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Rahul Thampi, MD, joins Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology

Rahul Thampi, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Rahul Thampi, MD, endocrinologist, to Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology. Thampi is an experienced endocrinologist specializing in endocrinology and diabetes who joins Saint Francis from Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. Thampi earned his medical degree from Malankara Orthodox Syrian... Read more

Halter Retires After Thirty-Six Years with Saint Francis

Doug Halter After working at Saint Francis Healthcare System for the last thirty-six years, Doug Halter retired on April 7, 2021. Halter served as the Manager of Clinical Engineering. Halter began his career at Saint Francis in 1984 as a communications technician, and was responsible for installing the Rauland... Read more

Catherine M. Rapp, MD, joins Advanced Orthopedic Specialists

Catherine M. Rapp, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Catherine M. Rapp, MD, MBA, FAAOS, orthopaedic surgeon, to Advanced Orthopedic Specialists. Dr. Rapp is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon specializing in complex problems of the adult shoulder and elbow, who joins Saint Francis from the Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic... Read more

Saint Francis to Hold Nurses Night Career Event

Saint Francis Healthcare System will hold a Nurses Night career event on Monday, March 15 from 4-7 pm at Saint Francis Medical Center, Entrance 1, in Cape Girardeau. Saint Francis is actively recruiting nurses. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing students are invited to attend Nurses... Read more

Saint Francis Announces Leadership Changes

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce leadership changes for Jeremy Jones, Lanae Romann and Gayla Tripp. Jeremy Jones Jeremy Jones was named the Financial Planning and Analysis Manager in January 2021. Jones joined Saint Francis in 2012 as a Financial Data Analyst. He has served as... Read more

Henao Uribe Joins Cape Medical Oncology

Alicia M. Henao Uribe, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Alicia Henao Uribe, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist, to Cape Medical Oncology, a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Henao Uribe has practiced medical oncology and hematology with an emphasis in lymphoma, myeloma and breast cancer for more than 20 years.... Read more

Saint Francis Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

Laurie Fitzgerald; Ken Oberlohr; Sagar C. Patel, MD; and Requi Salter Saint Francis Foundation welcomes four new members to the Board of Directors - Laurie Fitzgerald; Ken Oberlohr; Sagar C. Patel, MD; and Requi Salter. Laurie Fitzgerald serves as Manager of Business Transformation, an information technology position at Saint Francis Healthcare System. Fitzgerald was inspired by the heartfelt... Read more

Saint Francis Warns of COVID Vaccine Phone Scam

Saint Francis Healthcare System has received reports of a COVID vaccine phone scam where an unidentified caller attempts to schedule a COVID vaccine at Saint Francis. The caller provides instructions for receiving the vaccine and asks for a social security number to schedule an appointment. This is... Read more

Baxter Achieves Recertification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling

Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC, Cancer Genetic Counselor at Saint Francis Healthcare System, has again received the Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC®) credential from the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). The CGC credential is an internationally recognized professional credential for genetic counselors. Those awarded the CGC credential must... Read more

Miller Takes on New Role as Laboratory Manager at Saint Francis

Marvin Miller Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Marvin Miller to the position of laboratory manager of the Saint Francis Medical Center Laboratory, effective January 8, 2021. Miller began his career at Saint Francis Healthcare System in December of 1990, working as a phlebotomist while also attending... Read more

Kukielka Joins Cape Cardiology Group

Gilbert L. Kukielka, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Gilbert L. Kukielka, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist, to Cape Cardiology Group. Dr. Kukielka is an experienced cardiologist who joins Saint Francis from Marietta Memorial Hospital in Ohio, where he practiced General and Interventional Cardiology and served as... Read more

Newcomer Receives MO-ACHE President’s Award

Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE and Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System The Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MO-ACHE) recognizes Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE, Service Line Director of Cancer Services at Saint Francis Healthcare System, as one of four recipients of its annual President’s Award. "Lisa is an exemplary leader who has been instrumental... Read more


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