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IHA Member News Spotlight

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

Mayor Emanuel, CDPH and Chicago Hospitals Announce Creation of Network of Providers as Part of Ongoing Preparedness Efforts in Unlikely Case of Ebola Diagnosis
Four leading Chicago hospitals have agreed to form a network of resource centers that are preparing to provide care in the unlikely event of a patient being diagnosed with Ebola in Chicago. The four hospitals - Rush University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center for adult and pediatric patients, Northwestern Memorial Hospital for adult patients and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for pediatric patients - agreed to serve in this capacity. Read more>

Alexian Brothers Health System Earns 2014 Quality Achievement Award from IHA
The IHA Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality presented a 2014 Quality Excellence Achievement Award to Alexian recognizing innovative quality interventions and best practices. 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>

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>

Memorial Medical Center Earns Top Quality Excellence Award from IHA
Memorial Medical Center was recognized as the top project in the urban hospital category for its project "Lean Six Sigma Methodologies Reduce Red Blood Cell Transfusions by 32% in a Tertiary Medical Center." Read more>

Kohl's Department Stores to Donate More than $72,000 to Children's Hospital of Illinois for Kohl's Kids Ride Safe Program (OSF Saint Francis Medical Center)
With the help of Kohl's and the Kohl's Cares program, Children's Hospital of Illinois is able to provide injury prevention education, bicycle safety information and bicycle helmets to thousands of children across central Illinois. 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>

Shelby Memorial Hospital Girls Night Out Speaks on Diabetes Awareness
The 2012 Shelby County Community Health Needs Assessment, a study done by Shelby Memorial Hospital, notes that diabetes affects approximately 1,790 of the county's population. Girls Night Out is using this opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and its complications. 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>

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>