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Ernst Named Clinical Director of Medical, Critical Care Services

Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Denise Ernst, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC-CMC, as the clinical director for medical and critical care services for Saint Francis Healthcare System.

In her new role, Ernst’s responsibilities include planning and directing both the administrative and clinical activities of the intensive care units: medical, progressive care and wound care therapy. This position reports directly to the vice president of patient care.

Ernst has been the patient care manager for the cardiac intensive care and progressive care at Saint Francis since 2011. She became the manager of progressive care earlier this year. Prior to coming to Saint Francis, Ernst worked in the intensive care unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University.

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