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Blake Added to Saint Francis Emergency Department

Lauren B. Blake, MD 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

Ferguson Medical Group to Join Saint Francis Healthcare System

Ferguson Medical Group 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

Saint Francis Achieves Echocardiography Accreditation from IAC

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 Adds Hospitalist Tiffany Samples

Tiffany Samples, DO 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

Calvin’s Story: Saving His Heart

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

Saint Francis Emergency Department Adds Petry

Dr. William Z. Petry, MD 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 Names Carter New Surgical Director

Brook Carter 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

Ginithan Named Director of Radiology and Womancare

Ginny W. Ginithan 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

Hendrix Joins Saint Francis as Staff Attorney

Samantha J. Hendrix, JD, MHA Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce Samantha J. Hendrix, JD, MHA, as Staff Attorney. In her new role, she will be responsible for a variety of legal work, including contract review, advising on operational issues and providing legal insight in other matters as needed.... Read more

Saint Francis Adds Vascular Surgeon Scott Gard

Dr. Scott Alan Gard, MD, FACS Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes vascular surgeon Scott Gard, MD, FACS, as a new Saint Francis Medical Partner. He joins these surgeons at Cape Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery: Joseph F. Mayo Jr., MD, FACS Alexandra Powell, PA-BC Gard earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas... Read more

Saint Francis Adds Cardiologist: Stites joins Cape Cardiology Group

H. William Stites III, MD, FACC Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to introduce H. William Stites III, MD, FACC, as a Medical Partner and cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology at Cape Cardiology Group. Stites earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia, later completing his internship, internal medicine residency and... Read more


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