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Heart Hospital Accredited as Chest Pain Center with PCI

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Heart Hospital has again received full accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Saint Francis was first accredited in 2009. The reaccreditation is valid for three years. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of... Read more

Emergency, Trauma Center Reaccredited

Saint Francis Medical Center has been reaccredited as the region’s only Level III Trauma Center by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Unit of Emergency Medical Services. Trauma centers are hospitals with resources immediately available to provide efficient nursing and medical care as well as... Read more

Community Kicks Off Pink Up with a Bang

Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off its annual Pink Up breast cancer awareness campaign with a bang on Wednesday night. More than 1,000 guests, including breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters, gathered at the Medical Center’s Cancer Institute for food, entertainment and shopping, all benefitting... Read more

Wilferth Named Executive Director of Saint Francis Foundation

James “Jimmy” Wilferth has been named executive director of Saint Francis Foundation, the fundraising arm of Saint Francis Medical Center. His responsibilities include the management of the development team, building relationships with both the Foundation and The Friends of Saint Francis Boards of Directors, increasing the Foundation’s... Read more

Keller Names Business Liaison at Saint Francis

Saint Francis Medical Center has named Beth Keller, PHR, business liaison in the Business Development department. In her new position, Keller will work primarily with companies and industries in Saint Francis’ service area, educating them on the services available at the Medical Center, including the Occupational Medicine... Read more

23 Local Students Awarded Healthcare Scholarships

Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 local students on August 1. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was created in 1980. The program is funded... Read more

Fitness Plus Walkers Take 50 Million Steps

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Fitness Plus placed 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 50,377,895 steps during the week-long challenge. Fitness Plus will be recognized for this accomplishment... Read more

Safe Sitter Course Promotes Child Safety

Saint Francis Medical Center wants to make sure that your child is safe when left at home alone or under the watch of a babysitter. To help ensure this safety, the Medical Center offers the Safe Sitter program for boys and girls ages 11 to 13... Read more

Saint Francis Wins 21 Show-Me Excellence State Marketing Awards

Saint Francis Medical Center won 21 Show-Me Excellence awards for excellence in healthcare marketing – more than any other single hospital in the state – from the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (MAHPRM). This statewide honor recognizes an institution’s efforts to educate and inform... Read more

Saint Francis Accepting Scholarship Applications Now

Applications for the 2014 Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarships are now available. The program awards 23 scholarships of up to $2,000 annually to students pursuing a healthcare-related career. Applicants must have successfully completed one year of an accredited healthcare program and have at least a... Read more

Saint Francis Auxiliary Donates $125,000 at Luncheon

Pat Cameron Named 2014 Auxilian of the Year The Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary presented $125,000 to Marilyn Curtis, Vice President – Professional Services at Saint Francis Medical Center, at the annual Auxiliary and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 22. The donation is the third installment of... Read more

Pediatrician Joins Saint Francis Medical Partners

Jean Diemer, MD, FAAP Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to introduce Jean Diemer, MD, FAAP, as the newest Medical Partner and pediatrician at Cape Physician Associates. Dr. Diemer, who has more than 20 years of experience, joins 11 other talented physicians at this established practice. Dr. Diemer is a native... Read more

Spratt Named IS Director at Saint Francis

Saint Francis Medical Center has named Aaron Spratt, MBA, director of Information Systems. In this position, he will lead the Information Systems team of analysts, programmers and project leads. He will also continue to ensure that Saint Francis’ electronic medical records (EMRs) maintain compliance for ARRA... Read more

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


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