Franciscan Cancer Center at St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 South J Street
Tacoma, Washington 98405
Franciscan Cancer Center is part of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma is part of the Franciscan Health System, which also consists of St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, Enumclaw Regional Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Franciscan Medical Group clinics in Pierce, King, and Kitsap counties, and Franciscan Hospice House in University Place.
Franciscan Health System has a medical staff of 1,400 members, and approximately 6,000 employees. It is a nonprofit, faith-based organization with a mission to “nurture the healing ministry of the church, emphasize human dignity and social justice, and create healthier communities” with the core values of reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence. Franciscan Health System is affiliated with Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives and it is a member of the Washington State Hospital Association.
St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington is one of four Franciscan Health Systems full-service hospitals. St. Joseph Medical Center was Franciscans first hospital and it is a 320-bed regional medical center situated on a hillside overlooking downtown Washington and the port. St. Joseph Medical Center serves residents of the greater Tacoma/Pierce County area as well as portions of King county and Kitsap county. St. Joseph medical services include the heart center, orthopedics, diabetes services, weight-loss services, sleep disorders, occupational health, women’s care, imaging/radiology, and the cancer center.
The Franciscan Cancer Center offers complete inpatient and outpatient oncology care. This included chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. The Franciscan Cancer Center also has a bone marrow transplant program that is affiliated with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. In addition to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, cancer services are offered at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood and St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.
St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way utilizes leading-edge treatments such as bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, inpatient (currently hospitalized) and outpatient (non-hospitalized) care, including non-invasive gamma knife surgery. St. Francis also offers complementary therapies and hospice, as well as stress cancer prevention and public educational forums and screenings.
The complete list of services at Franciscan Cancer Center’s three locations includes: blood and blood products transfusions, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, bowel care, chemotherapy, catheter maintenance and education, IV antibiotics and hydration, Nutritional support, pain management, radiation therapy, therapeutic, phlebotomy, wound care teaching/patient education, and knit for life — for cancer patients, family members, and caregivers.