Why SoutheastHEALTH

At SoutheastHEALTH, the region’s premier healthcare system in Southeast Missouri, our patients receive excellent care of the highest clinical quality, close to home. Within our network are more than 50 care locations in 10 communities, including hospitals, primary and specialty care clinics representing over 30 clinical specialties and extending care for patients in a four-state area. Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau has been a trusted health care resource in the community for nearly 100 years. Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County was established in 1969 and has been under SoutheastHEALTH's management since 2013.

Southeast Hospital located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is a general, full-service, acute care hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient multispecialty care. In 2014 our hospital managed the inpatient care of over 10,000 inpatients and nearly 120,000 patient encounters in outpatient services.

About Southeast Missouri

As the regional destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment, Cape Girardeau’s population swells to 100,000 daily. Two state-of-the-art hospitals sit within city limits. Together, they serve over one million people from five states. Southeast Missouri State University welcomes over 10,000 students from the region and across the world every day. Multiple private and parochial schools and over 50 churches also call Cape Girardeau home. Fun and entertainment options include the area’s largest shopping mall and a GolfWeek Top 100 course, Dalhousie. Cape Girardeau has a thriving arts and performance community offering something for every taste. Local artists host a monthly art walk inviting connoisseurs and tourists alike to view their latest work. Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus offers concerts, performing arts and other events. From state fairs to ballet, Cape Girardeau is the place for quality entertainment.

Cape Girardeau is home to approximately 40,000 residents. We are home to Southeast Missouri State University. Residents enjoy short commute times, a multitude of entertainment and dining options, and a beautiful backdrop all with a low cost of living and a welcoming small town feel. Cape Girardeau is the traffic-free alternative to big city living.

Dexter’s location in southeast Missouri offers quick access to two major interstates, I-55 and I-57, as well as US Highway 60 and MO Highway 25. The Stoddard County area provides exceptional recreational opportunities with lakes, fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming pools, parks, tennis courts, racquetball courts, golf courses and country clubs. Dexter, Missouri, is home to an outstanding school system, historical sites and other attractions.