Franciscan Receives National Distinction for

“Franciscan Health System’s way of caring for patients at the end of life has earned national distinction as one of three programs nationwide to win the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life Award.The award for Franciscan’s Improving Care Through the End of Life program was presented by Emmy Award television journalist Bill Moyers at the annual American Hospital Association’s subsidiary, Health Forum.Franciscan Health System includes St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Franciscan Medical Group, the Physician/Health System Network, and the Franciscan Care Center at Tacoma. Franciscan Health System is part of Catholic Health Initiatives.”