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Saint Francis Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification.
As a result of continued compliance with national standards and extraordinary outcomes, The Stroke Center has received the Joint Commission's Certificate... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Christopher Martin has joined Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
He has seven years of experience working with youth at community mental health facilities and working with youth and families at Missouri Department... Read more
On November 6, 2019, UnitedHealthcare issued a termination notice to Saint Francis. On March 5, Saint Francis Medical Center will be out-of-network with United.
We are disappointed to share that United has chosen to put profits over patients by terminating its agreement with Saint Francis Medical Center,... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Michael Shipman, PharmD, BCPS, has been promoted to Pharmacy Manager.
Shipman began his career at Saint Francis in June 2006 as a pharmacist. He earned his PharmD from the University of Tennessee – Memphis and his Bachelor of... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to announce the appointment of Justin Davison as Chief Financial Officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System. Former CFO David Prather retired in December after 24 years at Saint Francis.
Davison will oversee the Healthcare System's overall financial plans and policies and... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Diane Bauman has been named Director of Human Resources. In her new role, Bauman's responsibilities include employee relations, compliance with state and federal regulations, compensation, benefits, performance management, recruitment and retention for the Healthcare System in accordance... Read more
A baby boy who made his debut into the world at 4:36 a.m. is the first baby of 2020 born at Saint Francis Healthcare System's Family BirthPlace.
Proud parents Landon Johnson and Savannah Shaffer welcomed their first child, Ari Thomas Johnson, early on January 1. The Marble... Read more
David Prather, Chief Financial Officer at Saint Francis Healthcare System, is retiring after 24 years. He has been a driving force to make access to healthcare more available and healthcare more affordable during his tenure.
David Prather joined Saint Francis 24 years ago in 1995, having previously... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Gabrielle R. Sierman, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined Advanced Orthopedic Specialists.
Sierman earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2012, an Associate in Nursing from Southeast Hospital College of Nursing in 2014,... Read more
Linda Ehlers has been serving patients at Saint Francis Healthcare System for 42 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She retired in December 2019.
She began her career at Saint Francis in September 1977 when she was 20 years old as a Licensed Practical Nurse on the... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Certified Physician Assistant Brooke L. Homann has joined the Emergency Department. She earned her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2019 from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. Homann is board certified through the National Commission... Read more
Saint Francis Foundation added four new members to its board of directors this year. They are: Dr. Andrew Boldrey, pediatrician; Tucker Davis, bank vice president; Barbara Mueller, RN and technology professional; and Angie Womack, real estate associate.
Jimmy Wilferth, VP of Foundation and Marketing at Saint Francis... Read more
A place to worship and offer prayers on behalf of loved ones is important for the family and friends of patients at Saint Francis Medical Center.
The Chapel provides a place for loved ones of patients at Saint Francis to pray. It also provides weekday masses and,... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System honors Sister Jane Kiefer for her more than 40 years of service to the organization. She has retired to the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters Motherhouse in Wheaton, Illinois.
Sister Jane joined the Franciscan Sisters in Wheaton, Illinois, in November 1948, and worked in Catholic... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center is one of three Missouri healthcare organizations recognized with the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) Aim for Excellence Award for delivery of improved population health, patient outcomes and experience, and value of care.
The award was presented Nov. 7 during MHA's 97th Annual Convention... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center has received an 'A' for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the third time in a row when Leapfrog announced grades for the Fall 2019 update.
This national distinction recognizes Saint Francis Medical Center's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Thomas Hansen, MD, has joined the Pain Management Center.
Dr. Hansen has 30 years of experience in pain management and anesthesiology with a special interest in dorsal column stimulation and headache pain. He has numerous publications on neurophysiology... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Taylor L. McClard, MSPA, PA-C, has joined the Emergency Department as a Certified Physician Assistant.
McClard earned her Bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2017 and Master's degree from Southern Illinois University in 2019. She is... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Leticia Kelley, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined Cape Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine.
Kelley earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Missouri – Columbia in Columbia, Mo. in 2000. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Aaron Dodge, PA-C, has joined Cape Trauma Specialists.
Dodge earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 2016. He earned a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies... Read more