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Phillips Promoted to Purchasing Manager

Debbie Phillips Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Debbie Phillips has been promoted to Purchasing Manager. Phillips began her career at Saint Francis in 1985 in the Human Resources Department. She transferred to Purchasing and Receiving as an Inventory Buyer. Phillips was Catheterization Laboratory Buyer for... Read more

David Enderle Takes Ride with Navy’s Blue Angels

David Enderle snaps a selfie in the back seat of a Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet Saint Francis Healthcare System Athletic Trainer David Enderle had a once-in-a-lifetime experience when he had the honor to ride with the Navy's Blue Angels in a F/A-18 Hornet jet. The special ride happened on May 15 before the 2019 Cape Girardeau Air Festival the following weekend. David was... Read more

Newcomer Achieves FACHE Credential

Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE, Service Line Director of Cancer Services, Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine at Saint Francis Healthcare System, has achieved Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). This significant professional achievement is a gold standard board certification as a healthcare executive and formally... Read more

Saint Francis First in Region to Offer TMVR for Mitral Regurgitation

MitraClip device Saint Francis Healthcare System now offers transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with the MitraClip procedure for those experiencing mitral regurgitation (MR). The Structural Heart Team of Saint Francis Healthcare System performed its first MitraClip procedure this week. Mitral regurgitation is the leakage of blood backward through the... Read more

Ashley Carter Named Hospital Coding Manager

Ashley Carter Ashley Carter has been named the Hospital Coding Manager for Health Information Management at Saint Francis Healthcare System. Carter is a Certified Coding Specialist. Her responsibilities include educating physicians on any hospital coding concerns, working directly with the clinical documentation improvement team regarding any coding/quality documentation issues.... Read more

Saint Francis Healthcare System Distributes Baby Boxinettes

Nolan Blattel sleeps in a boxinette Saint Francis Healthcare System in partnership with the Community Caring Council are distributing baby "boxinettes" to encourage safe sleeping habits for newborns and their caregivers. These boxes are lined with a mattress and function like a bassinet. Accompanied with a consistent educational message about safe sleep options,... Read more

Saint Francis Honors Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Don and Wilma Heisserer pose after Wilma was named Auxilian of the Year for her outstanding dedication to Saint Francis Healthcare. Saint Francis Healthcare System celebrated National Volunteer Week from April 7-13 with the annual Auxiliary and Volunteer Luncheon on April 15 to honor the more than 100 volunteers who serve Saint Francis Healthcare and its patients. Around 130 attended the luncheon held at the Drury Plaza Hotel... Read more

Torbet named Director of Foundation & Marketing

Danielle Liley-Torbet Danielle Liley-Torbet has been named the Director of Foundation & Marketing at Saint Francis Healthcare System. She is responsible for overseeing all fundraising efforts and marketing projects. Torbet was recently named the new Foundation and Marketing manager in July. "I have worked very closely with Danielle over the... Read more

Greaser Named Vice President – Human Resources

Linda Greaser Linda Greaser has been named Vice President – Human Resources for Saint Francis Healthcare System. Greaser will provide leadership, development and implementation of policies in all Human Resource functions including staffing, employment, compensation, benefits, as well as state and federal compliance in applicable areas. She will counsel... Read more

Ogburn Named Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE has been named the new Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners. He will focus on Saint Francis Healthcare System's Clinically Integrated Network, Accountable Care Organization and continue his work with the provider network, Saint Francis Medical Partners. "This new role will shift my... Read more

Genetic Counselor Melanie Baxter Joins Saint Francis Healthcare

Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Certified Genetic Counselor Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC to the Saint Francis Cancer Institute. Genetic counselors are knowledgeable and up-to-date on the constantly changing field of genetics. They are trained to tailor, translate and communicate complex genetic information into practical, understandable decision-making information... Read more

Hospitalist Devika R. Nagaraj Joins Saint Francis Healthcare

Devika R. Nagaraj, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Adult/Pediatric Hospitalist Devika R. Nagaraj to Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Nagaraj received her medical education and completed her internship in 1991 from Bangalore Medical College at Karnatake State in India. She completed her residency in 2001 at St.... Read more

LINX Procedure Cures Severe Acid Reflux

Claude Old Claude Old suffered from severe acid reflex. High dosages of a medication that blocks production of acid in the stomach were not offering the relief he wanted. "My acid reflux would get so bad that my chest hurt so bad, and I mean, even up into my... Read more

HMR Diet Ranked Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet

The Healthy Weigh is an official licensee of the HMR Program, a non-surgical, clinic-based diet that U.S. News & World Report has named a "Best Diet for Fast Weight Loss" for 2019 Weight Management Services' Health Management Resources® (HMR) Program utilized by Saint Francis Healthcare's Healthy Weigh program has been awarded the 2019 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet by US News and World Report. The Healthy Weigh, Saint Francis Medical Center's weight-loss program, incorporates diet solutions from HMR. The program... Read more


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