Organ Donation Facts
In the United States, over 117,000 people are on the list for a lifesaving organ donation and hundreds of thousands more are hoping for a life-enhancing tissue transplant, like a bone marrow transplant. Everyday, 18 people die waiting for tissue or organs.
Thankfully, one donor... Read more
The Orthopedic Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center is the region's trusted source in caring for sports injuries, broken bones, torn ligaments/cartilage, total joint replacement and revision surgeries, and other orthopedic conditions. Located in Cape Girardeau, our physicians provide general orthopedics and sports medicine services to... Read more
The Orthopedic Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center is staffed with the finest physicians and support staff to provide the highest-quality care. Our orthopedic surgeons and orthopedists are certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is weakening of the bone mass that occurs when your bones lose calcium. About 44 million people in the United States are at risk of developing this disease, which is responsible for more than 2 million broken bones annually. The disease Osteoporosis is... Read more
Although many forms of bone cancer originate with different types of cancer, the primary forms of bone cancer include malignant fibrous histiocytoma, osteosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma. Our state-of-the art PET F18 Bone Survey can help detect the presence of bone cancer.
Tumors in the brain... Read more
Saint Francis offers a broad range of services separate from our major departments. From diabetes education to sleep disorders, laboratory and nutrition services, our highly skilled doctors, nurses, and staff members are here to care for you. In addition to providing state-of-the-art health care, Saint Francis Healthcare... Read more
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
Saint Francis’ Infusion Center provides cancer care and chemotherapy treatments from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. However, we are also able to accommodate your needs if you require after-hours care.
The Center is staffed by oncology certified nurses who have been specially trained... Read more
Saint Francis Medical Center's Outpatient Care Center provides patients in the Cape Girardeau and southeast Missouri region with a comfortable, convenient treatment environment. Comprehensive services are available for a range of diagnoses, including:
AIDS and other infectious diseases
Blood clots and other thrombotic disorders
Breast... Read more
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Cape Girardeau
Saint Francis’ Outpatient Rehabilitation Services offers comprehensive and coordinated programs for adults and children in a state-of-the-art, medically integrated facility (featuring three swimming pools) at the Health and Wellness Center. Members of the interdisciplinary treatment team work together to develop individualized... Read more
The Pain Management Center at Saint Francis Medical Center helps people suffering from acute and chronic pain. With a specially trained staff on hand, the Pain Management Center reviews your medical and family health histories, identifies your source of pain, and provides the most effective method... Read more
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
The Family BirthPlace at Saint Francis Medical Center offers an array of rewarding childbirth education classes for every step of your journey. Whether this is your first baby or you’ve experienced the miracle of childbirth before, our step-by-step pregnancy, childbirth, and baby classes will provide great... Read more
Many community resources are available that offer support to parents in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, and other areas in southeast Missouri, including:
Answers to Parenting Questions
Cape Girardeau Public Library, 573-334-5279
Generations Family Resource Center, 573-651-5825
Jackson Public Library, 573-243-8141
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of... Read more
What is Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system caused by the decay of dopamine-producing brain cells. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease include trembling hands, lack of facial expression and character in speech, as well as slower and more uncoordinated walking.
We use several technologies... Read more
What is Pastoral Care?
Pastoral Care at Saint Francis Medical Center provides spiritual and emotional care to patients, families and staff. It supports the Medical Center’s healing mission and meets the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' standards that state, "Patients have a fundamental right to... 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
24-Hour Inpatient Pharmacy at Saint Francis Medical Center
Saint Francis Medical Center’s 24-hour inpatient pharmacy makes filling prescriptions more convenient for patients. All our staff members are familiar with patients’ prescription histories to ensure safety and the highest level of personal service. Taking care of our patients... Read more
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
Saint Francis participates in several activities to raise breast cancer awareness and provide free mammograms in Cape Girardeau. You can join us in raising awareness through participating in Pink Up and Dig For Life.
Saint Francis Medical Center launched Pink Up in 2010 to raise awareness... Read more