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Genetic Counselor Melanie Baxter Joins Saint Francis Healthcare

Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Certified Genetic Counselor Melanie Baxter, ScM, CGC to the Saint Francis Cancer Institute. Genetic counselors are knowledgeable and up-to-date on the constantly changing field of genetics. They are trained to tailor, translate and communicate complex genetic information into practical, understandable decision-making information... Read more

Nurse Practitioner Lindsay McVey Joins Kneibert Clinic

Lindsay McVey, FNP-BC Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatrics Lindsay McVey has transitioned from Saint Francis Health Center in Dexter to Kneibert Clinic. McVey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University in 2005 and Master of Science... Read more

Hospitalist Devika R. Nagaraj Joins Saint Francis Healthcare

Devika R. Nagaraj, MD Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Adult/Pediatric Hospitalist Devika R. Nagaraj to Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Nagaraj received her medical education and completed her internship in 1991 from Bangalore Medical College at Karnatake State in India. She completed her residency in 2001 at St.... Read more

Saint Francis Healthcare to Hold Career Fair March 18

Career Fair - On-Site Interviews Saint Francis Healthcare will hold a career fair Monday, March 18, 2019 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The career fair will be at the Saint John of God Conference Room from 4 - 7:00 pm (near the Main Entrance on William Street). There will... Read more

Trae R. Smith Joins Saint Francis Anesthesiology

Trae R. Smith, CRNA Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Trae R. Smith to Saint Francis Medical Center. He received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 2012. Smith received his Master of Science in Anesthesia from Middle Tennessee... Read more

Poplar Bluff Pediatrics to Join Saint Francis Healthcare System

Poplar Bluff Pediatrics is becoming a Medical Partner with Saint Francis Healthcare System effective March 1. Poplar Bluff Pediatrics has served patients since 1991 and will remain at its current location at 2210 Barron Road, Suites 120-122 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri (map). "The merger with Poplar Bluff Pediatrics... Read more

Melissa Rowland Joins Cape Gastroenterology Specialists

Melissa Rowland, NP-C Saint Francis Healthcare is pleased to announce that Melissa Rowland, NP-C has been hired as a Nurse Practitioner at Cape Gastroenterology Specialists. Rowland will care for hospitalized patients requiring gastroenterology consultations. She previously worked for three years at Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Springfield, Mo. as a Nurse... Read more

Jason Colvin Named IT Director at Saint Francis Healthcare

Jason Colvin Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Jason Colvin has been hired as the new Information Technology Director of IT Infrastructure and Technical Services. Colvin has more than 13 years of IT experience and more than six years of management experience. He was previously the Manager... Read more

Fresh Healthy Café Coming to Saint Francis

Fresh Healthy Cafe With the start of the new year and more people focused on making healthy choices, there is a new option in town – Fresh Healthy Café, brought to you by Saint Francis Healthcare System. Opening on January 20, 2019, the restaurant will offer healthy fast-casual food with... Read more

Hospitalist Alicia M. Cisne Joins Saint Francis Healthcare

Alicia M. Cisne, APRN, FNP-C Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Alicia M. Cisne to Saint Francis Medical Center. Cisne received her board certification from the National Certification Corporation. She graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. in 2012 and Maryville University in St. Louis in... Read more

First Baby of 2019 Born at Saint Francis

Willow Ann Wessell Saint Francis Healthcare celebrated the delivery of its first baby of 2019. At 5:01 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, a baby girl was welcomed into the world by proud mother Logan Wessell of Gordonville, Mo., and the caring staff at Family BirthPlace. Dr. Grant D. McWilliams,... Read more

Saint Francis Healthcare System Using CyberKnife® System

Doctors at Saint Francis Healthcare System now treat cancer patients using the first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. The CyberKnife® VSI™ Robotic RadioSurgery System is a... Read more

Sarah Mirgaux Named Director of Pharmacy Services

Sarah Mirgaux Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Sarah Mirgaux has been promoted to Director of Pharmacy Services. She has served as Interim Director of Pharmacy Services since October. Mirgaux began her career at Saint Francis as a staff pharmacist in May 2001 and worked her... Read more

Tammy R. Hahn-Brown Joins Cape Neurology Specialists

Tammy R. Hahn-Brown, MSN, RN, ANP-BC Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Adult Nurse Practitioner Tammy R. Hahn-Brown to Cape Neurology Specialists. She received her board certification from American Nurses Credentialing Center. Hahn-Brown earned her Bachelors of Nursing in 1998 from Webster University in Webster Groves, Mo. and Masters of Nursing... Read more


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