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Newly expanded NICU opens at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital

The new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has opened at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital. The new unit is more than double the original size at 28,000-square feet. Innovative features of the new family-centered unit include: Single family rooms where parents can stay overnight. Expanded rooms that allow NICU twins and their families to stay [...]

By |March 24th, 2021|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

Memorial Physician Services – Women’s Healthcare joins Springfield Clinic

Memorial Physician Services – Women’s Healthcare, an obstetrics and gynecology group, is now a part of Springfield Clinic's Center for Women's Health, as of Jan. 11. The group, which includes Dr. Neha Amin, Dr. Chinelo Echeazu, Dr. Jillian Henry and Dr. Amanda O’Brien, will continue to provide care at their current location in the Baylis [...]

Lincoln Land Community College changed its training facility name

Lincoln Land Community College has changed the name of its training facility at 130 W. Mason, located in the Mid-Illinois Medical District and blocks away from two major hospitals, to LLCC-Medical District. The facility opened in 1999 as the Capital City Center and initially focused on workforce development for technology. However, the training opportunities have [...]

By |January 6th, 2021|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

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