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Saint Francis Foundation welcomes new member

CAPE GIRARDEAU – John Denkler, president and CEO of First State Bancshares and vice chairman of First State Community Bank in Farmington, has been named to the Saint Francis Foundation Board of Directors.

John Denkler

Denkler, a veteran financial services professional, also serves on the boards of First State Financial Management and First State Insurance Agency. He has been an active member in multiple organizations, including Lions Club, Elks, Knights of Columbus, Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Saint Joseph Catholic Church.

The mission of Saint Francis Foundation is the development, management and distribution of gifts to support Saint Francis Healthcare System in its ministry of healing, wellness, quality and love inspired by a faith in Jesus Christ.

Founded by Franciscan Sisters in 1875, Saint Francis claims its priority has remained the same: serve all who enter with dignity, compassion and joy, serving nearly 713,000 people across Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas.

Anchored by Saint Francis Medical Center, a 306-bed tertiary hospital, and supported by nearly 3,000 employees and more than 250 providers in ten communities, the Saint Francis Healthcare System is an economic force in the region. Major services include the Cancer Institute, Emergency and Level III Trauma Center, Family BirthPlace and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Heart Hospital, Neurosciences and Orthopedics.

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