Saint Francis Healthcare System's Heart Valve Center achieved a momentous milestone this month performing its 200th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) since the program began September 2014.TAVR is a safer alternative to open-heart surgery, offering patients with severe aortic stenosis a minimally invasive surgical option. Patients... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes four new members to the Saint Francis Health Development Board of Directors – Marvin Adams Jr.; Kimberly Likens; Daniel Presson; and Susan Layton Tomlin.
Marvin Adams Jr. currently serves as the President of First State Community Bank, previously working as Vice President... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Anne DeLonais, MD to the Emergency Department.
Dr. DeLonais is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She attended medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, OH from 1993-1997. She went on to attend and complete... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome C. Adam Swafford, MD, FACEP, to the Emergency Department.
Dr. Swafford is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He attended medical school (1993-1998) and internship (1998-2000) at University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Swafford then... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce its Inpatient Rehabilitation program has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient... Read more
Cape Radiation Oncology at Saint Francis Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat... Read more
Sister Maureen Elfrink, the last remaining nun serving at Saint Francis Healthcare System, is retiring in August. Her roots are in southeast Missouri, but she has led a faith-filled career that has taken her far beyond this region.
Maureen Elfrink was born in St. Louis, and her... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Bradley R. Beran, DO, FAWM, to the Emergency Department.
Beran attended Southeast Missouri State University for his undergraduate schooling from 2009-2013. He went on to attend medical school at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA, from 2013-2017. He... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Jesal A. Amin, MD to the Emergency Department.
Amin attended medical school at University of Missouri—Kansas City, MO from 2011-2017. He finished his residency at Truman Medical Center—West in Kansas City, MO from 2017-2020.
Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency and... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Nicholas A. Ervin, MSN, APRN, FNP-C to Saint Francis Palliative Care Program.
Nick Ervin is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Ervin attended Southeast Health College of Nursing, gaining his Associate Degree in Nursing from 2011-2013.... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Emily Rhodes-Griffith, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC to the Hospitalist department.
Rhodes-Griffith is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She attended Southeast Missouri State University from 2013-2014 to obtain her Bachelor of... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Caitlin B. Roe, APRN, FNP-C, to Saint Francis Health Center – Dexter.
Caitlin Roe is board certified by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Roe earned her Bachelor’s degree from... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Amos Macharia, MSN, AGNP-C to Cape Cardiology Group / Cardiovascular Services.
Macharia earned his Master of Science in Nursing degree in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from Walden University in Columbia, MD from 2018-2019. He is board certified... Read more
The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament was held on August 14, 2020, at the world-class Dalhousie Golf Club. The turnout for this four-person scramble included 160 golfers and 35 volunteers. More than $110,000 was raised this year for community efforts to feed hungry children in... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System and UnitedHealthcare have finalized an agreement that restores access to care at all Saint Francis facilities and ensures uninterrupted access to care from Saint Francis physicians for UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual and Medicaid plans. The new agreement also gives UnitedHealthcare... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Heart Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020. Saint Francis is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes the Heart Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce its new direct contracting health insurance option – Saint Francis Health Plans.
Backed by the nationally recognized quality and safety of Saint Francis Healthcare System, area employers with five or more employees can save money on healthcare costs and... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based... Read more
Saint Francis Foundation is partnering with the City of Cape Girardeau Police and Fire Departments to launch the lifesaving PulsePoint app in Cape Girardeau. The free mobile app alerts citizens trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when someone in a nearby public place suffers cardiac arrest.... Read more
Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to twenty-two local students in August. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession.
The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was established in 1980. Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis... Read more