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May 17, 2024

Saint Francis Foundation Appoints Board Members Parker and Steward

Sikeston residents Laura Coalter Parker and Chesnye Steward were recently appointed to the Saint Francis Foundation Board of Directors. Both have long histories of philanthropic service to the community. Parker, a veteran of the insurance industry, is President and Partner of Coalter Insurance Group of Cape...

May 14, 2024

Saint Francis to Close Home Health Program

Saint Francis Healthcare System will close its Home Health program effective May 31, 2024. This closure does not affect Saint Francis' Hospice Services Program. Saint Francis' Hospice Services Program will continue to offer hospice services. For more information, call 573-331-5180.

May 8, 2024

Saint Francis to Close Physicians Alliance Surgery Center

Saint Francis Healthcare System will end services and close Physicians Alliance Surgery Center, located at 3241 Percy Drive. The closure will be effective May 31, 2024.  All scheduled procedures will transition to Saint Francis Medical Center at 211 Saint Francis Drive.

April 30, 2024

Saint Francis Foundation Recognizes Lynn Richardet

Saint Francis Foundation recently recognized Lynn Richardet and Richardet Floor Covering with a Donor of Distinction Award for leadership giving. The award was presented at Grace Notes, an annual donor appreciation dinner hosted by the Foundation. "Their generosity has helped provide comfort and healing to numerous...

April 17, 2024

Saint Francis Accredited as Level 3 Epilepsy Center

The Saint Francis Healthcare System Neurosciences Institute Epilepsy Center received accreditation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center.   Nearly 3.5 million people across the United States are affected by active epilepsy. Epilepsy is classified as a pathology of...

April 16, 2024

The Friends of Saint Francis to Hold Annual Golf Tournament

The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament will take place from 6:30 am to 5 pm at the world-class Dalhousie Golf Club on Friday, August 16, 2024. "Chipping Away at Hunger" is the theme for the annual four-person scramble which benefits community efforts to feed...

April 15, 2024

Saint Francis Kicks Off 2024 Mobile Wellness Days of Caring

Saint Francis Foundation recently hosted its first Mobile Wellness Day of Caring event of 2024 in Hayti, Mo. Mobile Wellness provided walk-in mammograms to 19 area residents. Saint Francis Foundation grilled lunch for 160 residents, distributed free food, hygiene kits, paper towels and more than...

April 9, 2024

Saint Francis Clinics Achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Five Saint Francis Healthcare System primary care clinics have achieved recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Program: Saint Francis Clinic Farmington, Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff, Saint Francis Clinic Jackson, Saint Francis Clinic Kingshighway and Cape Physician Associates. These...

February 26, 2024

Saint Francis Foundation Receives RetCam Donation

Thanks to the generosity of local business leaders Mark Rhodes and Scott Rhodes of the Rhodes Foundation, the Level III NICU at Saint Francis Healthcare System obtained a new RetCam. The RetCam delivers ophthalmic visualization and photo documentation needed to diagnose Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)....

January 2, 2024

First Baby of 2024 Born at Saint Francis’s Family BirthPlace

A baby girl who made her debut into the world at 5:18 pm is the first baby of 2024 born at Saint Francis Healthcare System's Family BirthPlace. Proud parents Logan and Brandon Patrick welcomed their third daughter, Adalee Layne Patrick, on January 1. The 6-pound, 11-ounce,...

October 10, 2023

Color Dash 2023 5K and Fun Walk Provides Free Cancer Screenings

The Saint Francis Foundation hosted their fifth annual Color Dash 5K and Fun Walk on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at AC Brase Arena Park. The turnout for the 5K and one-mile fun walk included more than 200 participants and volunteers. More than $31,000 was raised...

August 22, 2023

Asad Successfully Performs First Ion Robotic Bronchoscopy at Saint Francis

In a groundbreaking medical achievement, Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to announce the successful completion of robotic bronchoscopy utilizing the Ion endoluminal system. The first two procedures were completed on Monday, August 21, by Hussein Asad, MD, interventional pulmonologist at Cape Pulmonology and Sleep...

August 2, 2023

Saint Francis Awards 2023 Healthcare Scholarships to 23 Students

Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary honored 23 scholarship recipients at a recognition luncheon on Friday, July 28. Twenty-three scholarships were awarded with each student receiving $2,000 in scholarship funds toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. Those recipients and their scholarships include: Klara Beel...

July 13, 2023

Denkler Joins Foundation Board

John Denkler, President and CEO of First State Bancshares and Vice Chairman of First State Community Bank in Farmington, has been named to the Saint Francis Foundation Board of Directors. Denkler, a veteran financial services professional, also serves on the boards of First State Financial Management...

June 9, 2023

Saint Francis Foundation Seeks Partners for Reach Out and Read

Saint Francis Foundation seeks partners for Reach Out and Read, a program that provides free books to pediatric patients at well-child visits. This program gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Saint Francis...

May 23, 2023

Saint Francis Foundation Receives $25,000 from the American Cancer Society

To alleviate the financial burden of cancer treatment, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recently awarded a $25,000 transportation grant to Saint Francis Foundation. The grant will underwrite gas cards and car service rides for eligible patients who face transportation barriers to attend cancer-related appointments. Liz Glastetter,...

May 1, 2023

Saint Francis Foundation Recognizes Dr. Michael and Mrs. Mary Trueblood

Saint Francis Foundation recently recognized Dr. Michael and Mrs. Mary Trueblood with a Healing Hands Lifetime Giving Award in recognition of their long-term support and leadership giving. The award was presented at Grace Notes, an annual donor appreciation dinner hosted by the Foundation. "Their generosity has...