Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior

3500 Tower Ave
Superior, WI 54880

General: 715-817-7000

Facility Overview

Count on the Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior for a wide range of hospital care. Whether you need quick emergency care or outpatient surgery, we’re for you. For patients who don’t need to be hospitalized, but aren’t ready to go home, we have the only transitional care unit within a hospital in the Twin Ports.

We’re a 25-bed critical access hospital in Superior, Wisconsin. You'll find us in the same building as Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Superior Clinic next to the Twin Ports VA Clinic off Tower Avenue. As one of Essentia Health’s Catholic facilities, we strive to provide holistic healing for all human life.

Hospital Services

Whether you need around-the-clock medical care or help along the road to recovery, St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior is here for you. Get healing support near you from a knowledgeable team of medical professionals who offer:

*Services may be provided by a visiting medical provider who sees patients here on a limited basis.

**Services may be provided here via a secure video chat with an off-site medical provider.

Learn how we make care convenient for you.

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Hospital Services

If you have a test or procedure performed at a hospital but are not admitted, you’re an outpatient. Common outpatient procedures may include X-rays, labs, and emergency room visits. If your doctor admits you to the hospital for an overnight stay, you’re typically an inpatient.

One exception to this is if your doctor places you on observation status. In this case, you may stay overnight in the hospital but are still considered an outpatient. If you’re a Medicare patient, your status can affect your coverage. Visit Medicare.gov to learn more.

24/7 Emergency Room Care Near You

If you or a loved one have a severe or life-threatening medical concern, rely on our 24-hour emergency room. Rest easy knowing life-saving support is as close as your local hospital.

Compliments & Complaints

If you’d like to share a compliment, concern, or suggestion, please contact our administrator, Terry Jacobson. You can also fill out our online compliments and complaints form.

Support Our Hospital

Have you been inspired by the care you or a loved one received? Support your local hospital by donating to the St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior Foundation. The Foundation provides financial support to Essentia Health facilities, like the St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior, with help from patients and family members like you.

Parking & Entrance

You’ll find plenty of free parking in our surface lot. Please use the hospital and clinic’s shared main entrance that faces Tower Avenue. For emergency room visits, follow signs for the emergency room entrance, which is near the main entrance.

Pharmacy

The Essentia Health-Superior Pharmacy is near the hospital entrance. Pick up your prescriptions from pharmacists who get to know you, your doctors, and your medication history.

Patient Information

Explore our patients and visitors section to find information about billing, financial assistance, medical records, patient rights and responsibilities, and more.

Joint Commission Accreditation

Joint Commission Accreditation

This location is accredited by the Joint Commission. This internationally recognized symbol of quality represents our commitment to providing exceptional patient care. View all our awards and recognitions.

Amenities

We want you and your family to feel comfortable in our hospital. On site, you’ll find our:

Gift Shop

Choose from a wide range of items, including plush toys, greeting cards, candy, and more. We’re in the main lobby at St. Mary's Hospital–Superior. All gift shop proceeds go to the St. Mary's Hospital–Superior Auxiliary, which supports patient programs and services. 

Gift Shop Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

Koffee Knook

Sip on a coffee, cappuccino, tea, or pop. Or, grab some popcorn, local baked goods, or sandwiches. Our Koffee Knook is on the main floor of St. Mary's Hospital–Superior. All Koffee Knook proceeds go to the St. Mary's Hospital–Superior Auxiliary, which supports patient programs and services.

Koffee Knook Hours
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 3 pm

Courtyard Café

Enjoy a meal or snack without leaving campus. Choose from a hot entree, soup, sandwiches, homemade desserts, fresh salad bar, and snacks.

Lunch Hours
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 1 pm

Grab-and-Go Hours
Monday – Friday: 2 – 6:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

(Note: For Grab-and-Go, we accept credit cards, employee swipes, and exact cash only.)

Looking for a place to enjoy your food? On nice summer days, take a seat at one of our three outdoor terraces.

Chapel

Visit our chapel on the main floor of the hospital near the lobby. People of all faiths are welcome to enjoy this tranquil, healing space for meditation and prayer. Learn more about spiritual care at Essentia Health.

Guest Wi-Fi

Take advantage of free guest Wi-Fi.

Volunteer

Volunteers help make St. Mary's Hospital–Superior a caring and compassionate place of healing. We have a wide range of volunteer areas for both youth and adults. Whether you wish to interact with patients and visitors or work behind the scenes, we can help you find something that fits your interests.

Volunteer Opportunities

Explore hospital volunteer opportunities, such as:

  • Patient escort
  • Information desk receptionist
  • Koffee Knook
  • Gift shop
  • Special projects and mailings
  • Events
  • Pharmacy volunteers (college students only)
  • And more (Just inquire!)

Benefits of Volunteering

Besides the great feeling you’ll get by helping others, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Free parking
  • Free flu shot
  • Meal for every three hours of service
  • One-day Essentia Health fitness pass for every 25 hours of service
  • Special recognition events
  • References for education programs
  • Orientation, training, and workshops
  • Networking opportunities

Become a Volunteer

You don’t need experience to volunteer. You just need to be willing to share your time and talents. Join our team of volunteers at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior.

If you have questions, email volunteerservices@essentiahealth.org or call 218-786-4420. When you’re ready, fill out an online application below.

Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior Auxiliary

The St. Mary's Hospital–Superior Auxiliary is one of the fundraising arms of the hospital. Besides running the gift shop and Koffee Knook, the auxiliary holds a wide range of fundraisers. These include a book and popcorn sale, spring salad bar luncheon, and fashion show.

All proceeds help patients, families, visitors, and staff at St. Mary's Hospital–Superior. They also help create scholarships for area college students pursuing careers in health care.

Leadership

Meet the leaders of the Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior.

Management

  • Terry Jacobson, Administrator 
  • Kim Pearson, Nursing Director
  • Scott Nigon, Finance Senior Manager

Governing Board

  • Jan Baldwin, MD
  • Sister Therese Carson, OSB
  • Jeff Corey
  • Howard T. Klatzky
  • Joseph F. Leoni
  • Joseph J. Mihalek
  • Daniel A. Nikcevich, MD, PhD
  • Sister Beverly Raway, OSB
  • Thomas S. Renier
  • Alan Rock
  • Sister Mary Josephine Torborg, OSB
  • Laura J. Trombino, MD
  • Renee Wachter, PhD
  • Chuck Walt

History

St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior wouldn’t be here without help from civic-minded donors. Private donations helped fund our initial construction and continue to help support our hospital today.

History Timeline

1963 | Superior Memorial Hospital opens.

1995 | Superior Memorial affiliates with St. Mary's Medical Center and is renamed St. Mary's Hospital of Superior.

1997 | St. Mary's Medical Center and its affiliates, including St. Mary's Hospital of Superior, merge into the Duluth Clinic to form St. Mary's Duluth Clinic Health System. 

2001 | A $13.2-million building expansion creates a shared campus for St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior and Duluth Clinic-Superior.

2003 | St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior is named a Critical Access Hospital. With 25 beds, the hospital can care for those who are acutely ill and provide skilled nursing care in transitional care beds designed for those who are too sick to go home, but not sick enough to remain hospitalized. 

2004 | Essentia Health is formed as the parent corporation of the SMDC and Benedictine health systems.

2008 | Through a St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior Foundation fundraising program, general rehabilitation facilities are redesigned, improvements are made to cardiac rehabilitation facilities, and the chapel is expanded and relocated to the front lobby.

2010 | Essentia fully integrates its health systems to create efficiencies and reduce health care costs. St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior becomes Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior.

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