FAQs

1. What entities are a part of the Saint Francis Health System?
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 have?
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 in existence?
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 organization?
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 System:
"To extend the presence and healing ministry of Christ in all we do."

The vision of Saint Francis Health System:
"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 System:
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 System?
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 Facilities?
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 accredited?
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.