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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New executive director signs aboard St. Francis Healthcare Foundation

INDIANAPOLIS – Gregory D. Williamson has been appointed executive director for the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation.

In that role, Williamson supports a variety of programs and activities, providing strong community outreach to the underserved, end-of-life transitional care, spiritual care and professional development for Franciscan St. Francis Health staff.

Williamson comes to the foundation from the Riley Children’s Foundation, where he most recently served as vice president for regional development. There, he provided strategic direction for major gifts, direct mail, corporate giving and other programs. He also served as assistant vice president for development and as a director.

A long-time resident of Avon, Ind., he previously served as interim director and a development officer for the Wishard Foundation.

Williamson received his undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in business at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. He later earned a master’s of science in applied behavioral counseling at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The St. Francis Healthcare Foundation was established in 1995 to help advance the mission of Franciscan St. Francis Health in central Indiana. St. Francis Health and its three hospitals are part of the 13-hospital Franciscan Alliance. With hospitals in Indiana and Illinois, this network provides care to more than 2.9 million outpatient visits and more than 100,000 inpatient discharges every year with the most effective medical treatments, state-of-the-art medical equipment and an abundance of compassionate care.

The Alliance employs 18,200 co-workers including 556 physicians – both primary care and specialists – and expects to grow its physician team to more than 630 physicians next year, serving the system’s service-area population of 3.7 million people.

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