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SIU School of Medicine creates new department

The Department of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s first new department in nearly three decades, aims to be a champion for rural Illinoisans. To improve the health and wellness in the 66 counties of central and southern Illinois, the department will identify community-based interventions and study how factors such as [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

Healthy Jacksonville initiative announced

A partnership between Passavant Area Hospital, SIU School of Medicine and MacMurray College aims to increase access to health care using a holistic approach for vulnerable or at-risk residents of Jacksonville. Healthy Jacksonville, modeled after a highly-successful and award-winning community health worker (CHW) program in the Enos Park neighborhood in Springfield, will initiate engagement with [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Medical News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HSHS consolidates offices, moves employees into former AIG building

The former AIG office building, located at 3051 Hollis Drive in Springfield, has recently undergone a major renovation in preparation for the newest tenant. Earlier this year, Founders Properties obtained commercial demolition and remodeling permits, with a total project value of $888,799. O’Shea Builders served as the general contractor. The space is now occupied by [...]

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

HSHS St. John’s Cancer Center completes renovations

HSHS St. John’s Cancer Center, located at 301 N. 8th Street, has recently completed an extensive renovation and officially opened to patients on Aug. 6. The new center includes an infusion center, medical oncology physician clinics and radiation oncology as well as lab services, all inside the St. John’s Pavilion. This $3.9 million project will [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

American Hospital Association Honors HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Memorial Medical Center with National Award

The American Hospital Association is recognizing Springfield’s two nonprofit hospitals for their collaborative effort to improve community health in Enos Park, a low-income neighborhood located between the hospitals. HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center will receive the NOVA Award at the AHA’s Leadership Summit in San Diego, California, on July 28. The hospitals [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

New cardiovascular intensive care unit to open

The Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital will open its new cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) on Monday, July 16. At a blessing ceremony on July 9, colleagues and visitors were given tours of the new space that will be dedicated to helping cardiac patients recover after open heart, cardiovascular, vascular and thoracic [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

HSHS Medical Group welcomes two new physicians to Chatham.

HSHS Medical Group welcomes Erin Blackburn, MD, and Gopinathan Nambiar, MD, FAAP, to the Chatham community. Both pediatricians, these physicians offer patient-first care to patients from birth to 21 years of age. Blackburn earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree from Baker University in Kansas. She [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

Author of ‘Just Medicine’ to speak on racial bias in health care

Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health care disparities, argues author and lawyer Dayna Bowen Matthew. She will address questions of race, inequality and health care at the 2nd Annual Alonzo Homer Kenniebrew, MD, Presentation on Health Inequities and Disparities. The address is part of an annual discussion of health [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments
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