Franciscan in the News

Recent media coverage

Boy donates money to help moms with breast cancer (Federal Way Mirror, December 30)

Franciscan celebrates 7-year old fund-raising effort (Pierce County Business Examiner, December 26)

ACA enrollment top target, but exchange still has issues (Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, January 4 by Rodika Tollefson)

Highline Medical Center sells psychiatric unit for $20M (Health Care Inc. Northwest, January 6 by Ben Miller)

Harrison begins transition to new e-records system (Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, January 2 by Rodika Tollefson)

Franciscan Medical Clinic Grand Opening set for Jan. 29 in Westwood Village (West Seattle Herald, January 20)

St. Joseph offers free kidney transplant conference (Bonney Lake Courier-Herald, January 25)

State’s highest court limits religious nonprofits right to discriminate (Health Care Inc. Northwest, February 6 by Valerie Bauman)

Pierce County identifies top health concerns (Bonney Lake Courier-Herald, February 6)

State’s Supreme Court ruling allows fired worker’s discrimination claim to proceed against Franciscan Health (Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, February 10)

Harrison workers plan to picket at hospital (Bremerton Patriot, February 7 by Kevan Moore)

St. Joseph recertified as primary stroke center (Pierce County Business Examiner, February 13)

Franciscan Health System names new regional chief information officer (Federal Way Mirror, February 11)

St. Francis Hospital Debuts New Robotic Stapler (The Suburban Times, February 11)

Healthcare access among county’s top 5 health issues (Eatonville Dispatch, February 17 by Pat Jenkins)

Experienced nurse joins Harrison board of directors (Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, February 17)

Harrison names new board member (Bremerton Patriot, February 14)

Franciscan Health System CEO Joe Wilczek announces retirement (Health Care Inc. Northwest, February 26 by Valerie Bauman)

Franciscan CEO Wilczek to retire (Pierce County Business Examiner, February 26)

St. Francis opens medical center opposite Fred Meyer in Auburn (Auburn Reporter, February 27 by Robert Whale)

“Every patient is my patient” (The Highline Times, March 3 by Betty Rose Cortes)

Stalled contract talks prompt union workers to hold information picket at Harrison (Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, March 5 by Tim Kelly)

Franciscan employees honored for United Way contributions (Pierce County Business Examiner, March 6)

New knees are free through Operation Walk (The Senior Scene, March 5)

Federal Way Mirror’s Best of 2014 Winners (Federal Way Mirror, March 14 by Rudi Alcott)

Walk Tacoma Series Kicks off in Wright Park (, March 12)

St. Anthony in Gig Harbor to turn 5 (Pierce County Business Examiner, March 12)

St. Anthony Hospital celebrates fifth anniversary (Port Orchard Independent, March 16)

Walk Tacoma Series Kicks Off with Stadium Walk (Suburban Times, March 19 by Megan Kula)

Harrison, ProTech workers still don’t have deal (Central Kitsap Reporter, March 20 by Kevan Moore)

Harrison hosts job shadow event for high school students (Bremerton Patriot, March 24 by Seraine Page)

Mended Hearts meeting set for April 2 at Harrison Bremerton (Central Kitsap Report, March 21 )

Pierce County remains near bottom third among Washington’s County Health Rankings (Bonney Lake Courier-Herald, March 27)

Harrison CEO Scott Bosch announces retirement (Central Kitsap Reporter, March 28)

Harrison Pro Tech workers reject employer contract offer (Central Kitsap Reporter, March 28 by Seraine Page)