1. What entities are a part of the Saint Francis
The major entities that make up Saint Francis Health
System include: Saint Francis Hospital, Saint Francis
Hospital at Broken Arrow, Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and
Hospital, Warren Clinic, The Children's Hospital at Saint
Francis and the Heart Hospital at Saint Francis.
2. How many employees does Saint Francis
Nearly 7,000 full-time and part-time employees are a part
of Saint Francis Health System.
3. How long has Saint Francis Health System been
Saint Francis Hospital was constructed by William K. and
Natalie Warren, Sr. and opened its doors in 1960. The
first Warren Clinic was opened in Stillwater in January
1988; Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital was
founded in 1989; The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis
was established in 1995; Saint Francis Hospital at Broken
Arrow was purchased in 1998; The Heart Hospital at Saint
Francis opened in 2004. Saint Francis Health System was
formed to unite all of the related entities in 1997.
4. Is Saint Francis Health System a non-profit
The Saint Francis Health System is a 501(c)3
not-for-profit Catholic healthcare organization whose
mission, since its inception in 1960, has been "to extend
the presence and healing ministry of Christ," with a
particular emphasis on those who are marginalized.
The mission of Saint Francis Health
"To extend the presence and healing ministry of Christ in
all we do."
The vision of Saint Francis Health
"Saint Francis Health System will collaborate with others
who share its values to be the regional leader in the
delivery of quality Catholic healthcare services."
The values of Saint Francis Health
Excellence - Promoting high standards of service and
performance; Dignity - Respecting each person as an
inherently valuable member of the human community and as
a unique expression of life; Justice - Advocating for
systems and structures that are attuned to the needs of
the vulnerable and disadvantaged and that promote a sense
of community among all persons; Integrity - Encouraging
honesty, consistency and predictability in all
relationships; and Stewardship - Ensuring prudent use of
talents and resources in a collaborative manner
5. What makes a Catholic health system different
from other health systems?
As a faith-based healthcare ministry, guided by the
social teachings of the Catholic Church, it is the
organization's responsibility to promote and defend human
dignity; to provide preferential access for the poor and
to contribute to the common good.
6. Who was the founder of Saint Francis Health
William K. Warren, Sr. and his wife Natalie Overall
Warren dreamed of giving a gift to the city of Tulsa that
would contribute to the community for generations to
come. Saint Francis Hospital was built in 1960 on what
was then the outskirts of Tulsa.
7. What are the values Saint Francis Health
System strives to demonstrate?
The work of the physicians, volunteers, administration
and staff is guided by the values of Excellence, Dignity,
Justice, Integrity and Stewardship.
8. Why is the hospital pink?
During the construction of Saint Francis Hospital, Mrs.
William K. Warren, Sr. endeavored to create a hospital
that looked "healthy" instead of "institutional." She
selected the Italian marble, pink modur, because
throughout all times of day, the color looked the same.
9. Can you smoke on Saint Francis Health System
As of November 16, 2006, campuses of Saint Francis
Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital at Broken Arrow,
Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital and all
Tulsa-based Warren Clinic practices became tobacco-free.
Over time this initiative was extended to include all
regional Warren Clinic sites, as well as additional
entities joining the Health System. The policy applies to
all health system employees, patients, visitors,
physicians and volunteers.
10. Is Saint Francis Health System
All hospital entities of Saint Francis Health System are
accredited through JCAHO (Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations). Many
specialties within Saint Francis Health System are also
accredited by the professional and regulatory bodies
related to those specialties.