September 28, 2006
St. Anthony Medical Building is new name of landmark Gig Harbor facility4700 Pt. Fosdick Building is renamed to reflect Franciscan’s
presence, commitment to service
The premier medical office building in Gig Harbor will be renamed
the St. Anthony Medical Building on Pt. Fosdick on Monday, Oct. 2 to
reflect the expansion of Franciscan Health System programs in the
Until now, it has been known simply as the 4700 Pt. Fosdick Medical
Exterior signage that identifies the facility as the St. Anthony
Medical Building on Pt. Fosdick is scheduled to be in place by
Thursday, Oct. 5.
St. Anthony Prompt Care, a state-of-the-art Franciscan urgent care
clinic, will open there Oct. 23 to provide timely, convenient
treatment of minor illnesses and injuries every day of the week.
Also, Franciscan will begin X-ray and laboratory services at the
location on that date.
Other Franciscan services already in the building are the St. Anthony
Sleep Disorders Center; St. Joseph Dialysis-Gig Harbor; and these
Franciscan Medical Group practices: Harbor Orthopedics with
orthopedic specialists Robert Yancey, MD and Mark Friedman, MD; the
ROAD (Rheumatology Osteoporosis and Arthritic Diseases) Clinic with
rheumatologists Richard Rynes, MD and Gurjit Kaeley, MD; and St.
Anthony Specialty Care, featuring the services of neurosurgeon Fabio
Roberti, MD, dermatologist Keith Vaughn, MD, and several
St. Anthony Prompt Care, the new urgent care clinic, is part of the
Franciscan Medical Group, a service of Franciscan Health System. It
will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“Our new clinic will provide quick treatment for minor injuries and
illnesses by highly qualified physicians and providers, without an
appointment,” says Cliff Robertson, MD, chief medical officer for
the Franciscan Medical Group. “St. Anthony Prompt Care represents a
new choice for urgent and after-hours care in the Gig Harbor
Conditions treated by the skilled staff at St. Anthony Prompt Care
will include cuts, bumps, bruises, colds and flu, stomach pains,
migraines, infections, sprains, strains, rashes and other minor
Franciscan Health System is a
private, non-profit organization that includes St. Joseph Medical
Center in Tacoma, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Francis
Hospital in Federal Way; Franciscan Medical Group (a network of
primary-care and specialty-care clinics and physicians); and
Franciscan Hospice House. Franciscan is affiliated with Catholic
Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit
healthcare systems. Franciscan website:
Meanwhile, Franciscan Health System is preparing to begin
construction of St. Anthony Hospital and an adjacent medical office
building in Gig Harbor North in early 2007. The new 80-bed hospital,
whose many life-saving services will include 24/7 emergency care, is
planned to open in early 2009.