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Colonoscopies Provided at Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff

Colonoscopies are provided at Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff by 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. The American Cancer Society recommends people at average... Read more

Saint Francis First in Region to Offer Immediate CT Results

Saint Francis Healthcare System CT Machine 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 Conducts Ebola Simulation Training

Gayla Tripp, Infection Prevention & Environmental Services Manager; Chad Garner, Director of Emergency and Trauma Services; and Rep. Kathy Swan look at the "patient" during the Ebola simulation training. Saint Francis Healthcare System conducted an Ebola simulation training Wednesday, May 29, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency and Trauma Center as part of the statewide 2019 Spring Break Mission Full-Scale Exercise. Members of the Saint Francis Emergency Team and Cape Girardeau County Ambulance Service took part... Read more

Phillips Promoted to Purchasing Manager

Debbie Phillips Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Debbie Phillips has been promoted to Purchasing Manager. Phillips began her career at Saint Francis in 1985 in the Human Resources Department. She transferred to Purchasing and Receiving as an Inventory Buyer. Phillips was Catheterization Laboratory Buyer for... Read more

Schenimann Joins Immediate Convenient Care

Heather N. Schenimann, APRN, FNP-C Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Heather N. Schenimann has joined Immediate Convenient Care located at 1702 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Schenimann earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certification from Cape Career and Technology Center in 2005. She earned... Read more

Palmer Joins Cape Primary Care

Bobbi J. Palmer, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Bobbi J. Palmer, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC has joined Cape Primary Care. Palmer earned her Bachelor of Science – Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 1987. She earned her... Read more

Nurse Practitioner Toole Joins Farmington Physician Associates

Shannon D. Toole, APRN, FNP-C Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Shannon D. Toole has joined Farmington Physician Associates. Toole earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo. in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing... Read more

David Enderle Takes Ride with Navy’s Blue Angels

David Enderle snaps a selfie in the back seat of a Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet Saint Francis Healthcare System Athletic Trainer David Enderle had a once-in-a-lifetime experience when he had the honor to ride with the Navy's Blue Angels in a F/A-18 Hornet jet. The special ride happened on May 15 before the 2019 Cape Girardeau Air Festival the following weekend. David was... Read more

Newcomer Achieves FACHE Credential

Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE Lisa Newcomer, RRT, MBA, FACHE, Service Line Director of Cancer Services, Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine at Saint Francis Healthcare System, has achieved Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). This significant professional achievement is a gold standard board certification as a healthcare executive and formally... Read more

Saint Francis First in Region to Offer TMVR for Mitral Regurgitation

MitraClip device Saint Francis Healthcare System now offers transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with the MitraClip procedure for those experiencing mitral regurgitation (MR). The Structural Heart Team of Saint Francis Healthcare System performed its first MitraClip procedure this week. Mitral regurgitation is the leakage of blood backward through the... Read more

Ashley Carter Named Hospital Coding Manager

Ashley Carter Ashley Carter has been named the Hospital Coding Manager for Health Information Management at Saint Francis Healthcare System. Carter is a Certified Coding Specialist. Her responsibilities include educating physicians on any hospital coding concerns, working directly with the clinical documentation improvement team regarding any coding/quality documentation issues.... Read more

Saint Francis Honors Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Don and Wilma Heisserer pose after Wilma was named Auxilian of the Year for her outstanding dedication to Saint Francis Healthcare. Saint Francis Healthcare System celebrated National Volunteer Week from April 7-13 with the annual Auxiliary and Volunteer Luncheon on April 15 to honor the more than 100 volunteers who serve Saint Francis Healthcare and its patients. Around 130 attended the luncheon held at the Drury Plaza Hotel... Read more

Torbet named Director of Foundation & Marketing

Danielle Liley-Torbet Danielle Liley-Torbet has been named the Director of Foundation & Marketing at Saint Francis Healthcare System. She is responsible for overseeing all fundraising efforts and marketing projects. Torbet was recently named the new Foundation and Marketing manager in July. "I have worked very closely with Danielle over the... Read more

Ogburn Named Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE has been named the new Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners. He will focus on Saint Francis Healthcare System's Clinically Integrated Network, Accountable Care Organization and continue his work with the provider network, Saint Francis Medical Partners. "This new role will shift my... Read more


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