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Health Services

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

Weight Loss Solutions Live Seminars

Come learn more about bariatric surgery options and find out if you're a candidate! From sleeve gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to BPD-DS and the LINX System, Saint Francis Healthcare System's Weight Loss Solutions offers a variety of surgical options for weight loss. Saint Francis Medical Partners... 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


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

Weight Loss Solutions Support Group

Bariatric surgery is a lifelong commitment and lifestyle change and requires support from family, friends and peers. Saint Francis Medical Center's Weight Loss Solutions team is available to assist you throughout your weight loss journey and encourage those who have had surgery, or thinking about surgery,... Read more

Our Team

Ryan A. LeGrand, MD Ryan A. LeGrand, MD Weight Loss Solutions (WLS) is led by Cape Girardeau native and general surgeon Ryan A. LeGrand, MD. Dr. LeGrand received his medical degree from University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. He completed his general surgery residency at... Read more

Are You a Candidate?

Weight loss surgery isn’t for everyone. It is a last resort for healthy, emotionally well adults who have tried and failed to lose weight — and have a body mass index (BMI) above 35, which usually indicates extreme obesity. Patients who elect to have bariatric surgery also must... Read more

Surgical Solutions

Learn more about each of our surgical weight loss options: BPD-DS Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Sleeve Gastrectomy LINX System

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

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