A small town with a big city feel, Columbus is the third largest city in Georgia and often ranked among the best places to live and raise a family.
Population: 202,824 :: Service Area: 316,554
Founded in 1950, St. Francis is a community hospital in Columbus, Georgia. What began as a 154-bed hospital is now a 376-bed facility employing more than 2,700 employees and 300 physicians. In addition to a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency room services, St. Francis offers the only open heart surgery program in the area.
Since the first patient was admitted in 1950, St. Francis has fervently served the community and region, providing outstanding, compassionate care from one generation to the next. Recognized as the area's finest health care provider, St. Francis continues to reach for the highest standards in quality and safety to offer its patients the best possible care.
In 2011, the hospital broke ground on its largest expansion project. Two years later, the St. Francis Heart Hospital and the Sue Marie Turner Women's Hospital opened, the latter of which brought obstetrical services back to the hospital. For more information, visit www.wecareforlife.com.
Situated at the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus is Georgia's third largest city. Just 90 miles south of Atlanta, Columbus offers residents and visitors the amenities of a big city with the charm and hospitality of a small southern town. Residents and visitors can ride the rapids on the Chattahoochee River, fly to the moon and back at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, or unwind in the southern hospitality. Or, guests can meet family and friends at the Riverwalk, in Uptown or at any one of the city's fabulous eateries.
Once Georgia's last frontier outpost, now it's third largest city, Columbus is a true destination of choice. Between its rich history, theatre, arts, outdoors activities and sports -- Columbus has something for everyone. Visitors can check out local theatre and arts scene, visit the National Infantry Museum, or head outdoors for some whitewater fun. On the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus is home to the longest urban whitewater course in the world.