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Ervin Joins Saint Francis Palliative Care Program

Nicholas A. Ervin, APRN, FNP Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Nicholas A. Ervin, MSN, APRN, FNP-C to Saint Francis Palliative Care Program. Nick Ervin is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Ervin attended Southeast Health College of Nursing, gaining his Associate Degree in Nursing from 2011-2013.... Read more

Rhodes-Griffith Joins Saint Francis Hospitalists

Emily Rhodes-Griffith, AGACNP Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Emily Rhodes-Griffith, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC to the Hospitalist department. Rhodes-Griffith is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She attended Southeast Missouri State University from 2013-2014 to obtain her Bachelor of... Read more

Roe Joins Saint Francis Health Center – Dexter

Caitlin B. Roe, APRN, FNP Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Caitlin B. Roe, APRN, FNP-C, to Saint Francis Health Center – Dexter. Caitlin Roe is board certified by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Roe earned her Bachelor’s degree from... Read more

Macharia Joins Cape Cardiology Group

Amos Macharia, MSN, AGNP-C Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Amos Macharia, MSN, AGNP-C to Cape Cardiology Group / Cardiovascular Services. Macharia earned his Master of Science in Nursing degree in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from Walden University in Columbia, MD from 2018-2019. He is board certified... Read more

Saint Francis Receives Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Honor Roll Elite

American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Honor Roll Elite Saint Francis Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based... Read more

Lifesaving PulsePoint App Now Available in Cape Girardeau

PulsePoint Saint Francis Foundation is partnering with the City of Cape Girardeau Police and Fire Departments to launch the lifesaving PulsePoint app in Cape Girardeau. The free mobile app alerts citizens trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when someone in a nearby public place suffers cardiac arrest.... Read more

Saint Francis Awards 22 Scholarships to Students

Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to twenty-two local students in August. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was established in 1980. Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis... Read more

Saint Francis to Build New Location in Jackson

Saint Francis Healthcare System begins construction on Wednesday, August 5 on a new primary and urgent care location at 2130 E. Jackson Boulevard. The facility is expected to be completed summer 2021. During construction, Jackson Physician Associates, located at the new clinic location, will close temporarily. Jackson Family... Read more

La Pierre Named Chief Nursing-Clinical Officer

Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ Saint Francis Healthcare System announces Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ, has been appointed to the newly combined role of Chief Nursing-Clinical Officer. La Pierre has served the Healthcare System as Chief Performance Improvement Officer since 2015. Her knowledge and expertise have led to... Read more

Saint Francis to Resume Surgeries with COVID Testing

Saint Francis Medical Center - Front exterior view Saint Francis Medical Center will resume elective surgeries and procedures on Monday, April 27."The ability to perform non-emergent, elective surgeries is encouraging news for our Healthcare System as well as the communities we are called to serve," says Dr. Maryann Reese, president and chief executive officer... Read more

Saint Francis Approved for Convalescent Plasma Treatment

COVID-19 Treatment Saint Francis Healthcare System received approval from the Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board to use plasma from recovered, or convalescent, COVID-19 patients for treatment with currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients.When a patient has an active viral or bacterial infection, the immune system develops proteins, called antibodies, which... Read more


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