St. Francis Medical Center today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. St. Francis Medical Center was recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2014 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. St. Francis Medical Center was one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
On Thursday, December 4, 2014, St. Francis Medical Center hosted a Pasta Night and Awards Ceremony for the Trenton Tornadoes football teams and cheerleaders. The Trenton High School Varsity football team as had a fantastic 7-4 record. But, there was more to cheer about than just on-field prowess.
On Saturday, November 15th over 250 people from the community came to enjoy the St. Francis Health and Wellness Day. This free event provided flu shots and physicals for uninsured children, educational programs for diabetes, nutrition, breast health and more. Local community organizations such as Woman's Space, Henry J. Austin, Greater Trenton Behavioral Health, Capital Health, NJ SNAP, United Way, LALDEF, and Children's Futures. The event was also co-sponsored by Welcome House. Welcome House is a community center that serves Trenton's immigrants fighting for social justice and providing education, advocacy, and support.
In an effort to provide support and services to the community, St. Francis Medical Center is now offering a comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Program. This FREE program is designed to provide the tools and skills needed to take control and manage diabetes. This program is designed to create better care for individuals including access to care, quality of care, health outcomes, and improved health.
St. Francis Medical Center is proud to announce that we have scored an A in the 2014 Fall Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospitals' performance on the national standards of safety, quality, and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care. Measuring errors, injuries and infections, the survey is the only nationally standardized and endorsed set of measures that captures hospital performance in patient safety, quality and resource utilization.
St. Francis Medical Center Foundation hosted its 32nd Annual Golf & Tennis Outing on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Trenton Country Club. The Outing had two shotgun starts one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There were 114 golfers who participated in the event. Tennis players also filled the courts with good play and fun. The beautiful day was punctuated with opportunities to win prizes and golf challenges.
Nurses truly run the front lines of hospitals. Their leadership oversees every hospital quality initiative essential to improving care - from reducing hospital-acquired infections, to cutting unnecessary readmissions, to preventing patient falls.
During the month of October, Brighton Collectibles in the Quaker Bridge Mall is joining forces with St. Francis Medical Center and has identified the hospital as the recipient of a portion of the proceeds on the sale of their special limited-edition bracelet '2014 Power of Pink bracelet'. This beautiful bracelet is incredibly popular and versatile. Ten dollars from the sale of every sixty dollar bracelet sold will benefit St. Francis Medical Center's 'Are You At Risk' Cancer Program.
The New Jersey Hospital Association announced that St. Francis Medical Center has achieved Mentor Status for its work in the Partnership for Patients - New Jersey initiative.
Considering a nursing career? Join the St. Francis School of Nursing and Radiologic Technology on Thursday, October 9th for an opportunity to learn more about the nursing program as well as a tour of the School, and meet the faculty and staff.
The Open House will be from 4:00pm - 6:30pm in the Crean Hall Auditorium at St. Francis Medical Center, 601 Hamilton Avenue, in Trenton.
On Sunday, September 7th, St. Francis Medical Center celebrated several weeks of events, competitions, rallies and support surrounding the American Heart Association Mercer County Heart Walk. Co-Chairing the Heart Walk this year was Christy Stephenson, interim president & CEO of St. Francis Medical Center along with past CEO of St. Francis Judy Persichilli who is the President Emeritus of CHE Trinity Health Incorporated.
New web-based service is convenient and secure
St. Francis Medical Center recently launched "Online Bill Pay." The new service enables patients to conveniently pay their hospital bill through the "Patients and Visitors" section of the medical center’s website.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association announced Judith M. Persichilli, RN, BSN, MA, president emeritus of CHE Trinity Health Inc. and Christy Stephenson, RN, MBA, interim president and CEO of St. Francis Medical Center will serve as co-chairs of the Greater Mercer Heart Walk scheduled for Sunday, September 7th at the Mercer County Park Marina in West Windsor, NJ.
With more than 430 guests in attendance, the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation held its 51st annual spring gala, "Keep Calm and Be Well" at the Hyatt Regency Princeton on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
On Saturday, June 7, 2014, St. Francis Medical Center will hold its 51st Annual Spring Gala appropriately themed, "Keep Calm and Be Well." The gala is the primary fundraiser for the SFMC Foundation, which supports the hospital financially.
Elite Athletes Visit Monument Elementary in Trenton to Lead Students in GoNoodle Physical Activity Breaks
Sponsored by St. Francis Medical Center and reaching nearly 8,000 Trenton youth, GoNoodle is designed to improve student health, engagement and performance
St. Francis Medical Center conducted a Blessing of their Hybrid Lab on Thursday, March 20th. The equipment and technology in the Hybrid Lab combines the imaging capabilities of a cardiac catheterization lab with the sterile environment of a conventional operating room (OR). As the one and only Heart Hospital in Mercer County, advanced technologies such as this provide the ability to continue to provide an impressive, comprehensive range of cardiac treatment services close to home.
St. Francis Medical Center Board of Trustees Chair, David Knowlton, named by NJ Spotlight as one of New Jersey's Top 10 Healthcare Policy Analysts and Experts
The List: New Jersey's Top 10 Healthcare Policy Analysts and Experts
Knowlton, Cantor cited by policymakers as authoritative voices
In a sea of pink and red tablecloths, centerpieces, jackets, dresses, ties and scarves, over 150 people gathered in the Crean Hall Auditorium of St. Francis Medical Center to celebrate the first ever GO PINK GO RED Luncheon on February 19, 2014.
During the month of October, Brighton Collectibles in the Quaker Bridge Mall joined forces with St. Francis Medical Center and identified the hospital as the recipient of a portion of the proceeds on the sale of their special limited-edition bracelet '2013 Power of Pink bracelet'. This beautiful bracelet was incredibly popular and versatile. Ten dollars from the sale of every sixty dollar bracelet sold went to benefit St. Francis Medical Center's 'Are You At Risk' Cancer Program.
Combines Capabilities of Cath Lab and Standard OR
Providing cutting-edge imaging via robotic technology and positioning flexibility that has unique imaging applications in angiography, cardiology and surgical procedures, St. Francis Medical Center recently became the first medical facility in Mercer County to offer the Artis zeego® multi-axis C-arm system from Siemens Healthcare. Located in a new hybrid lab, this technology combines the imaging capabilities of a cardiac catheterization lab with the sterile environment of a conventional operating room (OR).
St. Francis Medical Center recently introduced MyHealth, the new online tool that empowers patients of the hospital to view their own health information. MyHealth is secure and portable you can access your medical records and test results from the comfort of your own home computer or tablet. Available 24 hours a day, the MyHealth portal puts you in charge of your health information. Users must be 18 years old to sign up for an account.
The St. Francis Medical Center Chapel was filled with the sound of young student's voices as the Trenton Catholic Academy choir joined with the community to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Thursday, January 16, 2014. The service was officiated by Reverend Archie McBride, Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Bordentown and featured Reverend Dr. Keith D. Tillett, Pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church in Ewing.
On January 1st St. Francis Medical Center will stand united with thousands of other hospitals across the nation in their support of organ and tissue donation. Christy Stephenson, Interim CEO and President of St. Francis Medical Center, has spoken on behalf of our healthcare team to thank families and individuals that give the ultimate gift of life to save others.
The cafeteria at St. Francis Medical Center was transformed into Santa's Workshop on Saturday, December 7th as children from the community enjoyed a host of activities. Hosted by the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation Community Fundraising Council, over 150 children and their families joined in the Christmas festivities.
When someone is in cardiac arrest, time is of the essence. St. Francis Medical Center recently obtained a cutting edge device that will allow every second to count. The LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System is a safe and efficient tool that standardizes chest compression in accordance with the latest scientific guidelines.
In the middle of a busy semester, with exams, case studies and project deadlines looming, who would expect that students would have time to embark on an optional community service initiative? Well, the old adage, "If you want something done, ask a busy person", certainly rings true here.
On Thursday, November 7, 2013 St. Francis Medical Center hosted a Pasta Night to cheer on the Trenton Tornadoes football team. The Trenton High School Varsity football team has had a fantastic record this year with, at the time of the dinner, 8 wins - 1 loss. But, there was more to cheer about than just on-field prowess.
The CHE Trinity Health Board of Directors announced today that Richard J. Gilfillan, M.D., former director of the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), will be the system's new president and chief executive officer.
St. Francis Medical Center Foundation hosted its 31st Annual Golf and Tennis Outing on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Trenton Country Club.
The St. Francis Medical Center board of trustees and CHE Trinity Health have named Christy Stephenson, R.N., M.B.A., as interim president and chief executive officer of St. Francis Medical Center, effective Sept.13.
This summer, eight new graduates from the St. Francis School of Radiologic Technology celebrated their recent educational and clinical success.
St. Francis Medical Center has expanded its services and is now offering patients the ability to have an MRI examination of the breasts. In addition to the mammogram program, the MRI scanner is also accredited by the American College of Radiology.
St. Francis Recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association
State-of-the-art EP lab now open at St. Francis.
St. Francis Awarded an "A" in Patient Safety
St. Francis Medical Center ranked # 4 in all New Jersey hospitals and was ranked the safest hospital in Mercer County.
Quality Care for Patients with Coronary Disease
David L. Knowlton is the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
St. Francis is the first hospital in the state of New Jersey to launch its own iPhone application.
St. Francis Medical Center was honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score byThe Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
St. Francis Medical Center has joined the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Center Network, announced officials from both institutions recently.
St. Francis Medical Center has expanded its Board of Trustees to include three new board members. They are Sister Lillian Harrington, Brian Bennett and Simi Bakshi.
The August issue of Consumer Reports has an investigative article titled, "How Safe is Your Hospital?" The article focuses on six categories in its safety ratings: infections, readmissions, communication, CT scanning, complications and mortality.
TRENTON, NJ - On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, St. Francis Medical Center held a special volunteer celebration to give thanks to all of the generous volunteers at the hospital.
TRENTON, NJ - St Francis Medical Center recently upgraded their Intense Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) equipment to a new state-of-the-art Cone Beam image guided radiation therapy system (IGRT).
Trenton, NJ - The St. Francis Regional Cancer Center received a Three-Year Approval with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).
K. Johnson Enterprises and St. Francis Medical Center Break Ground on Team Campus Bordentown Team Campus Bordentown, a 32.7 acre project will feature the St. Francis Outpatient Healthcare Center.