St. Clare Hospital is a leader in rural health care in south central Wisconsin. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and winner of the 2000 Wisconsin Forward Award - Governor's Award of Excellence. The hospital has the benefit of more than 100 physicians who serve on its active and consulting medical staff. A member of SSM Health Care, a St. Louis based health care system, St. Clare offers acute care services as well as a wide range of other services including chemical dependency treatment, mental health services for older adults, and hemodialysis.
Nestled in ancient & beautiful bluffs, the Baraboo area is exciting to explore! Located next to the natural beauty of Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo is home to the International Crane Foundation, world center for the study & preservation of nature's tallest flying birds. And, as the birthplace of the Ringling Brothers Circus, Baraboo is also home to Circus World Museum, offering live circus performances each summer and museum exhibits year 'round.
History is alive in the Baraboo area, from the steam train rides at Mid-Continent Railway Museum, to the wide variety of art galleries, gift shops and specialty stores located in the historic buildings of the downtown district surrounding the county's courthouse.
The Baraboo area school district consists of six elementary schools, one middle, and one high school. Baraboo parents can also choose between one Catholic and one Lutheran school. Baraboo High School students consistently score more than two points above the national ACT mean score and one point above the state average.
Located in the southwestern region of Wisconsin, Baraboo is just 50 miles from Madison, 120 miles from Milwaukee, and about 200 miles from both Chicago to the southeast and St. Paul/Minneapolis to the northwest. Proximity to these cities provides easy access to all the amenities these larger cities have to offer.