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News Articles

Saint Francis Releases Community Health Needs Assessment Results

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

Saint Francis Offering Life-Saving CPR Training

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

Pre-Employment Tests Examine Applicants’ Physical Capabilities

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

Truckers Improve Safety and Health by Getting Enough Sleep

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

Fitness Plus to Open in Dexter in July

Fitness Plus Dexter 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 Adds Neurosurgical Practice and Experienced Physicians

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

Experienced Vascular Surgeon Joins Saint Francis

Joseph F. Mayo Jr., MD, FACS 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 Offers Midwife Care as Delivery Option

A new mother and her baby pose with midwife Tracy Carr, RN, BSN, MSN, CNM 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

Saint Francis Convenient Care Moving

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

Chance Named Director of Human Resources

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

Saint Francis Adds Hospitalist to Medical Staff

Michael Dodd, DO 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 Welcomes First Baby of 2016

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

Kneibert Clinic Joins Saint Francis

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

Glastetter Named Director of Maternal and Child Health Services

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

LaPierre Named Chief Performance Improvement Officer

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

Emergency Medicine Physician Joins Saint Francis

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 Kicks Off Pink Up Campaign

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

Cancer Specialist Joins Cape Radiation Oncology

Benjamin D. Goodman, DO 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


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