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Peterson Joins Poplar Bluff Neurology Specialists

Patricia A. Peterson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C 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 Earns High-Quality Ranking

In fiscal year 2020, Saint Francis Healthcare System received a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 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

Dyer Joins Immediate Convenient Care

Damian R. Dyer, MD, MPH 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

Saint Francis Healthcare System Submits Counterproposal to United

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

Martin Joins Kneibert Clinic

Chris Martin, LCSW 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

Michael Shipman Promoted to Pharmacy Manager

Michael Shipman, PharmD, BCPS 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

Justin Davison Joins Saint Francis as New Chief Financial Officer

Justin Davison, MBA 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

Bauman Named Director of Human Resources

Diane Bauman 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

Homann Joins Saint Francis Emergency Department

Brooke L. Homann, PA-C 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 Welcomes Four New Board Members

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

Saint Francis Honors Sister Jane Kiefer for Years of Service

Sister Jane Kiefer 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


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