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OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Almost Home Kids Construction Underway

A blessing of the land and ceremonial groundbreaking took place November 15 for the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Almost Home Kids facility in Peoria. Site preparation on the 15-acre site has been underway since September. Almost Home Kids is the first care model of its kind in the country. In a comforting home-like […]

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Lou Malnati Cancer Research Foundation Makes Landmark Donation to Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute

CHICAGO – The Lou Malnati Cancer Research Foundation has made a transformational donation to the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI) to help advance medical education, collaborate on research initiatives and create innovative clinical models of care for patients with brain and spinal cord tumors. NBTI is a nationally recognized leader in the fight against brain […]

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Mercyhealth Now Participates in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

ROCKFORD, Illinois – Mercyhealth is pleased to announce for the first time in many years, it is participating in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO Network. Beginning January 1, 2018, our patients with commercial insurance who have Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois’ PPO will have full in-network access to Mercyhealth’s integrated […]

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Ravi Durvasula, MD, Named Chair of Loyola’s Department of Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL – Ravi Durvasula, MD, has been named chair of the department of medicine of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Durvasula has held senior leadership positions at Yale University and the Veterans Administration and has conducted groundbreaking research in global infectious diseases. Most recently, he was a professor […]

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HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese unveils New Outpatient Surgery Center with Mass of Blessing and Dedication

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese ceremonially unveiled their new Outpatient Surgery Center on Thursday, November 9, with a Blessing and Dedication Mass led by the Most Reverend Thomas Stanley G. Schlarman, DD, Diocese of Belleville. The new Outpatient Surgery Center was designed to increase efficiency and patient privacy in a beautiful environment. The $9.4 million […]

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Completes Successful Move From Belleville To O’Fallon

(O’FALLON, IL) – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has now opened the doors of the new hospital and health center in O’Fallon, IL. In a well-coordinated move involving several area EMS agencies and the assistance of Scott Air Force Base personnel, all 56 patients of St. Elizabeth’s were successfully transferred by ambulance, from St. Elizabeth’s current […]

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Tyler Witges named Director of Laboratory and Radiology at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital

(EFFINGHAM, IL) – HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Tyler Witges, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM , was recently named the new Director of Laboratory and Radiology.  As director, Witges will assist in the strategy, planning, growth, development, and daily operations of both laboratory and radiology operations at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. Witges first came to […]

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Illinois Telehealth Network Receives Partnership for a Connected Illinois Award for Excellence in Telehealth Leadership

On November 9, the Illinois Telehealth Network (ITN) will be honored with a statewide Excellence in Telehealth Leadership Award for Improved Care for Underserved Populations. The honor will be presented in recognition of two Hospital Sisters Health System-led telemedicine programs at a luncheon in Chicago hosted by Partnership for a Connected Illinois and the American […]

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Loretto Hospital Board names former U.S. MedPAC administrator George Miller, Jr. as its new president and CEO

Loretto Hospital announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed George N. Miller, Jr. MHSA, FACHE as the new President and Chief Executive Officer effective Nov. 1, 2017, the first African-American CEO in the hospital’s history. Miller is the former President and CEO of CommUnityCare Health Centers, the largest FQHC in Texas and the 10th […]

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Exicure, Inc. closes additional $11.2 million in private financing to advance its gene regulatory and immunotherapeutic programs

Financing Brings Total Raised to $31.5 Million in Last 45 Days SKOKIE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exicure, Inc., the pioneer in gene regulatory and immunotherapeutic drugs utilizing three-dimensional Spherical Nucleic Acid (SNA™) constructs, today announced the closing of approximately $11.2 million in subsequent financing led by Luye Pharma Group and others including Eager Info Investments LTD, Knoll Capital […]

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