The mission of the Saint Francis Medical Center Caring Fund is to assist colleagues who demonstrate need and who are experiencing an unexpected financial emergency.
When colleagues face unexpected personal and financial hardships, the Saint Francis Medical Center Family is here to help. The Medical Center’s Caring Fund provides confidential, timely, short-term financial assistance to colleagues during tough times. The Saint Francis Medical Center Caring Fund was established in 1994 to assist colleagues during times of emergency or personal crisis through financial and physical support. Since its inception, the Fund has provided more than $817,000 to colleagues in need.
Colleagues must submit an application for a Caring Fund grant. The application is reviewed to determine if the applicant meets the eligibility requirements for the grant process. No personal interviews are conducted, and recommendations from peers, co-workers or supervisors are not considered. Decisions are based solely on the information provided in the application.
The Caring Fund guidelines and procedures have been updated to make the grant process smoother for both the applicant and committee. To view the complete list of guidelines to see if you qualify for a grant or for a grant application, click one of the links below.
Medical Services Discount
Effective July 1, 2018, the Saint Francis Colleague Medical Services Discount will be reinstated! The 50 percent discount applies to the remaining balance of your bill after insurance pays and does not apply to co-pays or services performed at facilities not owned by Saint Francis. The following groups are eligible for the discount:
- Saint Francis Colleagues
- Employed physicians and advanced practice providers
- Spouses and dependents
You do not have to have Saint Francis insurance to receive the discount. For those not on the Healthcare System’s insurance, you will be required to provide documentation to receive the discount.
Remember, this discount only applies to services provided on or after July 1, 2018, regardless of statement date. Please contact Patient Financial Services at 573-331-5217, option 4, or by email at email@example.com if you have any additional questions.
Fitness Plus Discount for Colleagues
New! Saint Francis Healthcare System colleagues now get 20 percent off their Fitness Plus membership dues – with the option of earning an additional 20 percent off!
Also, you no longer must sign a one-year contract, but can instead join month-to-month with no enrollment fee. After your first year of membership, if you have averaged at least eight visits each month, you will earn an additional 20 percent off your membership fees for the following year. The discount applies to all membership types: single, couple and family memberships.
For more information, visit Fitness Plus or call 573-331-3355.
The Joy of Mission Committee coordinates social and spiritual events for Saint Francis Colleagues and their families, such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Feast of Saint Francis, Christmas Party and more, in an effort to bring joy to the organization and enhance our Franciscan Mission.
For more information or to volunteer, call ext. 5146.
Colleague Pharmacy Benefit
Effective January 2018, all colleagues and dependents using Saint Francis prescription insurance must fill their maintenance & specialty medications at a Saint Francis-owned pharmacy.
Maintenance medications must move to a Saint Francis pharmacy (Healing Arts & Specialty Pharmacy or Pharmacy Plus in Cape Girardeau, or Kneibert Clinic Pharmacy in Poplar Bluff) after the second fill and specialty medications must be filled at the Healing Arts & Specialty Pharmacy beginning with the first fill in 2018. Please note: When you need a prescription filled for one-time use (for example, an antibiotic when you are sick), you may fill the prescription at the pharmacy of your choice.
Request a refill at all three pharmacies by phone or in person, online for Healing Arts & Specialty Pharmacy or with the Rx2Go app on your mobile device.
Remote access is available to API Laborworkx, where colleagues can view and print documents such as time reports and W-2 forms, or modify colleague information from home and other locations outside the Medical Center. Log in using your Epic or Saint Francis email account username and password.
Because we are committed to the health and well-being of our colleagues , Saint Francis Medical Center has created Healthy Rewards, a FREE program designed to help you improve or maintain your health. It is a positive reinforcement program in which healthy behaviors are rewarded.
Learning and Training
All colleagues are supported with high-quality learning and training opportunities that support the mission, vision and strategic goals of the Medical Center. Learning and training strengthens the organization by providing improved performance and adherence to many regulations.
Saint Francis Medical Center is proud to be a designated training center for the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications.
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Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on class that teaches boys and girls ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children.
Medical Staff Directory
Saint Francis Medical Center uses the Mobile Alert System to communicate with the Saint Francis Family. The Mobile Alert System is a quick, simple and effective way for colleagues to stay informed about news and events taking place at Saint Francis. Sign-up is voluntary. You will be asked to provide your contact information, including personal cell phone or email address, employee number and department, during the sign-up process. This free service is offered exclusively for the Saint Francis Family (check your wireless provider for any message and data rates that may apply).
PowerLine is published monthly by Saint Francis Healthcare System Marketing.
Saint Francis Store
Colleagues and friends of the Medical Center can now purchase official Saint Francis polo shirts, fleece jackets, duffel bags and more online at the Saint Francis Store. Simply visit the Saint Francis Store and register. Your account information will be automatically saved to make future purchases quick and easy.
Payments are secure through PayPal. All proceeds from purchases help fund and grow the site.
Sister Jane Mission Award
The Sister Jane Mission Award is a new award recognizing an colleague who exemplifies the core values of compassion, stewardship and joy. All colleagues and physicians are eligible for this award. Given annually in May, during Hospital/Health System Week, nominations are accepted during the month of April.
Why I Do What I Do
“Why I Do What I Do” is a recurring series featuring Saint Francis colleagues discussing their professional passions, motivations, and influences.