News Articles

March 29, 2022

Hendrix Accepts Director Role with Saint Francis

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Samantha Hendrix, MHA, JD, has accepted the role of Director of Legal Services and General Counsel, effective March 2022. Hendrix earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Monmouth College followed by her Master of Health Administration...

March 28, 2022

Powers to Take on Director of Environmental Services Role

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to recognize Gordon Powers in his promotion to Director of Environmental Services, effective March 2022. Powers began his career at Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2012, starting as a Reprocess Technician in the Sterile Processing Department, and remaining in that...

March 23, 2022

Lenihan Joins Cape Cardiology Group

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Daniel J. Lenihan, MD, FACC, to Cape Cardiology Group, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Lenihan is an experienced cardiologist specializing in cardio-oncology, congestive heart failure management and amyloidosis, who joins Saint Francis from Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence at...

March 22, 2022

Ernst Accepts Director Role with Saint Francis

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Denise Ernst, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, has returned to Saint Francis as Director of Engagement and Critical Care Services, effective March 2022. Ernst received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She began her nursing...

March 22, 2022

Borders Accepts Nurse Practitioner Position at Cape Cardiology Group

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Blake Borders, FNP-BC, has accepted a nurse practitioner role at Cape Cardiology Group, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Borders earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau 2012, and her...

March 9, 2022

In Memory of Sister Jane Kiefer

It is with a heavy heart Saint Francis Healthcare System shares the passing of Sister Jane Ann Kiefer, OSF. On Tuesday, March 8, Sister Jane passed away at the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters Motherhouse in Wheaton, Ill. "Sister Jane was the epitome of Mission at Saint Francis....

March 9, 2022

Young Accepts Manager – Clinical Analytics and Informatics Role

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Lance Young, MBA, has accepted the position of Manager – Clinical Analytics and Informatics within the Information Technology department, effective January 2022. Young received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Southeast Missouri State University followed...

March 8, 2022

Saint Francis Medical Center Recognized as a Missouri AIM Star

Saint Francis Medical Center was recognized as a Missouri AIM Star by the Missouri Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health. The recognition signifies the hospital's completion of the organization's Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Collaborative. Hypertension, known as high blood pressure, can have a devastating effect...

February 21, 2022

Saint Francis Foundation Accepting 2022 Healthcare Scholarship Applications

Applications for the 2022 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. The Steven C. Bjelich Executive Scholarship is available for...

February 21, 2022

Luckey Accepts Manager Role

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Nicole Luckey, BSN, RN, has accepted the position of Manager – Clinical Application Services within the Information Technology department, effective February 2022. Luckey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in St. Louis....

February 18, 2022

Glastetter Returns as Director of Cancer Services

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome the return of Liz Glastetter, MBA, BSN, RN, as Director of Cancer Services, effective February 7. Glastetter will provide operational oversight for the Saint Francis Cancer Institute, including Cape Medical Oncology, Cape Radiation Oncology and the Infusion Center,...

February 8, 2022

South Side Farms to Begin Ground Clearing

South Side Farms, located at the corner of West End Boulevard and Walnut in Cape Girardeau, will begin ground clearing this week, weather permitting. The urban farm, housing, childcare and education project received unanimous approval from the Cape Girardeau City Council on November 15, 2021. Championed...

February 2, 2022

Bazemore Accepts Position as a Controller with Accounting and Fiscal Services

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Kevin Bazemore has accepted the Controller position with Accounting and Fiscal Services, effective January 2022. Bazemore earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery, earned a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Finance and...

January 28, 2022

Sprandel Returns to Saint Francis as Chief Nursing Officer

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce the return of Debby Sprandel, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA-HA, as Chief Nursing Officer, effective February 7. As Chief Nursing Officer, Sprandel's responsibilities include all inpatient nursing departments, including Critical Care Services, Emergency and Trauma Services, Maternal Child Health,...

January 22, 2022

Huff Accepts Foundation Executive Director Position

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Stacy Huff has accepted the Executive Director of Foundation position, effective January 2022. Huff joins Saint Francis from the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation in Dallas, TX, where he served as the Executive Director for more than...

January 22, 2022

Long Accepts Radiology Manager Position

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Gwendolyn S. Long, CNMT, RT (CT) (ARRT), has accepted the position of Radiology Manager with Saint Francis Healthcare System. Long received her medical education from the University of Missouri – Columbia. For the past seventeen years, Long has...