Experience You Can Trust
Working together, the Family BirthPlace’s skilled experts meet the total needs of mothers, babies, and families. Our highly experienced staff includes obstetricians/gynecologists, neonatologists, perinatologists, family practitioners, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and other specialists who are familiar with the latest technologies and techniques... Read more
The safety and security of your newborn are shared responsibilities. You, your family and friends, and the Saint Francis Medical Center all play an important role.
Family BirthPlace Responsibilities
Family BirthPlace staff has special ID badges that are different from the staff working in other areas of the... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace staff encourages friends and family to visit mothers and their new babies. When planning your visit, please keep these guidelines in mind:
Visitors can access the Family BirthPlace from Entrance 5, by taking the elevators to the 3rd floor.
All... Read more
I am considering weight-loss surgery. How do I know if I qualify?
This option is for people who have a BMI of 35 or higher and have tried many diets and exercise programs. If you are interested in surgery, the next step is to attend an informational... Read more
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
Award-Winning Fitness Center in Southeast Missouri
Fitness Plus at Saint Francis is one of the nation’s top facilities for fitness, wellness, nutrition and rehabilitation. Learn healthy eating habits, experience yoga and massage, firm up, get in shape, make friends and lose weight with our programs.
Fitness Plus has... Read more
Joel Clendenin, 16, a three-sport athlete at Chester High School in Chester, Ill., has found the secret to athletic glory: Fitness Plus' Sport Training programs.
Seeking to improve his speed, agility and explosiveness, this football, basketball and track star signed up for two 6-week sessions of the... Read more
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
Gastroenterology Care in Cape Girardeau
Our Gastroenterology Medical Partners, having access to the Saint Francis Gastroenterology Lab, offer both inpatient and outpatient care to patients in the southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, and western Kentucky regions and diagnose, manage and treat a variety of disorders.
At Saint Francis Medical Center, our Gastroenterology department treats patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions, including colon cancer, using the latest medical advances in the field. Our affiliates at Cape Gastroenterology Specialists, having access to the Saint Francis Gastroenterology Lab, offer both inpatient and... Read more
What is an X-Ray?What radiologic procedures are available?How is the test performed?How to prepare for the test?How will the test feel?Are there any risks associated with X-rays?When will I know my results?
What is an X-Ray?
X-ray imaging is perhaps the most commonly known form of diagnostic testing.... Read more
Helping You Return to the Highest Quality of Living
The Geriatric Fracture Program team at the Saint Francis Orthopedic Institute specializes in returning hip fracture patients to the highest quality of living as quickly as possible.
Hip fractures have a relatively high incidence among seniors, with 9 of... Read more
Most Common Gynecologic Cancers
Each year, thousands of American women are diagnosed with cancers of the reproductive system. To ensure women throughout the region have access to gynecologic cancer expertise, Saint Francis Medical Center's Cancer Institute partners with Cape Gynecologic Oncology to provide specialty care for:
Ovarian... Read more
Saint Francis Gynecology
The specialists and surgeons at Saint Francis offer years of experience in caring for patients with the most complex gynecologic conditions. Using advanced techniques, surgeons can diagnose or treat patients, often using minimally invasive surgery techniques that do not require a major incision. Saint... Read more
Head & Neck Cancer Facts
Head and neck cancers include thyroid cancer, mouth cancer, larynx cancer, pharynx cancer, and as well as other tumors affecting the head and neck. The larynx contains the vocal chords and the pharynx is the tube that leads from the mouth to... Read more
The Healthy Bites program is designed to help individuals obtain healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Each month, a different health professional leads a 30-minute educational program covering topics for achieving and maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
Upcoming Healthy Bites Events:
Thursday, March 5: "Simple Steps for a... Read more
Approximately 80 million Americans have some form of heart disease. The three risk factors for heart attacks are high cholesterol, high blood pressure and excessive weight. Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau offers heart and health screenings, risk assessments, and advice to help you prevent... Read more
There are several risk factors for heart disease, including:
High blood pressure
Some of these risk factors can be avoided by making a change in lifestyle. For example, if you are a smoker, you can join a... Read more
Heart Hospital Located in Southeast Missouri
Saint Francis Medical Center’s Heart Hospital in southeast Missouri provides advanced diagnostics, leading-edge cardiac intervention and surgeries, emergency care, cardiac rehabilitation, risk assessments for heart disease, vascular disease screenings and heart education. We're proud of our affiliation with Cleveland Clinic, the... Read more