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Saint Francis Healthcare System has completed a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for four Southeast Missouri counties. The assessments of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott and Stoddard Counties are now available online here.
The CHNA process gathered a broad range of information through existing data, individual surveys... Read more
Saving lives is not just for heroes in capes. Saint Francis Healthcare System is doing its part to train lifesavers by hosting free CPR trainings on Saturday, June 4, as part of National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7).
According to the American Heart Association, 90... Read more
Few human resources issues are more frustrating than hiring an individual, only to discover a physical issue prevents them from performing the task for which they were hired. More employers today are investing in pre-employment testing to identify such avoidable issues.
Pre-employment functional testing provides employers with... Read more
Educating employees about the potential for burn hazards in the workplace and what to do in the event of an accident are important steps in improving workplace safety.
Taking actions to prevent burns from happening in the first place is the best defense against this workplace hazard.... Read more
Driving a truck is hard work, particularly on the human body. The common bond between coping with inconsistent schedules, noisy lots and everything that goes with living in a truck is sleep. Not just any sleep, but good, plentiful, restful sleep.
Getting enough high-quality sleep can be... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Fitness Plus is coming to Dexter in July. Now through July 1, the facility is offering a pre-sale promotion to new members, which includes a discounted enrollment fee of $19 and a free Fitness Plus Dexter T-shirt.
“We are thrilled to be opening... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Cape Neurosurgical Associates as a new specialty practice to Saint Francis Medical Partners, along with neurosurgeon David G. Yingling, MD.
Located in Cape Girardeau, Cape Neurosurgical Associates provides patients with expert diagnosis and a full spectrum of surgical interventions... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes vascular surgeon Joseph F. Mayo Jr., MD, FACS, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner.
Mayo earned his medical degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, La. He later fulfilled both his surgical internship and residency from Naval Hospital Oakland (Oak... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System now offers women the option to give birth using the services of a certified nurse midwife.
Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies. They perform many common prenatal and labor functions, like monitoring the mother’s... Read more
Beginning March 1, Convenient Care, currently found inside Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency Department, will consolidate with and become part of Immediate Convenient Care (ICC), which has urgent care locations in Cape Girardeau and Jackson.
With this move, patients can choose an established walk-in urgent care location... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Nicole Chance, MBA, as director of human resources at Saint Francis Medical Center.
In her new role, Chance’s responsibilities will include compliance with state and federal regulations, compensation, benefits, performance management, recruitment and retention for the Medical Center in... Read more
HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) is one of U.S. News & World Report’s best diets of 2016, based on the rankings released Tuesday. The Healthy Weigh, Saint Francis Medical Center’s weight-loss program, incorporates diet solutions from HMR.
HMR was ranked the number one Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes new hospitalist Michael Dodd, DO, as a Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins 13 other hospitalists who provide dedicated care to their hospitalized patients.
Dr. Dodd, who previously served as a pharmacy and chemotherapy technician at Saint Francis Medical Center, earned his... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated the delivery of Cape Girardeau’s first baby of 2016. At 12:31 am on Friday, January 1, 2016, a baby boy was welcomed into the world by proud parents Michaela Dean and Zech Bardezbain of Patterson, Mo., and caring Family BirthPlace nursing... Read more
It’s a new partnership for the new year! Kneibert Clinic, a multispecialty clinic in Poplar Bluff, Mo., is joining Saint Francis Healthcare System. As of today, January 1, all providers at Kneibert Clinic are Saint Francis Medical Partners – physicians and providers employed by Saint Francis Healthcare... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Liz Glastetter, BSN, RN, MBA, as director of Maternal and Child Health Services at Saint Francis Medical Center.
In this role, Glastetter will oversee the full continuum of obstetrical care offered by Saint Francis, including high-risk prenatal care provided... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System announces that Stephanie LaPierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB, has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Performance Improvement Officer (CPIO).
In her new role, LaPierre will drive improvements through cross-functional team and process improvements. As a Lean Six Sigma Black... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes Sara Elizabeth Nowicki, DO, as a new Medical Partner and emergency medicine physician. Nowicki joins 14 other emergency medicine physicians at Saint Francis’ Emergency and Trauma Center, the region’s only state-designated Level III Trauma Center.
Nowicki earned her medical degree from A.T.... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off its annual Pink Up breast cancer awareness campaign with a bang on Thursday night. Nearly 1,600 guests, including breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters, and Southeast Missouri State University student athletes gathered at the Medical Center’s Cancer Institute for... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes new radiation oncologist Benjamin D. Goodman, DO, as a Saint Francis Medical Partner at Cape Radiation Oncology.
Goodman earned his medical degree from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky., and fulfilled his transitional internship at St. Vincent Hospital in... Read more