More than a century of service

The history of Stonehill Franciscan Services can be traced back to 1878, when our founders, the Sisters of St. Francis, arrived in Dubuque, Iowa. Prior to opening Stonehill Franciscan Services, the Sisters of St. Francis operated an orphanage and home for the aging.

Timeline

1978
1978

Stonehill Franciscan Services Health Center opens

Thanks in large part to philanthropist George Banworth, Stonehill Franciscan Services Health Center opens as 214-bed licensed skilled-nursing facility.
1989
1989

Benevolent Foundation created

The Stonehill Benevolent Foundation is created to assist with raising funds and advancing philanthropy on behalf of Stonehill.
1999
1999

Assisi Village expansion

The Stonehill campus expands with the addition of its Independent Living apartment complex, Assisi Village.
2009
2009

Skilled Nursing and Rehab

Stonehill adds Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, therapy services, and Assisted-Living apartments.
2013
2013

Community Caring for Community

Thanks to the Community Caring for Community Capital Campaign, Stonehill is able to add a four story building, memory care unit, and wellness center.
2016
2016

On-Site Dental Clinic

In partnership with Crescent Community Health Center, the Stonehill campus adds an on-site dental clinic.
2018
2018

San Damiano Chapel

With tremendous donor support, Stonehill renovates and dedicates the new San Damiano Chapel.