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Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Dustin Mattison has been promoted to Manager of IT Clinical Applications. He will assist in the planning, maintenance, and enhancement of Saint Francis Healthcare System applications that are supported by the clinical analyst team.
Mattison began working at... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System and the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the opening of Saint Francis Health Center – Poplar Bluff with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 29.
The ribbon cutting will take place at 2 pm at 225 Physicians Park Drive, Suite 400,... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Nurse Practitioner Rebecca A. Compton, APRN, FNP-C to Saint Francis Health Center – Poplar Bluff.
Compton earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Ky. in 2016. She is certified through the American Academy... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Ricardo A. Georges, MD, DABA has joined Saint Francis Pain Management Center.
Dr. Georges hails from from Queens, New York where he was born, raised and pursued his career in medicine. After completing his undergraduate degree at New... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Krystle Smith, RN, BSN has been promoted to Manager of Patient Care Resources.
As Manager of Patient Care Resources, Smith is responsible for Shift Administrators, the Transfer Center, Staffing Office, Telemonitor Technicians, Patient Care Technicians, Float Pool Patient... Read more
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that Saint Francis Healthcare System was awarded a RMOMS (Rural Maternity Obstetrics Management Strategies) grant. The grant, one of only three awarded nationwide, focuses on the six Missouri Bootheel counties of Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott and... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Elizabeth L'Heureux, APRN, FNP-BC, NP-C has joined Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff.
L'Heureux earned her Associate of Arts in Sociology in 2005 from Three Rivers College. She earned her Associate of Science in Nursing from Three Rivers in... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Allyson Asmus, ARPN, FNP-BC has joined Ferguson Medical Group.
Asmus earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2011. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing, also from Southeast, in 2019. Asmus... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Michael J. Naughton, MD, has joined Cape Medical Oncology.
Dr. Naughton has practiced medical oncology and hematology with an emphasis on breast cancer for more than 20 years. He previously practiced at The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center... Read more
Nearly 200 golfers and 48 volunteers turned out for The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament on August 16. A total of $155,000 was raised this year for community efforts to feed hungry children in the area.
The tournament was located for the first time at the... Read more
Kevin A. Govero is the new Chair of the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors. Govero has served on the Board since 2003, most recently serving as Vice Chair for the past three years. Prior to his service on the Healthcare System Board, Govero served... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Jenny M. Eichhorn, MD, to Jackson Family Care.
Dr. Eichhorn specializes in Family Practice. She earned her medical degree from University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2016. She completed an internship in 2017 and residency in 2019 at... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Stephane Bond, NP-C to Saint Francis Health Center – Poplar Bluff.
Bond earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 2009. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes two new members to the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors. Adam Kidd and Laura Younghouse joined the Board.
Adam Kidd is the president of Kidd Oil Co. He has served on the Saint Francis Health Development Board since 2015. He... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Family Nurse Practitioner Christina L. Shirk, FNP-BC has joined Saint Francis Hospitalists.
Shirk earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Roseman University in Henderson, Nev. in 2011. She graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Maryville... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Luke T. Small, MD to Cape ENT Group.
Dr. Small specializes in otolaryngology which focuses on the anatomy, function, and diseases of the ear, nose and throat. He received his medical education from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2014. He... Read more
Richard D. Ronca, MD, PhD joins Saint Francis Healthcare System as a Neurohospitalist.
Dr. Ronca will rotate inpatient coverage with Dr. Aleksey Androsov who is also a Neurohospitalist. A Neurohospitalist is a physician whose subspecialty interest is in the management of inpatients with neurologic disorders.
Dr. Ronca received... Read more
Cape Gastroenterology Specialists now offer Directly Scheduled Colonoscopies for Colon Screening patients.
This service allows patients who are 50 years and older with no significant medical history of cancer, lung or heart disease and have no symptoms to schedule a colon screening procedure without first going to... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Franklin Hayward II, DO has joined Cape Spine and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Hayward is board eligible through the American Osteopathic Board of Neurological Surgery. He earned his degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in... Read more
Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners, Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
FACHE is a premier board certification in healthcare management and formally recognizes Ogburn's high competency, commitment... Read more