Research Center Information for Sponsors

The CHI Franciscan Health Research Center has been conducting clinical research since 1998. We specialize in Phase II-IV clinical research services. Our experience includes inpatient and outpatient trials, including but not limited to cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurology, oncology, pulmonary, and renal studies. The CHI Franciscan Health Research Center is a member of the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI) network.

Recruitment demographics

CHI Franciscan Health Research Center has conducted a number of trials in various volunteer programs. The population of the greater Tacoma/Seattle area is 2 million. Tacoma's population, with significant ethnic and cultural diversity, is consistent with U.S. demographics, providing a broad subject base for investigators.

Subject population

Over 90% of our enrolled participants are recruited from physicians' practices or from within our hospitals. Thus, established patients with documented medical histories are enrolled into Franciscan conducted studies. Franciscan Research Center also has relationships with a variety of medical specialists, which allows for completion of studies in specialized patient populations or which require specialized procedures.

CHI Franciscan Health is committed to the following strategic initiatives for its five service line institutes:

  • Be a market leader.
  • Become a destination health care institute.
  • Employ effective physician leadership committees.
  • Develop a single clinical standard and a single system of care across CHI Franciscan Health.

For more information regarding CHI Franciscan Health Research

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