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Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Katana Alcorn has joined Saint Francis Inpatient Rehabilitation and Saint Francis Concussion Clinic.
She will be responsible for seeing clinical patients and medical center consultations. She will also assist with the admission and discharge... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System in partnership with the Community Caring Council are distributing baby "boxinettes" to encourage safe sleeping habits for newborns and their caregivers.
These boxes are lined with a mattress and function like a bassinet. Accompanied with a consistent educational message about safe sleep options,... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System celebrated National Volunteer Week from April 7-13 with the annual Auxiliary and Volunteer Luncheon on April 15 to honor the more than 100 volunteers who serve Saint Francis Healthcare and its patients.
Around 130 attended the luncheon held at the Drury Plaza Hotel... Read more
Danielle Liley-Torbet has been named the Director of Foundation & Marketing at Saint Francis Healthcare System. She is responsible for overseeing all fundraising efforts and marketing projects.
Torbet was recently named the new Foundation and Marketing manager in July.
"I have worked very closely with Danielle over the... Read more
Christy Shawan has been named Vice President - Operations Saint Francis Medical Partners (SFMP) Southwest for Saint Francis Healthcare System.
Shawan will focus on Saint Francis Healthcare System's Black River Ambulatory Surgery Center, Kneibert Clinic, Northwest Medical Center – Operations, Physicians Park General Surgery, Physicians Park Primary... Read more
Jason Bandermann, MBA has been named Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Operations (SFMP) Northeast for Saint Francis Healthcare System's Executive Team.
Bandermann will be responsible for Cape Physician Associates, Saint Francis Pediatrics, Cape Primary Care, Charleston Family Care, Farmington Physician Associates, Ferguson Medical Group –... Read more
Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE has been named the new Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners.
He will focus on Saint Francis Healthcare System's Clinically Integrated Network, Accountable Care Organization and continue his work with the provider network, Saint Francis Medical Partners.
"This new role will shift my... Read more
Black River Medical Center will officially join Saint Francis Healthcare System in summer 2019.
As part of this merger, Black River decertifies eight patient beds, and the Emergency Room converts into a high-acuity Urgent Care. The new Urgent Care will offer extended walk-in hours with expanded services... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Certified Genetic Counselor Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC to the Saint Francis Cancer Institute.
Genetic counselors are knowledgeable and up-to-date on the constantly changing field of genetics. They are trained to tailor, translate and communicate complex genetic information into practical, understandable decision-making information... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Nurse Practitioner Amy Pennington has joined Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff and Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatrics Lindsay McVey has transitioned from Saint Francis Health Center in Dexter to Kneibert Clinic.
Pennington earned her Associate of Nursing... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased announce Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Heuring has been promoted as a Nocturnist with Saint Francis Hospitalists.
Heuring began her career at Saint Francis in 2009 as a Nurse Extern. She served as Charge Nurse in the Surgical and Trauma Intensive Care Unit... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Adult/Pediatric Hospitalist Devika R. Nagaraj to Saint Francis Medical Center.
Dr. Nagaraj received her medical education and completed her internship in 1991 from Bangalore Medical College at Karnatake State in India. She completed her residency in 2001 at St.... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare will hold a career fair Monday, March 18, 2019 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
The career fair will be at the Saint John of God Conference Room from 4 - 7:00 pm (near the Main Entrance on William Street). There will... Read more
Claude Old suffered from severe acid reflex. High dosages of a medication that blocks production of acid in the stomach were not offering the relief he wanted.
"My acid reflux would get so bad that my chest hurt so bad, and I mean, even up into my... Read more
Weight Management Services' Health Management Resources® (HMR) Program utilized by Saint Francis Healthcare's Healthy Weigh program has been awarded the 2019 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet by US News and World Report.
The Healthy Weigh, Saint Francis Medical Center's weight-loss program, incorporates diet solutions from HMR. The program... Read more
The Grand Opening of Fresh Healthy Café in Saint Francis Medical Center kicks off Thursday, February 28.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, February 28 at 9:30 am. Fresh Healthy Café will offer 15% off their entire menu all weekend, through Sunday, March 3.
In addition,... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Trae R. Smith to Saint Francis Medical Center.
He received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 2012.
Smith received his Master of Science in Anesthesia from Middle Tennessee... Read more
Poplar Bluff Pediatrics is becoming a Medical Partner with Saint Francis Healthcare System effective March 1.
Poplar Bluff Pediatrics has served patients since 1991 and will remain at its current location at 2210 Barron Road, Suites 120-122 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri (map).
"The merger with Poplar Bluff Pediatrics... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System and Black River Medical Center have entered formal discussions regarding Black River Medical Center joining Saint Francis. A merger between Saint Francis and Black River allows both organizations to focus on a shared vision, including outcomes, experience and value.
"Quality healthcare at an... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare is pleased to announce that Melissa Rowland, NP-C has been hired as a Nurse Practitioner at Cape Gastroenterology Specialists.
Rowland will care for hospitalized patients requiring gastroenterology consultations.
She previously worked for three years at Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Springfield, Mo. as a Nurse... Read more