Rosary Hall / Rosary Care Center History

Rosary Care Center was the dream of Mother Adelaide in the 1940s, as a final living place for the Sisters. Rosary Care eventually became a reality in the 1970s, when Sister Miriam and her Council were able to revise the plans and build Rosary Hall. It opened to the Sisters in 1975.

The name was changed to Rosary Care Center in the mid-1990s. In 2001, the Sylvania Franciscan Community submitted a Certificate of Need to the Ohio Dept. of Health and were approved for Medicaid funding. In 2003, the Community received Medicare funding and became a fully functioning healthcare facility. In 2015, a major renovation program began, which was completed in late 2017.

Over the years RCC has evolved from a Sisters-only facility, to a Religious community members-only, and is now an open healthcare facility accepting all qualified lay applicants.

Rosary Care Center Construction
Rosary Care Center Construction 1974
Rosary Care Center Construction 1975

About the Sisters

The Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio, respond to God’s call to live the Gospel in joyful servanthood among all people through lives and ministries that reverence human dignity, embrace the poor and marginalized, and respect the gift of all creation.

Placing our individual gifts and talents in service to the needs of God’s people, we minister in ten dioceses in seven states. We are engaged in such diverse ministries as education, health care, social services, religious education and parish ministry, media, law, art, retreat ministries, and spiritual direction.