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Saint Francis Announces Leadership Changes

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce leadership changes for Jeremy Jones, Lanae Romann and Gayla Tripp. Jeremy Jones Jeremy Jones was named the Financial Planning and Analysis Manager in January 2021. Jones joined Saint Francis in 2012 as a Financial Data Analyst. He has served as... Read more

Saint Francis to Hold Vaccine Clinics in Piedmont and Cape Girardeau

Saint Francis Healthcare System will be holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Piedmont and Cape Girardeau on the following dates: Monday, March 1 from 1-6 pm at Piedmont Physician Associates, 420 Piedmont Avenue, Piedmont, Mo. 63957. An appointment is required. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, call 573-381-5958.Tuesday,... Read more

Jones Joins Cape Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Bruce A. Jones, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Bruce A. Jones, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, to Cape Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Jones is an experienced cardiothoracic surgeon and joins Saint Francis from Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Jones earned his medical degree from University of Nebraska in Omaha... Read more

Henao Uribe Joins Cape Medical Oncology

Alicia M. Henao Uribe, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Alicia Henao Uribe, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist, to Cape Medical Oncology, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Henao Uribe has practiced medical oncology and hematology with an emphasis in lymphoma, myeloma and breast cancer for more than 20 years.... Read more

Saint Francis Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

Laurie Fitzgerald; Ken Oberlohr; Sagar C. Patel, MD; and Requi Salter Saint Francis Foundation welcomes four new members to the Board of Directors - Laurie Fitzgerald; Ken Oberlohr; Sagar C. Patel, MD; and Requi Salter. Laurie Fitzgerald serves as Manager of Business Transformation, an information technology position at Saint Francis Healthcare System. Fitzgerald was inspired by the heartfelt... Read more

Saint Francis Warns of COVID Vaccine Phone Scam

Saint Francis Healthcare System has received reports of a COVID vaccine phone scam where an unidentified caller attempts to schedule a COVID vaccine at Saint Francis. The caller provides instructions for receiving the vaccine and asks for a social security number to schedule an appointment. This is... Read more

Baxter Achieves Recertification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling

Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC, Cancer Genetic Counselor at Saint Francis Healthcare System, has again received the Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC®) credential from the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). The CGC credential is an internationally recognized professional credential for genetic counselors. Those awarded the CGC credential must... Read more

Miller Takes on New Role as Laboratory Manager at Saint Francis

Marvin Miller Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Marvin Miller to the position of laboratory manager of the Saint Francis Medical Center Laboratory, effective January 8, 2021. Miller began his career at Saint Francis Healthcare System in December of 1990, working as a phlebotomist while also attending... Read more

Kukielka Joins Cape Cardiology Group

Gilbert L. Kukielka, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Gilbert L. Kukielka, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist, to Cape Cardiology Group. Dr. Kukielka is an experienced cardiologist who joins Saint Francis from Marietta Memorial Hospital in Ohio, where he practiced General and Interventional Cardiology and served as... Read more

Saint Francis Begins Vaccinating Patient-Facing Healthcare Workers

Who Gets the COVIC Vaccine First? Saint Francis Healthcare System began vaccinating patient-facing, frontline healthcare workers on Friday, December 18. More than 330 Saint Francis colleagues were vaccinated thanks to Broadway Pharmacy in Cape Girardeau. In accordance with the phased vaccination approach from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the... Read more

Newcomer Receives MO-ACHE President’s Award

Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE and Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System The Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MO-ACHE) recognizes Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE, Service Line Director of Cancer Services at Saint Francis Healthcare System, as one of four recipients of its annual President’s Award. "Lisa is an exemplary leader who has been instrumental... Read more

Lumsden Joins Cape Physician Associates

Marc J. Lumsden, DO Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Marc J. Lumsden, DO, to Cape Physician Associates. Lumsden graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, in August 2016. He completed a traditional rotating internship at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, and recently finished... Read more

Saint Francis Achieves 200th TAVR Milestone

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


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