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Schroeder Accepts Compensation and Benefits Manager Role

Amy Schroeder, PHR, SHRM-CP Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Amy Schroeder, PHR, SHRM-CP, has accepted the position of Compensation and Benefits Manager in the Human Resources department at Saint Francis. Schroeder earned her Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Mineral Area College, followed by her Bachelor... Read more

Leimbach to Take on New Role at Cape Neonatology Specialists

Carrie F. Leimbach, NNP-BC Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to recognize Carrie F. Leimbach, RN, NNP-BC, in her new role at Cape Neonatology Specialists as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). Leimbach began her career at Saint Francis in 2015 as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit... Read more

Wilson Joins Saint Francis as Director of Talent Acquisition

Jill Wilson, PHR, RACR Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Jill Wilson, PHR, RACR, as Director of Talent Acquisition. Wilson graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a specialization in Human Resources Management. Wilson has nearly ten years of human resources experience, six specifically... Read more

Woodfin Joins Immediate Convenient Care

Kelli A. Woodfin, FNP-BC Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Kelli A. Woodfin, FNP-BC, to Immediate Convenient Care located at 1702 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Before her role at Saint Francis, Woodfin worked as an Emergency Room nurse where she learned extensively about how to treat urgent... Read more

Bone to Take on New Role at Ferguson Medical Group – Sikeston

Christine Bone, LMSW Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to recognize Christine Bone in her new role as a Licensed Master Social Worker at Ferguson Medical Group - Sikeston. Bone previously worked at Ferguson Medical Group – Sikeston as a Neuropsychological Technician as well as Bootheel Counseling Services as a... Read more

Ghaffar Joins Cape Primary Care

Adil Ghaffar, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Adil Ghaffar, MD, to Cape Primary Care. Ghaffar earned his medical education from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan, and completed his internship and residency both at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA. Ghaffar then completed his fellowship... Read more

Reese Among Ingram’s “50 Missourians You Should Know”

Dr. Maryann Reese Dr. Maryann Reese, president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System, has been recognized by Ingram's Magazine, the leading business publication in Missouri and Kansas, among its annual "50 Missourians You Should Know." Ingram's publishes the annual list in recognition of the "bankers, educators, lawyers,... Read more

Griffin Accepts Intensivist Role at Saint Francis

Daniel L. Griffin, DO Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Daniel L. Griffin, DO, has accepted a position as an intensivist at Saint Francis Medical Center. Griffin earned his medical education at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Miss. in 2015. He completed his residency at... Read more

Bigelow Accepts Director of Human Resources Role with Saint Francis

R. Scott Bigelow, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce R. Scott Bigelow, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has accepted the role of Director of Human Resources with Saint Francis Healthcare System. Bigelow received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He earned his Master of... Read more

Saint Francis to Facilitate Community Health Needs Assessment

Saint Francis Healthcare System will facilitate a community health needs assessment and request the input of community members from surrounding areas. A community health needs assessment is conducted every three years by Saint Francis as an Affordable Care Act requirement of nonprofit hospitals. The survey seeks the... Read more

Saint Francis Earns National Recognition for Stroke Treatment

Saint Francis Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Award for commitment to prioritizing quality care for stroke patients. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the... Read more

Chief Medical Officer Diemer to Retire from Saint Francis

Dr. Thomas Diemer, MD Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Thomas Diemer, MD, will retire on September 1, 2021, having served as CMO at Saint Francis Healthcare System for the last 6 years. Diemer was a long-standing internal medicine physician prior to his leadership roles at Saint Francis. Diemer served as President of... Read more

Peck Accepts Nurse Practitioner Role at Cape Trauma Specialists

Rachel L. Peck, AGACNP-BC Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Rachel L. Peck, AGACNP-BC, has accepted a position as an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner at Cape Trauma Specialists, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Peck has worked in the healthcare field for nearly ten years. She earned her... Read more

Saint Francis Awards 22 Scholarships to Students

Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to twenty-two local students in August. Each student received $2,000 in scholarship funds toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was established in 1980. Saint Francis Foundation, Saint Francis Auxiliary... Read more

Saint Francis Expanding Services with New Facilities

Saint Francis Clinic Jackson Saint Francis Healthcare System is expanding healthcare services across southeast Missouri in Jackson, Sikeston, Charleston, East Prairie, Scott City, Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff. “We are excited to grow throughout the region and provide enhanced services for the communities we are privileged to serve,” says Dr. Maryann... Read more


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