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Springfield Clinic opens drive-up lab downtown

Taking winter weather into account, Springfield Clinic’s drive-up lab has relocated to the former U.S. Bank building at 701 S. Sixth St., effective Oct. 26. “Springfield Clinic set up drive-up lab services to help reduce the number of times patients would need to enter the buildings for routine lab visits,” Tom Fitch, senior director of [...]

By |October 26th, 2020|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Drive-thru health care: Springfield Clinic adapts to pandemic

By Holly Whisler A drive-up may not sound like a health care delivery model, but Springfield Clinic will soon have two drive-up lab locations for the convenience of its patients. COVID has caused many people to rethink necessary activities, and businesses have responded with innovative ways to help us collectively adapt. “Springfield Clinic set up [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Memorial Health System to provide $6 million in funding for new nursing center at LLCC

Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) and Memorial Health System (MHS) have announced a nursing education partnership to address the regional nursing shortage. With support from MHS, LLCC will admit 90 additional students per year to the college’s associate degree nursing program, for a total of 215 new nursing students annually. MHS will provide approximately $6.1 [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Brad Reach is the new CFO of Springfield Clinic

Brad Reach is the new vice president and chief financial officer for Springfield Clinic. Reach most recently served as CFO of Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, Illinois. Prior to that, Reach served in various finance roles at OSF St. Francis Medical Center and Heartland Regional Medical [...]

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Springfield Clinic names new CIO

Jack O’Hara is the new vice president and chief information officer for Springfield Clinic. Most recently, O’Hara served as an IT site director for the Manhattan downtown campus of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Previously, he held leadership positions at Allscripts Healthcare, NYU-Winthrop University Hospital and Siemens Healthcare. O’Hara received his [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Physician, heal thyself

Dr. Kemia Sarraf, CEO of Lodestar Physician and Professional Coaching. PHOTO COURTESY KEMIA SARRAF BY ASHLEY MEYER Over the last decade, many of America’s other first responders – doctors, teachers, nurses and social workers – have been slowly running out of oxygen. These dedicated individuals who have often sacrificed years of their lives, [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

HSHS Medical Group to acquire Vita Center for Women

HSHS Medical Group plans to acquire the Vita Center for Women, effective Oct. 21. Vita has locations in Decatur, Pana, Sullivan and Shelbyville, Illinois, in addition to caring for patients full time at Crossing Healthcare in Decatur. Six physicians and eight advanced practice clinicians will transition to HSHS Medical Group, along with colleagues at Vita [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

Advanced Medical Transport to acquire Medics First

Peoria-based Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois (AMT) has announced plans to acquire Springfield-based Medics First Mobile Intensive Care and expects the transfer of ownership to occur later this summer. Medics First, headquartered at 1600 Taylor Ave. in Springfield, was founded in 2008 by Larry Daugherty, Tracy Daugherty, Mike Dozier and Mark Ballinger. The company [...]

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Decatur Memorial Hospital joining Memorial Health System

Decatur Memorial Hospital will become the second largest hospital in the Springfield-based Memorial Health System, pending regulatory approval. The boards of both nonprofit healthcare organizations reached an affiliation agreement in late April, with full affiliation set to occur on Oct. 1, 2019. “Remaining on the leading edge of health and patient care is critical to [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

New HSHS Medical Group facility open in Taylorville

HSHS Medical Group has opened a new facility at 1304 W. Burnett Dr. in Taylorville which will be home to HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care and Prairie Cardiovascular. Providers caring for patients at the new location include Richard Del Valle, MD, FACP, internal medicine; Wendi Campbell, APRN, internal medicine; and Madhu Dukkipati, MD, FACC, FSCAI, [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments