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Richling named Pharmacy director at Saint Francis

Grand Island, Neb. — Doug Richling, PharmD RP, has accepted the position of director of Pharmacy for Saint Francis Medical Center.

Richling has been part of the Saint Francis Pharmacy for 14 years, the last five years serving as the pharmacy supervisor. During his tenure, Richling has worked to expand his role and responsibilities within our organization as evidenced by accepting the project lead for our new patient tower move, Lean Six Sigma team projects and efforts to increase our clinical pharmacy activities. He is currently continuing his academic credentials as he pursues completion of his MBA.

Prior to joining Saint Francis, Richling was a pharmacy manager at Wal-Mart in Norfolk. He and his wife, Pam, have six children and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

About Saint Francis Medical Center

Saint Francis Medical Center is a nonprofit faith-based hospital serving Central Nebraska with state-of-the-art healthcare services. A new patient tower was completed in 2007 with 159 acute-care patient rooms, including the Family Birthing Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit and a 10-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. Saint Francis also operates a Cancer Treatment Center in Grand Island and Hastings, a Skilled Care Unit and an alcohol and drug treatment center.

About Catholic Health Initiatives

Saint Francis Medical Center is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2011, CHI provided more than $612 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual operating revenues of approximately $9.6 billion, CHI is the nation's third-largest Catholic health care system.