Maintaining a Clean & Safe Environment

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.

Don’t Take a Chance with Your Health – Get Vaccinated for Flu Season

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.

St. Francis to Host Virtual Lunch and Learn during National Youth Sports Week Sports Trauma and Injury Prevention with Dr. Vishnu Potini, Orthopaedics

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.

Media Statement on COVID-19

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.

Meet the New CEO Melody Trimble

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.

DIABETES: What You Should Know

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.

Jimmy Young named Chief Financial Officer of St. Francis Hospital

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.

St. Francis Recognized for Excellence with ACC Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI

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.

What it Means to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center

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.

It's Heart Month, Keep yours healthy

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.

‘Tis the Season to Be Healthy: Helpful Tips for Smart Holiday Eating

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.

Safe Medication Habits Promote Healthy Homes and Communities

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.

Keep Your Cool: How to prevent heat-related illness this summer

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.

Colon Cancer Screening Age Lowered

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.