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Gig Harbor hospital hosts its first Safety Fair on Oct. 6

Since opening in March 2009, more than 30,000 individual visits have been made to the St. Anthony Hospital emergency department by patients needing care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries.

As part of its mission to create healthier communities, the Franciscan Health System hospital is hosting its first Safety Fair on Oct. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Larson Family Conference Center. The hospital address is 11567 Canterwood Blvd. in Gig Harbor.

The St. Anthony Hospital Safety Fair is a community event, open to everyone free of charge. Agencies and groups presenting information at this event will include:

  • Key Peninsula Fire Dept – General preparedness and personal safety
  • Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One – Child car seat safety , bicycle helmets, and home fire prevention and response planning
  • Pierce County Dept of Emergency Management – Disaster planning
  • Gig Harbor Police Dept – Boating safety
  • South Kitsap Fire Dept – Candle safety and the benefits of uninterrupted driving
  • City of Gig Harbor - Emergency preparedness at home and work

About Franciscan Health System (FHS): FHS includes St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor; Franciscan Hospice House in University Place; Franciscan Medical Group clinics and providers in Pierce, King and Kitsap counties; and the Franciscan Foundation. Franciscan is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2010, CHI provided almost $590 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual revenues of approximately $9 billion, CHI is the nation's third-largest Catholic health care system.

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Please note our new FHS Mail Stop system:
Jacquie Goodwill
Marketing Manager
Franciscan Health System
1142 Broadway #300, MS 06-02
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 382-3872 -- Desk
(253) 777-7722 -- Cell
(253) 382-3877 -- Fax