Based in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Saint Francis Healthcare System offers services to more than 713,000 people in a five-state region through Saint Francis Medical Center, a 308-bed nonprofit 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 work force, all focused on providing the highest quality of care to patients and support to family members.

The Future of Quality and Patient Safety

Delivering the highest-quality care is at the core of everything we do. Saint Francis Healthcare System is taking that focus to the next level – with an array of initiatives and clinical partnerships geared toward improving the patient experience – to stay the premier healthcare delivery network in our five-state region.

Key Quality and Safety Measures

Our comprehensive quality initiatives include:

  • A new Patient Tower featuring private patient rooms.
  • Locked medication drawers to promote safer medication administration.
  • The new Epic electronic medical records system for united provider communication to enhance individualized patient care.
  • Recognition when departments achieve exceptional quality and patient safety results.
  • Exclusive local affiliations with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute and MD Anderson Cancer Network® to improve the scope and delivery of patient safety and quality for the region.
  • Ongoing relationships with skilled nursing facilities in the area to decrease hospital readmissions and improve the transition of patient care.
  • Stroke Center accreditation by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditation organization committed to improving safety and quality in healthcare, with its stroke care Gold Seal of Approval.


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