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October 4, 2013


Saint Francis Country House, a member facility of Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is celebrating one hundred years of providing health care services for the community. To commemorate the occasion, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving. A celebration dinner will follow.

Friday, October 4, 2013
2:00 p.m. (Mass)
Chapel of St. Francis Country House
1412 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023

5:00 p.m. (Dinner)
Springfield Country Club
400 West Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

Founded by Monsignor Francis Xavier Wastl in 1913, Saint Francis Country House began as a 15 bed home in the countryside where patients could go to recuperate through rest, good food and fresh air. During World War I, a second property was added in response to the United States Navy's need to send wounded marines and sailors there to convalesce. One hundred years later, Saint Francis Country House continues to offer excellent nursing care and rehabilitation services in the present 273 bed structure, with the help of over 400 employees.

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Editor's Note: Saint Francis Country House is the leader in short term rehab in Southeastern Delaware County and in the surrounding area, offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy, post-acute care, and a host of other rehab services. To learn more about Saint Francis Country House please visit

Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications

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