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July 5, 2011

Franciscan Hospital And Physician Named Best By Magazine

Franciscan Health System ranks No. 1 in two separate categories of the "2011 Best of South Sound" competition sponsored by South Sound magazine.

St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, one of five Franciscan hospitals in the region, has been named the Best Hospital by the magazine's readers. The 343-bed medical center is home to numerous inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical programs, including the region's leading heart and vascular program.

Also, Gynecologic Oncologist Bahman Saffari, MD, PhD, has been named the Best Doctor by the magazine's readers. He is employed by the Franciscan Medical Group and is based at the Physicians Medical Center at St. Joseph. In addition to English, Dr. Saffari speaks Farsi and medical Spanish. He has practiced medicine since 1998.

The 2011 Best of the South Sound winners included in the current edition of the magazine.

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