Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University will now receive support for student athletes and performers in a new partnership with SoutheastHEALTH. 

During a press conference on Wednesday, the healthcare system's CEO Ken Bateman said they will also provide athletic training, physical therapy services, diagnostic equipment, and athletic training supplies to students.


Southeast Hospital has received recognition by the American Heart Association through the “Get Within the Guidelines Heart Failure Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award.” According to a press release, the hospital has worked to treat heart failure patients using national guidelines.

Director of Quality and Systems Improvement for Missouri, Katie Troll presented the award today to SoutheastHEALTH cardiologist Bryan Beck.   

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Universal Health Services, SoutheastHEALTH

SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau and Universal Health Services (UHS) have officially signed into a joint-venture partnership for the establishment of a new behavioral health facility.

The project was initially announced in May of last year out of a growing need for advanced behavioral health services accessible to the southeast Missouri area.

At a press conference on Thursday, SoutheastHEALTH President and CEO Ken Bateman articulated this issue, claiming behavioral health is at the forefront of societal concerns across the nation.


SoutheastHEALTH added a new robotic surgical system to their Urology field. They’re the first hospital in the region to implement the Da Vinci Xi Surgical System. It’s the third and newest generation of its kind by Intuitive Surgical. This is also the second Da Vinci Xi system in Missouri to be used in a community-based hospital setting.


The Da Vinci Xi performs minimally invasive surgical procedures, resulting in less need for pain medication, fewer complications, smaller incisions, and a faster recovery time for patients.