Nearly 200 golfers and 48 volunteers turned out for The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament on August 16. A total of $155,000 was raised this year for community efforts to feed hungry children in the area.
The tournament was located for the first time at the... Read more
Kevin A. Govero is the new Chair of the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors. Govero has served on the Board since 2003, most recently serving as Vice Chair for the past three years. Prior to his service on the Healthcare System Board, Govero served... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Jenny M. Eichhorn, MD, to Jackson Family Care.
Dr. Eichhorn specializes in Family Practice. She earned her medical degree from University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2016. She completed an internship in 2017 and residency in 2019 at... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Stephane Bond, NP-C to Saint Francis Health Center – Poplar Bluff.
Bond earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 2009. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes two new members to the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors. Adam Kidd and Laura Younghouse joined the Board.
Adam Kidd is the president of Kidd Oil Co. He has served on the Saint Francis Health Development Board since 2015. He... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Family Nurse Practitioner Christina L. Shirk, FNP-BC has joined Saint Francis Hospitalists.
Shirk earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Roseman University in Henderson, Nev. in 2011. She graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Maryville... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Luke T. Small, MD to Cape ENT Group.
Dr. Small specializes in otolaryngology which focuses on the anatomy, function, and diseases of the ear, nose and throat. He received his medical education from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2014. He... Read more
Richard D. Ronca, MD, PhD joins Saint Francis Healthcare System as a Neurohospitalist.
Dr. Ronca will rotate inpatient coverage with Dr. Aleksey Androsov who is also a Neurohospitalist. A Neurohospitalist is a physician whose subspecialty interest is in the management of inpatients with neurologic disorders.
Dr. Ronca received... Read more
Cape Gastroenterology Specialists now offer Directly Scheduled Colonoscopies for Colon Screening patients.
This service allows patients who are 50 years and older with no significant medical history of cancer, lung or heart disease and have no symptoms to schedule a colon screening procedure without first going to... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Franklin Hayward II, DO has joined Cape Spine and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Hayward is board eligible through the American Osteopathic Board of Neurological Surgery. He earned his degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in... Read more
Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners, Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
FACHE is a premier board certification in healthcare management and formally recognizes Ogburn's high competency, commitment... Read more
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