News Articles

November 15, 2022

Smith to Take on New Role as Director of Acute Care Operations

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to recognize Krystle Smith, RN, BSN, in her promotion to Director of Acute Care Operations, effective November 2022. Smith began her career at Saint Francis in 2013, starting as a Registered Nurse and transitioning to Charge Nurse, Performance Improvement Specialist...

November 15, 2022

Crump to Take on New Role as Director of Emergency and Trauma Services

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to recognize Carla Crump, RN, BSN, in her promotion to Director of Emergency and Trauma Services, effective November 2022. Crump has served in the Emergency Services Department since March of 1996. Crump has served in several roles including staff nurse,...

November 14, 2022

Riley Returns to Saint Francis as Nurse Practitioner

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Jessica R. Riley, MSN, RN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, has returned to Saint Francis as a Nurse Practitioner and Congestive Heart Failure Coordinator at Cape Cardiology Group, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Riley earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing...

November 14, 2022

Janell Martin, MSN, RN-CRNA, Joins Saint Francis

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Janell Martin, MSN, RN-CRNA, has joined Saint Francis as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), effective August 2022. Martin received her Master of Science Nursing degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She also received her Nurse Anesthesia...

November 11, 2022

Saint Francis Oncologists Recognized for Clinical Trial Enrollment

Medical and radiation oncologists at the Saint Francis Cancer Institute recently received recognition for clinical trial accruals (enrollments) through the National Cancer Institute's National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). The awards were announced at NCORP's annual meeting, recognizing investigators (providers) who enrolled patients in NCORP-sponsored clinical...

November 10, 2022

Saint Francis Foundation Recognizes Physician Philanthropists

Saint Francis Foundation recently honored both Charles H. Pancoast, MD, and Clifford R. Talbert Jr., MD, FACC, with Healing Hands Lifetime Giving Awards in recognition of their long-term support and leadership giving. "Their generosity has helped provide comfort and healing to numerous patients and colleagues over...

November 8, 2022

Saint Francis Wins 18 Marketing Awards

Saint Francis Healthcare System won 18 Show-Me-Excellence Awards for excellent healthcare marketing from the Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (MAHPRM). The annual awards recognize high achievement and superb quality in advertising, marketing and public relations projects produced by hospitals and healthcare systems throughout...

October 10, 2022

Saint Francis Celebrates Feast of St. Francis and Mass of Installation

On Wednesday, October 5, Saint Francis Healthcare System celebrated the Feast of St. Francis and Mass of Installation for Justin Davison, President and Chief Executive Officer. The Most Reverend Edward M. Rice, Bishop Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese, was joined by Priests of the Diocese to celebrate...

October 7, 2022

Christenberry Joins Cape Physician Associates

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Sarah C. Christenberry, MD, pediatrician at Cape Physician Associates, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Christenberry earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in History from Presbyterian University in Clinton, S.C. followed by her Master...

October 7, 2022

Color Dash 2022 5K and Fun Walk Provides Free Cancer Screenings

The Saint Francis Foundation hosted their fourth annual Color Dash 5K and Fun Walk on Saturday, October 1, at Arena Park. The turnout for the 5K and one mile fun walk included 274 participants. More than $31,000 was raised to provide free cancer screenings to...

October 7, 2022

Deane Joins Saint Francis Clinic Dexter

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Savannah J. Deane, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined Saint Francis Clinic Dexter as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Deane earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. Deane has clinical...

October 6, 2022

Saint Francis Receives Recognition at Epic Systems Corporations 2022 User Group Meeting

Saint Francis Healthcare System received recognition at the Epic Systems Corporation 2022 User Group Meeting (UGM) for initiatives to decrease the downtime related to routinely scheduled Epic software upgrades. The rating recognizes our commitment to providing patient-focused care with minimal interruptions. Saint Francis, along with numerous...

October 6, 2022

Onyenso Joins Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Gift A. Onyenso, MD, has joined Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff as a pediatrician. Onyenso earned her Bachelor of Science in Community Health: Health Planning and Administration from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana followed by her medical education...

October 3, 2022

Carson Joins Piedmont Physician Associates

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Clayton J. Carson, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined Piedmont Physician Associates as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Carson earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., followed by his Master of Science in Nursing...

October 3, 2022

Saint Francis Offering Virtual Urgent Care

Beginning October 3, Saint Francis Healthcare System now offers convenient, virtual urgent care services for many health conditions. Patients can speak to a provider through a secure, interactive video visit on a smartphone, tablet or computer seven days a week from the comfort of their...

September 30, 2022

Barnette Receives Missouri Chapter Award from American Academy of Pediatrics

Alan R. Barnette, MD, FAAP, Neonatologist at Cape Neonatology Specialists, a Saint Francis Medical Partner, received a Missouri Chapter Award at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Virtual Chapter Award Ceremony for his role as a subject matter expert in the collaborative grant awarded to...

September 29, 2022

Saint Francis Welcomes New Officers, Members to Boards

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome new officers and members to the Healthcare System Board and Health Development Services Board. Steven K. Dirnberger and Laura L. Younghouse have been named officers of the Healthcare System Board, with Jeffrey S. Hotop joining as a...

September 28, 2022

Saint Francis Donates Sculpture to Library

Saint Francis Healthcare System recently donated a sculpture to the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library Foundation. In mid-July, ownership of the piece, "Gulls," by Tom Runnels, was officially transferred from Saint Francis to the Foundation. It is now on permanent loan to the Poplar Bluff Municipal...