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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

St. Francis cancer program earns Five-Star ratings from ACS

INDIANAPOLIS – St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers has been recognized as a Five Star Investor and a Five Star Community Investor in the fight against cancer by the American Cancer Society (ACS), Great Lakes Division, Inc.

The awards come by way of the society’s Workplace Solutions program, which recognizes work sites and employers who are active in fighting cancer on multiple fronts through the ACS programs and services.

To earn recognition as a Five Star Investor, work sites must participate in a variety of ACS initiatives. St. Francis is involved in:

Receiving the American Cancer Society monthly electronic newsletter Because We Care

  • Formed a team for our signature breast cancer event, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • Formed a team to raise funds and participate in Relay For Life
  • Providing its employees a smoke-free work environment
  • Provides sponsorship dollars in support of American Cancer Society programs

    St. Francis also received the Five Star Community Investor award, which recognizes hospitals combating cancer in the community by providing a link to; offering low or no-cost cancer screenings and smoking cessation programs to the public; being a provider of screenings through the Indiana Breast and Cervical Cancer Program; and hosting “Look Good, Feel Better” classes for women being treated for cancer.

    More information about St. Francis Cancer Care Services is at

    For more information on Workplace Solutions, contact a local American Cancer Society office, or call toll-free at 1-800-ACS-2345.