News Articles

May 1, 2023

Saint Francis Foundation Recognizes Dr. Michael and Mrs. Mary Trueblood

Saint Francis Foundation recently recognized Dr. Michael and Mrs. Mary Trueblood with a Healing Hands Lifetime Giving Award in recognition of their long-term support and leadership giving. The award was presented at Grace Notes, an annual donor appreciation dinner hosted by the Foundation. "Their generosity has...

March 31, 2023

MAC Expands Nursing Education to Meet Community Needs

Mineral Area College (MAC) has been approved to expand sophomore-year nursing offerings for Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Advanced Placement ADN students in the Cape Girardeau and Perry County areas. At their March meeting, the Missouri Board of Nursing approved MAC's request to add 30...

January 26, 2023

Mirza Joins Cape Cardiology Group

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Rubina A. Mirza, MD, has joined Cape Cardiology Group, a Saint Francis Medical Partner, as an interventional cardiologist. Mirza will primarily see patients at Saint Francis Clinic Dexter and Piedmont Physician Associates. Mirza earned her medical education from...

January 24, 2023

Jacob Wolpers, DNP, CRNA, Joins Saint Francis

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Jacob Wolpers, DNP, CRNA, has joined Saint Francis as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), effective December 2022. Wolpers received his Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes - Jewish College and his...

January 23, 2023

Merritt to Take on New Role as Manager of the Emergency Department

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to recognize Jason Merritt, RN, in his promotion to Manager of the Emergency Department. Merritt earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. Merritt began his career at Saint Francis in 2015 as a Registered Nurse...

January 23, 2023

Mirly to Take on New Role as Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to recognize Stephanie Mirly, FNP-C, ENP-C, in her new role as Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department. Mirly earned her Master of Science in Nursing at University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala., and is board certified by the...

December 21, 2022

Brandt Joins Saint Francis as Chief Financial Officer

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Matthew Brandt, MBA, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Brandt joins Saint Francis from HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital in O'Fallon, Ill., where he served as Director of Finance/CFO for almost five years. He brings nearly 20 years of financial...

December 16, 2022

Compas Joins Saint Francis Clinic Kingshighway as Family Nurse Practitioner

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Baily D. Compas, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined Saint Francis Clinic Kingshighway, a Saint Francis Medical Partner, as a family nurse practitioner. Compas earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Southeast...

December 16, 2022

Quinton Joins Saint Francis Clinic Farmington as Nurse Practitioner

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Sydney K. Quinton, APRN, FNP-C, DNP, has joined Saint Francis Clinic Farmington as a family nurse practitioner. Quinton earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from University of Missouri – St. Louis. She has nearly five years of nursing...

December 15, 2022

Saint Francis Auxiliary Recognizes 2022 Volunteers and Auxilians of the Year

Saint Francis Healthcare System's Auxiliary held their annual Volunteer Christmas Breakfast at the Drury Plaza Hotel Conference Center in Cape Girardeau on December 13. Numerous volunteers were in attendance as well as members of the Saint Francis Executive Team, Friends of Saint Francis Board members...

December 14, 2022

Rhymer Joins Saint Francis Clinic Jackson as Nurse Practitioner

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Allison B. Rhymer, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined Saint Francis Clinic Jackson as a family nurse practitioner. Rhymer earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., followed by her Master of Science in...

December 5, 2022

Nauser Joins Saint Francis Behavioral Health Poplar Bluff

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Jonathan W. Nauser, PhD, has joined Saint Francis Behavioral Health Poplar Bluff as a clinical psychologist. Nauser earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Missouri - Columbia, followed by...

December 1, 2022

Frazier accepts Lab Manager Role in Poplar Bluff

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Brandi Frazier has accepted the role of Lab Manager at Saint Francis Laboratory Poplar Bluff, effective April 2022. Frazier received her Associate of Applied Science from Three Rivers College in 2006, followed by her Bachelor of Science in...

November 28, 2022

Saint Francis Welcomes Mobile Wellness to Service Offerings

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Saint Francis Mobile Wellness to its healthcare service offerings, which arrives to Saint Francis Medical Center this week. The 45' coach houses a state-of-the-art 3D mammography unit as its primary service offering. Mobile Wellness will travel the region...

November 22, 2022

Gramlisch Joins Cape Care for Women as Family Nurse Practitioner

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Amber Gramlisch, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined Cape Care for Women as a Family Nurse Practitioner practicing women's health. Gramlisch earned her Master of Science in Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. Gramlisch began her career at Saint Francis...

November 16, 2022

Saint Francis Welcomes Fr. Anthony

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Fr. Anthony C. Nwankwo, STL, CPE, as a Chaplain in Pastoral Care Services. Fr. Anthony earned his Bachelor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Theology from Seat of Wisdom Seminary, affiliate of Urbania University in Rome, Italy. He earned...