May 25, 2021
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare recently announced that Paige Harford has been recognized as the hospital’s 2021 Mercy Award winner. The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.
May 18, 2021
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce that its new orthopaedic surgical robot will now be named S.A.M. (Surgical Assistance Machine). A community-wide contest began in April to name the robot and ended last Monday with 389 entries
May 5, 2021
What is a hero? Maya Angelou famously said, “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”
April 19, 2021
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is holding a “Name the Robot Contest” for its new orthopaedic surgical robot. Starting Monday, April 19th, 2021, K-12 students in Columbus and surrounding areas, public, private, and home schools can enter the “Name the Robot Contest”.
March 31, 2021
Do you remember when you used to put on your favorite bell bottoms and disco dance the night away? If you do, then it’s probably time to think about a routine colonoscopy screening.
March 17, 2021
February 22, 2021
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce its first total knee replacement with robotic technology was performed on Thursday, February 11, 2021, by orthopedic surgeon Dr. George Zimmerman.
February 18, 2021
This week, we mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of St. Francis – Emory Healthcare. When Emory Healthcare and LifePoint Health announced the formation of a joint venture with St. Francis Hospital as its first facility, we celebrated this next step as the natural evolution of a collaboration between St. Francis and Emory Healthcare that began more than 15 years ago.
January 1, 2021
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is ringing in 2021 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 6 pounds and 9 ounces and measuring 20 inches, Briley was born to Breonna and Trayvon Friday, Jan. 1, at 6:01 a.m.
December 29, 2020
A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start. A new beginning.
December 17, 2020
December 14, 2020
─St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce that its first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure was performed on November 11, 2020. Interventional cardiologist Dr. Akram Ibrahim (first operator) performed the procedure with a team of physicians that included Emory cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Guyton, Emory interventional cardiologist Dr. Chandan Devireddy, and Emory cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Jacob (Hakob) Davtyan.
November 17, 2020
November 13, 2020
November 5, 2020
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – but only about 10 percent of those who are eligible to give actually make a blood donation each year. Donated blood is a necessary part of helping patients cope with a wide variety of conditions, including burns, trauma, heart surgery, cancer, organ transplants and more.
November 4, 2020
The final two months of the year are traditionally filled with a number of opportunities to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers. Of course, 2020 has been anything but a traditional year, thanks in no small part to the ongoing pandemic.
October 30, 2020
October 27, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare held its Cohort 23 Nurse Residency Graduation on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. A total of twenty-four nurse residents graduated from the 14-week program.
October 26, 2020
As we enter the final months of what has certainly been an unprecedented year, health and well-being has perhaps never been more at the forefront of our thoughts. The ongoing pandemic has shown us that it continues to be imperative for us to make our physical health a priority.
October 16, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce that Jagdeep Singh, MD, has been named the Chief Medical Officer, effective October 12, 2020.
October 15, 2020
October 13, 2020
St. Francis Structural Heart and Valve Center now accepting patients for heart valve evaluation
September 29, 2020
Special Day and Time for Teachers and Extended Hours in October
September 18, 2020
September 14, 2020
St. Francis is committed to providing a clean and safe care environment, and we are taking all precautionary measures to safeguard our staff, providers and those we serve against the spread of illness.
September 8, 2020
It is hard to believe that in the coming weeks, the temperature will begin its downward trend, and the fall season will already be upon us. This also means that flu season is just around the corner – a period which usually peaks between December and February but can last as late as May.
September 2, 2020
August 18, 2020
August 14, 2020
Since the onset of COVID-19, many of us have probably focused more intently on our health than ever before – paying close attention to how we are feeling, staying alert to any signs that we might not be well and doing what we can to stay healthy.
August 13, 2020
American Heart Association Award recognizes St. Francis’ commitment to quality stroke care.
August 12, 2020
St. Francis Hospital-Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce the August Virtual Lunch and Learn will feature St. Francis OBGYN Associates’ certified nurse midwives, Joy Boyce, CNM, Bettina Fairley, CNM, Melissa Terry Fish, CNM, and Melissa Hatter, CNM.
August 7, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is urging community members to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is not easily achieved in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
August 5, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce that Elizabeth B. Later, BSN, MHA, RN, CENP, has been named the Chief Nursing Officer, effective August 3, 2020.
August 4, 2020
July 28, 2020
Vanessia Rodriguez recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment to helping.
July 23, 2020
July 13, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce that the July Virtual Lunch and Learn will feature Dr. Vishnu Potini, orthopaedics, entitled Sports Trauma and Injury Prevention. This talk comes at the beginning of National Youth Sports Week, July 20 through July 24. Join us for this live online health seminar on July 20, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
July 8, 2020
Hospital welcomes new surgeon and extends electrophysiology coverage
June 16, 2020
The Bradley Center has completed a $4.46 million interior facility renovation that will further increase the safety and security of the facility while enhancing community access. The renovation was focused on providing a therapeutic patient care environment.
June 2, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare announced today that Leslie Thompkins had been named the Director of Emergency Services at St. Francis.
May 27, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare held its Cohort 22 Nurse Residency Graduation on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A total of twenty-nine nurse residents graduated from the 14-week program.
May 13, 2020
May 11, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15.
May 6, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community.
May 5, 2020
When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. This article is by Dr. Raquel Bennett-Gittens, Cardiologist.
May 4, 2020
Patients can see providers in person beginning 5/4/20
May 4, 2020
Process to resume procedures will be gradual, taking extra precautions to ensure safety of patients, employees
April 15, 2020
$500,000 committed to increase the COVID-19 crisis service available to the community
April 7, 2020
Team members dealing with the emotional and stressful side of COVID-19 can receive support with a new support group
April 6, 2020
Virtual visits connect patients and providers beyond the clinic setting
March 10, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare upgraded their robot with the first patients being served with this advanced technology in late November.
March 5, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors.
March 4, 2020
St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is pleased to announce that the new St. Francis Chief Executive Officer, Melody Trimble, will speak at the March 2020 PrimeTime.
February 12, 2020
Program introduced brand changes for St. Francis Hospital, further aligning with the Emory Healthcare / LifePoint Health joint venture
January 27, 2020
St. Francis - Emory Healthcare announced today that Melody Trimble has been named chief executive officer (CEO), effective February 10.
January 8, 2020
St. Francis Hospital Joins Newly Formed Joint Venture Created by Emory Healthcare and LifePoint Health
January 7, 2020
St. Francis Hospital is implementing visitor restrictions in response to the flu season. Until further notice, visitation is prohibited for children ages twelve and under, and visitors who are ill.
January 1, 2020
St. Francis is ringing in 2020 with its first bundle of joy of the new year.
December 11, 2019
St. Francis Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Sylvester McRae, Obstetrician-Gynecologist at St. Francis Hospital, will speak at the January 2020 Prime Time. Dr. McRae will discuss Exploring Hormone Therapy Treatments.
November 4, 2019
If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease.
October 31, 2019
St. Francis Hospital is pleased to present Light the Spirit: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Tree Lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.
October 10, 2019
St. Francis Hospital announced today that Jimmy Young has been named Chief Financial Officer of St. Francis Hospital. He joined St. Francis on Monday, September 16 and is from Merit Health located in Mississippi where he served as Chief Financial Officer.
October 9, 2019
The American College of Cardiology has recognized St. Francis Hospital; for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to the Cardiac Cath Lab for care, including diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures. St. Francis was awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI in September.
September 11, 2019
Emory Healthcare and St. Francis Hospital today announced that the organizations have expanded their existing clinical partnership to include added benefits for physicians, patients and the community.
September 6, 2019
St. Francis Hospital is celebrating the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to MercyMed of Columbus. The St. Francis team chose MercyMed of Columbus because it reflects LifePoint’s and St. Francis’ mission of Making Communities Healthier®.
May 15, 2019
Darcy Taddeo, Physician Assistant for Dr. Nojan Valadi discussed the importance of stroke awareness.
April 10, 2019
April showers might bring May flowers, but many of us are well aware that they can also bring tree and grass pollen and other allergens that can cause us to wheeze, sneeze and sniffle our way through spring.
March 1, 2019
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women, excluding skin cancers.
February 21, 2019
Heart attacks can happen anytime, anyplace, and to anyone. And when they do, every minute matters.
February 19, 2019
After approximately a year of training and preparation, St. Francis earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology.
February 1, 2019
February is American Heart Month. It’s a time when we remind ourselves to take good care of our hearts throughout the whole year.
January 14, 2019
Given the fact that flu season is now upon us, we want to do everything we can to prevent the spread of this often debilitating illness.
January 4, 2019
Donated blood is a necessary part of helping patients cope with a wide variety of conditions.
January 3, 2019
10 Tips to Help You Manage Your Stress, Sleep Better and Be Healthier
December 14, 2018
Family feasts. Office parties. Casual get-togethers. Whatever the celebration during this festive time of year, there’s one thing that just about every gathering has in common: food. And while December may be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be one of the most tempting times to abandon healthy eating habits.
September 4, 2018
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re no stranger to taking medicine. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. Medications are a vital part of healing from illness or injury and managing ongoing conditions so that you can be your healthiest self and get the most out of life.
July 23, 2018
The pools are splashing. Campgrounds and ball fields are hopping. And the highways are filled with families heading out to spend quality time at beaches, mountains and other fun destinations across the country. All of this outdoor activity can only mean one thing – summer has officially arrived! And while now can be the perfect time to enjoy fun in the sun and fill up on vitamin D, it’s important to take the proper precautions against getting overheated as the temperatures climb this time of year.
July 23, 2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently released updated guidelines that lower the recommended age for colon cancer screening. According to the new ACS recommendations, those at average risk for colon cancer should begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. The new guidelines were put in place following a major data review that showed a rising rate of colon cancer in adults younger than 50.
December 28, 2016
St. Francis Women’s Hospital is the first hospital in Georgia to earn the prestigious Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission.
November 16, 2016
St. Francis Hospital earned the recognition after successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%). This is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that will give more babies the right start in life, the March of Dimes says.