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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

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

Dyer Joins Immediate Convenient Care

Damian R. Dyer, MD, MPH Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Occupational Medicine Physician Damian R. Dyer, MD, MPH, to the Occupational Medicine Clinic at Immediate Convenient Care in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Dr. Dyer is a Medical Review Officer (MRO) and Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Medical Examiner. He offers initial evaluation, treatment... Read more

Martin Joins Kneibert Clinic

Chris Martin, LCSW Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Christopher Martin has joined Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has seven years of experience working with youth at community mental health facilities and working with youth and families at Missouri Department... Read more

Michael Shipman Promoted to Pharmacy Manager

Michael Shipman, PharmD, BCPS Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Michael Shipman, PharmD, BCPS, has been promoted to Pharmacy Manager. Shipman began his career at Saint Francis in June 2006 as a pharmacist. He earned his PharmD from the University of Tennessee – Memphis and his Bachelor of... Read more

Justin Davison Joins Saint Francis as New Chief Financial Officer

Justin Davison, MBA Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to announce the appointment of Justin Davison as Chief Financial Officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System. Former CFO David Prather retired in December after 24 years at Saint Francis. Davison will oversee the Healthcare System's overall financial plans and policies and... Read more

Bauman Named Director of Human Resources

Diane Bauman Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Diane Bauman has been named Director of Human Resources. In her new role, Bauman's responsibilities include employee relations, compliance with state and federal regulations, compensation, benefits, performance management, recruitment and retention for the Healthcare System in accordance... Read more


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