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April 23, 2014

St. Joseph Medical Center is Open to Serve You Today and Every Day

As our nurses, doctors and staff at St. Joseph Medical Center go about caring for patients, we’re also negotiating a labor contract with the Service Employees International Union.

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April 15, 2014

St. Clare Hospital President Named Board President of Komen Puget Sound

Kathy Bressler, president of St. Clare Hospital, which is part of the Franciscan Health System, has been named president of the board of directors of the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

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April 11, 2014

Vote for the South Sound’s Cutest Baby

So, you think you have the cutest baby photo? Find out by participating in Franciscan Health System’s baby photo contest.

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April 9, 2014

Local Physician Provides Free Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the U.S. affecting both men and women. It is also one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer and it still affect thousands of people every year.

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April 8, 2014

Harrison Medical Center President and CEO Scott Bosch to Retire

Harrison Medical Center Chairman of the Board, Jim Civilla, announced today that Scott Bosch, president and chief executive officer, will retire from his post at the end of July. Bosch has served in his role for nearly a decade.

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April 1, 2014

St. Anthony Hospital Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, part of the Franciscan Health System, will celebrate its five-year anniversary on March 17, 2014. The hospital opened on March 17, 2009 as the first and only hospital to serve the city of nearly 8,000 residents. St. Anthony also provides medical services for residents of the Key Peninsula, South Kitsap County and North Mason County.

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March 28, 2014

Notice to our Patients Regarding “Phishing” Scam

Franciscan Medical Group (FMG) is committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of our patients’ personal information. Regrettably, this notice is about an incident involving some of that information.

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March 10, 2014

Franciscan Health System Honored for Supporting United Way of Pierce County

For more than 30 years, Franciscan Health System has been a supporter of the United Way of Pierce County. They recently honored nearly 30 Franciscan employees who have been giving to the United Way for seven years or more at a breakfast in February.

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February 26, 2014

Franciscan Medical Pavilion Opens in Auburn

In an effort to bring medical services closer to home for residents of Eastern King County, Franciscan Health System is opening the Franciscan Medical Pavilion - Auburn on February 27, 2014.

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February 26, 2014

Franciscan Health System CEO Joseph Wilczek Announces Retirement

Chief Executive Officer of Franciscan Health System and Senior Vice President for divisional operations of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Joe Wilczek announced plans to retire effective January 12, 2015.

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February 24, 2014

The Carol Milgard Breast Center Celebrates Five Years of Saving Lives Through Early Detection

Five years ago this month, in an unprecedented move, three leading health care organizations in the South Puget Sound joined forces to open the community’s first breast imaging center – the Carol Milgard Breast Center.

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February 19, 2014

St. Joseph Medical Center Recertified as Primary Stroke Center

St. Joseph Medical Center, part of the Franciscan Health System, became the first hospital in Pierce County to be designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a national accrediting organization, in 2009.

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February 18, 2014

St. Francis Hospital Debuts New Robotic Stapler

St. Francis Hospital, part of the Franciscan Health System, has introduced the EndoWrist™ Stapler as the newest device available on the da Vinci® surgical system.

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January 24, 2014

Rand Strobel Named Regional Chief Information Officer

Rand Strobel is the new Regional Chief Information Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives Region Five which includes Franciscan Health System. He began his new role on January 21, 2014.

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January 13, 2014

Appointment of Frank Senecal, MD, as Medical Director, Oncology Service Line

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Frank Senecal, MD, FACP, MBA, as medical director for Franciscan’s Oncology Service Line, effective January 1, 2014.

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