About Saint Francis Care

About Saint Francis

Quality Care Before, During and After a Hospital Stay

SFH Aerial smallSaint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. In 2015, Saint Francis became part of Trinity Health - New England, an integrated health care delivery system that is a member of Trinity Health, Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other Saint Francis entities include the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, Smilow Cancer Hospital Yale-New Haven at Saint Francis, and Saint Francis Medical Group.

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Saint Francis Care continuum 

We partner with our patients, their families, and our community to provide health and healing through a commitment to clinical excellence, quality and safety, compassionate care, and reverence for the spirituality of each person. To us, this means a focus on appropriate care before, during and after a hospital stay.

Service Lines

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiovascular
  • Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute
  • Emergency Medicine & Pre-hospital
  • Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Primary Care
  • Surgery
  • Women & Infants

To achieve this vision, we are in the process of extending 10 service lines throughout the system. The work of these service lines is facilitated by robust support platforms in the following four areas:

  • business & services
  • clinical
  • facilities
  • innovation & learning

While the size, shape, and elements of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center will change we remain committed to the mission that has been virtually unchanged during our 115-year history – a commitment to health and healing through excellence, compassionate care, and reverence for the spirituality of each person in the communities we serve.

The Value of Accountable Care

Health care is changing from a focus on volume to a focus on value, and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center fully embraces this change.  We see value as taking excellent care of individual patients, improving the health of the population in our communities, and redesigning systems to reduce costs.  And we are doing this through a truly collaborative approach to developing an accountable care system that delivers quality health care through aligned providers. 

The central structure for our Accountable Care Organization is Saint Francis HealthCare Partners (SFHCP), a non-profit, physician-hospital partnership that provides clinical integration and comprehensive administrative support to 700 physicians in more than 200 practices.  The central focus: value for patients; value for providers; and value for payers.

Residency Programs

Saint Francis is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and offers residencies in:

  • anesthesiology
  • colon and rectal surgery
  • dentistry
  • emergency medicine
  • family medicine
  • internal medicine
  • nuclear medicine
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • podiatric surgery
  • orthopedics
  • osteopathic medicine
  • otolaryngology
  • pediatric primary care
  • radiology
  • surgery
  • urology

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center also encompasses Asylum Hill Family Practice, the main ambulatory care site for the training of residents in the University of Connecticut Family Medicine Residency Program.

A Major Teaching Hospital

JT Oconnell Tower at DuskWith 617 licensed beds and 65 bassinets, the flagship of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. The hospital expanded in 2011 with the addition of the
10-story John T. O'Connell Tower, featuring a new, state-of-the-art surgical pavilion, dedicated space for the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute and an expanded emergency department with 70 treatment areas and a rooftop helipad for the LIFESTAR helicopter. In addition to the joint replacement institute, Saint Francis offers centers of excellence in cancer care, heart and vascular disease, women and infants' services and rehabilitation medicine.

An Integrated Network

Our integrated health care delivery system also includes the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Connecticut's only free-standing acute care rehabilitation hospital; and Johnson Memorial Medical Center (JMMC) in Stafford Springs, which signed an affiliation agreement with Saint Francis in 2012. JMMC is the non-profit parent company of Johnson Memorial Hospital and Home & Community Health Services, a home health care and hospice agency. Combined, JMMC provides a continuum of health care services to those living and working in north central Connecticut and western Massachusetts.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center also includes: 

The Bottom Line: Patient-Centered Care

Combined, the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center system delivers coordinated, seamless care through programs and services tailored to meet the needs of our individual patients and patient populations. The nation's health care transformation has generated increasing levels of uncertainty, but one thing is for sure: Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is uniquely positioned to provide the right care in the right place…right now.

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