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Black River Medical Center officially joins Saint Francis Healthcare System Monday, August 12, 2019. The merger converts the Emergency Room to an Urgent Care center.
At 7 pm Friday, August 9, Black River Medical Center Emergency Room closes and the Medical Center no longer offers inpatient services.... Read more
Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to twenty-two local students in July. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession.
The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was established in 1980. Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Amber D. Towe, APRN, PMHNP-BC has joined Behavioral Health at Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston, Mo.
Towe is a board certified Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Melanie B. Bliese, MSN, FNP-C has joined Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston, Mo.
Bliese earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Maryville University in 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State... Read more
Colonoscopies are provided at Physicians Park Primary Care in Poplar Bluff, Mo. by Donald S. Piland, MD and Matthew J. Riffle, MD.
A colonoscopy screens for abnormalities in the large intestine and rectum. A tiny video camera allows the doctor to view the inside of the colon.... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Stuart Greaser, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP has been promoted to Pharmacy Manager.
Greaser began his career at Saint Francis Healthcare in November 2014 as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist specializing in infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship. He co-founded the Antimicrobial... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System's Computed Tomography (CT) machine has undergone a software update enabling it to be the first in the region to offer rapid results on perfusion of the head with results available immediately.
CT Perfusion imaging shows which areas of the brain are adequately supplied... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System has completed a months-long study of community health needs in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott and Stoddard counties. While health need priorities have changed over the years, many major health issues have not.
In its 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), Saint Francis identified... Read more
Paul Jones takes life one step at a time…literally. He's an avid walker, but hasn't always been that way. Several years ago, Paul was a 243-pound smoker with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He was hospitalized at Saint Francis Medical Center for eight days.
"My doctors told me... Read more
Using funds raised at The Friends of Saint Francis annual golf outing, The Friends adopted Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau to provide backpacks of food during the school year as well as thousands of meals through the summer months with the Summer Tiger Bites Feeding... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System conducted an Ebola simulation training Wednesday, May 29, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency and Trauma Center as part of the statewide 2019 Spring Break Mission Full-Scale Exercise.
Members of the Saint Francis Emergency Team and Cape Girardeau County Ambulance Service took part... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Debbie Phillips has been promoted to Purchasing Manager.
Phillips began her career at Saint Francis in 1985 in the Human Resources Department. She transferred to Purchasing and Receiving as an Inventory Buyer. Phillips was Catheterization Laboratory Buyer for... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Heather N. Schenimann has joined Immediate Convenient Care located at 1702 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau.
Schenimann earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certification from Cape Career and Technology Center in 2005. She earned... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Bobbi J. Palmer, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC has joined Cape Primary Care.
Palmer earned her Bachelor of Science – Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 1987. She earned her... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Shannon D. Toole has joined Farmington Physician Associates.
Toole earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo. in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System Athletic Trainer David Enderle had a once-in-a-lifetime experience when he had the honor to ride with the Navy's Blue Angels in a F/A-18 Hornet jet.
The special ride happened on May 15 before the 2019 Cape Girardeau Air Festival the following weekend.
David was... Read more
Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE, Service Line Director of Cancer Services, Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine at Saint Francis Healthcare System, has achieved Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
This significant professional achievement is a gold standard board certification as a healthcare executive and formally... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System now offers transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with the MitraClip procedure for those experiencing mitral regurgitation (MR). The Structural Heart Team of Saint Francis Healthcare System performed its first MitraClip procedure this week.
Mitral regurgitation is the leakage of blood backward through the... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System's Weight Loss Solutions program is expanding its services to Saint Francis Health Center in Dexter, MO.
Bariatric fellow trained general surgeons Ryan A. LeGrand, MD, and Carson C. Cunningham, MD, will alternate consulting with patients at the clinic every other Tuesday from 9... Read more
Ashley Carter has been named the Hospital Coding Manager for Health Information Management at Saint Francis Healthcare System.
Carter is a Certified Coding Specialist. Her responsibilities include educating physicians on any hospital coding concerns, working directly with the clinical documentation improvement team regarding any coding/quality documentation issues.... Read more