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Hendrix Joins Saint Francis as Staff Attorney

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce Samantha J. Hendrix, JD, MHA, as Staff Attorney. In her new role, she will be responsible for a variety of legal work, including contract review, advising on operational issues and providing legal insight in other matters as needed. Hendrix earned... Read more

Saint Francis Adds Vascular Surgeon Scott Gard

Dr. Scott Alan Gard, MD, FACS Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes vascular surgeon Scott Gard, MD, FACS, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. Gard earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his general surgery residency at Truman Medical Center and... Read more

Saint Francis Adds Cardiologist: Stites joins Cape Cardiology Group

H. William Stites III, MD, FACC Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce H. William Stites III, MD, FACC, as a Medical Partner and cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology at Cape Cardiology Group. Stites earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia, later completing his internship, internal medicine residency and... Read more

Tenkhoff Named Manager of Patient Care Resources

Cathy Tenkhoff, RN, BSN Saint Francis is pleased to announce the promotion of Cathy Tenkhoff, RN, BSN, as Manager of Patient Care Resources. In her new role, Tenkhoff will be responsible for the leadership and appropriate allocation of staff provided by the staffing office. She will also direct the staffing... Read more

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


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