St. Francis Health Center

St. Francis Health Center

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  St. Francis Health Center

St. Francis Health Center, part of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, has been working to improve the health of the community for more than 100 years since its founding on October 17, 1909. The original facility opened with 40 beds, and 4,000 people attended the dedication ceremony. Today St. Francis is a nationally recognized regional health center with cancer treatment, cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation programs, maternal/child services and other inpatient, outpatient and wellness initiatives. In 2009 and 2010, Health Grades, Inc., the leading independent health care ratings organization, honored St. Francis with the Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award, placing it in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally.

Throughout its century of service, St. Francis has been dedicated to its mission to improve the health of the individuals and communities it serves, especially the poor or the vulnerable. St. Francis has demonstrated commitment to skillfully integrate state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care. Its foundation, established in 1990, provides charity care to persons who have no insurance or other means to pay for health care. Generous donors also assist in funding equipment, educational programs, nursing scholarships (some of which are awarded to Washburn University students) and other needs, including underwriting the cost of a free art class offered to St. Francis Comprehensive Cancer Center patients in partnership with the Mulvane Art Museum.