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SIU Med School Announces Honor Society Members

Fifteen new members have been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. They were inducted at the spring banquet for SIU’s Eta chapter at the spring banquet May 16 at Panther Creek Country Club. Newly elected students from the Class of 2015 are: [...]

By |June 16th, 2014|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

Relay for Life, June 21-22

For the organizing committee and volunteers who have been planning and working since January, it's impossible to believe that Relay For Life of Sangamon and Menard Counties is almost here! The event begins with an opening ceremony at 6 pm Saturday, June 21, at Lincoln Land Community College. Relay For Life continues through the night [...]

Faculty changes at St. John’s College of Nursing

The St. John’s College Board recently voted to approve the promotion of three faculty members. Judy Shackelford, RN, PhD, has been promoted to full professor. Dr.  Shackelford teaches courses in medical-surgical nursing and leadership. She led the development of the college Department of Continuing Education, which was recently accredited with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission and was [...]

By |June 9th, 2014|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

St. John’s College scholarship recipient

          St. John’s College faculty member Julie Varns is a PhD student and was recently named a Jonas Scholar. Founded in 2006, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence’s mission is to improve health care through nursing and it makes grants that advance scholarship, leadership and innovation fostering new partnerships across the [...]

By |June 9th, 2014|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

Memorial Medical Center to Host Free Seminar on Foot and Ankle Health

Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on foot and ankle health at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the Carpenter Conference Center. The one-hour program, titled “Treatment Options for Foot and Ankle Problems,” will feature Dr. Benjamin Stevens, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Springfield Clinic. Stevens specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction. He [...]

By |June 9th, 2014|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments


SPRINGFIELD, IL – St. John’s Prairie Heart Institute recently received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Gold Performance Achievement Award for the fourth straight year. The award recognizes St. John’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation [...]

By |June 9th, 2014|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments
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