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Local manufacturing company donates to Simmons Cancer Institute

Springfield Plastics launched its Fourth Annual Drain for the Cure campaign in October, which has resulted in a donation of $73,236 for the Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University in Springfield. “When we first started four years ago, we had a couple of employees and a couple more family members close to the company [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

HSHS St. John’s Hospital offers new assisted total knee replacement procedures

HSHS St. John’s Hospital is the first hospital in Sangamon County to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm assisted total knee replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed. Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

St. Johns Hospital brings Project Fit America to Dubois Elementary

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 [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

CCHC/HSHS St. John’s dental clinic expands to four days per week

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 [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

HSHS Medical Group breaks ground on new Jacksonville facility

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, [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

HSHS St. John’s Hospital begins cancer center renovations

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 [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

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, [...]

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