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OSF Logo New Medicare Advantage Plans from Medica featuring OSF HealthCare providers available in fall Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Beneficiaries in Illinois
Oct 3, 2023 | Press Releases
Medicare Beneficiaries in the Peoria-Bloomington area will have a new option for health care coverage for 2024. OSF HealthCare, a Peoria-based integrated health system committed to delivering exceptional care, and Medica, a leading non-profit health plan system that serves members in 12 states, have collaborated to launch Medicare Advantage plans.
Sep 14, 2023 | Press Releases
The Maxine and Thomas B. Hunter III Simulation and Education Center at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, a 14,000 square foot space providing realistic, simulated healthcare settings, recently opened. With state-of-the-art technology, including high-fidelity simulators and a mixed reality learning space, the center offers robust training and education solutions to improve performance and reduce learning gaps for hospital staff, local and regional healthcare and community providers.
Jul 27, 2023 | Top Stories
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is moving forward on a new behavioral health model for the state’s Medicaid program.
Jul 27, 2023 | Top Stories
Chicago’s top doctor said this week she appreciates the recent focus from policymakers on ways to improve the city’s mental health infrastructure, though concerns remain on how to fund those services.
An initiative launched two years ago to, in part, improve access to services for the state’s homeless population was codified into law Wednesday by Gov. JB Pritzker.
Jun 2, 2023 | Press Releases
Carle Health Greater Peoria is excited to announce the relocation of Methodist Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Center to Proctor Hospital.
Jun 2, 2023 | Top Stories
Community health worker programs have helped to improve health outcomes, but a newsurvey released this week shows that sustained funding is necessary to keep those programs operating post-pandemic.
A state-based health insurance exchange would give the state more flexibility for open enrollment, outreach and coordinating coverage for individuals eligible for Medicaid.
BJC Healthcare, which has hospitals in southern Illinois, plans to merge with Kansas City-based Saint Luke’s Health System to form a $10 billion, 28-hospital health system that would span Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.
Lawmakers advanced a proposal Thursday to the House floor providing protections for Chicago first responders who were severely injured or disabled by COVID-19 before vaccines were available.
Republicans on Thursday called for legislative hearings to investigate reports of abuse by staff at a downstate mental health facility.
Five Illinois Democrats joined colleagues last week to introduce a proposal to expand family and medical leave.
Illinois’ two Democratic senators have asked the nation’s largest pharmacies about ways that policymakers can help improve access to reproductive health services.