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Franciscan Health System

Franciscan Health System is a comprehensive health care organization that includes St. Joseph Medical Center of Tacoma; St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood; St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way; an expanding network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics in Pierce, South King and Kitsap counties; and Franciscan Hospice House in University Place.

Construction of St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor is planned to begin in mid-2007. The new, 80-bed hospital will open in early 2009 to serve residents of Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula and South Kitsap County.

Franciscan has approximately 6,000 employees and a Medical Staff with approximately 1,400 members.

Franciscan Health System is a non-profit, faith-based organization with a mission to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, emphasize human dignity and social justice, and create healthier communities.

Ever since the Sisters of St. Francis founded St. Joseph Medical Center in 1891, the Franciscan organization has grown with the enduring goal of fulfilling the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those it serves.

Franciscan Health System is affiliated with Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in the United States.

Also, Franciscan is a member of the Washington State Hospital Association.

Please be advised: Franciscan has implemented a policy of hiring only job applicants who are nicotine-free. As of March 1, 2011, nicotine will be added to list of substances screened for during the post-offer, pre-employment testing for all external job candidates offered employment. A positive test for nicotine, regardless of the source, will eliminate a job candidate from employment consideration.

Employee Benefits Franciscan Health System provides a full benefit package for our full-time and part-time employees. The benefit program is designed to help protect the health and well being of employees and their family members. The benefits package also provides protection in the event of serious illness, disability, or other catastrophic situations. The benefit program offers many choices to allow the employee to design and select a package that best meets the employee's and their family's need. In addition, the Franciscan Health System benefits package is designed to help you provide for your financial security with the 100% company paid Retirement Plan and the Employee Savings Plan (403(b) Plan). We also provide a generous Paid Time Off program.
To nurture the healing ministry of the Church by bringing it new life, energy and viability in the 21st Century. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we move toward the creation of healthier communities.

We are the South Sound’s first choice for healing of mind, body and spirit.


Profound respect and awe for all creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others and our journey to God.

Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do.

Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another’s joy and sorrow.

Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best