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Every Moment. Every Journey.

The precious moments we share with our patients and their families are steps along a much larger journey - a journey of faith, of caring, of healing, of hope, of life. At any given time, every stage of life and every type of care is taking... Read more

Colleagues Recognized for Years of Service

Our annual Colleague Recognition Banquet would have been May 7, 2020. Though this event was canceled, we wanted to recognize those who achieved service milestones last year. It is a great honor to work with so many talented men and women who contribute so much to... Read more

Virtual Visits

Your health is important to us! Saint Francis Healthcare System wants to protect you and your family as well as ours. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are implementing new and exciting ways to continue providing the quality care you know and trust. ... Read more

Mask Pattern

Materials Required Fabric - 13½" x 8"- light fabric is preferred (white, off-white, beige)Elastic - flat, ⅛" wide Front Panel Fold fabric in half, wrong side out (printed side inward)Sew all 3 edges, leaving a 1" gapTurn piece right-side out through the 1" gapSew elastic into the two short... Read more

COVID-19 Childcare

We are pleased to announce a childcare solution for our colleagues! Saint Francis Healthcare System has coordinated with licensed childcare providers in the area to offer you childcare during this difficult time. This is being offered to Saint Francis colleagues only, and is at NO COST.... Read more

Coronavirus COVID-19

Saint Francis Healthcare System operates multiple testing locations throughout the region. All testing locations are by appointment only; a pre-screening is required. If you feel you may have COVID-19, please call the Coronavirus Community Nurse Hotline at 573-331-4200 between 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through... Read more

A Colonoscopy Could Save Your Life

Who needs to be screened? For those at an average risk of colorectal cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends regular screenings beginning at age 45 and continuing until age 75. A preventative colonoscopy is the most effective screening for colorectal cancer and is recommended every 10 years.... Read more

Dr. Michael Trueblood Exceeds 30-Year Board Milestone

Dr. Michael Trueblood is more than an outstanding orthopedic physician who practiced for more than 35 years. In 2019, he retired from the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors after 32 years of service. Dr. Trueblood commanded a great deal of respect for his historical... Read more

2019 Sister Jane Mission Award Winner: Pam Kimbel

At the Feast of Saint Francis Mass on October 4, the second annual Sister Jane Mission Award was given to Pam Kimbel. Pam was recognized for embodying the values of Saint Francis Healthcare System – compassion, stewardship, joy, integrity, faith, hope, excellence and dignity. Pam joined the... Read more

2018 Annual Report – Our Renewed Mission

Our accomplishments are numerous and the one accomplishment that exceeds all others is our reaffirmation to the people and communities we serve through our renewed Mission. Our Mission is more than just words we display in our main entrance; it is a constant reminder we are called... Read more

Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

When you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition, such as chest pains, a head injury or severe bleeding, the Emergency Department at Saint Francis Medical Center is your best option for medical care. However, if your situation is non-life-threatening, such as a sprained ankle or a sore throat,... Read more

Your Values, Our Mission

It helps that we share your values - supplying quality outcomes, maintaining affordable prices, providing maximum access and delivering world-class care. It's all part of our mission to provide faith-based, comprehensive and high-quality healthcare right here in our region. Together, it's a powerful combination. One that's... Read more

Called to Serve You in Poplar Bluff

COVID-19 Notice For the safety of our patients and to stop the spread of illness, we are limiting the number of people who accompany patients to a scheduled or Urgent Care visit at all our clinic locations. All visitors or family members will be asked to return... Read more

Called to Serve You in Charleston

COVID-19 Notice For the safety of our patients and to stop the spread of illness, we are limiting the number of people who accompany patients to a scheduled or Urgent Care visit at all our clinic locations. All visitors or family members will be asked to return... Read more


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