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Kidd and Younghouse Join Saint Francis Board of Directors

Adam Kidd and Laura Younghouse Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes two new members to the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors. Adam Kidd and Laura Younghouse joined the Board. Adam Kidd is the president of Kidd Oil Co. He has served on the Saint Francis Health Development Board since 2015. He... Read more

Family Nurse Practitioner Shirk Joins Saint Francis Hospitalists

Christina L. Shirk, FNP-BC Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Family Nurse Practitioner Christina L. Shirk, FNP-BC has joined Saint Francis Hospitalists. Shirk earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Roseman University in Henderson, Nev. in 2011. She graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Maryville... Read more

Small Joins Cape ENT Group

Luke T. Small, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Luke T. Small, MD to Cape ENT Group. Dr. Small specializes in otolaryngology which focuses on the anatomy, function, and diseases of the ear, nose and throat. He received his medical education from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2014. He... Read more

Ronca Joins Saint Francis Healthcare System

Richard D. Ronca, MD, PhD Richard D. Ronca, MD, PhD joins Saint Francis Healthcare System as a Neurohospitalist. Dr. Ronca will rotate inpatient coverage with Dr. Aleksey Androsov who is also a Neurohospitalist. A Neurohospitalist is a physician whose subspecialty interest is in the management of inpatients with neurologic disorders. Dr. Ronca received... Read more

Hayward Joins Cape Spine and Neurosurgery

Franklin Hayward II, DO Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Franklin Hayward II, DO has joined Cape Spine and Neurosurgery. Dr. Hayward is board eligible through the American Osteopathic Board of Neurological Surgery. He earned his degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in... Read more

Saint Francis’ Ogburn Achieves FACHE Credential

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE Vice President of Saint Francis Medical Partners, Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders. FACHE is a premier board certification in healthcare management and formally recognizes Ogburn's high competency, commitment... Read more

Saint Francis Awards 22 Scholarships

Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to twenty-two local students in July. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was established in 1980. Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis... Read more

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

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