Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Patricia A. Peterson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, to Poplar Bluff Neurology Specialists.
Peterson received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo. in 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Methodist University in Park... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency and Trauma Center has been recertified as the only state-designated Level III Trauma Center in southeast Missouri.
"This designation as a Level III Trauma Center demonstrates our continued commitment to provide the highest quality care when our patients need it most," said... Read more
Clifford R. Talbert Jr., MD, FACC, recently celebrated a significant milestone in his career that has spanned more than half a century.
Talbert has been practicing cardiology at Saint Francis Healthcare System for 54 and a half years and continues to practice at Cape Cardiology Group. He... Read more
In January 2020, Saint Francis Medical Center received a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare methodology calculates a star rating in order to easily compare overall hospital quality. Ranging from one to five... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Occupational Medicine Physician Damian R. Dyer, MD, MPH, to the Occupational Medicine Clinic at Immediate Convenient Care in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Dr. Dyer is a Medical Review Officer (MRO) and Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Medical Examiner. He offers initial evaluation, treatment... Read more
Applications for the 2020 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 students... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System continues to work with UnitedHealthcare in good faith negotiations. On Friday, January 31, Saint Francis met the negotiation deadline and sent a counterproposal to United. United will have three weeks to respond according to our agreement.
Saint Francis is committed to pursuing an... Read more
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
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