Kevin A. Govero is the new Chair of the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors. Govero has served on the Board since 2003, most recently serving as Vice Chair for the past three years. Prior to his service on the Healthcare System Board, Govero served... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Stephane Bond, NP-C to Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff.
Bond earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 2009. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from University of... Read more
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
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
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
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
Cape Gastroenterology Specialists now offer Directly Scheduled Colonoscopies for Colon Screening patients.
This service allows patients who are 50 years and older with no significant medical history of cancer, lung or heart disease and have no symptoms to schedule a colon screening procedure without first going to... Read more
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
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 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
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Amber D. Towe, APRN, PMHNP-BC has joined Behavioral Health at Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston, Mo.
Towe is a board certified Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses... Read more
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