Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC, Cancer Genetic Counselor at Saint Francis Healthcare System, has again received the Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC®) credential from the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
The CGC credential is an internationally recognized professional credential for genetic counselors. Those awarded the CGC credential must... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Marvin Miller to the position of laboratory manager of the Saint Francis Medical Center Laboratory, effective January 8, 2021.
Miller began his career at Saint Francis Healthcare System in December of 1990, working as a phlebotomist while also attending... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Gilbert L. Kukielka, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist, to Cape Cardiology Group.
Dr. Kukielka is an experienced cardiologist who joins Saint Francis from Marietta Memorial Hospital in Ohio, where he practiced General and Interventional Cardiology and served as... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System began vaccinating patient-facing, frontline healthcare workers on Friday, December 18. More than 330 Saint Francis colleagues were vaccinated thanks to Broadway Pharmacy in Cape Girardeau.
In accordance with the phased vaccination approach from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the... Read more
For the fifth time in a row, Saint Francis Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes the Medical Center’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare.
“At Saint Francis Medical Center, safety is our... Read more
The Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MO-ACHE) recognizes Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE, Service Line Director of Cancer Services at Saint Francis Healthcare System, as one of four recipients of its annual President’s Award.
"Lisa is an exemplary leader who has been instrumental... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Marc J. Lumsden, DO, to Cape Physician Associates.
Lumsden graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, in August 2016. He completed a traditional rotating internship at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, and recently finished... Read more
The Saint Francis Foundation hosted their second annual Color Dash 5K and Fun Walk on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at A.C. Brase Arena Park. The turnout for the 5K and one mile fun walk included 154 participants and 50 volunteers. More than $12,000 was raised this... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System's Heart Valve Center achieved a momentous milestone this month performing its 200th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) since the program began September 2014.TAVR is a safer alternative to open-heart surgery, offering patients with severe aortic stenosis a minimally invasive surgical option. Patients... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes four new members to the Saint Francis Health Development Board of Directors – Marvin Adams Jr.; Kimberly Likens; Daniel Presson; and Susan Layton Tomlin.
Marvin Adams Jr. currently serves as the President of First State Community Bank, previously working as Vice President... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Anne DeLonais, MD to the Emergency Department.
Dr. DeLonais is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She attended medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, OH from 1993-1997. She went on to attend and complete... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome C. Adam Swafford, MD, FACEP, to the Emergency Department.
Dr. Swafford is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He attended medical school (1993-1998) and internship (1998-2000) at University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Swafford then... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce its Inpatient Rehabilitation program has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient... Read more
Cape Radiation Oncology at Saint Francis Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat... Read more
Sister Maureen Elfrink, the last remaining nun serving at Saint Francis Healthcare System, is retiring in August. Her roots are in southeast Missouri, but she has led a faith-filled career that has taken her far beyond this region.
Maureen Elfrink was born in St. Louis, and her... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Bradley R. Beran, DO, FAWM, to the Emergency Department.
Beran attended Southeast Missouri State University for his undergraduate schooling from 2009-2013. He went on to attend medical school at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA, from 2013-2017. He... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Jesal A. Amin, MD to the Emergency Department.
Amin attended medical school at University of Missouri—Kansas City, MO from 2011-2017. He finished his residency at Truman Medical Center—West in Kansas City, MO from 2017-2020.
Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency and... Read more
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
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
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