Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE, serves as Vice President – Regional Operations for Saint Francis Healthcare System. In this role, Newcomer is responsible for regional support services for the Healthcare System, as well as Home Health and Hospice, Palliative Care and the Saint Francis Cancer Institute. Her operational oversight includes Cape Medical Oncology, Cape Radiation Oncology, Saint Francis Breast Care Center, Infusion Center, respiratory care services, registration and scheduling, in addition to regional imaging centers, laboratories, pharmacies and Sleep Disorders Centers.
Newcomer joined Saint Francis in 1989 as a Respiratory Therapist and has served Saint Francis in a number of roles, previously as Service Line Director of Cancer Services. Throughout her time at Saint Francis, she has been instrumental in numerous projects that seek to improve the quality of care provided. As Manager of Respiratory Care, in partnership with the Manager of the Intensive Care Unit at the time, she developed and implemented the Rapid Response Team at Saint Francis Medical Center, which continues to save patients and have a lasting impact on their lives.
A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, she also serves on the board of the Missouri Chapter of American College for Healthcare Executives (MO-ACHE) as the Local Program Chair for the Southeast region. In December 2020, Newcomer was recognized as one of four recipients of the MO-ACHE President’s Award.
In 2019, the Southeast Missourian awarded Newcomer a 2019 Newsmakers recognition for her outstanding leadership and ability to empower others. She was honored by Southeast Missouri State University and The Bank of Missouri as a 2021 SEMO Football IMPACT recipient for making a difference in our community and others’ lives. She is also a certified Lean Six Sigma green belt and is licensed by the State of Missouri as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Newcomer serves as Board President for the Network Against Sexual Violence. She volunteers her time and talent as a big sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters and is also active in Greyhound Pet Adoption of Southeast Missouri. She and her husband serve as Prepare-Enrich coaches for engaged couples through La Croix Church.
Newcomer earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from William Woods University.