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Why Choose St. Francis

Why Choose St. Francis

  • About Us
  • Leadership & Board of Directors
  • Mission, Vision, Values
  • History
  •  St. Francis Regional Medical Center is regarded as the region's first choice for safe, high-quality, respectful care. With 85 private rooms, St. Francis ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for care and quality. Here's why you can be proud that St. Francis is part of your community:

    • One of the Nation's Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics (The 100 Top Hospitals balances scorecard measures and overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability).

    • Highest Safe Surgery Rating by a consumer advocacy magazine.

    • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

    • Minnesota Business Ethics Large Company Award.

    • Star Tribune Large Company Top 100 Workplace.

    • Women's Choice Award for the Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Emergency Care.

    • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Award for Second Shortest Emergency Department Wait Times in the Region.

    St. Francis is physically connected on the same campus with St. Gertrude's Heath & Rehabilitation Center, Allina Health Clinic, Park Nicollet Clinic, a cancer center, a dialysis center, emergency and urgent care, medical and dentistry, and many other services and specialty clinics housed in two adjoining medical office buildings.

    St. Francis Regional Medical Center is jointly owned by Allina Health, Park Nicollet Health Services and Essentia Health Critical Access Group. Its Catholic identity is sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery. St. Francis Regional Medical Center is uniquely positioned to bring top-notch professionals together to provide the best possible healthcare for our patients.

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  • Leadership

        • MikemcmahanMike McMahan
          President
        • AnnglavesAnn Glaves
          Vice President, Human Resources
        • Monte JohnsonMonte Johnson
          Vice President, Medical Affairs
        • Michael MorrisMichael Morris
          Director, Business Development
        • SuemillerSue Miller
          Vice President, Patient Care
        • CindyvincentCindy Vincent
          Vice President, Finance/Operations

    Board of Directors

        • Chair: Barbara Brekke
        • Vice Chair: Lou Van Hout
        • Treasurer: Thomas Kearney
        • Secretary: Jennifer Deschaine
        • Sister Paule Pierre Barbeau, OSB, PhD
        • Sister Pauline Micke
        • Mike McMahan, President, St. Francis Regional Medical Center
        • Mary Hestness, MD, Past Chief of Staff, Consulting Radiologists Ltd.
        • Brian Clarkowski, MD, Chief of Staff, Suburban Emergency Associates, St. Francis Regional Medical Center
        • Michael Hedrix, Administrator, Critical Access Group c/o Essentia Health–Sandstone
        • Tom O'Connor, President, United Hospital
        • Keith Olson, DO
        • Deborah Pauly
        • Michael Webb
        • Robert Bernier
        • Mary Hernandez
        • David Homans, MD
        • David Druckman, MD, Chief Elect
        • Amy Dewane
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  • Mission

    MissionAt St. Francis, we work together to provide all people the healing experience we would expect for ourselves and our families.

    Vision

    Through our actions and accomplishments, we will consistently be recognized as one of the best community hospitals in the United States.

    Values

    Stewardship, Respect, Justice, Partnership, Joy, Hospitality.

    Statement of Partnership

    St. Francis is a not-for-profit Catholic hospital founded in 1938 out of a spirit of love and concern for the community. St. Francis has been shaped by its roots in the Franciscan and Benedictine traditions. St. Francis Regional Medical Center is jointly owned by Allina Health, Park Nicollet Health Services and Essentia Health Critical Access Group. Its Catholic identity is sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery. The partners believe that by working together, we can efficiently provide the best healing experience and a broad range of services to our communities.

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  • In 1938, 5 Franciscan Sisters purchased the county poorhouse and opened the St. Francis Hospital and Home in Shakopee, Minnesota.

    Over the years, care demands increased. With the support of the community, a new structure was built in 1952.

    History Timeline

    In 1987 the Franciscans transferred sponsorship and ownership of the hospital to the Benedictine Health System based in Duluth, Minnesota.

    By October 1993, a new alliance was formed between St. Francis, the Benedictine Health System and HealthSpan (a predecessor organization of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, now Allina Health).

    Growing healthcare needs and exceptional community support enabled the new St. Francis Regional Medical Center to open its doors in July 1996.

    St. Francis Regional Medical Center is jointly owned by Allina Health, Park Nicollet Health Services and Essentia Health Critical Access Group. Its Catholic identity is sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery. This unique structure combines the caring and compassion of a community hospital with the modern medical technology, specialties and services found in a metro area. St. Francis provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency care services on a collaborative medical campus with more than 30 other clinics and providers.

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