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.
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
Applications for the 2020 Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program funded by Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary are now available. The program awards more than 20 scholarships of up to $2,000 annually to students pursuing a healthcare-related career.
The Steven C. Bjelich Executive Scholarship is available for students... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System continues to work with UnitedHealthcare in good faith negotiations. On Friday, January 31, Saint Francis met the negotiation deadline and sent a counterproposal to United. United will have three weeks to respond according to our agreement.
Saint Francis is committed to pursuing an... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification.
As a result of continued compliance with national standards and extraordinary outcomes, The Stroke Center has received the Joint Commission's Certificate... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Christopher Martin has joined Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
He has seven years of experience working with youth at community mental health facilities and working with youth and families at Missouri Department... Read more
On November 6, 2019, UnitedHealthcare issued a termination notice to Saint Francis. On March 5, Saint Francis Medical Center will be out-of-network with United.
We are disappointed to share that United has chosen to put profits over patients by terminating its agreement with Saint Francis Medical Center,... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Michael Shipman, PharmD, BCPS, has been promoted to Pharmacy Manager.
Shipman began his career at Saint Francis in June 2006 as a pharmacist. He earned his PharmD from the University of Tennessee – Memphis and his Bachelor of... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to announce the appointment of Justin Davison as Chief Financial Officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System. Former CFO David Prather retired in December after 24 years at Saint Francis.
Davison will oversee the Healthcare System's overall financial plans and policies and... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Diane Bauman has been named Director of Human Resources. In her new role, Bauman's responsibilities include employee relations, compliance with state and federal regulations, compensation, benefits, performance management, recruitment and retention for the Healthcare System in accordance... Read more
A baby boy who made his debut into the world at 4:36 a.m. is the first baby of 2020 born at Saint Francis Healthcare System's Family BirthPlace.
Proud parents Landon Johnson and Savannah Shaffer welcomed their first child, Ari Thomas Johnson, early on January 1. The Marble... Read more