In 1972, the Sisters founded Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. The name Marianjoy honors Mary, the Blessed Mother, and St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his joy.
This new ministry was designed to provide physical rehabilitative services that meet the needs of the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. In 2006, Marianjoy opened a new 170,000-square-foot hospital that offered state-of-the-art services. In addition to state-of-the-art in-patient services, Marianjoy provides comprehensive outpatient services.
In 2016, ownership of Marianjoy transferred to Northwestern Medicine, an integrated academic health system in the greater Chicago area. The Wheaton Franciscan legacy continues through the compassionate and wholistic care provided by the care teams of physicians, therapists, nurses and support staff at Marianjoy Northwestern.