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Saint Francis Medical Center is proud to introduce pediatrician Gary S. Olson, MD, FAAP, FCP, as a new Medical Partner with Cape Physician Associates. This highly respected physician has been caring for the physical, mental and social health of his young patients in area communities since... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas S. Diemer, MD, to the Executive Team. Diemer has accepted the newly created role of Vice President of Quality, effective January 1, 2015.
As Vice President of Quality, Diemer will be responsible for Case Management,... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated the delivery of Cape Girardeau’s first baby of 2015. At 3:54 am on Thursday, January 1, 2015, a baby boy was welcomed into the world by proud mother Carolyn Shane of Marble Hill, Mo., and caring Family BirthPlace nursing staff. Kimberly... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome respected neurologist Shahid K. Choudhary, MD, of the newly formed Poplar Bluff Neurology Specialists as a new Medical Partner. This well-known specialist, who has been helping neurology patients in Poplar Bluff for more than 21 years, will be... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome Andy Gayle, MD, of the new Piedmont Physician Associates practice as Medical Partners. This respected family practice physician will officially join the Medical Center on January 1, 2015.
Dr. Gayle earned his medical degree and later completed his family... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center’s Heart Hospital has again received full accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Saint Francis was first accredited in 2009. The reaccreditation is valid for three years.
Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center has been reaccredited as the region’s only Level III Trauma Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Unit of Emergency Medical Services.
Trauma centers are hospitals with resources immediately available to provide efficient nursing and medical care as well as... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off its annual Pink Up breast cancer awareness campaign with a bang on Wednesday night. More than 1,000 guests, including breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters, gathered at the Medical Center’s Cancer Institute for food, entertainment and shopping, all benefitting... Read more
James “Jimmy” Wilferth has been named executive director of Saint Francis Foundation, the fundraising arm of Saint Francis Medical Center.
His responsibilities include the management of the development team, building relationships with both the Foundation and The Friends of Saint Francis Boards of Directors, increasing the Foundation’s... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center has named Beth Keller, PHR, business liaison in the Business Development department.
In her new position, Keller will work primarily with companies and industries in Saint Francis’ service area, educating them on the services available at the Medical Center, including the Occupational Medicine... Read more
Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 local students on August 1. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession.
The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was created in 1980. The program is funded... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to introduce Steven J. Joggerst, MD, as a Medical Partner and new interventional cardiologist at Cape Cardiology Group. This highly skilled physician joins a team of seven expert cardiologists and will be a part of Saint Francis’ new Heart Valve... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center’s Fitness Plus placed second in the Worldwide Walking Challenge sponsored by the Medical Fitness Association. Fitness Plus recruited more than 700 participants who took a total number of 50,377,895 steps during the week-long challenge. Fitness Plus will be recognized for this accomplishment... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center wants to make sure that your child is safe when left at home alone or under the watch of a babysitter. To help ensure this safety, the Medical Center offers the Safe Sitter program for boys and girls ages 11 to 13... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center won 21 Show-Me Excellence awards for excellence in healthcare marketing – more than any other single hospital in the state – from the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (MAHPRM).
This statewide honor recognizes an institution’s efforts to educate and inform... Read more
Nearly 170 golfers and 30 volunteers turned out for the 11th annual Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament on May 19, raising more than $70,000 in support of patients and their families at Saint Francis Medical Center.
Since its inception in 2004, the Tournament, sponsored by The Friends... Read more
Applications for the 2014 Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarships 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 and have at least a... Read more
Pat Cameron Named 2014 Auxilian of the Year
The Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary presented $125,000 to Marilyn Curtis, Vice President – Professional Services at Saint Francis Medical Center, at the annual Auxiliary and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 22. The donation is the third installment of... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to introduce Jean Diemer, MD, FAAP, as the newest Medical Partner and pediatrician at Cape Physician Associates. Dr. Diemer, who has more than 20 years of experience, joins 11 other talented physicians at this established practice.
Dr. Diemer is a native... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center has named Aaron Spratt, MBA, director of Information Systems. In this position, he will lead the Information Systems team of analysts, programmers and project leads. He will also continue to ensure that Saint Francis’ electronic medical records (EMRs) maintain compliance for ARRA... Read more