Administrators

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE, is Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners. He is responsible for Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Clinically Integrated Network, Accountable Care Organization, and administrative aspects of the Intensivists, Hospitalists, Emergency Physicians, Radiologists, Medical Administrative Officers and Saint Francis Medical Partners. He provides... Read more

Christy Shawan

Christy Shawan is Vice President – Operations Saint Francis Medical Partners (SFMP) 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

Debby Sprandel, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA-HA

Debby Sprandel is Vice President of Ambulatory Nursing and is responsible for outpatient nursing enterprises for the Healthcare System. Sprandel joined Saint Francis in 1984 and has been a Registered Nurse, Patient Care Manager of Progressive Care and Intensive Care Units, Director of Medical Management, Neurosciences Service... 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

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

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

Jim Lawrence, RN, MBA

Jim Lawrence joined Saint Francis in 1992 as a nurse. In 2001, he worked to establish the first Wound Healing Center at Saint Francis Medical Center. He served as director of that clinic until 2004, when he worked with Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE to establish 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

Julie Woodruff, RN, BSN, MBA

Julie Woodruff joined Saint Francis Medical Center in 1998 and served as Operating Room Manager before being named Surgical Services Director in 2016. She was named Chief Nursing Officer in December 2017. In this role, Woodruff is responsible for the standards of patient care and nursing practice.... 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

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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