Sister Jane Kiefer began her ministry at Saint Francis Medical Center in 1976 and established the Social Services Department while administering at the hospital. In 1985 she transferred to the Pastoral Care Department as a chaplain where she remained until her retirement in 1998. Sister Jane celebrated 70 years as a Franciscan Sister in 2018. Saint Francis created an award in her honor to be given annually to a colleague/physician that epitomizes the mission and ministry of Saint Francis. She feels the biggest challenge facing women today is the truth about all things so that we may make good decisions about our life, our family and all that concerns us.