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When people picture a healthcare system, they usually see doctors and nurses, with maybe some support staff. But that's an incomplete picture.
When people actually set foot in Saint Francis Medical Center, the first thing they see are volunteers like Betty Carroll.
"I guess I've just always been... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for 24 scholarships for the Fall 2018 semester, including the new Steven C. Bjelich Executive Scholarship, worth $10,000.
The healthcare system's annual scholarship program offers 23 scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students pursuing a healthcare... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to offer the LINX Reflux Management System, a new service for patients who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this procedure, a flexible bracelet of magnetic titanium beads is implanted around the esophagus laparoscopically.
Gastroesophagel reflux... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce Joshua Donis, MD, FACC, as a Medical Partner and cardiologist at Cape Cardiology Group.
Dr. Donis earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, and completed his residency in internal medicine... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Amy Watkins, MSN, RN, FNP-C, to Charleston Family Care. She joins Robert Robbins, DO.
Watkins earned her Master of Science in nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She brings more than 15 years of nursing experience... Read more
Saint Francis is happy to welcome Derek Knight as Manager of the Invasive Cardiovascular Lab. In his new role, Knight will oversee the lab and its functions, ensuring standards of care and adherence to protocols in accordance with the policies, procedures philosophy, and objectives of Saint... Read more
Facilities Ranked According to Efficiency and Patient Experience, Among Other Measures
A national survey found Saint Francis Inpatient Rehabilitation to be among the top 10 percent of rehabilitation facilities in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and patient experience in 2017.
The survey, conducted by The State University of New... Read more
Saint Francis is happy to welcome Sherri Uren as Practice Manager for Cape Cardiology Group. In her new role, Uren will oversee all physician practice activities including scheduling, patient throughput and billing activities for Cape Cardiology Group.
Uren has previously served as Billing Department Supervisor for Gastroenterology... Read more
Saint Francis is happy to welcome Sylvia Sapp as Director of the Enterprise Project Management Office. In directing the enterprise project management office, she will work with other health system leaders to develop the framework and practices of our project management services in order to better facilitate the achievement of our system-wide strategic goals.
Sapp has... Read more
Saint Francis is happy to welcome L. Darline Brown, MBA, BSN, RN as Patient Care Manager. In her new role, she will be responsible for delivering care, developing policies and procedures, and maintaining standards of care.
Brown previously served as nurse manager of the medical floor... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes emergency medicine specialist Martin Blake, MD as a new provider in the Emergency Department. He joins 11 other emergency providers in Saint Francis’ Emergency and Trauma Center, the region’s only state-designated Level III Trauma Center.
Dr. Blake, who previously worked as an... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes hospitalists Matthew Frank, MD and Sherry Ritter, MD, as new Saint Francis Medical Partners. Saint Francis hospitalists provide dedicated care to hospitalized patients at the Medical Center.
Dr. Matthew C. Frank, MD
Dr. Matthew Frank, MD
Dr. Frank comes to Saint Francis from Willis... Read more
Saint Francis is pleased to announce the addition of Kenneth Slack, MD, as a new Medical Partner and the newest obstetrician/gynecologist at Cape Care for Women. He joins Jessica Lemmons, MD, FACOG; Sara Lorenz, MD, FACOG; Grant McWilliams, DO, FACOG, Kimberly Roos, MD, FACOG; Michelle Bauer,... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to announce the appointment of David C. Prather, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer / Vice President of Finance.
In his new role, Prather will oversee Saint Francis Healthcare System's overall financial plans and policies and will direct its accounting practices. Prather's... Read more
HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) is one of U.S. News & World Report's best fast weight loss diets of 2018, based on the rankings released in early January. The Healthy Weigh, Saint Francis Medical Center's weight-loss program, incorporates diet solutions from HMR.
HMR was ranked the number... Read more
U.S. News & World Report named Saint Francis Medical Center a "High Performing Hospital" for both hip replacement and knee replacement, the only hospital in the region recognized with this designation. To earn this prestigious honor, Saint Francis’ Center for Joint Replacement & Revision performed significantly... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. Saint Francis Medical Center is the only facility in Cape Girardeau County to receive this award... Read more
Applications for the 2017 Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program funded by Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary are now available. The program awards 23 scholarships of up to $2,000 annually to students pursuing a healthcare-related career.
Applicants must have successfully completed one year of an accredited healthcare program... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System recently welcomed Gina Raffety and Janet Varnon as new board members.
Raffety is not new to Saint Francis; she is currently president of the Saint Francis Foundation board of directors, where she has served since 2012. She is publisher of The Cash-Book Journal... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System announces the appointment of Jennifer Wallis, RN, as the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center manager at Saint Francis Medical Center.
In this role, she is responsible and accountable for the delivery of care and development of policies and procedures, standards of care and... Read more