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Chance Named Director of Human Resources

Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Nicole Chance, MBA, as director of human resources at Saint Francis Medical Center. In her new role, Chance’s responsibilities will include compliance with state and federal regulations, compensation, benefits, performance management, recruitment and retention for the Medical Center in... Read more

Saint Francis Adds Hospitalist to Medical Staff

Michael Dodd, DO Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes new hospitalist Michael Dodd, DO, as a Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins 13 other hospitalists who provide dedicated care to their hospitalized patients. Dr. Dodd, who previously served as a pharmacy and chemotherapy technician at Saint Francis Medical Center, earned his... Read more

Saint Francis Welcomes First Baby of 2016

Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated the delivery of Cape Girardeau’s first baby of 2016. At 12:31 am on Friday, January 1, 2016, a baby boy was welcomed into the world by proud parents Michaela Dean and Zech Bardezbain of Patterson, Mo., and caring Family BirthPlace nursing... Read more

Kneibert Clinic Joins Saint Francis

It’s a new partnership for the new year! Kneibert Clinic, a multispecialty clinic in Poplar Bluff, Mo., is joining Saint Francis Healthcare System. As of today, January 1, all providers at Kneibert Clinic are Saint Francis Medical Partners – physicians and providers employed by Saint Francis Healthcare... Read more

La Pierre Named Chief Performance Improvement Officer

Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ Saint Francis Healthcare System announces that Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB, has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Performance Improvement Officer (CPIO). In her new role, La Pierre will drive improvements through cross-functional team and process improvements. As a Lean Six... Read more

Emergency Medicine Physician Joins Saint Francis

Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes Sara Elizabeth Nowicki, DO, as a new Medical Partner and emergency medicine physician. Nowicki joins 14 other emergency medicine physicians at Saint Francis’ Emergency and Trauma Center, the region’s only state-designated Level III Trauma Center. Nowicki earned her medical degree from A.T.... Read more

Saint Francis Kicks Off Pink Up Campaign

Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off its annual Pink Up breast cancer awareness campaign with a bang on Thursday night. Nearly 1,600 guests, including breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters, and Southeast Missouri State University student athletes gathered at the Medical Center’s Cancer Institute for... Read more

Cancer Specialist Joins Cape Radiation Oncology

Benjamin D. Goodman, DO Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes new radiation oncologist Benjamin D. Goodman, DO, as a Saint Francis Medical Partner at Cape Radiation Oncology. Goodman earned his medical degree from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky., and fulfilled his transitional internship at St. Vincent Hospital in... Read more

Farmington Physician Associates Now Open!

Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to announce that Farmington Physician Associates, a primary care practice and Saint Francis Medical Partner, is now seeing patients at its new clinic located at 515 Maple Valley Drive. At the new facility, family practice physicians Brett M. Dickinson, MD; William... Read more

Saint Francis Honored with Mission: Lifeline Award

Saint Francis Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Each year in the United States, approximately 250,000 people have a... Read more

2015 Healthcare Scholarships Awarded

Back row, from left: Emily Greenley, Emma Steffens, Alexis Engelhart, Austin Cook, Melissa Wyatt, Megan Hecht, Rachel Hearnes, Emily Welker and Kody Hindman. Middle row, from left: Caleb Newcomer, Tripti Shakya, Kaitlin McGrath, Taylor Powers, Elizabeth Leimer and Ethan Seyer. Front row, from left: Madison Huckstep,... Read more

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


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