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Administrators

Justin Davison, MBA

Justin Davison joined Saint Francis in November 2019. In this role, he provides administrative management for the Healthcare System’s Accounting, Revenue Cycle and Facilities Management departments. Davison oversees the Healthcare System’s overall financial plans and policies and will direct its accounting practices. His responsibilities include direct... Read more

Christy Shawan

Christy Shawan is Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Operations - Southwest. Shawan joined Saint Francis in March 2019. In this role, Shawan provides administrative management for Saint Francis Health Center – Poplar Bluff, Poplar Bluff Pediatrics, Black River Ambulatory Surgery Center, Poplar Bluff Neurology Specialists,... Read more

Jason Bandermann, MBA

Jason Bandermann is Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Operations - Northeast Bandermann joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2007 as a Referral Services Manager for Services to Business. He served as Practice Manager for Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology prior to becoming the Administrator of Physicians... Read more

Lori Sturgill

Lori Sturgill is the Chief Information Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare System, where she is responsible for directing Saint Francis’ Information Technology strategy and operations, and serves as a member of the Executive Team. Sturgill joined Saint Francis in September of 2018. She previously served as the... Read more

Jimmy Wilferth

James R. “Jimmy” Wilferth joined Saint Francis in 2014 as Executive Director of the Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation. In that role, he is responsible for leading the Foundation’s community outreach and fundraising efforts, which help fund financial assistance programs for individuals in need of healthcare... Read more

Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ

Stephanie La Pierre joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2015, serving as the Chief Performance Improvement Officer for more than four years. She currently serves as Chief Nursing-Clinical Officer, responsible for all non-credentialed nursing staff at Saint Francis Medical Center and 47 physician practices. Her more... Read more

James L. Burke, JD, CPA, MBA, LLM

James “Jim” Burke joined Saint Francis Healthcare in 2017 as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Burke comes to Saint Francis from Mercy, where he served as Vice President and Regional General Counsel (Central Region), leading Mercy’s legal work for 21 hospitals, 151 clinic locations, four outpatient... Read more

Gerry Salter, MBA, PT

Gerry Salter joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 1995, serving as the Director of Orthopedics from 2006 to 2015 and responsible for the operations of a 13-department strategic business unit that included acute inpatient rehabilitation, concussion clinic, inpatient therapy, orthopedics, outpatient therapy and psychology. He... Read more

Thomas S. Diemer, MD

Thomas S. Diemer has expanded his previous role as Medical Director to one of a broader operational focus, including clinical integration with both independent and Saint Francis Medical Partners’ physicians. He is responsible for the Medical Staff Office and physician oversight within the Medical Center. ... Read more

Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE

Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE, joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, leading the development of programs and patient care services throughout Saint Francis Healthcare System. In September 2017, she was named President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior... Read more


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