CHI Franciscan Health System
CHI Franciscan Health System is affiliated with Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in the United States. Franciscan Health System, recognized locally and nationally for quality, is the preeminent , south Puget Sound health care organization providing community-based care for more than 100 years. Our comprehensive health care organization includes: St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, , St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, and the brand new St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw; Franciscan Medical Group, a network of 70 primary and specialty care neighborhood clinics; and Franciscan Hospice House in University Place, the largest provider of in-home and inpatient hospice care in Washington State.
Founded in 1891 by the Sisters of St. Francis, the Franciscan organization has grown with the enduring goal of fulfilling the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those it serves. Individuals from all walks of life entrust their care to the physicians, nurses and other highly skilled caregivers at the Franciscan Health System. Franciscan has approximately 8,500 employees and a Medical Staff of approximately 1,400 members. Franciscan is a member of the Washington State Hospital Association and is a recipient of the Washington State Quality Award for performance excellence.
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