Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has come a long way since 1897, when the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambéry overcame near-impossible odds to open a two-room hospital in Hartford’s Asylum Hill neighborhood. The new hospital offered a refuge for immigrants who wanted to know that their faith and traditions would be understood and appreciated if they ever needed inpatient care.
From the beginning, Saint Francis served on the front lines against outbreaks of then-deadly infectious diseases, from typhoid fever to influenza and later polio. At the same time, Saint Francis doctors were quick to recognize that improving health required more than clinical work, and the first research laboratory opened in 1902, the same year that tuberculosis was reaching epic proportions in Hartford and across the United States.
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is based in Hartford, Connecticut and is recognized on a national level regarding the quality of care and services we provide to our patients. Our system includes two hospitals - Saint Francis Hospital and The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital. Also, an integral part of our system are Collaborative Laboratory Services, Asylum Hill Family Medicine and Saint Francis Medical Group.
114 Woodland St
Hartford, CT 06105-1208