Saint Francis Names Sander Vice President – Saint Francis Medical Partners Operations – North

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Joel Sander, MSPT, MBA, has been named Vice President – Saint Francis Medical Partners Operations – North, effective December 27, 2021.

Sander will be responsible for Saint Francis primary care clinics in Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Farmington, as well as the Orthopedic and Neurosciences service lines. His operational oversight includes Cape Physicians Associates, Saint Francis Clinic Kingshighway, Saint Francis Clinic Jackson, Saint Francis Clinic Farmington, Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, Cape Spine and Neurosurgery, Cape Neurology Specialists, Cape Neurosurgical Associates, Rehab Medical and Cape Care for Women.

Sander joined the Healthcare System in 2003 as a Staff Physical Therapist. Throughout his time at Saint Francis, he has served as Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services and, since 2015, Director of Orthopedics, Rehab and Fitness.

Sander completed his Bachelor of Science in Health Management from Southeast Missouri State University, Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and Master of Business Administration from William Woods University.

He serves on the Elder Board of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau and participates in the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center’s Healthy Community Coalition.