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At Franciscan St. Francis Health, we focus on creating opportunities of a lifetime for our patients and professionals. With every effort and action, our family of employees strives to embrace and embody the mission, vision and values that have made St. Francis Health a trusted, recognized and rewarding health care system.

For nearly 100 years, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration have served the Indianapolis area. In 1914, two Sisters from the Order of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, with a mission to care for those who could not care for themselves, traveled to Beech Grove, Ind., to create a hospital for that needy community.

Later, Franciscan St. Francis Health (previously named St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers) was established and now is a large, dynamic medical system serving south-central Indiana.

Since its beginning, St. Francis Health has embraced these values:

  • Compassionate Care
  • Joyful Service
  • Respect for Life
  • Fidelity to Mission
  • Christian Stewardship

The St. Francis Health Nursing mission and foundation

Through each St. Francis Health nurse’s unique education, experience and gifts, we continue Christ’s ministry in our Franciscan tradition. St. Francis Health nurses are defined by compassion, joyful service, compassionately caring for patients and maintaining the values and traditions established by Franciscan Alliance.

We believe:

  • The patient, his or her family, his or her health status and the health environment are the basic components of nursing care. It is the nurse’s interaction with those components that creates quality nursing care.
  • Evidence-based care, ongoing educational development, adhering to a professional practice and assuring a healthy work environment are the hallmarks of our practice.
  • Advocacy for our patients, their families, Franciscan St. Francis Health and the principles of Catholic health care are paramount to our vision.

At St. Francis Health, we are proud of the talented, knowledgeable and dedicated employees who have helped build our tradition of excellence in health care. The St. Francis Health nursing team is made up of highly skilled, knowledgeable clinicians who work alongside the Greatest Healer of all time. Partnered with our colleagues, we provide skilled, compassionate patient care using state-of-the-art technology in a faith-based environment.

We’d love to have you join our mission of healing. Please take time to view our site and learn more about nursing at St. Francis Health. If you’re interested in working in our healing, patient-centered environment, visit our careers page, or read our unit descriptions to learn more. Thanks for visiting our Web site!

Susan McRoberts, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer