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Redhawks Football to Support Pink Up with Jersey Auction

Saint Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri State University Athletics announced a new collaboration today, taking the Redhawks’ Pink Up efforts to a new level. Led by head coach Tom “Tuke” Matukewicz, the Southeast football team introduced the Pink Up Jersey Auction, which opens today and... Read more

Neurosurgeon Joins Cape Spine & Neurosurgery

Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes neurosurgeon Kaywan (Kev) Gamadia, DO, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins fellow neurosurgeon Brandon J. Scott, DO, at the Cape Spine & Neurosurgery practice. Gamadia earned his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., and... Read more

Primary Care Physician Joins Jackson Family Care

Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes primary care physician Laura E. Glueck, DO, as a new Medical Partner practicing at Jackson Family Care, 545 Broadridge Dr., Jackson. An Oak Ridge native, Glueck completed her bachelor’s degree at University of Missouri-Columbia, and earned her medical degree from A.T. Still... Read more

Hospitalist Joins Saint Francis Medical Center

Saint Francis Medical Center introduces new hospitalist Andrew Ralls, DO, as a Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins 13 other hospitalists who provide care to hospitalized patients. Dr. Ralls, a Cape Girardeau native and Southeast Missouri State University graduate, earned his medical degree from Edward Via College... Read more

Surgeon Joins Trauma Center

Joseph M. McClain, MD, MS, FACS Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to introduce Joseph M. McClain, MD, MS, FACS, as a new Medical Partner and trauma surgeon at Cape Trauma Specialists. McClain, who is board certified in both general and thoracic surgery, at the Emergency and Trauma Center, the region’s only... Read more

Ameren Missouri Rewards Saint Francis for Energy Efficiency

Saint Francis Medical Center has completed its 26th energy efficiency project in three years working in partnership with Ameren Missouri’s energy efficiency program. Ameren Missouri awarded Saint Francis $281,195 in cash incentives for the energy efficiency improvements. The Medical Center’s "Building on Excellence" expansion and renovation project... Read more

Saint Francis Names Reese New EVP/COO

Saint Francis Healthcare System announced today that Maryann Reese, DHA, MHA, RN, FACHE, has been appointed to the newly created role of Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO). In her new role, Reese will be actively involved in leading the development of programs and services that strengthen... Read more

Patient Tower Now Open

After more than 42 months of planning, Saint Francis Medical Center opened its new five-story patient tower on July 1. Saint Francis broke ground on the $127 million expansion and renovation project, “Building on Excellence,” (BOE) on November 28, 2012. The project adds more than 234,000 square... Read more

Saint Francis Names New IS Director

Gene Magnus has been promoted to director of Information Systems at Saint Francis Medical Center. In this position, he will be responsible for all of Saint Francis’ application software systems, including the new, system-wide Epic electronic medical record. Magnus started Saint Francis in 2010 as a senior... Read more

Saint Francis Adds Two Hospitalists

Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes hospitalists Gretchen E. Price, DO, and Michael S. Flaim, DO, as new Saint Francis Medical Partners. They join 11 other hospitalists who provide dedicated care to hospitalized patients at the Medical Center. The two are also a husband-and-wife team. Gretchen E. Price,... Read more

Saint Francis Named Level II Stroke Center

Saint Francis Medical Center has earned Level II Stroke Center designation, the newest component of the Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System, from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The statewide TCD brings together the 911-response system, ambulance services and hospitals in a coordinated way... Read more

Fitness Plus to Host Indoor Triathlon

Area residents can test their endurance at the tenth annual Fitness Plus Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, March 7. Beginning at 8 am in the Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road (entrance 8), the triathlon includes a 300-yard swim, five-mile ride on... Read more

Dexter Clinic Opening Today

Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Outpatient Clinic opened today in its temporary location at 115 East Business Highway 60 in Dexter. Saint Francis Medical Partners F. Michael Caldwell, MD; Stephen Nagy, MD; Christopher Montgomery, MD; and Gilbert Smith, MD; will offer primary care services to patients here along... Read more

Saint Francis Now UnitedHealthcare Provider

Missouri residents enrolled in select UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and individual plans now have expanded in-network access to care at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. These plans include UnitedHealthcare's Choice POS and Options PPO. Saint Francis Healthcare System offers services to more than 715,000 people in Missouri,... Read more

Pediatrician Olson Joins Saint Francis

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

Dr. Diemer Named Vice President of Quality

Thomas S. Diemer, MD 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 Adds Respected Poplar Bluff Neurologist

Shahid K. Choudhary, MD 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

Piedmont Family Practice Physician Joins Saint Francis

D. Andrew Gayle, MD 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


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