St. Francis is a community-owned, Catholic healing ministry, and it exists to provide exceptional health care services in partnership with physicians for all those in need. The Patrick Heart Institute of St. Francis - one of the regions highest rated open-heart surgery programs - St. Francis Orthopedic Institute - St. Francis Center for Surgical Care - St. Francis Spine and Neurosurgery Center - Center for Breast Health - Franciscan Woods - assisted living - The Bradley Center - safe, compassionate mental health care. St. Francis Hospital is a not-for-profit, 376-bed community hospital in Columbus, Ga., named by Georgia Trend Magazine one of Georgia's best places to work in its November 2009, issue. St. Francis Hospital is Columbus’ first and only Chest Pain Center accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. - St. Francis Hospital is Columbus’ first and only Primary Stroke Center accredited by The Joint Commission. - St. Francis Hospital and The Bradley Center (mental health facility operated by St. Francis) are accredited by The Joint Commission. - St. Francis’ Cardiac Rehabilitation program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.