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IHA Member News Spotlight

News stories highlighting IHA member hospitals. To submit your hospital news, contact Joanne Sterioti.

The ER: At the Frontlines of Medicine
Local hospitals and urgent care centers are finding new ways to address the growing need for emergency services. Read more>

Four Area Hospitals Assist RLC in Rural Health Experience Program
Four students got up close and personal with their chosen health profession, thanks to the Rural Health Experience program, sponsored by the South Central Illinois Area Health Education Center and hosted at four local hospitals. Read more>

Advocate and NorthShore Combine to Create Preeminent Health Care System
Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem announced they intend to combine to create Advocate NorthShore Health Partners (ANHP). When complete, ANHP will be the largest integrated health care delivery system in Illinois and the 11th largest not-for-profit health care system in the U.S. Read more>

Carle and Crawford Memorial Hospital Partner to Treat Patients through Telemedicine
The Carle Foundation and Crawford Memorial Hospital have announced a partnership that will allow Carle physicians to use telemedicine to advise providers at Crawford Memorial Hospital about infectious disease. Read more>

Free Mammograms Offered October 14 to Women Who Qualify (Illini Community Hospital)
Women from a five-county area of West-Central Illinois may be eligible to receive a free mammogram on Tuesday, Oct. 14. To be eligible, women must live in Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike, or Scott counties, be between the ages 40 and 64 and be uninsured for health care. Read more>

Healthy Living with Diabetes Family Fair (La Rabida Children's Hospital)
Chicago Children's Diabetes Center at La Rabida kicks off National Diabetes Awareness Month by hosting the 4th Annual Healthy Living with Diabetes Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1. Read more>

Loyola's Heart Attack Team Platinum Award
Loyola University Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology's Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014. Loyola is one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. Read more>

Memorial Medical Center's Be Aware Women's Fair to Celebrate Fifth Birthday in October
The fair will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on October 18. A $4.00 admission covers all exhibits, health screenings, and entertainment. Read more>

Presence Covenant's Center for Healthy Living to Hold a Free Forum about Women's Health
The October 23 event will cover hormone balance, ovarian health, surgery for women's issues and other information that is important for women in their 40's, 50's and beyond. Read more>

Former Rainbow Bakery Owner Leaves $1.8 Million to Silver Cross Hospital Foundation
The Silver Cross Foundation recently received an unforeseen $1.8 million gift from the estate of Jennie Mariner, a former Silver Cross Hospital trustee and volunteer. Read more>

St. Anthony's Women's Wellness Event to be Held October 29
Admission is free, however pre-registration is required for this event. See informational displays about St. Anthony's Women's Wellness Center, Women and Children's department, Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Convenient Care Diagnostic Services, and Vascular Services. Read more>

SwedishAmerican Hosts Employee Donation Drive for Project Undershare
SwedisAmerican Health System recently held a donation drive for Project Undershare, an organization that provides new undergarments to area children who would otherwise go without. Read more>

Grant from March of Dimes to Support Prenatal Education Classes at Touchette Regional Hospital
To give every baby in the Metro East the best beginning possible, Southern Illinois Health Foundation (SIHF) will launch "Becoming a Mom/Comenzando Bien," a six-week prenatal education series developed by the March of Dimes. Read more>

Event Highlights UnityPoint Health - Trinity Partnership with Bright Pink
The UnityPoint Health - Trinity Breast Health program is now a proud partner of Bright Pink, the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. Trinity will host a kickoff celebration on Oct. 2. Read more>

Trinity College Launches Military Medic to BSN Degree Program
The Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences is proud to announce a new program designed to prepare those men and women who have served our country for a career as professional nurses. Read more>

Free Mammograms in October (Westlake Hospital)
Thanks to generous grant funding, Westlake Hospital is offering free screening mammograms during the month of October to women residing in the towns of Proviso Township, Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park, Stone Park, and Westchester. Read more>