Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce its new direct contracting health insurance option – Saint Francis Health Plans.
Backed by the nationally recognized quality and safety of Saint Francis Healthcare System, area employers with five or more employees can save money on healthcare costs and... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based... Read more
Saint Francis Foundation is partnering with the City of Cape Girardeau Police and Fire Departments to launch the lifesaving PulsePoint app in Cape Girardeau. The free mobile app alerts citizens trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when someone in a nearby public place suffers cardiac arrest.... Read more
Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to twenty-two local students in August. 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 proud to announce Dr. Maryann Reese, president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.
“It is an honor to receive this distinction from Modern Healthcare,”... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System announces Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ, has been appointed to the newly combined role of Chief Nursing-Clinical Officer.
La Pierre has served the Healthcare System as Chief Performance Improvement Officer since 2015. Her knowledge and expertise have led to... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center will resume elective surgeries and procedures on Monday, April 27.
"The ability to perform non-emergent, elective surgeries is encouraging news for our Healthcare System as well as the communities we are called to serve," says Dr. Maryann Reese, president and chief executive officer... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System received approval from the Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board to use plasma from recovered, or convalescent, COVID-19 patients for treatment with currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
When a patient has an active viral or bacterial infection, the immune system develops proteins, called antibodies, which... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital and Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality... Read more
The community-wide Coronavirus Test Collection Center will close, effective immediately. If the region experiences a surge in positive COVID-19 cases, the Center will reopen to serve the needs of our community.
In the past week, the Center has experienced a rapid decline in the number of tests... Read more
Charles Pancoast, MD, is retiring after serving for more than 31 years in the Emergency Department at Saint Francis Medical Center.
Pancoast joined Saint Francis in December 1988. Prior to that, he served in the United States Air Force. He earned his medical education from the University... Read more
The community-wide Coronavirus Test Collection Center will reduce hours beginning Friday, April 10. The Center will now be open Monday through Friday, 1 pm to 6 pm.
"We have seen a steady decrease in the number of tests performed at the Center due to the accessibility at... Read more
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Saint Francis Healthcare System is implementing new and exciting ways to continue providing the quality care you know and trust.
Patients can now request a virtual visit with their primary and specialty care provider at any Saint Francis Medical Partner... Read more
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 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
The fifth annual Friends Gala on March 7 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center raised more than $315,000 for the Saint Francis Foundation.
The event drew nearly 500 attendees with more than 20 volunteers on hand to help.
"The money and resources we raise during... Read more
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's Emergency and Trauma Center has been recertified as the only state-designated Level III Trauma Center in southeast Missouri.
"This designation as a Level III Trauma Center demonstrates our continued commitment to provide the highest quality care when our patients need it most," said... Read more
Clifford R. Talbert Jr., MD, FACC, recently celebrated a significant milestone in his career that has spanned more than half a century.
Talbert has been practicing cardiology at Saint Francis Healthcare System for 54 and a half years and continues to practice at Cape Cardiology Group. He... Read more
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