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 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 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, Immediate Convenient Care – Jackson, located at the new clinic location, will close... Read more
Effective Wednesday, July 29, Saint Francis Medical Center will permit ONE visitor per patient. Visitors are not permitted for adult ICUs and the COVID Care Unit. There are no changes to the OB, pediatric and NICU patient visitor policy. For the complete visitor policy, visit sfmc.net/COVID19.
The... Read more
Effective Monday, July 20, Saint Francis Healthcare System will permit ONE visitor per patient for primary care, specialty care and ancillary service appointments (laboratory and imaging), as well as outpatient surgery and procedures and emergency department visits. We continually monitor the COVID-19 situation and can safely... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. This is the first time Saint Francis has been recognized as one of the top-performing large community hospitals in the US and is the only large community hospital in Missouri... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to announce Dr. Maryann Reese, president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. “It is an honor to receive this distinction from Modern... Read more
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 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 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
Saint Francis Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital and Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality... Read more
The community-wide Coronavirus Test Collection Center will close, effective immediately. If the region experiences a surge in positive COVID-19 cases, the Center will reopen to serve the needs of our community.
In the past week, the Center has experienced a rapid decline in the number of tests... Read more
Charles Pancoast, MD, is retiring after serving for more than 31 years in the Emergency Department at Saint Francis Medical Center.
Pancoast joined Saint Francis in December 1988. Prior to that, he served in the United States Air Force. He earned his medical education from the University... Read more
The community-wide Coronavirus Test Collection Center will reduce hours beginning Friday, April 10. The Center will now be open Monday through Friday, 1 pm to 6 pm.
"We have seen a steady decrease in the number of tests performed at the Center due to the accessibility at... Read more
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Saint Francis Healthcare System is implementing new and exciting ways to continue providing the quality care you know and trust.
Patients can now request a virtual visit with their primary and specialty care provider at any Saint Francis Medical Partner... Read more
The community-wide Coronavirus Test Collection Center begins operations Tuesday, March 24 at 8 am at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is a joint endeavor between SoutheastHEALTH, Saint Francis Healthcare System, Cape Girardeau County Public Health and City of Cape Girardeau.
"We are pleased to begin operations... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is taking the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic very seriously. We are monitoring the situation continuously and following the guidance and direction of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are taking the proper precautions as recommended by the CDC.
If you are exhibiting... Read more
The fifth annual Friends Gala on March 7 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center raised more than $315,000 for the Saint Francis Foundation.
The event drew nearly 500 attendees with more than 20 volunteers on hand to help.
"The money and resources we raise during... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Linda M. Hurt, AuD, to Cape ENT Group.
Hurt earned her medical education from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Ariz. in 2005. She earned her Master of Science in Audiology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1983. She is... Read more
As of midnight Wednesday, March 4, the current contract between Saint Francis Healthcare System and UnitedHealthcare expired with no new agreement in place.
Beginning today, Thursday, March 5, Saint Francis facilities are no longer in-network with United.
For now, all Saint Francis physicians remain in-network. Patients should continue... Read more