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July 29, 2014

Franciscan Nurse Recognized as Outstanding Alumni By University Of Washington Tacoma

Tacoma - The University Of Washington Tacoma School Of Nursing honored Julie Peerboom, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with their 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award. Julie works at Franciscan Gynecologic Oncology Associates in Tacoma and was honored for her work as an expert clinician and leader within her medical practice and throughout the region.

“Julie is a nationally recognized resource for education on cancer care and is asked to speak around the country”, says Joy Martin, associate vice-president for oncology with Franciscan. “Julie personifies the best in nursing. She listens to her patients and provides them with support, both medical and emotional, as they navigate through a difficult time in their lives. We are so privileged to be able to have Julie as part of our Franciscan family.”

Julie Peerboom received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in nursing from The University of Washington Tacoma. She was presented with her award on June 11, 2014 at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Franciscan Health System includes St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; Highline Medical Center, Burien; Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners, Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas; Regional Hospital, Tukwila; Franciscan Hospice House, University Place; Franciscan Medical Group clinics and providers, Pierce, King and Kitsap counties; and the Franciscan Foundation. Franciscan is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo. –based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 87 hospitals; 24 critical access facilities and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2013, CHI provided more than $762 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

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