News Articles

September 13, 2018

24 Local Students Awarded Healthcare Scholarships

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...

September 13, 2018

Saint Francis Golf Tournament Benefits Local, Hungry Children

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...

August 15, 2018

Blake Added to Saint Francis Emergency Department

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. Blake, who previously worked as an...

August 9, 2018

Ferguson Medical Group to Join Saint Francis Healthcare System

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...

July 30, 2018

Saint Francis Adds Hospitalist Tiffany Samples

Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes new hospitalist Tiffany Samples, DO. She joins a team of dedicated hospitalists who provide care to their hospitalized patients. Samples studied medicine at A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, and completed her internship and residency at...

July 11, 2018

Saint Francis Emergency Department Adds Petry

Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes emergency medicine specialist William Z. Petry, MD as a new provider in the Emergency Department. He joins other emergency providers in Saint Francis' Emergency and Trauma Center, the region's only state-designated Level III Trauma Center. Petry comes to Saint Francis from...

June 26, 2018

Saint Francis Names Chavez New Surgical Director

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Brook Chavez as Director of Surgical Services. In her new role, Chavez will oversee both administrative and clinical activities for Surgical Services, including pre-anesthesia testing, same-day surgery, operating rooms, gastrointestinal lab, post-anesthesia care and sterile processing. Chavez joined Saint...

June 1, 2018

Saint Francis Adds Cardiologist: Stites joins Cape Cardiology Group

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce Harold W. "Bill" 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...

March 28, 2018

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...

March 28, 2018

Uren Named Cape Cardiology Group Practice Manager

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...

March 20, 2018

Saint Francis Adds to Emergency Department

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. Blake, who previously worked as an...

March 14, 2018

Saint Francis Adds Hospitalist 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. Frank comes to Saint Francis from Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He earned his...

January 25, 2018

Cape Care for Women Adds OB/GYN

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. Prior to coming to Saint Francis, Slack was the physician lead in obstetrics and gynecology for Banner Clinic in Loveland,...