St. Francis Hospital
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Streamlines Managed Documentation Records
St. Francis Hospital, founded in Columbus, Georgia, in 1950, is a 292-bed facility that offers a comprehensive range of top-quality inpatient, outpatient and emergency services to individuals and families throughout West Georgia. A private, not-for-profit hospital, St. Francis is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of all patients within the community, leading it to be named “Consumer Hospital of Choice” in 2005-2006 by the National Research Corporation.
In addition to its primary suite of services, the hospital offers the only open heart surgery program in the region through The Patrick Heart Institute of St. Francis, which was established in 1974 to provide total cardiac care. St. Francis Hospital is also home to the 84-bed mental health facility The Bradley Center of St. Francis, the 60-apartment assisted living facility Franciscan Woods, The Women’s Center of St. Francis, the Cancer Program of St. Francis, and Health Dynamics of St. Francis, among other resources and services. Across these facilities, St. Francis boasts approximately 1,400 employees and 350 boardcertified physicians.
When St. Francis Hospital needed a way to connect its various divisions and departments and allow communication and collaboration between them, it employed Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 (MOSS) as the foundation for an updated and dynamic intranet portal site. With hospital-specific information and applications easily accessible through the intranet, employees are able to serve patients more efficiently and ultimately uphold St. Francis’ vision and mission.“Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 will allow the IT department to easily manage data and let them solve their document management, business intelligence and collaboration issues across the company."
– Blake Wotiz, Innovative Architects