Learn about patient experiences in their own words.
Staff recognition: Amy, Ronnie, Morgan RN
Very caring and clean place. Got to room fast when I called.
Thank you! Staff recognition: Lisa (NA), Amy, Ronnie, Hannah
Loved the therapy. Ronnie was great. Amy was so upbeat.
From beginning to end, everyone was... Read more
Tamara and Chadd chose The Healthy Weigh program when they decided to embark on a new, healthy lifestyle. Tamara underwent treatment for breast cancer, which left her feeling unhealthy and helpless. Chadd decided to join, not only to support her, but to increase his own health... Read more
Medical Care During Labor and Delivery
The following are some of the more common medical procedures used at Saint Francis Medical Center during labor and delivery.
External monitoring is used on the outside of your body. Two disks are placed on your abdomen. They may be held... Read more
The state-of-the-art Children’s Center at Saint Francis Medical Center provides compassionate, comprehensive care to children of all ages (17 and under) suffering from various illnesses and injuries. Parents can rest assured their children will receive high-quality medical and surgical care from leading specialists who understand pediatric... Read more
Colon Cancer Prevention
Excluding some kinds of skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Colon cancer treatment is most effective when the cancer is diagnosed in the earliest stages of the disease. Starting at age 45, you should... Read more
What is a CT scan?What is a 64-Slice CT Scan?How does a CT Scan work?How long does a CT Scan take?What can I expect at my exam?What will the CT Scan tell me?When will I receive my results?How do I prepare for the exam?
What is a... Read more
Heart Disease Facts
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four Americans dies from heart disease. Saint Francis Medical Center’s Heart Hospital in southeast Missouri is dedicated to educating people about the symptoms of heart attack and heart disease. We offer the latest technology to... Read more
Treating and managing chronic diseases such as heart failure, myocardial infarction and pneumonia does not stop after the patient is discharged from the hospital. Making sure high-risk patients receive proper care after leaving the hospital is the goal of the Continuing Care Clinic at Saint Francis Medical Center.
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The Critical Care Center in Cape Girardeau
The Critical Care Center at Saint Francis Medical Center is a state-of-the-art unit equipped with the latest medical technology and is staffed by highly trained medical professionals who specialize in caring for critically ill patients. The Critical Care Center houses... Read more
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which the body needs help turning food into energy. People with diabetes are unable to produce or use insulin, which helps cells process glucose in the body. Without adequate and efficient insulin, those sugars remain in the bloodstream, raising... Read more
Importance of Testing for Heart Disease
Approximately 80 million Americans have some form of heart disease. Saint Francis Medical Center’s Heart Hospital uses the latest tests and procedures to diagnose heart-related disorders before they become fatal. Stress tests, blood pressure monitoring, and angiography are effective diagnostic tools.
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What is a Digital Mammogram?Why should I get a mammogram?Why do you need my previous mammogram?What can I expect during a mammogram?How do I prepare for my exam?Will my mammogram be painful?How do I obtain my results?
What is a Digital Mammogram?
A digital mammogram is a low-dose... Read more
Donna Ozark of Perryville, Mo., joined The Healthy Weigh in December of 2016! In just 10 months, she lost 118 pounds and is now maintaining her weight loss.
"I was miserable about my size and worried about my health before I joined The Healthy Weigh," recalls Ozark.... Read more
Comprehensive Emergency Medicine in Cape Girardeau
Saint Francis Medical Center’s Level III Emergency and Trauma center has the largest staff of emergency physicians in southeast Missouri. The following emergency physicians are trained to quickly respond to your needs:
Southeast Missouri's Only Level III Trauma Center
Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency and Trauma Center is the only state-designated Level III Emergency and Trauma Center in southeast Missouri, and we care for approximately 43,500 patients annually. The Center is formally named the Gene E. Huckstep Emergency / Trauma Center... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center’s state-of-the-art Family BirthPlace was designed around the needs and desires of expectant moms.
Family BirthPlace is home to the region’s first labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum (LDRP) suites and incorporates an array of beneficial features to make childbirth a more warm, relaxing, comfortable experience for mothers and... Read more