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About Us

Regional Healthcare System in Southeast Missouri

Based in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Saint Francis Healthcare System offers services to more than 715,000 people in a five-state region through Saint Francis Medical Center, a 306-bed, non-profit, tertiary care institution, and Saint Francis Health Development Services Corporation, a for-profit healthcare services company.

The Catholic-based Saint Francis Healthcare System has evolved in the 21st century from a local community medical center to the regional tertiary healthcare leader in the five-state region due to the tremendous efforts of a visionary administrative team, talented group of managers, and exceptional workforce, all focused on providing the highest quality of care to patients and support to family members.

Saint Francis Health Development Services Corporation

As the for-profit arm of Saint Francis Healthcare System, Saint Francis Health Development Services Corporation includes these entities:

Landmark Hospital

Saint Francis Healthcare System has entered into a joint venture with Landmark Holdings of Missouri, LLC to bring long-term acute care to the region’s residents. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Landmark Hospital is a 30-bed, fully licensed critical care hospital caring for patients with catastrophic and/or chronic medically complex conditions requiring a hospital stay of 25 days or longer. Landmark Hospital is the only facility of its kind between Memphis and St. Louis.

Landmark Hospital’s specialized programs use treatment protocols designed to meet each patient’s complex medical needs. Programming includes:

  • Medically Complex Program–for patients requiring multidisciplinary medical services and recovery from a surgical procedure or traumatic event
  • Pulmonary/Ventilator-Weaning Program–for patients requiring medical ventilation or who are recovering from other pulmonary conditions
  • Complex Wound Care Program–for patients recovering from serious wound complications and extensive surgery or requiring treatment for pressure ulcers
  • On-Site Dialysis Program–for patients with acute or chronic kidney disease
  • Infectious Disease Program–for patients requiring long-term treatment for infections
  • Low-Tolerance Rehabilitation Program

Landmark Hospital complies with all state licensure requirements and Medicare Conditions of Participation regulations.

Physicians Alliance Surgery Center

Saint Francis Healthcare System has a joint partnership with the Physicians Alliance Surgery Center, giving patients access to another expert physician team through Saint Francis Healthcare System. The physician-owned surgery center, located at 3241 Percy Drive, provides ambulatory surgical services in the following specialties:

  • Ear, nose, and throat
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Retinal specialties

Black River Medical Center

Created through a partnership between Poplar Bluff Medical Partners and Saint Francis Healthcare System, Black River Medical Center opened June 18, 2012. The three-bed hospital was designed by local physicians and provides:

  • Emergency services
  • Laboratory services
  • Respiratory care
  • Dietary services
  • Pharmacy
  • Treatment of short-stay illnesses

Black River Medical Center earned accreditation for all services by The Joint Commission, the nation’s foremost accrediting body in healthcare. This accreditation confirms that Black River meets or exceeds performance standards and provides safe, high-quality care to patients.

The partnership between Black River Medical Center and Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau gives physicians and patients direct access to the Medical Center’s latest technology, medical breakthroughs, and 
top specialists.