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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Francis cancer program earns stellar rating from American Cancer Society

INDIANAPOLIS – Franciscan St. Francis Health has received the 2010 Silver Five-Star Investor Award from the American Cancer Society (ACS), Great Lakes Division, Inc.

The award 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. The St. Francis Cancer Center is responsible for carrying the initiatives. Among the criteria to receive the award:

  • Provide education and referrals to ACS
  • Offer employee health plan for cancer care, including cancer screenings adhering to ACS guidelines
  • Have tobacco-free worksite polices and offer tobacco cessation programs
  • Encourage voluntarism with ACS

To learn more about services at St. Francis Cancer Center, go to