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Saint Francis Inpatient Rehab Ranked Top Decile Nationally

Facilities Ranked According to Efficiency and Patient Experience, Among Other Measures A national survey found Saint Francis Inpatient Rehabilitation to be among the top 10 percent of rehabilitation facilities in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and patient experience in 2017. The survey, conducted by The State University of New... Read more

Uren Named Cape Cardiology Group Practice Manager

Sherri Uren Saint Francis is happy to welcome Sherri Uren as Practice Manager for Cape Cardiology Group. In her new role, Uren will oversee all physician practice activities including scheduling, patient throughput and billing activities for Cape Cardiology Group. Uren has previously served as Billing Department Supervisor for Gastroenterology... Read more

Sapp Joins as Director of Enterprise Project Management Office

Sylvia Sapp Saint Francis is happy to welcome Sylvia Sapp as Director of the Enterprise Project Management Office. In directing the enterprise project management office, she will work with other health system leaders to develop the framework and practices of our project management services in order to better facilitate the achievement of our system-wide strategic goals. Sapp has... Read more

Saint Francis Welcomes Darline Brown as Patient Care Manager

L. Darline Brown, MBA, BSN, RN Saint Francis is happy to welcome L. Darline Brown, MBA, BSN, RN as Patient Care Manager. In her new role, she will be responsible for delivering care, developing policies and procedures, and maintaining standards of care. Brown previously served as nurse manager of the medical floor... Read more

Saint Francis Adds to Emergency Department

Dr. Martin Blake, MD Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes emergency medicine specialist Martin Blake, MD as a new provider in the Emergency Department. He joins 11 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 Adds Hospitalist Matthew C. Frank, MD

Dr. Matthew C. Frank, MD Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes hospitalist Matthew C. Frank, MD as a new Saint Francis Medical Partners. Saint Francis hospitalists provide dedicated care to hospitalized patients at the Medical Center. Dr. Frank comes to Saint Francis from Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He earned his... Read more

Cape Care for Women Adds OB/GYN

Dr. Kenneth Slack, MD Saint Francis is pleased to announce the addition of Kenneth Slack, MD, as a new Medical Partner and the newest obstetrician/gynecologist at Cape Care for Women. He joins Jessica Lemmons, MD, FACOG; Sara Lorenz, MD, FACOG; Grant McWilliams, DO, FACOG, Kimberly Roos, MD, FACOG; Michelle Bauer,... Read more

Saint Francis Accepting Scholarship Applications Now

Applications for the 2017 Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program funded by Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary are now available. The program awards 23 scholarships of up to $2,000 annually to students pursuing a healthcare-related career. Applicants must have successfully completed one year of an accredited healthcare program... Read more

Saint Francis Adds Raffety, Varnon to Board of Directors

Saint Francis Healthcare System recently welcomed Gina Raffety and Janet Varnon as new board members. Raffety is not new to Saint Francis; she is currently president of the Saint Francis Foundation board of directors, where she has served since 2012. She is publisher of The Cash-Book Journal... Read more

Wallis Named Wound Healing Center Manager

Jennifer Wallis, RN Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Jennifer Wallis, RN, as the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center manager at Saint Francis Medical Center. In this role, she is responsible and accountable for the delivery of care and development of policies and procedures, standards of care and... Read more

Experienced Neurologist Joins Saint Francis

Randall L. Stahly, DO, FAAN Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome experienced neurologist and new Saint Francis Medical Partner Randall L. Stahly, DO, FAAN, to Cape Neurology Specialists, where he joins a team of neurology experts. Dr. Stahly has practiced in Cape Girardeau since 1986. He earned his medical degree... Read more

Saint Francis Cardiologist Seeing Patients in Sikeston, Dexter

William J. Nienaber, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome noninvasive cardiologist and Medical Partner William J. Nienaber, MD, to Cape Cardiology Group, where he joins eight fellow cardiologists. Dr. Nienaber will be seeing patients at Saint Francis’ clinic in Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, as well... Read more

Stair-Step Effect Puts More Donation Dollars to Work

The term “domino effect” implies a linear succession of events in which there is a well-defined beginning and end to the sequence. Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation has been able to enhance that model over the past few years by immediately putting your donations to work,... Read more

Level III NICU Earns State Quality Award

Saint Francis Medical Center was honored with the Aim for Excellence Award during the Missouri Hospital Association’s 94th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Osage Beach, Mo., on November 3. Saint Francis won in the small and large metropolitan statistical area hospitals category with a quality... Read more

Heart Hospital Recognized Nationally for Fifth Consecutive Year

Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Heart Hospital is among the best in the nation for treating patients who have had a heart attack. Saint Francis received the ACTION Registry-Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology NCDR ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ for the... Read more

Orthopedic Surgeon Joins Saint Francis

Khalid Waliullah, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome orthopedic surgeon, Khalid Waliullah, MD, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. He will see patients at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists. Dr. Waliullah earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Ga. He later... Read more

Suggs Named Patient Care Manager for Surgical, Orthopedics

Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Clayton Suggs, BSN, RN, as the patient care manager of orthopedics and surgical for Saint Francis Healthcare System. In his role, Suggs’ is responsible for the delivery of care, development of policies and procedures, standards of care and protocols... Read more


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