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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

Dr. Scott Boston appointed CEO of Passavant

Dr. Scott Boston, the chief medical officer of Passavant Area Hospital and an emergency medicine physician, has been approved by the hospital’s board of directors to serve as the next president and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital. He will assume his new role on June 3. Boston succeeds Harry Schmidt, who has served as Passavant’s [...]

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

10th annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer

BY KAREN ACKERMAN WITTER  The Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer, sponsored by the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine, inspires and celebrates while raising funds for cancer research. Nearly 500 people are expected to attend the 10th annual event on Friday, April 12 at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in downtown Springfield. Courtney Clark, a [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Springfield Clinic opens new rehabilitation services clinic

Springfield Clinic has opened a new location for rehabilitation services named Springfield Clinic West Wabash. It is located at 4525 Wabash Avenue in Suites D and E in the YellowStone complex, which formerly housed Anytime Fitness and a physical therapy office. O’Shea Builders recently completed a $650,000 renovation of the 6400 square foot space. The [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

Simmons Cancer Institute receives proceeds from Beautiful Bras fundraiser

On Nov. 19, BJ Grand Salon & Spa presented a check to Dr. Aziz Khan of Simmons Cancer Institute, representing a donation of $12,375 raised from the most recent Beautiful Bras fundraiser. Proceeds from the October event will be used to purchase hair loss accessories including wigs, hats, and scarves for the wig boutique at Simmons Cancer Institute, [...]

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

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