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CHI St. Francis celebrates 135 years of caring for Grand Island

Local4 News at 10
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 10:47 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - CHI Health St. Francis is celebrating 135 years of providing care to the people of Grand Island and the surrounding community.

St. Francis brought their staff together earlier today to take a group photo celebrating the momentous occasion, as the employees stood side by side to spell out 135 with an aerial photo taken from a drone.

The hospital opened its doors in 1887 as Grand Island’s first hospital accommodating 25 patients and eight nurses.

It has since grown over the years, including moving from its original location on Adams Street to the land on Faidley Avenue where it stands today.

In 2014, St. Francis became a member of CHI Health, which is one of the largest health systems in the state.

President Ed Hannon said the sisters who started it all would be proud of the work they continue to do to this day.

CHI Health St. Francis is celebrating 135 years of providing care to the people of Grand Island...
CHI Health St. Francis is celebrating 135 years of providing care to the people of Grand Island and the surrounding community.(CHI Health St. Francis)

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