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Coronavirus Test Collection Center Opens Tuesday

The community-wide Coronavirus Test Collection Center begins operations Tuesday, March 24 at 8 am at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is a joint endeavor between SoutheastHEALTH, Saint Francis Healthcare System, Cape Girardeau County Public Health and City of Cape Girardeau. "We are pleased to begin operations... Read more

Saint Francis Takes COVID-19 Precautions

Coronavirus under a microscope Saint Francis Healthcare System is taking the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic very seriously. We are monitoring the situation continuously and following the guidance and direction of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are taking the proper precautions as recommended by the CDC. If you are exhibiting... Read more

Hurt Joins Cape ENT Group

Linda M. Hurt, AuD Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Linda M. Hurt, AuD, to Cape ENT Group. Hurt earned her medical education from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Ariz. in 2005. She earned her Master of Science in Audiology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1983. She is... Read more

Peterson Joins Poplar Bluff Neurology Specialists

Patricia A. Peterson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Trish R. 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

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


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