St. Francis Hospital & Health Center, 12935 S. Gregory St., in Blue Island, IL, is a 410-bed, Catholic, voluntary, not-for-profit health care institution, owned and operated by SSM Health Care, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems.
Founded in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Mary, St. Francis is an acute-care hospital providing primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care. St. Francis offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, pediatric and obstetrical care and services as a major treatment site for cardiac care.
St. Francis is identified as achieving excellence in care, efficiency of operations and sustainability of cardiovascular performance. St. Francis Hospital & Health Center prides itself on providing “quality” health care, and for 30 years, has been a leader in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. St. Francis’s physicians were among the first in the nation to perform these procedures, as well as, having performed over 600 open heart surgeries; over 3,000 catheterizations; and over 1,000 interventions each year. St. Francis’ comprehensive heart team of board certified physicians and professionals offer the latest in educational and medical services.
St. Francisï¿½ award-winning cardiovascular center is located in the hospitalï¿½s $34 million expansion, a two-year construction project completed in October 2003. The addition includes 60,000 square feet of new space with comprehensive imaging and diagnostic services, outpatient surgery services, a womenï¿½s wellness center and an expanded emergency department. Other amenities include additional operating suites equipped with the latest technology, a newly dedicated endoscopy unit, expanded gift shop, new chapel, convenient patient drop-off area, valet parking, lobby coffee bar and much more.