthcare system back in 1917 would be trained. Our Founder, Father Francis Jordan, had rented rooms for the sisters in a house on the central plaza (piazza) of the town. From these humble quarters, strong and forward-looking women emerged to serve people in need around the world. Four of them would arrive in Portage to plant the seeds of what we see around us today."

– Sister Carol Thresher, SDS, at the construction celebration for Tivoli



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