Author: Tim Stumm
Feb 27, 2019 | Top Stories
The state has paid out $11 million in funds this month for construction and improvements at two Illinois veterans’ homes, according to Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced legislation enabling Medicare to recoup money from drug companies that were paid for wasted medications.
A proposal allowing people to buy into Medicaid has the backing of three Illinois Democratic members of Congress, according to a recent statement. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi and Jan Schakowsky signed on to the bill allowing states to create Medicaid buy-in programs. “We need bold ideas to strengthen our healthcare system […]
Feb 20, 2019 | Top Stories
Gov. JB Pritzker has appointed Grace Hou, a former assistant secretary, to lead the Department of Human Services.
Feb 18, 2019 | Press Releases
For immediate release Contact: Libby Allison | OSF HealthCare Media Relations Coordinator | (309) 308-5015 Sherry Galbreath | OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Community Relations Coordinator | (309) 665-5748 (February...Read More
Community health centers felt the pinch last year as a key source of their federal funding got caught up in discussions over the federal budget.
Feb 14, 2019 | Press Releases
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a grant that will allow them to study how to improve care for heart disease patients struggling with hopelessness.
Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is spearheading a proposal requiring providers to more quickly report to the state’s prescription monitoring program after prescribing opioids and other controlled substances.
Six Illinois hospitals are among the top 50 hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report.
UnityPoint Health recently named Dr. Keith Knepp CEO for central Illinois. Knepp, a family medicine doctor, succeeds Debbie Simon, who is retiring after more than four decades with the organization. Knepp currently serves as president of UnityPoint’s hospitals and clinics in Peoria.
Feb 13, 2019 | Press Releases
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is commemorating the 40th anniversary of its incorporation, which took place on December 26, 1978. A celebration was held at the System Services Center in Springfield, Ill. on January 22, 2019 to recognize the vision and leadership of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis and the historic milestone […]