Author: Tim Stumm

OSF HealthCare – Caterpillar Partnering to Develop Downtown Peoria Block; OSF to Establish New Ministry Headquarters

In a move that is hoped will rehabilitate a century-old, iconic Peoria building and help reinvigorate downtown development, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and OSF HealthCare are partnering to develop the property at 124 SW Adams Street (commonly known as the former Chase building) into OSF HealthCare’s new Ministry headquarters. In addition to the Chase building, […]

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HSHS St. Francis Hospital Announced as a 2017 Silver Award Recipient for Progress Toward Excellence by the ILPEx Recognition Program

The ILPEx Recognition Program has announced HSHS St. Francis Hospital of Litchfield, IL as a recipient of the 2017 ILPEx Silver Award for Progress toward Excellence. HSHS St. Francis will be formally honored at the annual award ceremony and recognition dinner on February 22, 2018, at the Hyatt Lodge at Hamburger University located in Oak […]

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Memorial’s Family Care Birthing Center Receives Perinatal Quality Award

The Family Care Birthing Center (FCBC) at Memorial Belleville was recognized as one of the top 105 birthing hospitals participating in the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) for their help in a statewide project on Maternal Hypertension. Memorial Belleville was also one of three hospitals in Southwestern Illinois to receive the Gold Award which means […]

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Springfield Hospitals, County Health Department Collaborate on Project to Assess Sangamon County’s Health Needs

SPRINGFIELD – HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Memorial Medical Center and the Sangamon County Department of Public Health are once again collaborating on a project to assess the health needs of the residents of Sangamon County. As part of the assessment process, the two Springfield nonprofit hospitals and the county health department will ask all county residents to help identify pressing community […]

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Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Harvard emergency department is now EDAP-approved

  Mercyhealth is pleased to announce the emergency department at Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Harvard is now EDAP-approved within emergency medical services region 9 by the Illinois Department of Public Health. EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) is a designation the state awards hospital emergency departments that meet a set of defined standards for providing […]

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Illinois insurers paid more than $6 million in rebates in 2016

Illinois insurers paid $6.2 million in rebates for not meeting the Affordable Care Act’s medical loss ratio standards in 2016, according to information the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services quietly released late last month.

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Behavioral health providers say they’re still owed $10 million

Behavioral health providers say they’re still owed $10 million from managed care organizations for Medicaid claims dating back three years, Community Behavioral Healthcare Association CEO Marvin Lindsey told lawmakers Thursday. Lindsey testified before the House Appropriations – Human Services Committee, which has been holding hearings scrutinizing the state’s move to managed care for the majority […]

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Healthcare.gov enrollment dips to 334,979

The number of Illinois residents who signed up through Healthcare.gov for 2018 coverage dipped to 334,979, according to a final weekly snapshot the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released late last month. That’s down slightly from preliminary figures showing 339,740 signed up. It's also a 6 percent decrease from the 2017 open enrollment period.

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Fewer hospitals hit with Medicare penalties for patient injuries

A smaller number of Illinois hospitals will see a reduction in Medicare payments under a program that penalizes facilities for having higher numbers of patients whom acquired preventable injuries and infections while hospitalized.

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