News Articles

January 22, 2022

Hanauer Accepts Nurse Practitioner Position at Ferguson Medical Group

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Rachel S. Hanauer, APRN-FNP-BC, has accepted a nurse practitioner role at Ferguson Medical Group - Charleston, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Hanauer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Loyola University in Chicago, IL in 2015,...

January 22, 2022

Little Accepts Nurse Practitioner Position at Ferguson Medical Group

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Jenna A. Little, APRN, FNP-BC, FNP-C has accepted a nurse practitioner role at Ferguson Medical Group - Sikeston, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Little earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2018 and her Master of...

January 20, 2022

Page Accepts Nurse Practitioner Role

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Kara A. Page, AGACNP-BC, has accepted an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner position with the hospitalists at Saint Francis Medical Center. Page earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University, followed by her Master of...

January 18, 2022

Hale Accepts Hospice Patient Care Manager Role

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Melissa Hale, MSW, LCSW, has accepted the position of Hospice Patient Care Manager with Saint Francis Healthcare System. Hale received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Southeast Missouri State University followed by her Master of Social...

December 21, 2021

Miller Joins Cape Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome James E. Miller, MD, FACS, FACC, to Cape Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Miller is an experienced cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in cardiovascular surgery, who joins Saint Francis from Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas where he was as the...

December 16, 2021

Crites Joins Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Vivian J. Crites, FNP-C, has joined Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff as a nurse practitioner. Crites received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville in Fayetteville, Ark., followed by her Master of Science...

December 16, 2021

Rippon Accepts Intensivist Role

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Jennifer L. Rippon, DO, has accepted an intensivist role at Saint Francis Medical Center. Rippon earned her medical education from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa., followed by her residency in internal medicine at David...

December 14, 2021

Saint Francis Auxiliary Recognizes Volunteers and Auxilians of the Year

Saint Francis Healthcare System's Auxiliary held their annual Volunteer Christmas Breakfast at the Drury Plaza Conference Center in Cape Girardeau on December 7. Ninety three volunteers were in attendance, as well as members of the Saint Francis Executive Team. Since 1989, 38 volunteers have been recognized...

December 13, 2021

Newcomer Named Vice President – Regional Operations

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE, has been named Vice President – Regional Operations, effective January 2, 2022. In the newly created role, Newcomer is responsible for regional support services for the Healthcare System, as well as Home Health...

December 7, 2021

Batchelor Joins Saint Francis as Director of Cardiovascular Services

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Peter Batchelor, MBA, as Director of Cardiovascular Services, effective November 2021. Batchelor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Phoenix. Batchelor joins Saint Francis from...

December 6, 2021

Featherston Joins Immediate Convenient Care

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Amy Featherston, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, to Immediate Convenient Care, located at 1702 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Featherston earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University and her Master of Nursing degree from...

November 10, 2021

Saint Francis Receives Seventh Consecutive ‘A’ for Patient Safety

For the seventh time in a row, Saint Francis Medical Center received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade 'A' for fall 2021. This national award recognizes the Medical Center's achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing the safest healthcare. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog...

November 4, 2021

Saint Francis Wins 16 Marketing Awards

Saint Francis Healthcare System won 16 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 22, 2021

Johnson Promoted to Facilities Manager at Saint Francis

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Christopher Johnson was promoted to Facilities Manager, effective September 1. Johnson has worked in Facilities Maintenance at Saint Francis since 1980. For the past seven years, Johnson worked as a direct report to the Director of Facilities, where...

October 21, 2021

Ditto Joins Immediate Convenient Care – Cape Girardeau

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Larina (Jody) Ditto, MSW, LCSW, to Immediate Convenient Care located at 1702 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Ditto earned her Bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University and her Master of Social Work degree from St. Louis University. Ditto...