Saint Francis Updates

Torbet named Director of Foundation & Marketing

Danielle Liley-Torbet Danielle Liley-Torbet has been named the Director of Foundation & Marketing at Saint Francis Healthcare System. She is responsible for overseeing all fundraising efforts and marketing projects. Torbet was recently named the new Foundation and Marketing manager in July. "I have worked very closely with Danielle over the... Read more

Greaser named Vice President – Human Resources

Linda Greaser Linda Greaser has been named Vice President – Human Resources for Saint Francis Healthcare System. Greaser will provide leadership, development and implementation of policies in all Human Resource functions including staffing, employment, compensation, benefits, as well as state and federal compliance in applicable areas. She will counsel... Read more

Ogburn Named Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners

Alex Ogburn Alex Ogburn, MBA has been named the new Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners. He will focus on Saint Francis Healthcare System's Clinically Integrated Network, Accountable Care Organization and continue his work with the provider network, Saint Francis Medical Partners. "This new role will shift my focus... Read more

Black River Medical Center High-Acuity Urgent Care to Open Summer 2019

Black River Medical Center will officially join Saint Francis Healthcare System in summer 2019. As part of this merger, Black River decertifies eight patient beds, and the Emergency Room converts into a high-acuity Urgent Care. The new Urgent Care will offer extended walk-in hours with expanded services... Read more

Genetic Counselor Melanie Baxter Joins Saint Francis Healthcare

Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Certified Genetic Counselor Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC to the Saint Francis Cancer Institute. Genetic counselors are knowledgeable and up-to-date on the constantly changing field of genetics. They are trained to tailor, translate and communicate complex genetic information into practical, understandable decision-making information... Read more

Nurse Practitioner Candace Kirkpatrick Joins Saint Francis Healthcare

Candace Kirkpatrick, APRN, NP-C Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Nurse Practitioner Candace Kirkpatrick, APRN, NP-C to Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency and Trauma Center. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners for Family Nurse Practitioner and American Nurses Credentialing Center for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Kirkpatrick graduated... Read more

Nurse Practitioners Amy Pennington and Lindsay McVey Join Kneibert Clinic

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Nurse Practitioner Amy Pennington has joined Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff and Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatrics Lindsay McVey has transitioned from Saint Francis Health Center in Dexter to Kneibert Clinic. Pennington earned her Associate of Nursing... Read more


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