Saint Francis Hosting Free Chronic Disease Workshop

Southeast Missouri’s Regional Arthritis Center will host a six-week workshop designed to help patients learn to self-manage chronic diseases. Developed by the Patient Education Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine, the program supports and builds confidence in patients’ ability to manage their health ...
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2015 Healthcare Scholarships Awarded

Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 local students on July 31. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was created in 1980. The program is ...
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Redhawks Football to Support Pink Up with Jersey Auction

Southeast football head coach Tom “Tuke” Matukewicz and Saint Francis Foundation executive director Jimmy Wilferth unveil the pink jerseys players will wear during the Pink Up football game on October 31. Bids may be placed through October 12 at

Saint Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri State University Athletics announced a new collaboration today, taking the Redhawks’ Pink Up efforts to a new level. Led by head coach Tom “Tuke” Matukewicz, the Southeast football team introduced the Pink Up Jersey Auction, which opens today ...
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Pulmonologist Joins Saint Francis Medical Partners


Saint Francis Medical Center introduces pulmonologist and critical care physician Anand Venkata, MD, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins pulmonologists and sleep medicine physicians Bradley K. Bittle, MD, FCCP, D-ABSM, and W. Keith Graham, MD, D-ABSM, at the Cape Pulmonology and Sleep ...
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Neurosurgeon Joins Cape Spine & Neurosurgery


Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes neurosurgeon Kaywan (Kev) Gamadia, DO, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins fellow neurosurgeon Brandon J. Scott, DO, at the Cape Spine & Neurosurgery practice. Gamadia earned his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., ...
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Primary Care Physician Joins Jackson Family Care


Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes primary care physician Laura E. Glueck, DO, as a new Medical Partner. She joins fellow primary care physician Kennett D. Asher, DO, CMD, at Jackson Family Care, 545 Broadridge Dr., Jackson. An Oak Ridge native, Glueck completed her bachelor’s degree at ...
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Hospitalist Joins Saint Francis Medical Center


Saint Francis Medical Center introduces new hospitalist Andrew Ralls, DO, as a Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins 13 other hospitalists who provide care to hospitalized patients. Dr. Ralls, a Cape Girardeau native and Southeast Missouri State University graduate, earned his medical degree from Edward Via ...
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Surgeon Joins Trauma Center


Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to introduce Joseph M. McClain, MD, MS, FACS, as a new Medical Partner and trauma surgeon at Cape Trauma Specialists. McClain, who is board certified in both general and thoracic surgery, joins trauma surgeons Michael P. Heid, DO, MA, ...
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Ameren Missouri Rewards Saint Francis for Energy Efficiency

Ameren Missouri representatives present a $257,110 check to Saint Francis Medical Center for its energy efficiency projects from the Building on Excellence project as part of Ameren Missouri’s BizSavers energy efficiency program. From left: Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, Saint Francis President and CEO; Marilyn Curtis, Vice President of Building on Excellence at Saint Francis; Mark Culberson, BOE Project Manager at Saint Francis; Robin Tolbert, owner, KT Power Systems; Rick Essner, director of Facilities Management at Saint Francis; Laura Klipfel, customer service advisor, Ameren Missouri; and Bob Dixon, Southeast Missouri division director, Ameren Missouri.

Saint Francis Medical Center has completed its 26th energy efficiency project in three years working in partnership with Ameren Missouri’s BizSavers energy efficiency program. Ameren Missouri awarded Saint Francis $281,195 in cash incentives for the energy efficiency improvements. The Medical Center’s Building on Excellence expansion and ...
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Saint Francis Names Reese New EVP/COO

Maryann Reese, EVP/COO

Saint Francis Healthcare System announced today that Maryann Reese, DHA, MHA, RN, FACHE, has been appointed to the newly created role of Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO). In her new role, Reese will be actively involved in leading the development of programs and services that ...
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