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Ernst Named Clinical Director of Medical, Critical Care Services

Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Denise Ernst, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC-CMC, as the clinical director for medical and critical care services for Saint Francis Healthcare System. In her new role, Ernst’s responsibilities include planning and directing both the administrative and clinical activities of the intensive... Read more

Saint Francis Awards 23 Healthcare Scholarships

Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 local students on August 5. Each student received $1,250 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was created in 1980. Saint Francis Foundation and... Read more

Southeast Football Supports Pink Up with Jersey Auction

The Southeast Missouri State University football team revealed special new Pink Up jerseys today to be worn during the annual Pink Up game on October 29. The jerseys will be available for purchase through an online auction starting August 12 to raise money for Saint Francis... Read more

Culberson Named Facilities Management Director

Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Mark Culberson as facilities management director for Saint Francis Healthcare System. In his new role, Culberson’s responsibilities include direct activities of plant operations, plant maintenance and biomedical engineering departments. He will oversee design, cost estimating, scheduling and construction activities... Read more

Hospitalist Stephen R. Miinch II Joins Saint Francis

Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes hospitalist Stephen R. Miinch II, DO, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins a team of 13 hospitalists that provides expert, dedicated care to hospitalized patients at the Medical Center. Miinch earned his medical degree from Kansas City University of... Read more

Family Care Physician Joins Saint Francis in Farmington

Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes family practice physician Danielle N. Carron, MD, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. Specializing in family medicine, she joins six other primary care physicians at Farmington Physician Associates. Dr. Carron earned her medical degree from University of Missouri at Kansas City... Read more

Anesthesiologist Joins Saint Francis

Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes anesthesiologist Jason A. Conway, MD, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins 11 others at Cape Anesthesia Group in providing care to patients before, during and after surgery and offering continuous pain relief throughout surgical, obstetrical or other medical... Read more

Saint Francis Health Center Now Open in Dexter

Fitness Plus Dexter Saint Francis Outpatient Center is now seeing patients at its new permanent location, Saint Francis Health Center – Dexter, 1212 Saint Francis Drive, near US 60 Outer Road and Harris Drive. This modern facility is designed with patients’ health and wellness in mind, and will continue... Read more

Galloway Named Family BirthPlace Manager

Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Emily Galloway, BSN, RN, as patient care manager of Family BirthPlace and Children’s Center. Galloway is responsible and accountable for the delivery of care, development of policies and procedures, standards of care and protocols, and assigns, directs and evaluates... Read more

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


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