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    Simple Steps Can Curb E. Coli Contamination, Says Infection Prevention Expert

    More than 60 cases of E. coli, including two deaths, have been documented in 13 states, including Illinois, and in Canada since November.

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

    Memorial Medical Center, HSHS St. John’s Hospital 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.

    Memorial Medical Center Earns Joint Commission's Highest Designation as Comprehensive Stroke Center

    Memorial Medical Center has earned the nation’s highest designation for stroke care – one of only 10 hospitals in Illinois to earn the certification from The Joint Commission.

    Warren Named Memorial Medical Center's Employee of the Year

    Grant Warren, a surgical support specialist, was named Memorial Medical Center's 2017 Employee of the Year.

    Memorial Health System Seeks Volunteers to Knit Hats for Newborns

    Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers to crochet or knit tiny red hats for babies born in February.

    Visitors to Memorial Health System Hospitals Encouraged to Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Influenza

    Illinois is experiencing a severe flu season, with many people experiencing flu-like symptoms throughout Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Memorial Health System Seeks Volunteers to Knit Hats for Newborns

    As part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers to crochet or knit tiny red hats for babies born in February.

    Memorial Home Services to Provide Free CPAP Checkups

    Memorial Home Services will provide a free checkup and cleaning of CPAP machines at its three retail store locations in Springfield, Jacksonville and Lincoln from Dec. 4-8.

    Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Seminar on Spine Surgery

    Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on minimally invasive spine surgery on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.

    Fat Shaming is One of Last Socially Accepted Forms of Discrimination, Behavioral Health Expert Says

    While other forms of discrimination have become taboo, it’s still common to hear negative comments centered on a person’s weight, said Lindsay Roush, a behavioral health consultant at Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center.

    Caregivers Must Take Care of Themselves, Behavioral Health Expert Says

    Financial and emotional costs of caring for elderly parents, especially those with dementia or traumatic brain injuries, can become overwhelming for their children. That's why it's important for caregivers to make time to take care of themselves and not feel guilty about it, says a licensed clinical social worker with Memorial Behavioral Health-Counseling Associates.

    Memorial Health System Recognized with Quality Award from International Hospital Federation

    Memorial Health System earned one of the top excellence awards from the International Hospital Federation.

    Memorial Medical Center to Host Shoulder Replacement Seminar

    Memorial Medical Center will host a free community event to inform and educate people about each step involved in a total shoulder replacement on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.

    Memorial’s Festival of Trees to be Held Nov. 18-26 on Illinois State Fairgrounds

    The 28th annual Memorial’s Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 18-26 at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The festival’s hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 18, Nov. 20-22 and Nov. 24-25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 26; and 4-8 p.m. Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day).

    Memorial Medical Center to Host Lung Cancer Awareness Event

    Memorial Medical Center will host a free community event to inform and educate people about lung cancer on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.

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