Karen Welker, RN CNIII, in the pediatric floor at Saint Francis Medical Center is retiring.
Welker started as a Registered Nurse on March 28, 1977. She then moved to the pediatric floor when the floor opened in August 1977 and has been there ever since.
"With children, they... Read more
Luann Pfau, RN and Facility Coding Analyst at Saint Francis Medical Center is retiring.
Pfau graduated from St. Luke School in St. Louis and went to work at Saint Francis on April 12, 1976. She started as a staff nurse out of college and worked in mid-surge... Read more
Janet Casper, RN, lead Interventional Radiology nurse, retires after 26 years of service to Saint Francis.
Casper started as an ER nurse at Southeast Hospital before joining Saint Francis in 1992. She became an Interventional Radiology nurse 10 years ago and transitioned to the... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes new radiation oncologist Sagar C. Patel, MD, as a Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins fellow radiation oncologist Benjamin D. Goodman, DO at Cape Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Patel earned his medical degree (M.D.) at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome general surgeon, Richard L. Wirz Jr., DO, and Physicians Park General Surgery to the Saint Francis Healthcare System.
"We are excited to have Dr. Wirz as a new Medical Partner," says Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE, vice president of ambulatory... Read more
The 2018 Jingle Bell Run and Walk benefiting the Arthritis Foundation is now accepting registrations. Saint Francis Healthcare System is the main corporate sponsor of the 2018 Run and Walk in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, December 8. The event will include a 5K run and a... Read more
Danielle Liley-Torbet has been named as the new foundation and marketing manager for Saint Francis Healthcare System. Torbet is responsible for overseeing all fundraising efforts and marketing projects.
She joined Saint Francis in 2013 as a development officer for the Saint Francis Foundation; in 2017, she was... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System names Ashley Seabaugh, RN, BSN, as director of Training and Development. In this role, Seabaugh will be responsible for the overall management, design, development and delivery of enterprise learning for Saint Francis’ more than 3,000 colleagues.
Seabaugh has been with Saint Francis... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes nurse practitioner Laura Standridge, APRN, FNP-BC, to Cape Gastroenterology Specialists. She joins an expert team:
Ronald Angles, DORafid Hussein, DOWilfred Lee, MDWilson Pais, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCPKimberly Phillips, RN, FNP-BC
Together, they will provide the region with expert care for gastrointestinal conditions, including... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome board-certified primary care physician and new Medical Partner Richard Tobey, DO, to Cape Physician Associates.
Dr. Tobey earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, MI. He completed his residency at Firelands... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center's Cancer Institute has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. The CoC evaluates cancer care programs on their commitment to provide comprehensive, high-quality and multidisciplinary patient-centered care.
The commission evaluated Saint Francis'... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes nurse practitioner Tamara Keesee, FNP-C, to the Saint Francis Pain Management Center.
She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from South University in Savannah, Georgia and is board certified from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Nurse practitioners are nurses who have... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes nurse practitioner Amanda Wareing, APRN, FNP-C, as a new team member with the Saint Francis Medical Center hospitalists. She joins 21 other providers that are dedicated to caring for hospitalized patients at the Medical Center.
Wareing earned her Master of Science in... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes nurse practitioner Kimberly Wilkerson, APRN, FNP-BC, to the emergency department. She joins 15 other emergency providers in Saint Francis' Emergency and Trauma Center, the region's only state-designated Level III Trauma Center.
She earned her Master of Science in nursing from Maryville... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System proudly welcomes physician assistant Autumn Wills, PA-C, CDE, to Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology, providing the region with diagnosis, management and comprehensive treatment of diabetes and other disorders of the endocrine system.
Wills earned her medical education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System proudly welcomes board-certified gastroenterologist Ronald M. Angles, DO, as a Saint Francis Medical Partner. Angles is proficient in adult gastroenterology and hepatology. He joins the expert team at Cape Gastroenterology Specialists.
Together, they provide the region with expert care for gastrointestinal conditions,... Read more
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the upgraded AA rating with a stable outlook for issued by the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Cape Girardeau, Missouri on behalf of Saint Francis Healthcare System.
"The upgrade of the revenue bonds to ‘AA' from ‘AA-' reflects continued strengthening of... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes hospitalist Paraminder Sarao, DO, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. She joins 20 other hospitalists in providing expert, dedicated care to hospitalized patients at the Medical Center.
Sarao earned her medical degree from University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic... Read more
Since the public renewing of Saint Francis Healthcare System's Mission and Core Values in April 2018, the Healthcare System has been working to develop a new branding campaign that accurately represents the heart of Saint Francis while being as effective as the past branding campaign, "Medicine... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System names Lori Sturgill as the new chief information officer (CIO). In this position, Sturgill is responsible for directing Saint Francis' information technology strategy and operations and serves as a member of the Executive Team.
Sturgill comes to Cape Girardeau from Springfield, Missouri where... Read more