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Becker’s Recognizes CEO for Leadership

Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, Saint Francis Healthcare System President and Chief Executive Officer, a recipient of the 2014 Leadership Awards. These awards recognize leaders nationwide who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to better their organizations and solve healthcare’s broader challenges. Award recipients ...
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Pediatrician Joins Saint Francis Medical Partners


Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to introduce Jean Diemer, MD, FAAP, as the newest Medical Partner and pediatrician at Cape Physician Associates. Dr. Diemer, who has more than 20 years of experience, joins 11 other talented physicians at this established practice. Dr. Diemer is a ...
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Surgeon Joins Saint Francis Trauma Team


Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to introduce Richard H. Roettger, MD, FACS, as a new medical partner and trauma surgeon at Cape Trauma Specialists. Roettger, who is board certified in general surgery, joins trauma surgeon Michael P. Heid, DO, MA, FACOS, at the Emergency ...
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McDaniel Joins Saint Francis Business Development Team


Saint Francis Medical Center has added Karen McDaniel to the Business Development team as a Physician and Business Liaison, based out of Physicians Park Primary Care, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. In this new role, McDaniel will work with companies in the Poplar Bluff area, ...
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Spratt Named IS Director at Saint Francis


Saint Francis Medical Center has named Aaron Spratt, MBA, director of Information Systems. In this position, he will lead the Information Systems team of analysts, programmers and project leads. He will also continue to ensure that Saint Francis’ electronic medical records (EMRs) maintain compliance for ...
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Macy’s Fashion Show to Benefit The Friends of Saint Francis


Tickets are on sale now for Macy’s fashion and fundraising event, “Fashion Focus: Tips and Trends,” benefitting The Friends of Saint Francis. On Tuesday, April 8, from 6 to 8:30 pm at West Park Mall, guests will get a sneak peek of upcoming fashion trends and ...
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Saint Francis to Host Women’s Heart-Health Luncheon


Event Features "America's Nutrition Leader," Screenings Saint Francis Medical Center and the Heart to Heart Committee are excited to present Zonya Foco, RD, CHFI, CSP, “America’s nutrition leader,” as the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Heart to Heart Luncheon on Friday, April 4. The event, ...
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Fitness Plus to Host Annual Indoor Triathlon


Area residents can test their endurance at the ninth annual Fitness Plus Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, March 8. Beginning at 8 am in the Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road (entrance 8), the triathlon includes a 300-yard swim, five-mile ride ...
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Saint Francis Welcomes First Baby of 2014

The first baby of 2014 at Saint Francis Medical Center, Jason Matthew, is welcomed to the world by proud parents Matthew Lincoln and Caitlin Cook of Marble Hill, Mo.

Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated the delivery of its first baby in 2014. At 1:22 pm on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, a baby boy was welcomed into the world by proud parents Caitlin Cook and Matthew Lincoln of Marble Hill, Mo., and caring Family BirthPlace ...
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Big Move for Level III NICU Patients at Saint Francis

Brittany Kitchen of Sikeston cuddles her baby boy, Brock Mason, in the new Level III NICU at Saint Francis. Brock weighed 3 pounds, 13 ounces when he was born eight weeks early on November 19; he now weighs a little more than 5 pounds.

Big changes were happening in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Francis Medical Center on December 10 as staff moved tiny patients into a new, larger space. The expanded Level III NICU is one of the first areas completed as part ...
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