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Saint Francis Receives Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Honor Roll Elite

American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Honor Roll Elite 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

Lifesaving PulsePoint App Now Available in Cape Girardeau

PulsePoint 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 Awards 22 Scholarships to Students

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

La Pierre Named Chief Nursing-Clinical Officer

Stephanie La Pierre, MBA, BSN, RN, CSSBB (ASQ), CPHQ 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 to Resume Surgeries with COVID Testing

Saint Francis Medical Center - Front exterior view 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 Approved for Convalescent Plasma Treatment

COVID-19 Treatment 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 Now Offering Virtual Visits

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

Coronavirus Test Collection Center Opens Tuesday

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 Takes COVID-19 Precautions

Coronavirus under a microscope 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

Peterson Joins Poplar Bluff Neurology Specialists

Patricia A. Peterson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C 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 Earns High-Quality Ranking

In fiscal year 2020, Saint Francis Healthcare System received a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 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


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