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Hale named chief medical officer at Passavant

Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville announced Dr. Marshall Hale as chief medical officer on Aug. 11. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Hale has worked at the hospital since 1983. Hale also serves as medical director for Memorial Physician Services-Jacksonville and has served on the board of directors for Passavant and Memorial Health [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Kara McCoy joins Springfield Clinic

Dr. Kara McCoy is joining Springfield Clinic's Center for Women's Health this month. McCoy graduated from SIU School of Medicine in Springfield and completed her residency there in obstetrics and gynecology. The Center for Women’s Health at Springfield Clinic is located at 900 N. First St.

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

SIU testing pilot project for Alzheimer’s patients

A new pilot program in Springfield is testing ways to help Alzheimer's patients live in their own homes longer. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is pursuing the project with a $702,000, three-year grant from the Illinois Department on Aging. SIU's Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD) in Springfield studies a variety of [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Jan-Pro targets medical field in Springfield expansion

By Patrick Yeagle A commercial cleaning service with franchises around the globe is planning an expansion to Springfield. Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems, based in Georgia, expects to establish a location here and is seeking franchise candidates. The company serves a variety of industries, including medical, retail, fitness and real estate. Scott Thompson,  chief development officer for Jan-Pro, [...]

HSHS names new VP and chief physician executive

Dr. Kenneth Johnson | Photo courtesy of HSHS Hospital Sisters Health System announced this week the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Johnson as vice president and chief physician executive. Johnson currently serves as chief physician executive for HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division. Mary Starmann-Harrison, president and CEO of HSHS, says Johnson will lead initiatives to [...]

Springfield Clinic opens Jacksonville orthopedic clinic

Springfield Clinic opened a new orthopedic clinic in Jacksonville this month. Located at Passavant Area Hospital, the new Ortho 1st Clinic (O1C) employs orthopedic and sports medicine specialists to treat acute injuries to the musculoskeletal system. The clinic offers same-day appointments and local access to surgeons and sub-specialists from Springfield Clinic's orthopedic group, include Jacksonville-based [...]

St. John’s to start ICU remodel – Building permit roundup

HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield is slated to begin a remodel of its intensive care unit. The hospital obtained a building permit from the City of Springfield Building and Zoning department last week for the $5.9-million project. O'Shea Builders of Springfield is the contractor. Details on when construction begins weren't immediately available. Other projects [...]

Springfield physician at SIU to lead national doctor’s group

By Patrick Yeagle A Springfield doctor was named last week to lead a nationwide group of internal medicine specialists. Dr. Susan Thompson Hingle. Photo courtesy of SIU Medicine. Dr. Susan Thompson Hingle, professor and internal medicine specialist at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, was chosen as chair of the Board of Regents [...]

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