Job Description & Requirements
Now a 376-bed, two-campus regional health system, St. Francis has earned a national reputation for outstanding quality of care. To further expand care, in January 2016 St. Francis Hospital became part of LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. LifePoint paid off all of St. Francis' financial obligations, including its loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
As part of LifePoint, St. Francis continues its existing charity care policies, and a local Board of Trustees ensures the community's voice in the governance of the hospital. The hospital's staff continues building upon the legacy of excellent healthcare St. Francis has established as well as exploring new ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities served. In addition, St. Francis is now a local taxpayer, providing a new source of tax revenues that benefits the community and helps support local projects, local schools and infrastructure in the Chattahoochee Valley. And, as it has since its founding, St. Francis continues to recognize the importance of "holy" when it comes to healing, placing priority on meeting the spiritual needs of patients, their families, and their friends through the Chaplain Services ministry and weekly services held in the hospital chapel.
Now, more than 65 years since its founding, St. Francis remains what the Columbus Ledger described that day as "A dream of mercy shared by people of all faiths."
Making Communities Healthier
We want to create places where:
people choose to come for healthcare
physicians want to practice
employees want to work
High Five Guiding Principles
Delivering high quality patient care
Creating excellent workplaces for our employees
Taking a leadership role in our communities
Ensuring fiscal responsibility
The Joint Commission Accreditation
Disease-Specific Care Certifications -
Disease-specific care certification, through The Joint Commission, improves the quality of patient care by reducing variations in clinical processes. The Joint Commission's emphasis on clinical practice guidelines help organizations establishes a consistent approach to care, reducing the risk of error. It provides a framework for program structure and management, helps to maintain a consistently high-level of quality, and demonstrates our commitment to healthcare quality for our community.
St. Francis Hospital has disease-specific certifications for the following programs:
Advanced Primary Stroke care
Acute Coronary Syndrome care - First in state of Georgia
Total Hip Replacement care
Total Knee Replacement care