Community Impact

Community Engagement

Chest Pain Center

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US today. One in three deaths – more than 800,000 per year – are heart related. There are 74 million people in the US with high blood pressure, 5.7 million with congestive heart failure, and 6.5 million people who suffer strokes each year.

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Ben Noblitt

Ben’s 15 years with St. Francis are marked with many examples of extraordinary generosity and genuine care for others. One example stands out. After an honest conversation with a patient, Ben discovered that she had recently lost her home and everything she owned in a fire. He went beyond empathy. He took action. She would…

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Pearlie Harris

Community leaders like Pearlie Harris are in high demand, so when they make the decision to give their time to an organization, you can bet it’s because it taps into their deepest passions. As the former Chair of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Board, Harris speaks with great affection of this cause to…

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Misiaveg Family

How can we begin to express the importance of our parents? In a certain sense, says Bill Misiaveg, they are “co-creators with God.” They inspire us, they care for us, they provide an example for us. And Bill has truly taken the example set by his parents and grandparents in a recent opportunity to show…

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Ann Peskopos

It doesn’t take much time with Ann Peskopos to realize the amazing heart and energy she brings to every person she touches. Ann has worked at St. Francis downtown for 8 years, first as a concierge, then in the surgical waiting room. It is her job to be there for families and friends as they…

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Cliff Roy

Cliff Roy’s mother, Cecile, was a dedicated volunteer for the St. Francis Festival of Trees, initiating the lovely Poinsettia Tree. Throughout their life, Cecile and her husband, Donald, gave generously to both the downtown and eastside campuses. Perhaps the most meaningful contribution from the Roy family came in Cecile’s honor: The St. Francis Book of…

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