Our Commitment to the Community
Equally important to the acute healthcare services Saint Francis provides,
there are the many charity programs that we sponsor. Our Saint Clare Van
provides medical care to people in the community who do not have health
insurance. The Tiny Steps program assists women in need who may be expecting
or planning a family, and children in the first year of life. The Center
of Hope reaches out to persons who may have health needs in the bilingual
community. Our Cancer Outreach and Education series promotes cancer education
and screenings. The Financial Assistance program helps people to receive
care regardless of their ability to pay.
Through our Community Health Outreach program, Saint Francis also participates
in a variety of community health fairs and activities, and we are launching
a program to support parish and school nurses in their ministries.
Saint Francis continues to study the needs of the community and is completing
a community health needs assessment in FY2017. This will lead to a community
health improvement plan which will be used to guide future opportunities
for service. We appreciate the many partnerships with community leaders
and other healthcare providers which enable us to serve the people of
Wilmington well, and look forward to the ways we may be called to serve
in the future.