Saint Francis Medical Center's Cancer Institute has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. The CoC evaluates cancer care programs on their commitment to provide comprehensive, high-quality and multidisciplinary patient-centered care.
The commission evaluated Saint Francis'... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes nurse practitioner Tamara Keesee, FNP-C, to the Saint Francis Pain Management Center.
She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from South University in Savannah, Georgia and is board certified from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Nurse practitioners are nurses who have... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes nurse practitioner Amanda Wareing, APRN, FNP-C, as a new team member with the Saint Francis Medical Center hospitalists. She joins 21 other providers that are dedicated to caring for hospitalized patients at the Medical Center.
Wareing earned her Master of Science in... Read more
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
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
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 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
Since the public renewing of Saint Francis Healthcare System's Mission and Core Values in April 2018, the Healthcare System has been working to develop a new branding campaign that accurately represents the heart of Saint Francis while being as effective as the past branding campaign, "Medicine... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System names Lori Sturgill as the new chief information officer (CIO). In this position, Sturgill is responsible for directing Saint Francis' information technology strategy and operations and serves as a member of the Executive Team.
Sturgill comes to Cape Girardeau from Springfield, Missouri where... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center has announced the appointment of Tamara Shafer, MD, to medical director of the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center.
Shafer is board certified and earned her medical degree in family medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
Each of... Read more
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
More than 180 golfers and 45 volunteers turned out for The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament on August 17 at The Cape Girardeau Country Club. The tournament raised more than $155,000 and will benefit community efforts to feed hungry children in our area.
Winners of the... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is excited to announce a new healthcare community education series to southeast Missouri, MedTalks.
MedTalks will be a monthly lecture series that is intended to help educate and empower our community to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Each month, a different provider will... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Natalie Frazier-Cook, APRN, FNP-BC, to Immediate Convenient Care.
She has been with Saint Francis for 22 years and has served in many patient care roles and most recently served as the manager of Training and Development.... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes nurse practitioner Austin Roubidoux, APRN, FNP-C, to the Emergency Department. He joins 14 other emergency providers in Saint Francis' Emergency and Trauma Center, the region's only state-designated Level III Trauma Center.
He earned his Master of Science in nursing from Cox... Read more
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
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
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 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
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