Purawat starting at G.I. Specialty Clinic on Nov. 1

Grand Island, Neb. — Sapna Purawat, MD, will be joining the Grand Island Specialty Clinic as a psychiatrist on Thursday, Nov. 1.

 Purawat’s education includes:

  •  LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La.; Fellow Forensic Psychiatry (2011-2012)
  • Tulane University of School of Medicine; Chief Resident, Adult Psychiatry Training Program (2010-2011)
  • Tulane University School of Medicine; Resident, Psychiatry Training Program (2004)
  • Shyam Shah Medical College; Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India; Doctor of Medicine (1998-


Puraway’s past work experience includes:

  • LSU Health Sciences Center; Fellow Forensic Psychiatry, PGY-V (2011-2012)
  • Tulane University College of Medicine; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
  • Sciences; Resident, PGY-IV (2007-2011)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College; Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India; Department of Community Medicine; Clinical Instructor

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.