Saint Alphonsus Health System
Media Advisory: Saint Alphonsus Project Haiti partner visits Boise
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For more information, contact Elizabeth Duncan.

Father Rick Frechette meets students, holds celebration mass

What: Father Rick Frechette visits the Bishop Kelly student body and meets with supporters at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. 

Why: Father Rick describes recent triumphs and continued challenges in Haiti in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic. Saint Alphonsus Project Haiti has supported the work of Father Rick for 16 years. Father Rick’s work includes St. Damien’s Children’s hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a new disaster/trauma hospital, cholera treatment center, and mobile medical clinics. Father Rick is both a priest and a physician.  

When: Friday, September 16, 2011

1:30 – 2:30 PM Bishop Kelly High School, 7009 West Franklin Road, Boise, Idaho 83709

6:00 PM – Celebration Mass, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Healing Garden – 4th Floor Central Tower, 1055 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho 83706.  Media interview availability: 4:00 PM Saint Alphonsus McCleary Auditorium.  

Contact: For more information, contact Elizabeth Duncan at (208) 367-8121
Katie Kerby, Director of Marketing & Alumni Relations Bishop Kelly High School (208) 947-1325 

About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health. For information about Saint Alphonsus visit