The Franciscan Inpatient Team (FIT) is a well-established hospital medicine group, which started in the early 1990s as a group of six providers at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. Since then, we have grown to a team of more than 150 providers, serving patients at six hospitals in three counties. Our services have grown, and now include virtual medicine, a hospital at home program, and the perioperative surgical home.
Our team specializes in the care of acutely ill adults. We collaborate with your multi-disciplinary team to coordinate all hospital-based treatments and a safe discharge plan. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, integrated, evidenced-based care with compassion and excellence in the communities we serve. It is a privilege to partner with our patients and their families to provide patient centered care when it matters most.
St. Anne Hospital is a community hospital serving Burien. It is our newest Franciscan Inpatient Team (FIT) location, joining in 2020. Some of our FIT providers are clinical teaching faculty and host medical students periodically.
St. Clare Hospital is a community hospital serving Lakewood. St. Clare welcomed FIT with the formal launch of the program in 1997. Some of our St. Clare FIT providers are clinical teaching faculty and host medical students periodically. Additionally, St. Clare Hospital was the first facility to host a perioperative surgical home clinic, and continues to do so.
St. Francis Hospital is a community hospital serving Federal Way. St. Francis welcomed FIT with the formal launch of the program in 1997. Some of our St. Francis FIT providers are clinical teaching faculty and host medical students periodically.
St. Joseph Medical Center is our largest and longest operating hospital. It is a tertiary referral center, offering the full complement of medical services and specialty care. Foundational work to start our practice began at St. Joseph in 1994, and formally launched as FIT in 1997. FIT operates a perioperative surgical home clinic here, and will host our hospital at home program from this site. In July 2023, we anticipate the arrival of our first class of internal medicine residents, and we are already hosting medical students from various programs at St. Joseph Medical Center.