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News Articles

Saint Francis Welcomes First Baby of 2014

Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated the delivery of its first baby in 2014. At 1:22 pm on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, a baby boy was welcomed into the world by proud parents Caitlin Cook and Matthew Lincoln of Marble Hill, Mo., and caring Family BirthPlace nursing... Read more

Big Move for Level III NICU Patients at Saint Francis

Big changes were happening in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Francis Medical Center on December 10 as staff moved tiny patients into a new, larger space. The expanded Level III NICU is one of the first areas completed as part of... Read more

Lawrence Named Director of Business Development

Jim Lawrence, director of Business Development Saint Francis Medical Center has named Jim Lawrence, RN, MBA, as the new director of business development. In this role, he will lead all aspects of business development and relationship building with physicians, consumers and businesses. In addition to his new role, Lawrence will continue to... Read more

Saint Francis Kicks Off Pink Up Cape with a Bang

Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off its annual Pink Up Cape breast cancer awareness campaign with a bang on September 24. More than 1,200 guests, including breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters, gathered in the Cancer Institute for food, entertainment and shopping, all benefitting Dig... Read more

Annual Golf Tournament Benefits Patients at Saint Francis

More than 260 golfers and 40 volunteers turned out for the 26th annual Friends of Saint Francis Benefit Golf Tournament on August 23 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. Funds raised support patients and their families at Saint Francis Medical Center. Proceeds from this year’s tournament... Read more

Saint Francis Recognized Internationally For Walking Challenge

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Fitness Plus recently finished 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 38,169,706 steps during the week-long challenge in April. Fitness Plus will be recognized... Read more

Saint Francis Family Pledges $203,000 to Aid Co-workers, Patients

Saint Francis Medical Center’s employees showed their generosity and concern for co-workers and patients by pledging more than $203,200 to the 2013 Team One campaign, exceeding the goal. This year was the most successful in the campaign’s history, and included contributions from more than half of... Read more

Emergency and Trauma Center Enhances Children’s, Seniors’ Units

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Level III Emergency and Trauma Center is now offering specialized care for its youngest patients and seniors throughout the region. These enhancements are even more examples of how Saint Francis is leading the way in emergency medicine. The designated children’s area features special... Read more

Siener Named to Saint Francis Board

Nenninger, Layton, Govero Begin Officer Terms Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Jason Siener of Paducah, Ky., to the Board of Directors, along with new officers Clyde Nenninger, Board chairman; John Layton, vice chairman; and Kevin Govero, secretary/treasurer. Nenninger joined the Board of Directors in 1989 and will... Read more

Respiratory Care Program Earns National Quality Recognition

Saint Francis Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15 percent of hospitals in the United... Read more

Saint Francis Auxiliary Donates $204,000 at Luncheon

Judy Heisserer Named 2013 Auxilian of the Year The Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary presented $204,000 to Saint Francis Healthcare System board of directors vice chair Clyde Nenninger, at the annual Auxiliary and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 18. The donation is the second installment of an... Read more

Furry 5K to Benefit Pet Therapy Program

Fitness Plus will host the fifth annual Furry 5K run and one-mile walk on Saturday, June 15, at Missouri Running Company, 1720 Kingsway Drive. Race day registration is from 7 to 7:45 am, and the race begins at 8 am. A portion of the $20 registration fee... Read more

Saint Francis Welcomes New ICU Manager

Glastetter Begins Role as Patient Care Manager in Surgical Intensive Care Unit   Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome Liz Glastetter, RN, BSN, as she begins her new position as patient care manager in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). Glastetter is not a new face at... Read more

Spring Fashion Meets Fundraising on April 11

Tickets are on sale now for Macy’s fashion and fundraising event, “Fashion Focus: Tips and Trends,” benefitting The Friends of Saint Francis. On Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 8:30 pm, guests will get a sneak peek of upcoming fashion trends and learn plenty of tips to... Read more


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