Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes emergency medicine specialist Lauren Blake, MD, as a new provider in the Emergency Department. She joins 13 other emergency providers in Saint Francis' Emergency and Trauma Center, the region's only state-designated Level III Trauma Center.
Dr. Blake, who previously worked as an... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System and Ferguson Medical Group have entered formal discussions regarding the group's joining Saint Francis Medical Partners on January 1, 2019. A merger between Saint Francis and Ferguson allows both organizations to focus on a shared vision – patients outcomes, experience and value.
The... Read more
After an extensive review process, Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to announce a three-year term of accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming thousands of lives per year. Echocardiography is... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes new hospitalist Tiffany Samples, DO. She joins 19 other hospitalists who provide dedicated care to their hospitalized patients.
Dr. Samples studied medicine at A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, and completed her internship and residency at Oklahoma... Read more
In the mornings, Calvin Box is a medical courier. Afternoons, he's a janitor for a nearby public school district. And in his spare time – which he insists he does have – he's a private detective.
If it sounds like too busy a schedule for a 71-year-old,... Read more
When it comes to population health, the numbers are seldom kind to the people of Southeast Missouri.
The rates of childhood poverty and low birthweight are higher there. So too are the rates of cancers, premature death, and a variety of other negative outcomes.
Each year, the Robert... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes emergency medicine specialist William Z. Petry, MD as a new provider in the Emergency Department. He joins other emergency providers in Saint Francis' Emergency and Trauma Center, the region's only state-designated Level III Trauma Center.
Dr. Petry comes to Saint Francis from... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System's two pediatric groups are set to consolidate at the end of next month.
Beginning Monday, July 30, Cape Pediatric Group will begin seeing patients inside Saint Francis Medical Center, in the same space as Cape Physician Associates, on the third floor of the... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Brook Carter as Director of Surgical Services.
In her new role, Carter will oversee both administrative and clinical activities for Surgical Services, including pre-anesthesia testing, same-day surgery, operating rooms, gastrointestinal lab, post-anesthesia care and sterile processing. She also... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce T. Edward Pike, CRNA as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Pike is a graduate of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. His specialty is Anesthesiology and is certified through the National... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce Ginny W. Ginithan as Director of Radiology and Womancare.
In her new role, Ginithan will serve as a member of the Saint Francis Leadership team and will be responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising all functions within Radiology... Read more
Next month, Saint Francis Healthcare System will raise its minimum hourly pay to ensure all employees have the opportunity to earn a livable wage.
Effective July 8, the Healthcare System's new minimum hourly rate will be increased to $11.70, which means raises for more than 200 employees... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce Samantha J. Hendrix, JD, MHA, as Staff Attorney.
In her new role, she will be responsible for a variety of legal work, including contract review, advising on operational issues and providing legal insight in other matters as needed.... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes vascular surgeon Scott Gard, MD, FACS, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins these surgeons at Cape Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery:
Joseph F. Mayo Jr., MD, FACSAlexandra Powell, PA-BC
Gard earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce H. William Stites III, MD, FACC, as a Medical Partner and cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology at Cape Cardiology Group.
Stites earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia, later completing his internship, internal medicine residency and... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Stacey Grays, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, to Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff.
Grays earned her Master of Science in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a focus on psychiatric mental... Read more
Saint Francis is pleased to announce the promotion of Cathy Tenkhoff, RN, BSN, as Manager of Patient Care Resources.
In her new role, Tenkhoff will be responsible for the leadership and appropriate allocation of staff provided by the staffing office. She will also direct the staffing... Read more
When people picture a healthcare system, they usually see doctors and nurses, with maybe some support staff. But that's an incomplete picture.
When people actually set foot in Saint Francis Medical Center, the first thing they see are volunteers like Betty Carroll.
"I guess I've just always been... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for 24 scholarships for the Fall 2018 semester, including the new Steven C. Bjelich Executive Scholarship, worth $10,000.
The healthcare system's annual scholarship program offers 23 scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students pursuing a healthcare... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce Joshua Donis, MD, FACC, as a Medical Partner and cardiologist at Cape Cardiology Group.
Dr. Donis earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, and completed his residency in internal medicine... Read more