Since St. Francis Medical Center opened in 2008, the community has “just wrapped their arms around it,” said Chris Valentine, marketing and communications director for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.
“Our mission is to serve the community and improve the health of the community, so for the folks that we take care of to recognize that great care — that’s what’s important,” he said. “Being recognized by the community is wonderful to us, and something we really value and honor.”
Valentine said St. Francis, which together with Penrose Hospital forms Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, has seen significant growth over the past nine years.
“The number of babies born here continues to grow, the number of surgeries done here continues to grow, year over year,” he said.
“To that point, we just broke ground on a $100 million expansion to meet those growth needs at St. Francis. So the hospital is doing well, the community has embraced the hospital and we’re continuing to grow to meet the needs of the community.”
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