Community Impact

Community Engagement

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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2018 Pearls & Pumps

Join us for an evening full of fashion at the fifth annual Pearls & Pumps event benefiting the Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health! Begin your evening shopping at dozens of vendor booths on the concourse, then settle in for a delicious dinner and inspirational program. Your Carolina host Megan Heidlberg will emcee this special…

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Patient Spotlight: Mary Giovannelli

We’ve all had that feeling. You know, the one that springs up from somewhere deep inside to let us know something is not quite right. Mary Giovannelli had that feeling several years ago when she visited a specialist in Branson, Missouri to discuss the pain she was having in her knee. The doctor suggested knee…

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A Generous Heart

The Pazdan family truly lives charity. Their community leadership and support of the healing mission of the St. Francis Foundation spans generations. Parents and children have served on boards and provided comfort and inspiration to the community, not for recognition, but because “there was a need to support a community-based hospital that was providing healthcare…

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Wholehearted Health Care

The Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is ranked among the 100 best hospitals in America. That’s quite an achievement. It’s particularly remarkable for a nonprofit whose mission includes a unique mix of healthcare and community services for people in need. Our health system was founded in 1932 by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor,…

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Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health

On October 21, 2011 St. Francis proudly unveiled its newest ministry for women–the Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health. This state-of-the-art center brings advanced breast imaging technology and an expert staff that offers compassionate, convenient care and rapid results together in one comfortable, calming setting. Our new facility was created from the ground up with…

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