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Saint Francis Accepting Scholarship Applications Now

Applications for the 2017 Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program funded by Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary are now available. The program awards 23 scholarships of up to $2,000 annually to students pursuing a healthcare-related career. Applicants must have successfully completed one year of an accredited healthcare ...
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Saint Francis Adds Raffety, Varnon to Board of Directors

Saint Francis Healthcare System recently welcomed Gina Raffety and Janet Varnon as new board members. “We are honored to have these two respected women as members of our board,” says Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, Saint Francis President and Chief Executive Officer. “Thanks to the wise guidance ...
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Blattel Named Marketing Manager at Saint Francis

Emily Sikes Blattel has been named marketing manager for Saint Francis Healthcare System. She joined the Saint Francis Family in 2007 as account services coordinator in the Marketing department; in March 2015, she was named communication specialist. Before joining Saint Francis, Blattel was creative director at ...
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Wallis Named Wound Healing Center Manager

Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Jennifer Wallis, RN, as the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center manager at Saint Francis Medical Center. In this role, she is responsible and accountable for the delivery of care and development of policies and procedures, standards of care ...
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Bjelich Announces Retirement, Will Leave Lasting Legacy

Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D

Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Francis Healthcare System, has announced his retirement from the System, effective September 1. He has led Saint Francis since 1999. In accepting his resignation, Saint Francis Healthcare System board chair Don Kaverman said, “For almost two ...
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Hospitals Offer Free “Baby Boxes” to Encourage Safe Sleep

Three local hospitals hope to lower the Missouri Bootheel’s high infant mortality rate by distributing baby “boxinettes” that encourage safe sleeping habits for newborns and their caregivers. This month, Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston and Twin Rivers Medical ...
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Experienced Neurologist Joins Saint Francis

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome experienced neurologist and new Saint Francis Medical Partner Randall L. Stahly, DO, FAAN, to Cape Neurology Specialists, where he joins a team of neurology experts. Dr. Stahly has practiced in Cape Girardeau since 1986. He earned his medical ...
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