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1875 Founder’s Society

In 1875, a trio of Franciscan Sisters established the first Saint Francis Hospital, helping to make Cape Girardeau, Mo., a better place to live. The Sisters rented a two-story frame house, which accommodated just 12 patients. There, they offered compassionate care and the latest in medical treatments to those in need. Today, that humble hospital has evolved to become the most progressive, trusted medical center in the region.

A group of caring and compassionate leaders is helping foster the dreams of those three Sisters – and furthering the mission and values of Saint Francis Healthcare System. TheHealthcare System strives to continually invest in new technologies and treatment options to offer area individuals and families better access to the very best healthcare available.

As part of the 1875 Founders Society, members are helping to make the Saint Francis service area a better place to live.

Through the strong support and financial contributions of the 1875 Founders Society, the Healthcare System is able to continue to offer convenient access to advanced technologies and leading-edge services – all in a compassionate environment. We invite you to become a member of the 1875 Founders Society to continue the great work of our founding Franciscan Sisters. Through your annual $5,000 contribution, you will have the opportunity to continue providing leading-edge healthcare to those in need by directing your gift to the fund of your choosing or the area of greatest need.

Be Part of Our Mission

Download the 1875 Founder’s Society commitment form

For more information on membership in the 1875 Founders Society, please contact the Saint Francis Foundation at 573-331-5133.

Saint Francis Healthcare 1875 Founder's Society

1875 Founders Society Members as of June 2020

New Members in 2019

Drury Southwest, Inc.
Drury Southwest Signs, Inc.
First State Community Bank
Stephanie La Pierre
Red Letter Communications
Randall and Trish Stahly
Bob and Lori Sturgill
US Bank

Charter Members/Lifetime Members

Robert J. and Betty A. Basler
Gordon and Ann Brookman
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Drury
Dr. Billy A.F. Hammond and Dr. Liliana Visccher
Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. Horn
Jim and Teresa Maurer
Harry and Fran Rediger†
Mark and Barbara Thompson
† Denotes Deceased

Lifetime Members

Alamo Hotel 2012 Trust in memory of Robert A.† and Anna R. Drury†
Tony and Debbie Balsano
Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Bjelich
Frank W. Braxton, MD
Cape Anesthesia Group, Inc.
Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center
Dr. Wendi and Dan Carns
Jason and Lesley Coalter
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Commerce Bank
R. David and Gail Crader
Rusty and Marilyn Curtis
Mrs. Wanda L. Drury
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Drusch
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Essner
Charlene G. Freeman
Fresh Healthy Café
GFI Digital, Inc.
Norman L. and Diana Glaus
GreenPages, Inc.
Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau
John Mark Photography
Vince and Jan Kelley / Nip Kelley Equipment Co., Inc.
Kiefner Brothers, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kitchen
Dori A. Lage, in memory of Wally Lage†
Liberty Utilities
Mr. Albert C. Lowes
Michael G. McCrate
Cheryl A. Mothes and Richard L. Hetzel
My Daddy's Cheesecake
Ms. Imelda Nenninger
Alex and Meredith Ogburn
Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Pancoast
Andrew† and Beatrice Perrin†
The Printing Co.
Dr. Joel West and Patricia Ray
Maryann Reese
Mr. Gene Rhodes†
Richardet Floor Covering
Rick's Electric Incorporated
Dr. Raymond A. Ritter Sr.† and Mrs. Lillian Ritter†
River Eagle Distributing Co.
The Roberts Group, Inc.
Gary and Wendy Rust
Rust Communications
Moe and Patti Sandfort
Dr. and Mrs. Stanley D. Sides
Jason and Leigh Ann Siener
Dr. and Mrs. William D. Stahr
Texas Roadhouse
Dr. Michael C. and Mary Trueblood
Dennis and Kathy Vollink
Dr. Naomi Wahl & Dr. Samuel Rogers
Rock and Judy Wilferth
† Denotes Deceased


The Blue Willow Pantry - Cheryl Reinagel
Jim and Dorothy Burke
Canedy Sign and Graphics - Ellis Bradshaw
Creative Edge, Inc. - Jason Wray
Dr. Thomas and Dr. Jean Diemer
First Auto Credit - David Likens
Jeremy and Raelenna Ferguson
David and Lisa Limbaugh
Morlan Chrysler
Bart and Lorili Ozbun
Garrett and Grayson Ozbun
David and Tracy Prather
Mr. and Mrs. Jim W. Riley Jr.
Jimmy and Chrisy Wilferth
Kevin and Julie Woodruff

For more Information, call Danielle Torbet at 573-331-5790.