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The Franciscan Foundation receives a $300,000 grant from the Mission and Ministry Fund of Catholic Health Initiatives to support a youth violence-prevention initiative in Federal Way, Gig Harbor and Enumclaw.

The Franciscan Foundation awards $58,050 in scholarships to 40 Franciscan employees pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees or certifications in health care or related fields.

CHI Franciscan Health makes a $10,000 gift to the FUSION housing program in Federal Way, which helps needy families with transitional housing.

Bahman Saffari, MD, PhD, a gynecology oncologist at Franciscan Gynecologic Oncology Associates, is named the first-ever “Healer with a Heart” Physician of the Year for his exemplary commitment to patient care.

The Pierce County Business Examiner honors CHI Franciscan Health with two 2013 Health Care Champion Awards. Mimi Pattison, MD, medical director for Palliative Medicine, is recognized with the “Distinguished Service Award.” The “Make the Call – Don’t Miss a Beat” team is named the “Community Impact” winner.

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Franciscan “911-Make the Call” Team named 2013 Health Care Champion by Pierce County Business Examiner.