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Pre-Employment Tests Examine Applicants’ Physical Capabilities

Few human resources issues are more frustrating than hiring an individual, only to discover a physical issue prevents them from performing the task for which they were hired. More employers today are investing in pre-employment testing to identify such avoidable issues. Pre-employment functional testing provides employers with... Read more

Truckers Improve Safety and Health by Getting Enough Sleep

Driving a truck is hard work, particularly on the human body. The common bond between coping with inconsistent schedules, noisy lots and everything that goes with living in a truck is sleep. Not just any sleep, but good, plentiful, restful sleep. Getting enough high-quality sleep can be... Read more

Fitness Plus to Open in Dexter in July

Fitness Plus Dexter Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Fitness Plus is coming to Dexter in July. Now through July 1, the facility is offering a pre-sale promotion to new members, which includes a discounted enrollment fee of $19 and a free Fitness Plus Dexter T-shirt. “We are thrilled to be opening... Read more

Saint Francis Adds Neurosurgical Practice and Experienced Physicians

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Cape Neurosurgical Associates as a new specialty practice to Saint Francis Medical Partners, along with neurosurgeon David G. Yingling, MD. Located in Cape Girardeau, Cape Neurosurgical Associates provides patients with expert diagnosis and a full spectrum of surgical interventions... Read more

Saint Francis Offers Midwife Care as Delivery Option

A new mother and her baby pose with midwife Tracy Carr, RN, BSN, MSN, CNM Saint Francis Healthcare System now offers women the option to give birth using the services of a certified nurse midwife. Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies. They perform many common prenatal and labor functions, like monitoring the mother’s... Read more

Saint Francis Convenient Care Moving

Beginning March 1, Convenient Care, currently found inside Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency Department, will consolidate with and become part of Immediate Convenient Care (ICC), which has urgent care locations in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. With this move, patients can choose an established walk-in urgent care location... Read more

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

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