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What is an Intensivist? Intensivists are doctors who focus on care of critically ill patients, usually in an intensive care unit (ICU). These critical care physicians have advanced training in treating this type of patient. At Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, this team of physicians... Read more

Weight Loss Success Stories

Patrons taking advantage of Fitness Plus and Saint Francis' other weight loss options share personal accounts of their weight loss struggles and successes.

Tobacco Cessation Class Schedule

Tobacco cessation classes last approximately 45 - 60 minutes. The class fee is $75 for the general public and free to Saint Francis Healthcare System colleagues and their spouses. Participants are welcome to bring a support person for no additional charge. To register or for more... Read more

Fitness Plus

Fitness Plus is the cornerstone of Saint Francis Medical Center’s Health and Wellness Center, a medically integrated facility combining fitness, wellness and rehabilitation in one convenient location. Members have access to highly trained staff, the most up-to-date fitness equipment and classes, an aquatics area with four... Read more

Palliative Care Program

What is Palliative Care? If you or someone you love is seriously ill, Saint Francis Healthcare System has a special program to help: the Palliative Care Program. Palliative care is a type of medical care aimed at relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for people... Read more


Through their affiliation with Saint Francis Healthcare System, our experienced, dedicated pediatric team has the resources to provide the highest quality care to infants, children and young adults. We are called to serve the children in our communities. These providers play a very important role in the... Read more

Midwife Services

Expectant Moms Have a Choice At Saint Francis Healthcare System, we understand there are many different types of patients who have different needs, and we now have an alternative option for giving birth. Midwives have gained popularity across the United States, as many women appreciate a holistic... Read more

Women & Children’s Outreach Services

Saint Francis Healthcare System has expanded its services to reach more patients in the region. Now more patients can have their obstetric and gynecologic needs met, from routine checkups to preparing for childbirth, in their own community. Jessica H. Lemmons, MD, FACOG, and Grant D. McWilliams, DO, FACOG,... Read more

Neurosciences Institute Outreach Clinics

Saint Francis Healthcare System offers leading-edge neurosciences care in Cape Girardeau. To better serve our patients, these services are expanding to serve more patients in more areas. Patients who live in Farmington, Poplar Bluff and Sikeston now have access to Saint Francis Neurosciences Institute’s specialists, technology,... Read more

WISE Health

Women's Issues, Solutions & Education Do you deal with light bladder leaks or "female" pain or discomfort? You are not alone. WISE Health at Saint Francis Medical Center is a safe place for you to seek treatment. WISE Health (Women’s Issues, Solutions & Education) features a highly specialized, caring... Read more

Photo Gallery

Saint Francis Medical Center opened the new Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in December of 2013. The updated unit is part of the Medical Center's Building on Excellence expansion and renovation project. The new space offers individual rooms, reflecting best practices in neonatology, specially... Read more

Frequently Asked Rehabilitation Questions

How does an individual qualify for rehabilitation? Acute rehabilitation requires that patients be able to tolerate three hours of therapy per day. This includes at least two different specialties – physical, occupational and/or speech therapy. Patients must have a community discharge plan and be considered likely to... Read more

Jenny Nelson Loses 165 Pounds with the Help of Fitness Plus

Jenny Nelson, 48, loves to exercise, and it shows. Since resolving to make the most of her Fitness Plus membership about a year ago, she has lost 165 pounds through spinning, swimming and running nearly every day. She wasn't always so dedicated, however. "For about five years,... Read more

Respiratory Care

Housewide Quality Respiratory Care For nine consecutive years the Respiratory Care Department at Saint Francis Medical Center has received the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award from the American Association for Respiratory Care for providing quality respiratory care services to their patients and their community. All of our respiratory... Read more

Occupational Medicine: Rehabilitation

For many employees who experience a work-related illness or injury, rehabilitation is key to a successful return to work. Services to Business offers a full range of outpatient rehabilitation options, including: Physical therapy Occupational therapy Hand therapy Ergonomic/job site analysis Functional employment testing Work conditioning Functional... Read more

Occupational Medicine: Wellness Services

Encouraging your employees to live healthier lifestyles can lead to greater productivity and to reduced healthcare costs for your business. Saint Francis’ Services to Business team offers a proven wellness assessment program designed to help you transform and maintain a well-rounded, efficient work force. Wellness Assessment Components: ... Read more

Occupational Medicine: Prevention

The health of your employees directly affects your business's bottom line. Services to Business offers a variety of prevention programs and services to keep your employees (and your company) in the best health possible. Injury and illness prevention programs and services include: Immunizations Initial injury/illness follow-up... Read more

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