Life was turned upside down for 37-year-old mother of three Tasha Bollinger of Chaffee when she suffered a stroke on December 28, 2020. The stroke affected not only her movement but also her speech and ability to eat. Tasha was admitted to Inpatient Rehabilitation at Saint... Read more
At just five weeks pregnant, young mother Baylee Alsup of Cape Girardeau found a lump in her left breast. Concerned, she brought it to the attention of her obstetrician, Jessica Lemmons, MD, FACOG — and Baylee’s unexpected battle with cancer began.
When initially examined, the lump appeared... Read more
When it comes to patient care, our nurses strive to live out our Mission to provide a ministry of healing, wellness, quality and love inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ every day. Jeff Darnell of Advance, Mo. experienced this when he came to Saint Francis... Read more
At Saint Francis, we are 'Called to Serve You' — and our auxiliary and volunteers display this daily through their selfless service to our Mission. Edna Ohmart of Cape Girardeau served as a volunteer at Saint Francis Medical Center for nearly thirty years, along with her... Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is proud to provide the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU features 18 beds, a variety of advanced medical technology and a staff who works to treat each baby and family with compassion, love and care throughout... Read more
Patients of Saint Francis' Center for Joint Replacement & Revision share their experiences in their own words.
General CJRR Testimonials
Staff recognition: Amy, Ronnie, Morgan RN
Very caring and clean place. Got to room fast when I called.
Thank you! Staff recognition: Lisa (NA), Amy, Ronnie, Hannah
Loved the therapy. Ronnie... Read more
Hospice can be a scary word for families when caring for a loved one. However, Hospice services at Saint Francis Healthcare offers ongoing at-home care to patients, their families and so much more.
Laverne Kackley suffers from dementia, Parkinson's disease and has had three strokes. Her family... Read more
Julie Baker Caplan is very thankful for the help she and her father received from Saint Francis Hospice during her father's last days. Richard Baker, 88, had heart problems and declining health so Julie decided to bring her father from his assisted living facility to her... Read more
Hearing loss runs in the family for Marianne Sperling. Her maternal grandmother was hard of hearing and her mother started losing her hearing in high school. Marianne’s maternal aunt and uncle also experienced hearing loss.
Marianne, 79, is a retired nurse. At age 60, she had a... Read more
Aortic stenosis, the narrowing of the aortic valve, affects nearly 200,000 Americans each year. This condition obstructs blood flow from the heart and, in severe cases, requires surgery to replace the valve.
Steven J. Joggerst, MD is a board-certified physician at Saint Francis Heart and Valve Center... Read more