Author: Tim Stumm

Harmony Health Plan Associate Honored as Care Coordinator of the Year by the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans

Harmony Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced today that Dana Barrows, MA LCPC, was named Southern Illinois Care Coordinator of the Year by the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP). Barrows, a behavioral health transitions of care coordinator, received this honor in recognition of her dedication to […]

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Governor tours specialty hospital construction site in Rockford

Gov. Bruce Rauner today toured Mercyhealth’s multimillion-dollar medical complex under construction in Rockford, where leading-edge care and hundreds of high-quality jobs will advance the physical and economic health of Illinoisans. “This is so impressive,” Rauner said of progress at the site, where groundbreaking took place in June 2016 on a 451,000-square-foot, three-wing, six-story hospital and […]

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OSF Heads East to Explore Health Care Solutions

OSF Innovation, a part of OSF HealthCare, is partnering with MassChallenge, a global early-stage startup accelerator headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts that helps young companies succeed through monetary awards, mentorship from its various sponsors and more. OSF Innovation recently signed a one-year agreement to be a Platinum Sponsor of PULSE@MassChallenge, a program that specifically focuses on […]

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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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