Chief Medical Officer
Thomas S. Diemer, MD, 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 now is responsible for case management, home health, hospice and palliative care, quality improvement, social services and other follow-up care services within the Medical Center.
He works with a wide range of staff and physicians on a variety of quality efforts and Lean initiatives geared toward improving Saint Francis’ efficiencies and overall safety, reducing infection risk and minimizing patient readmission rates.
Diemer received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Ill., and later completed his internship and residencies there, as well. Diemer opened his private practice in Cape Girardeau in 1991 as an Internal Medical Physician before joining Saint Francis in 2008 as a Medical Director. Through the years, he has held a variety of leadership roles within the Medical Center, as Secretary of Staff, Medical Staff Vice President, Medical Staff President and Department Chair of Medicine.