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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

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

Saint Francis Foundation Welcomes New Staff

Danielle Liley Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome Danielle Liley to the staff of the Saint Francis Foundation. Liley has joined Saint Francis as a development officer. In this role, she will report to Linda Decker, executive director of the Foundation, and support Saint Francis’ mission by... Read more

Saint Francis Adds to Referral Services Team

Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome Lauren Keith Heuring to the Saint Francis Family. Heuring has joined the Referral Services team at Saint Francis as a referral services manager. She will join the other referral services managers in cultivating positive relationships with area referring physicians... Read more

Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Member, Retires After 35 Years

Dr. Michael Trueblood Dr. Trueblood Was Instrumental in Medical Center Expansion Saint Francis Medical Center announces that after 35 years of dedicated practice, Michael C. Trueblood, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Saint Francis Board member, has elected to retire. In 1978, after completing his medical degree, internship and residency at the Vanderbilt... Read more

Chateau Girardeau Employees Raise Money for Mammograms

Employees at Chateau Girardeau raised $1,557 for Dig for Life, Saint Francis Medical Center’s program that provides free mammography screenings for women who otherwise could not afford them. The donation was funded by employee’s Pink Up efforts throughout the month of October. Staff participated in bake sales... Read more

High School Swimmers Raise Money for Mammograms

Five local high school swim teams raised $1,490 for Dig for Life, Saint Francis Medical Center’s program that provides free mammography screenings for women who otherwise could not afford them. Swim team students at Cape Central High School, Jackson High School, Poplar Bluff High School, Saxony Lutheran... Read more

HAVCO Employees Raise Money for Mammograms

Employees at HAVCO Wood Products, LLC, in Scott City, Mo., raised $2,217 for Dig for Life, Saint Francis Medical Center’s program that provides free mammography screenings for women who otherwise could not afford them. Nearly 450 employees at the HAVCO locations in Scott City and Vonore, Tenn.,... Read more

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


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