Saint Francis Healthcare System names Lori Sturgill as the new chief information officer (CIO). In this position, Sturgill is responsible for directing Saint Francis' information technology strategy and operations and serves as a member of the Executive Team.
Sturgill comes to Cape Girardeau from Springfield, Missouri where... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center has announced the appointment of Tamara Shafer, MD, to medical director of the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center.
Shafer is board certified and earned her medical degree in family medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
Each of... Read more
Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 24 local students in August. Twenty three of the students were awarded $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. One student received an executive scholarship for pursing a master's degree in... Read more
More than 180 golfers and 45 volunteers turned out for The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament on August 17 at The Cape Girardeau Country Club. The tournament raised more than $155,000 and will benefit community efforts to feed hungry children in our area.
Winners of the... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is excited to announce a new healthcare community education series to southeast Missouri, MedTalks.
MedTalks will be a monthly lecture series that is intended to help educate and empower our community to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Each month, a different provider will... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Natalie Frazier-Cook, APRN, FNP-BC, to Immediate Convenient Care.
She has been with Saint Francis for 22 years and has served in many patient care roles and most recently served as the manager of Training and Development.... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes nurse practitioner Allison Brown, MSN, FNP-C, to the Hospitalist Department adding another level of care for our patients. She joins 19 other providers who are dedicated to caring for hospitalized patients at the Medical Center
Brown comes to Saint Francis from University... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes nurse practitioner Austin Roubidoux, APRN, FNP-C, to the Emergency Department. He joins 14 other emergency providers in Saint Francis' Emergency and Trauma Center, the region's only state-designated Level III Trauma Center.
He earned his Master of Science in nursing from Cox... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes emergency medicine specialist Lauren Blake, MD, as a new provider in the Emergency Department. She joins 13 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 Healthcare System and Ferguson Medical Group have entered formal discussions regarding the group's joining Saint Francis Medical Partners on January 1, 2019. A merger between Saint Francis and Ferguson allows both organizations to focus on a shared vision – patients outcomes, experience and value.
The... Read more
After an extensive review process, Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to announce a three-year term of accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming thousands of lives per year. Echocardiography is... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes new hospitalist Tiffany Samples, DO. She joins 19 other hospitalists who provide dedicated care to their hospitalized patients.
Dr. Samples studied medicine at A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, and completed her internship and residency at Oklahoma... Read more
In the mornings, Calvin Box is a medical courier. Afternoons, he's a janitor for a nearby public school district. And in his spare time – which he insists he does have – he's a private detective.
If it sounds like too busy a schedule for a 71-year-old,... Read more
When it comes to population health, the numbers are seldom kind to the people of Southeast Missouri.
The rates of childhood poverty and low birthweight are higher there. So too are the rates of cancers, premature death, and a variety of other negative outcomes.
Each year, the Robert... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center welcomes emergency medicine specialist William Z. Petry, MD as a new provider in the Emergency Department. He joins other emergency providers in Saint Francis' Emergency and Trauma Center, the region's only state-designated Level III Trauma Center.
Dr. Petry comes to Saint Francis from... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System's two pediatric groups are set to consolidate at the end of next month.
Beginning Monday, July 30, Cape Pediatric Group will begin seeing patients inside Saint Francis Medical Center, in the same space as Cape Physician Associates, on the third floor of the... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Brook Carter as Director of Surgical Services.
In her new role, Carter will oversee both administrative and clinical activities for Surgical Services, including pre-anesthesia testing, same-day surgery, operating rooms, gastrointestinal lab, post-anesthesia care and sterile processing. She also... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce T. Edward Pike, CRNA as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Pike is a graduate of Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, and Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. His specialty is Anesthesiology and is certified through the National... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce Ginny W. Ginithan as Director of Radiology and Womancare.
In her new role, Ginithan will serve as a member of the Saint Francis Leadership team and will be responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising all functions within Radiology... Read more
Next month, Saint Francis Healthcare System will raise its minimum hourly pay to ensure all employees have the opportunity to earn a livable wage.
Effective July 8, the Healthcare System's new minimum hourly rate will be increased to $11.70, which means raises for more than 200 employees... Read more