Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Chief Medical Officer retires

Thomas Diemer, MD
Saint Francis Healthcare System's Chief Medical Officer Thomas Diemer, MD, retired September 1.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Chief Medical Officer Thomas Diemer, MD, retired September 1.

Diemer served as the CMO at Saint Francis for the last six years. Prior to his leadership role, he was a long-standing internal medicine physician.

Diemer served as President of the Medical Staff from 2006 to 2007, and in 2008, he left Cape Physician Associates and transitioned to Medical Director for Saint Francis. He was then promoted to his CMO role.

As CMO, Diemer was  instrumental in creating and adopting Medical Partner and Medical Staff by-laws, implementing the Palliative Care Program and developing the Medical Administrative Officers (MAO) program where physicians have dedicated administrative time.

Andrew Godbey, MD, MSPH, will now serve as President of Saint Francis Medical Partners and President of Saint Francis Health Plans, and will split his time between seeing patients and his new administrative role.

Saint Francis Healthcare System is in the process of hiring a new CMO.

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