The selfless acts of St. Francis of Assisi a man who left behind all
his worldly possessions to follow Christ’s mission and care for
those in need – set forth the guiding values under which
Franciscan Health began. In 1875, a group of Catholic Sisters
from Olpe, Germany answered a call to bring St. Francis’
ministries of health and education to the Midwest United States.
Here, they opened the doors of our system’s first hospital – what
is now Franciscan Health Lafayette.
Franciscan Alliance care for everyone who comes through our doors. For 145 years, Franciscan Alliance has stayed true to our founding mission to care for everyone who comes through our doors. We treat our patients with the best possible care by following the guiding ethical values embodied by our founding congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. Always mindful of our Christian stewardship to the Roman Catholic Church, we minister with joy, care and compassion according to the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi and our founder, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel.
Our health care system carries forth Christ’s healing ministry and strengthens the Catholic health care mission. Our physicians and employees follow the values established by our founding congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration.
Why Choose Franciscan ExpressCare
Urgent care clinics are typically faster and less expensive than an emergency room visit and a great option for walk-in care.
No appointment needed, just walk-in.