Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Melanie B. Bliese, MSN, FNP-C has joined Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston, Mo.
Bliese earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Maryville University in 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State... Read more
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 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 has completed a months-long study of community health needs in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott and Stoddard counties. While health need priorities have changed over the years, many major health issues have not.
In its 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), Saint Francis identified... Read more
Paul Jones takes life one step at a time…literally. He's an avid walker, but hasn't always been that way. Several years ago, Paul was a 243-pound smoker with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He was hospitalized at Saint Francis Medical Center for eight days.
"My doctors told me... Read more
Using funds raised at The Friends of Saint Francis annual golf outing, The Friends adopted Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau to provide backpacks of food during the school year as well as thousands of meals through the summer months with the Summer Tiger Bites Feeding... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
Christy Shawan has been named Vice President - Operations Saint Francis Medical Partners (SFMP) Southwest for Saint Francis Healthcare System.
Shawan will focus on Saint Francis Healthcare System's Black River Ambulatory Surgery Center, Kneibert Clinic, Northwest Medical Center – Operations, Physicians Park General Surgery, Piedmont Physician Associates,... Read more
Jason Bandermann, MBA has been named Vice President - Saint Francis Medical Partners Operations (SFMP) Northeast for Saint Francis Healthcare System's Executive Team.
Bandermann will be responsible for Cape Physician Associates, Saint Francis Pediatrics, Cape Primary Care, Farmington Physician Associates, Ferguson Medical Group – Charleston, East Prairie,... Read more
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