On Tuesday, Oct. 24, HSHS St. John’s Hospital officials and Springfield Public School District 186 administrators, teachers and students gathered at Dubois Elementary School to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America. St. John’s Hospital has sponsored the Project Fit America Wellness Grant Initiative in area schools since 2013, when the program was introduced at [...]
Tulin P. Ozyurt, D.M.D., dentist, CCHC and Steven Kirk, dental clinic patient.
As the need for accessible dental care in Springfield rises, HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Central Counties Health Centers are honored to announce that their dental clinic, located on the ninth floor of St. John’s Hospital, is expanding emergency services from two days per week to four. The new hours are Monday through Thursday, from [...]
On Friday, Oct. 13, HSHS Medical Group hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate a new Jacksonville facility, which will house HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine and Foot & Ankle specialists, along with other visiting specialists from HSHS Medical Group and Prairie Heart Institute. The new facility will be located at 1745 W. Walnut St., Jacksonville, [...]
HSHS St. John’s Hospital has begun construction to expand their cancer center. Upon completion, the cancer center will include an infusion center, medical oncology physician clinics and radiation oncology services. The new center will house all outpatient cancer services under one roof, allowing for more patients to be seen in an expedited manner. The hospital [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 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 St. John's Hospital in Springfield is undergoing a renovation to add a cardiac intensive care unit. The renovation is one of four projects at St. John's either upcoming or underway as the hospital prepares for potential changes in health care delivery. Patti Fischer, chief operating officer for St. John's, says the renovation began last [...]
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 [...]