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Mungee Named Director of Physician Practices

Saint Francis Medical Center introduces Sunil Mungee, MBA, as director of physician practices. In this role, he will be responsible for fostering, developing and facilitating the improvement of Saint Francis Medical Center’s Medical Partners. Mungee has extensive experience in practice management and physician recruitment. He previously was... Read more

Saint Francis Welcomes First Baby of 2013

Hunter Glen Vanek, the first Saint Francis delivery of 2013, with proud parents Tafawny and Andrew Vanek Family BirthPlace Ends Year with Record Deliveries Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated its first baby delivered in 2013. At 5:06 am on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, the six-pound, 13-ounce, 19.75-inch Hunter Glen Vanek was welcomed into the world by proud parents Tafawny and Andrew Vanek of Jackson,... Read more

Saint Francis Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

On November 28, Saint Francis Medical Center broke ground on its ambitious expansion and renovation project, “Building on Excellence.” Adding to its strong foundation of innovation and quality, the Medical Center will enhance facilities, services and systems to bring best-in-class healthcare to the people of Missouri... Read more

Saint Francis Wins 20 Show-Me Excellence State Marketing Awards

Saint Francis Medical Center won 20 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

Gala Raises $146,000 for Cancer Fight

The stars came out for “A Cure for Cape,” the American Cancer Society’s Annual Gala, presented by Saint Francis Medical Center. The cancer survivors, Saint Francis employees and community supporters at the August 25 event raised a remarkable $146,374 for the American Cancer Society’s cancer-fighting efforts... Read more

Saint Francis Offers New Bone Survey For Cancer Detection

Saint Francis Medical Center is the first in the region to offer the PET F18 Bone Survey – the new standard in bone imaging. This new tool helps capture high-definition bone images, making it easier to accurately detect cancer that has metastasized or spread to the... Read more

Volleyball Team to Honor Breast Cancer Survivors at Game

The Southeast Missouri State University women’s volleyball team will honor breast cancer survivors during its match against Austin Peay State University on Friday, October 5, at 6:30 pm in Houck Field House. Between the second and third sets, survivors will receive pink volleyballs honoring their journeys. The... Read more

Saint Francis Kicks Off Pink Up Cape

Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off its annual Pink Up Cape breast cancer awareness campaign with a bang on Wednesday night. More than 700 guests, including breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters, gathered in the Cancer Institute for food, entertainment and shopping, all benefitting Dig... Read more

Experienced Cardiologist Joins Cape Cardiology Group

Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes Joseph C. Dwyer, MD, FACC, as a new Medical Partner and cardiologist at Cape Cardiology Group. In addition to his time at Cape Cardiology Group, Dwyer will also treat patients at outreach clinics. Dwyer, who is board certified in cardiology and nuclear... Read more

Firmand Named Director of Training, Development

Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes Steve Firmand, DM, as director of Training and Development. In this role, Firmand will be responsible for the overall management, design, development and delivery of enterprise learning for Saint Francis’ more than 2,400 employees. Firmand has worked in multiple industries, ranging from... Read more

Saint Francis’ Orthopedic Program Earns National Recognition

Saint Francis Medical Center has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2012 list of 100 hospitals nationwide with great orthopedic programs. The list highlights hospitals that have demonstrated continual innovation in orthopedic treatments and services, along with patient-centered care and forward-thinking research. “This new national honor shines... Read more

Saint Francis Earns Gold for Blood Drives

Saint Francis Medical Center has earned Gold level status from the American Red Cross in its Champions for Life campaign. The Champions for Life initiative benefits the Red Cross in two ways: by increasing blood donations at hospital-sponsored blood drives and by recognizing hospital sponsors and blood... Read more

Local Physician Honored by Peers

The American College of Endocrinology (ACE), the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), inducted Ahmad Z. Sheikh, MD, FACE, ECNU, CCD, of Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology as a Fellow during a special ceremony on May 26 at the 20th annual... Read more

Saint Francis Earns Best Place to Work Title

Magazine Names Hospital to Top 100 List for Fifth Time Saint Francis Medical Center has been named one of the top 100 “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine for the fifth consecutive year–an honor no other employer in Missouri has achieved. The prestigious program... Read more

Saint Francis Employees Donate $201,000 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 $201,000 to the 2012 Team One campaign, almost $41,000 over the goal. This year was the most successful in the campaign’s history, and included contributions from more than half... Read more

Saint Francis Names Luna Medical Partners Administrator

Saint Francis Medical Center has named Verlene Luna, MHA, FACHE, administrator of Saint Francis Medical Partners. In this role, she will provide leadership for all operational, financial and administrative aspects of Saint Francis’ Medical Partners network. Before joining Saint Francis, Luna worked with several healthcare systems in... Read more

Saint Francis Wins 12 Show-Me Excellence State Marketing Awards

Saint Francis Medical Center won 12 Show-Me Excellence awards – including three first-place awards – for excellence in healthcare marketing from the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (MAHPRM). This statewide honor recognizes an institution’s efforts to educate and inform the community about health-related... Read more

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