Saint Francis Healthcare System is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and we have implemented a number of measures to detect and respond to this public health threat. Visit our COVID-19 page for more information.
Saint Francis Medical Center has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. This is the first time Saint Francis has been recognized as one of the top-performing large community hospitals in the US and is the only large community hospital in Missouri... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to announce Dr. Maryann Reese, president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. “It is an honor to receive this distinction from Modern... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System announces Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ, has been appointed to the newly combined role of Chief Nursing-Clinical Officer.
La Pierre has served the Healthcare System as Chief Performance Improvement Officer since 2015. Her knowledge and expertise have led to... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center will resume elective surgeries and procedures on Monday, April 27."The ability to perform non-emergent, elective surgeries is encouraging news for our Healthcare System as well as the communities we are called to serve," says Dr. Maryann Reese, president and chief executive officer... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System received approval from the Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board to use plasma from recovered, or convalescent, COVID-19 patients for treatment with currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients.When a patient has an active viral or bacterial infection, the immune system develops proteins, called antibodies, which... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital and Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality... Read more
The community-wide Coronavirus Test Collection Center will close, effective immediately. If the region experiences a surge in positive COVID-19 cases, the Center will reopen to serve the needs of our community.
In the past week, the Center has experienced a rapid decline in the number of tests... Read more
Charles Pancoast, MD, is retiring after serving for more than 31 years in the Emergency Department at Saint Francis Medical Center.
Pancoast joined Saint Francis in December 1988. Prior to that, he served in the United States Air Force. He earned his medical education from the University... Read more
The community-wide Coronavirus Test Collection Center will reduce hours beginning Friday, April 10. The Center will now be open Monday through Friday, 1 pm to 6 pm.
"We have seen a steady decrease in the number of tests performed at the Center due to the accessibility at... Read more
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Saint Francis Healthcare System is implementing new and exciting ways to continue providing the quality care you know and trust.
Patients can now request a virtual visit with their primary and specialty care provider at any Saint Francis Medical Partner... Read more
The community-wide Coronavirus Test Collection Center begins operations Tuesday, March 24 at 8 am at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is a joint endeavor between SoutheastHEALTH, Saint Francis Healthcare System, Cape Girardeau County Public Health and City of Cape Girardeau.
"We are pleased to begin operations... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is taking the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic very seriously. We are monitoring the situation continuously and following the guidance and direction of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are taking the proper precautions as recommended by the CDC.
If you are exhibiting... Read more
The fifth annual Friends Gala on March 7 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center raised more than $315,000 for the Saint Francis Foundation.
The event drew nearly 500 attendees with more than 20 volunteers on hand to help.
"The money and resources we raise during... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Linda M. Hurt, AuD, to Cape ENT Group.
Hurt earned her medical education from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Ariz. in 2005. She earned her Master of Science in Audiology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1983. She is... Read more
As of midnight Wednesday, March 4, the current contract between Saint Francis Healthcare System and UnitedHealthcare expired with no new agreement in place.
Beginning today, Thursday, March 5, Saint Francis facilities are no longer in-network with United.
For now, all Saint Francis physicians remain in-network. Patients should continue... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Patricia A. Peterson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, to Poplar Bluff Neurology Specialists.
Peterson received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo. in 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Methodist University in Park... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency and Trauma Center has been recertified as the only state-designated Level III Trauma Center in southeast Missouri.
"This designation as a Level III Trauma Center demonstrates our continued commitment to provide the highest quality care when our patients need it most," said... Read more
Clifford R. Talbert Jr., MD, FACC, recently celebrated a significant milestone in his career that has spanned more than half a century.
Talbert has been practicing cardiology at Saint Francis Healthcare System for 54 and a half years and continues to practice at Cape Cardiology Group. He... Read more
In January 2020, Saint Francis Medical Center received a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare methodology calculates a star rating in order to easily compare overall hospital quality. Ranging from one to five... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Occupational Medicine Physician Damian R. Dyer, MD, MPH, to the Occupational Medicine Clinic at Immediate Convenient Care in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Dr. Dyer is a Medical Review Officer (MRO) and Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Medical Examiner. He offers initial evaluation, treatment... Read more