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Saint Francis Welcomes Wills to Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology

Autumn C. Wills PA-C, CDE Saint Francis Healthcare System proudly welcomes physician assistant Autumn Wills, PA-C, CDE, to Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology, providing the region with diagnosis, management and comprehensive treatment of diabetes and other disorders of the endocrine system. Wills earned her medical education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.... Read more

Experienced Gastroenterologist Joins Saint Francis Healthcare System

Ronald M. Angles, DO Saint Francis Healthcare System proudly welcomes board-certified gastroenterologist Ronald M. Angles, DO, as a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Angles is proficient in adult gastroenterology and hepatology. He joins the expert team at Cape Gastroenterology Specialists. Together, they provide the region with expert care for gastrointestinal conditions,... Read more

Rating Agency Upgrades Saint Francis from AA- to AA

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the upgraded AA rating with a stable outlook for issued by the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Cape Girardeau, Missouri on behalf of Saint Francis Healthcare System. "The upgrade of the revenue bonds to ‘AA' from ‘AA-' reflects continued strengthening of... Read more

Saint Francis Adds Sarao as New Hospitalist

Paraminder Sarao, DO Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes hospitalist Paraminder Sarao, DO, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. She joins 20 other hospitalists in providing expert, dedicated care to hospitalized patients at the Medical Center. Sarao earned her medical degree from University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic... Read more

24 Local Students Awarded Healthcare Scholarships

Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 24 local students in August. Twenty three of the students were awarded $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. One student received an executive scholarship for pursing a master's degree in... Read more

Blake Added to Saint Francis Emergency Department

Lauren B. Blake, MD 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

Ferguson Medical Group to Join Saint Francis Healthcare System

Ferguson Medical Group 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

Saint Francis Achieves Echocardiography Accreditation from IAC

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 Adds Hospitalist Tiffany Samples

Tiffany Samples, DO 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

Calvin’s Story: Saving His Heart

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


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