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St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital, along with nine affiliated physicians, are named Centers of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

Inpatient and outpatient cancer programs at St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital and St. Clare Hospital earn re-accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Franciscan Health System and Northwest Physicians Network form the second Accountable Care Organization in the state, designed to provide higher-quality care to Medicare patients.

Franciscan Health System, in partnership with Seattle Children’s Neonatology, establishes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Joseph Medical Center.

St. Elizabeth Hospital opens the first anticoagulation clinic on the Plateau to serve patients who must take prescription blood-thinner medications to prevent life-threatening blood clots.

6,234 individuals attend Franciscan health talks and seminars about bariatric surgery, heart health, orthopedics, women’s health and other topics.

Franciscan Health System cardiothoracic surgeons received the Society of Surgeons Three Star rating, ranking our program in the top 12-15 percent in the United States.

Carol Milgard Breast Center, co-owned by Franciscan Health System and Multicare Health System introduces digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) that improves the early detection of breast cancer by up to 30 percent. The new system will be rolled out throughout Franciscan in the coming year.

Franciscan Health System successfully launches Epic, a new electronic medical records platform in ambulatory centers, primary care clinics and four hospitals.

Franciscan Medical Group launches a Patient-Centered Medical Home pilot in six primary care clinics.

Franciscan Health System launches the Northwest’s first Virtual Urgent Care service that offers the opportunity to talk to a medical provider via phone or webcam for a flat $35 fee.

St. Elizabeth Hospital earns Stage 7 certification from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society for its electronic medical records.

 
 
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