St. Francis Hospital
St. Francis Hospital is Delaware’s only Catholic hospital, and it was founded in 1924 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. In 2007, St. Francis Hospital was recognized as being in the Top 10 percent in the nation for joint replacement and GI surgeries and procedures by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent health care ratings company. St. Francis launched its comprehensive, state-of-the-art open heart program in 2002. The St. Francis Heart Center provides a full range of cardiac services, from expanded cardiac catheterization services to a broad range of treatment options, including bypass and other surgery and rehabilitation. St. Francis is a full-service community hospital, and women’s health is one of its specialties. Another vital part of the health care system is the Franciscan Care Center at Brackenville. The center provides long-term care and restorative nursing care, along with rehabilitation services. Community outreach efforts consist of the Center of Hope, a family practice center in Newark, the Tiny Steps prenatal program for low-income pregnant women, and the St. Clare Van, which provides medical care to the uninsured.
St. Francis Hospital/Wilmington Online Resources