Saint Francis Updates

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

Saint Francis Healthcare to Hold Career Fair March 18

Career Fair - On-Site Interviews Saint Francis Healthcare will hold a career fair Monday, March 18, 2019 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The career fair will be at the Saint John of God Conference Room from 4 - 7:00 pm (near the Main Entrance on William Street). There will... 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 medically supervised weight-loss program, incorporates diet solutions from HMR.... Read more

Fresh Healthy Café in Saint Francis, Grand Opening and Fundraiser

Fresh Healthy Cafe interior The Grand Opening of Fresh Healthy Café in Saint Francis Medical Center kicks off Thursday, February 28. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, February 28 at 9:30 am. Fresh Healthy Café will offer 15% off their entire menu all weekend, through Sunday, March 3. In addition,... Read more

Trae R. Smith Joins Saint Francis Anesthesiology

Trae R. Smith, CRNA Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Trae R. Smith to Saint Francis Medical Center. He received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 2012. Smith received his Master of Science in Anesthesia from Middle Tennessee... Read more

Poplar Bluff Pediatrics to join Saint Francis Healthcare System

Poplar Bluff Pediatrics is becoming a Medical Partner with Saint Francis Healthcare System effective March 1. Poplar Bluff Pediatrics has served patients since 1991 and will remain at its current location at 2210 Barron Road, Suites 120-122 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri (map). "The merger with Poplar Bluff Pediatrics... Read more

Black River Medical Center to Officially Join Saint Francis Healthcare System

Saint Francis Healthcare System and Black River Medical Center have entered formal discussions regarding Black River Medical Center joining Saint Francis. A merger between Saint Francis and Black River allows both organizations to focus on a shared vision, including outcomes, experience and value. "Quality healthcare at an... Read more

Melissa Rowland Joins Cape Gastroenterology Specialists

Melissa Rowland, NP-C Saint Francis Healthcare is pleased to announce that Melissa Rowland, NP-C has been hired as a Nurse Practitioner at Cape Gastroenterology Specialists. Rowland will care for hospitalized patients requiring gastroenterology consultations. She previously worked for three years at Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Springfield, Mo. as a Nurse... Read more

Saint Francis Healthcare Accepting Scholarship Applications

Applications for the 2019 Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program funded by Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary are now available. The program awards more than 20 scholarships of up to $2,000 annually to students pursuing a healthcare-related career. Applicants must have successfully completed one year of an accredited... Read more


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