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Memorial’s Festival of Trees Seeks Volunteers for Holiday Event

Memorial Medical Center Foundation seeks volunteers for the 29th annual Festival of Trees, which will take place Nov. 17-25 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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Memorial Medical Center to Host Free Symposium on Care Transitions for Older Adults

Memorial Medical Center will host a free symposium for older adults and their grown children about navigating transitions in senior care on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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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. 15, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Program on Epilepsy

Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on treating epilepsy at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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Memorial’s Festival of Trees Gala Tickets Now on Sale

Memorial’s Festival of Trees Gala, an elegant fundraiser scheduled before the Festival of Trees opening, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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Memorial's Festival of Trees to Host Decorative Painting Event

Memorial’s Festival of Trees will hold a decorative painting event on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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Memorial Health System Earns Outstanding Achievement Award from Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Memorial Health System received top honors in the outstanding achievement category for one of four quality excellence achievement awards from the Illinois Health and Hospital Association today during the IHA Leadership Summit in Lombard.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Lung Disease Seminar

Memorial Medical Center will hold a free seminar on lung disease at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
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Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation to Host Biden Cancer Community Summit Focused on Cancer Research

The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade will host a Biden Cancer Community Summit focused on cancer research on September 21 in Springfield, Illinois from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the 2E Schnirring Board Room in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation on 228 W. Miller St. This Community Summit is a response to Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden’s call to action to double the rate of progress against cancer.
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Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair Returns to Illinois State Fairgrounds in October

The Be Aware Women's Fair hosted by Memorial Medical Center will return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for its ninth annual event on Saturday, Oct. 13.
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Memorial’s 29th Annual Festival of Trees Seeks Sponsors

Limited sponsorship opportunities remain available for Memorial’s 29th annual Festival of Trees, “Holidays Through Our History,” which will be held Nov. 17-25 at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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American Hospital Association Presents National Award in Springfield to City’s Two Hospitals

The American Hospital Association presented a national award today (Aug. 23) in Enos Park to HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center for their work to improve the health and quality of life in the Enos Park neighborhood.
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Memorial Medical Center Announces Fall Sessions for Hands-On Healthcare Program

Memorial Medical Center announced its fall sessions for a program designed to help students and community members learn more about healthcare careers.
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Regional Cancer Partnership to Hold Free Prostate Cancer Screenings in Springfield

The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois will offer free prostate cancer screenings Wednesday, Sept. 12.
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American Hospital Association to Present National Award in Springfield to City’s Two Hospitals

The American Hospital Association will present a national award later this month in Enos Park to HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center for their work to improve the health and quality of life in the Springfield neighborhood.
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Memorial Employees Donate $288,638 to Annual Fundraising Campaign

Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s 30th annual employee giving campaign raised $288,638 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.
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Memorial Medical Center’s Environmental Services Department Earns National Award

Memorial Medical Center was one of three hospitals in the nation to receive the Environmental Services Department of the Year Award from the American Hospital Association.
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Epilepsy Center Offers Advanced Treatments

Central Illinois patients dealing with complex epilepsy and related disorders will now have access to expert care close to home.
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Memorial Physician Services Renames Virtual-Care Service to MemorialNow, Expands Service to Include Some Children

Memorial Physician Services has renamed its virtual-care service to MemorialNow and has extended the service to include some children between 1 and 17 years old.
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Memorial Home Services Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Memorial Home Services Hospice is seeking volunteers to work with patients and families in its 14-county region.
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Memorial Medical Center to Host Free Seminar on Diabetic Nerve Pain

Memorial Medical Center will host a free community seminar on diabetic nerve pain at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.
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Memorial’s Festival of Trees Seeks Designers

Limited designer opportunities remain available for Memorial’s 29th annual Festival of Trees, “Holidays Through Our History,” which will be held Nov. 17-25 at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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American Hospital Association Honors HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Memorial Medical Center with National Award

The American Hospital Association is recognizing Springfield’s two nonprofit hospitals for their collaborative effort to improve community health in Enos Park, a low-income neighborhood located between the hospitals.
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Memorial Medical Center Receives Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure Care from American Heart Association

Memorial Medical Center was recognized by the American Heart Association for its commitment to quality heart failure care.
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Memorial Medical Center Receives Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure Care from American Heart Association

Memorial Medical Center was recognized by the American Heart Association for its commitment to quality heart failure care.
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Free Community Event at Memorial to Teach Participants How to Handle Life-Threatening Bleeds

Featuring life-like simulations in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, a free community event will teach the public how to handle life-threatening bleeding incidents.
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Registration Open for Memorial’s 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Transplant Patients

Memorial Medical Center’s 14th annual 5K Transplant Run/Walk to benefit kidney transplant patients will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Hope Pavilion in Southwind Park in Springfield.
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Memorial Medical Center Completes First Kidney Transplant Chain in 46-Year History of Its Transplant Program

Memorial Medical Center completed the first kidney transplant chain in the 46-year history of the nonprofit hospital's transplant program.
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Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair Seeks Nominations to Honor Breast Cancer Survivors Who Have Inspired Others

Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair is accepting nominations for breast cancer survivors whose cancer journeys have been an inspiration to others.
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Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair Accepting Exhibitors

Memorial Medical Center is accepting applications for exhibitors to participate in its ninth annual Be Aware Women’s Fair in October.
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Memorial Medical Center Foundation Awards Record-Breaking $576,000 in Health-Related Grants

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation has awarded more than a half-million dollars in health-related grants for community and health-system initiatives – a record-breaking total for the foundation's grant program.
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Memorial Health System, Springfield Clinic to Sponsor Third Annual Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon at Kerasotes YMCA

Online registration is now open for the third annual Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 W. Iles Ave.
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Memorial Medical Center to Sponsor Workshop for Cancer Survivors, Family

Memorial Medical Center will hold an inspirational workshop for cancer survivors and their families Saturday, June 2, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Monthly Breast Cancer Support Group Meetings in 2018

Memorial Medical Center will hold a series of monthly meetings for a breast cancer support group in 2018.
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Mean Girls: Female-to-Female Bullying Often More Subtle, Memorial Counselors Say

While statistics show male bullying is more prevalent, female-to-female bullying is far more subtle.
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Memorial Medical Center to Host Free Stroke Seminar

Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on stroke on Tuesday, May 15, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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Memorial Leaders Share Improvement Initiatives with Legislators

Leaders from Memorial Health System met with legislators at the Illinois State Capitol on April 12 to share quality improvement initiatives that have benefited patients, families and communities while reducing overall healthcare costs.
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Memorial Health System’s Hospitals Lift Visitor Flu Restrictions

With flu cases in Illinois declining, Memorial Health System’s four hospitals have lifted their visitor restrictions.
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Memorial Medical Center Announces Summer Sessions for Hands-On Healthcare Program

Memorial Medical Center announced summer sessions for a program designed to help students and community members learn more about healthcare careers.
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Memorial Health System Earns National Honor for Learning Commitment

Memorial Health System was the highest ranked health system to receive a national award for its commitment to learning innovation.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Esophageal Cancer Seminar

Memorial Medical Center will hold a free conference on esophageal cancer at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
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Memorial Heart and Vascular Services to Sponsor Free Heart-Health Event for Women

Area women are invited to a free community event featuring fun and interactive breakout sessions to improve their heart health from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4450 W. Iles Ave.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Program on Colon Cancer

Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on colon cancer on Thursday, March 22, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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Memorial Behavioral Health Therapist’s 10 Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Life

Stress is everywhere. Work, family, finances, health concerns – the list goes on and on. The way people cope with stress plays a significant role in how it affects their daily lives.
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Memorial’s Festival of Trees Sets Record, Raises More Than $384,000

More than 33,000 people attended Memorial’s 28th annual Festival of Trees, which raised $384,504 to fund health-related projects and programs at Memorial Health System and in the Springfield community.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Seminar on Heart Health

Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on heart health on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Program on Men's Health

Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on men's health on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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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Memorial’s Festival of Trees Gala Tickets Now on Sale

Memorial’s Festival of Trees Gala, an elegant fundraiser scheduled before the Festival of Trees opening, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds
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Memorial’s Festival of Trees Seeks Volunteers for Holiday Event

Memorial Medical Center Foundation seeks volunteers for the 28th annual Festival of Trees, which will take place Nov. 18-26 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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Memorial Medical Center Offers Free Hands-On Healthcare Program

Memorial Medical Center has launched a new program to help students and community members learn more about healthcare careers.
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Memorial Health System Earns Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

Memorial Health System received one of the top honors today in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) – the fifth quality award that the health system has received from the association in the last five years.
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Memorial to Hold Free Webinar on Chemotherapy and the Brain

Memorial Medical Center will host a free webinar on how chemotherapy affects the brain on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
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Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair Returns to Illinois State Fairgrounds

The Be Aware Women's Fair hosted by Memorial Medical Center will return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for its eighth annual event on Saturday, Oct. 21.
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Memorial’s Festival of Trees Seeks Sponsors

Limited sponsorship opportunities remain available for Memorial’s 28th annual Festival of Trees, “Skates, Sleds and Snow,” which will be held Nov. 18-26 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance to Host Conference on Patient Safety

Featuring three experts on palliative care, a seminar on patient safety, “Fundamentally Human: An Innovative Exploration of Patient Safety and Engagement,” will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
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Memorial’s Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Program Receives Recertification from Joint Commission

Memorial Medical Center received a two-year recertification for its lung volume reduction surgery program, becoming one of only four healthcare facilities in the nation – and the only one in Illinois – to earn the achievement from the Joint Commission.
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Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon Will Be Held This Month at Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA

The second Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon will take place Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 W. Iles Ave.
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Memorial Medical Center to Host Free Introductory Seminar on Fitness for Adults Over 40

Memorial Medical Center will host a free introductory session for athletes and active adults over 40 years old at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Memorial SportsCare.
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Memorial Employees Donate $301,000 to Annual Fundraising Campaign

Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s 29th annual employee giving campaign raised a record-breaking $301,352 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.
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Memorial Medical Center to Host After-Hours Event for RNs

Memorial Medical Center will hold a casual after-hours business reception for registered nurses who are interested in a career at the nonprofit Springfield hospital.
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Registration Open for Memorial’s 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Transplant Patients

Memorial Medical Center’s 13th annual 5K Transplant Run/Walk to benefit our transplant patients will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in Washington Park in Springfield.
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Memorial Health System, Heritage Health to Open 19-Bed Inpatient Hospice Unit in Springfield

A 19-bed inpatient hospice unit will open in early June as part of an expansion of a partnership between Memorial Health System and Heritage Health.
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Memorial Medical Center Foundation Awards Record-Breaking $544,000 in Health-Related Grants

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation has awarded more than a half-million dollars in health-related grants for community and health-system initiatives – a record-breaking total for the foundation's grant program.
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Memorial Health System CEO Ed Curtis to Receive Honorary Doctorate During UIS Commencement

Edgar J. Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Illinois on May 13 during commencement ceremonies for the University of Illinois Springfield.
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Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair Accepting Exhibitors

Memorial Medical Center is accepting applications for exhibitors to participate in its eighth annual Be Aware Women’s Fair in October.
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Memorial Medical Center Honored for Eye Donations

For the third consecutive year, Memorial Medical Center earned recognition for its work in helping patients receive the gift of sight with a cornea transplant.
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Memorial Heart and Vascular Services to Sponsor Free Heart-Health Event for Women

Area women are invited to a free community event featuring fun and interactive breakout sessions to improve their heart health at Celebrate the Heart of a Woman from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4450 W. Iles Ave.
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SportsCare Offers Training Program for Local Triathlon

Memorial Medical Center's SportsCare will offer a 12-week training program in June for participants in the Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon in late summer.
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Memorial Medical Center, Springfield Clinic to Sponsor Second Annual Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon at Springfield YMCA

Online registration is now open for the second annual Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 W. Iles Ave.
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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).
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Seminar on Artery Health

Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on heart attack and stroke prevention by promoting artery health at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
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Scannura Named Memorial Medical Center's 2016 Employee of Year

Registered nurse Marianne Scannura was named Memorial Medical Center’s 2016 Employee of the Year.
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Memorial Health System CEO to Chair Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Edgar J. Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System in Springfield, will become chair of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association's 2017 board of trustees on Jan. 1.
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Memorial Medical Center Recognized Among Top Hospitals in Nation with Consumer Choice Award

For the 12th consecutive year, Memorial Medical Center has been named a Consumer Choice Award winner for the Springfield area.
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Gov. Rauner to Hold News Conference at Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

Gov. Bruce Rauner will hold a news conference at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation to discuss the state's filing of a Medicaid waiver with the federal government.
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Sen. Kirk to Tour Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will tour the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Springfield.
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Memorial Medical Center Earns Two Quality Excellence Awards from Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Memorial Medical Center has received two top honors in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).
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Memorial Employees Donate Nearly $282,000 to Annual Campaign

Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s 28th annual employee giving campaign raised nearly $282,000 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.
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Memorial Medical Center Earns Top National Honor in Quality and Safety from American Hospital Association

Memorial Medical Center is the first hospital in Illinois to receive the American Hospital Association’s top national honor for quality and safety.
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Memorial Medical Center’s Bariatric-Surgery Program Earns National Three-Year Reaccreditation

Memorial Medical Center’s bariatric surgery program has been reaccredited by a national agency for its surgical weight loss program.
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Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair Accepting Exhibitors

Memorial Medical Center is accepting applications for exhibitors to participate in its seventh annual Be Aware Women’s Fair in October.
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Memorial Medical Center Foundation Awards More Than $537,000 in Health-Related Grants

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation has awarded more than $537,000 in health-related grants for community and health-system initiatives.
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Memorial Medical Center Earns Third Magnet® Designation for Nursing Excellence

For the third consecutive time, Memorial Medical Center received the highest honor a healthcare organization can attain for nursing excellence, an achievement reached by only 3 percent of the nation’s hospitals.
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Memorial Medical Center Honored for Eye Donations

Memorial Medical Center earned recognition for its work in helping patients receive the gift of sight with a cornea transplant.
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Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois Renamed Memorial Behavioral Health

To stress the importance of behavioral health to overall wellness and to strengthen its connection to Memorial Health System, Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois has changed its name to Memorial Behavioral Health.
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Hospital Launches Memorial Center for Healthy Families

Memorial Medical Center has launched the Memorial Center for Healthy Families, a new program that offers healthy and wellness guidelines along with nutritional support to children, teenagers and their parents.
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Decatur Memorial Hospital Joins the BJC Collaborative

Decatur Memorial Hospital has joined The BJC Collaborative, a collaboration among health care systems throughout Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Kansas.
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Memorial’s 2015 Festival of Trees Sets Attendance Record, Raises More Than $332,000

More than 35,000 people attended Memorial's 26th annual Festival of Trees, which raised $332,107 to fund health-related projects and programs at Memorial Health System and in the Springfield community.
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Memorial Health System Annual Report Available Online

Visitors to ChooseMemorial.org can access a PDF file of the 2015 annual report for the seven-affiliate health system, which includes patient testimonials and significant achievements realized on behalf of the patients and communities served by the health system.
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Memorial Health System’s Curtis Elected Chair-Elect of Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Edgar J. Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System in Springfield, has been elected chair-elect of the 2016 Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s board of trustees.
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Memorial’s Special Procedures Unit Earns National Recognition

A leading gastrointestinal medical society has recognized Memorial Medical Center’s Special Procedures unit as part of its program dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy in the United States.
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Memorial’s 26th Annual Festival of Trees Announces People’s Choice Winners

The following businesses and individuals were winners of the People’s Choice awards at the 26th annual Memorial’s Festival of Trees.
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Memorial Medical Center, SIU School of Medicine Participate in Simulation Following Critically Ill Patient from Home to ICU

More than 50 people from Memorial Medical Center and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine participated in a complex simulation exercise that followed a critically ill patient from
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Memorial Medical Center Recognized as Top Springfield Hospital with Consumer Choice Award

For the 11th consecutive year, Memorial Medical Center has been named by consumers as “Springfield’s Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Quality and Image.”
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Memorial Medical Center Launches Advanced Hernia Center, Partners with SIU HealthCare and Springfield Clinic

Memorial Medical Center has launched the Memorial Advanced Hernia Center to assist patients facing complex hernia cases.
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Three Healthcare Organizations Join Quality Alliance Patient Safety Organization

Three healthcare organizations – two hospitals and an ambulance service – are the newest members of the Quality Alliance Patient Safety Organization, part of the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance based in Springfield.
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Memorial Medical Center Showcases Three-Story Patient Care Tower to the Community

An estimated 800 people toured Memorial Medical Center’s patient care tower Saturday, Nov. 7, for a peek at one of the three new nursing units in the 115,000-square-foot facility.
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SIU/Memorial Earn Top Quality Award from World Hospital Congress

A collaboration of Springfield health care organizations took home top honors at an international meeting for health care leaders held Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.
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Memorial Medical Center Implants Drug-Eluting Stent That Promotes Faster Healing, Reduces Long-Term Risks

Memorial Medical Center is the first hospital in central Illinois to implant a drug-eluting heart stent that promotes faster healing for patients and reduces the risk of long-term complications from previous stents.
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Memorial Medical Center Named Comprehensive Stroke Center

Memorial is One of Only Two Illinois Hospitals Outside of Chicago to Achieve Certification.
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Memorial Receives Grant for Breast Cancer Assistance Fund

Memorial Medical Center has received a $10,000 grant that will go to a fund to provide financial assistance to breast cancer patients.
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Memorial's Prasun Named President of National Association of Heart Failure Nurses

Marilyn Prasun, advance practice nurse coordinator for Memorial Medical Center's heart failure disease management program, was named board president of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses.
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Wilson Named Administrator of Marketing and Communications for Memorial Health System

Molly Wilson has joined Memorial Health System as administrator of marketing and communications.
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Memorial Employees Donate Nearly $268,000 to Annual Campaign

Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s 27th annual employee giving campaign raised nearly $268,000 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.
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Memorial Earns National Honor for Learning Commitment

Memorial Health System was the highest ranked healthcare system to receive a national award for its commitment to learning innovation.
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Memorial Medical Center Performs 900th Kidney Transplant

For the first time in nearly 13 years, Tandra Perkins of Urbana woke up and didn't have to think about dialysis. It had been her routine three times a week, four hours at a time.
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Memorial Medical Center to Begin Second Phase of Rerouting Main-Entrance Traffic

Memorial Medical Center will begin the second phase of rerouting pedestrian and vehicle traffic at its main entrance beginning May 27.
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Memorial Medical Center Foundation Awards More Than $500,000 in Health-Related Grants

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation has awarded more than $5000,000 in health-related grants for community and health-system initiatives.
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Surgical Skills Center in Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation to be Named After J. Roland Folse, MD

The Surgical Skills Center in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation has been named after Dr. J. Roland Folse, the first chairman of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's Department of Surgery.
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Local twins make donation to Memorial's Special Care Nursery

Twins Avery and Noah Lane had a unique request for their seventh birthday. Instead of presents from friends and family, they asked for donations to Memorial Medical Center’s Special Care Nursery.
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Memorial Rehab Services, Knights Action Park to Host Free Golf Clinic for People with Disabilities

A free golf clinic for people who have experienced a major medical or traumatic physical change - such as from an accident, brain injury or stroke - and are ready to return to the sport will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26.
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Memorial Medical Center to Temporarily Redirect Main-Entrance Traffic

To keep its construction project running ahead of schedule, Memorial Medical Center will redirect pedestrian and vehicle traffic at its front entrance at First and Miller Streets beginning May 11.
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Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation Invites Public to Community Open House

A community open house will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, for the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, at the intersection of Rutledge and Miller streets on the Memorial Medical Center campus.
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Memorial Medical Center Accepting Applications for Free Nursing Camp for Students

Memorial Medical Center is accepting applications for a free, four-day summer camp for high school students interested in a nursing career. Now in its 14th year, Memorial’s Teens Experiencing Nursing (TEN) camp will be held July 13-16 at Memorial Medical Center.
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Memorial Medical Center Opens New Surgery Area

Memorial Medical Center’s new surgery area, the first phase of the nonprofit hospital’s multiyear campus expansion project, began operation on March 2.
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Memorial Health System Annual Report Available Online

Memorial Health System's annual report is now available to the public online.
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Southern Illinois Trauma Center at Memorial Sees More Falls, Motor Vehicle Accidents in Winter Months

While the Southern Illinois Trauma Center typically sees fewer patients in the winter, its surgeons see many patients who suffer head injuries and fractures from falls, which can be life-threatening ordeals for some patients.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Service of Remembrance

–Memorial Medical Center will host an interfaith Service of Remembrance on Sunday, March 1, at the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Parish Life Center in Springfield.
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Memorial's North Dirksen ExpressCare to Offset Energy Costs with Solar Panels

Memorial Medical Center's North Dirksen ExpresCare is expected to produce at least 25 percent of its summertime energy from solar power after rooftop panels were installed on the building last fall.
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Cancer Patient Benefits from Heated Chemotherapy Treatment, First Ever Offered in Central Illinois

Joseph Smith calculated he had about 18 months to live when he received the call that he had a rare form of cancer. And it was Stage 4.
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Dr. Adam Reid Joins Memorial Bariatric Services

Dr. Adam Reid, a surgeon with SIU HealthCare, has joined the bariatric surgical team with Memorial Bariatric Services.
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HSHS St. John's Hospital, Memorial Medical Center to Partner with Enos Park Neighborhood to Improve Access to Care

HSHS St. John's Hospital and Memorial Medical Center will work with the Enos Park neighborhood beginning October 2015 to determine how to improve access to health care for its residents.
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Eddie Stafford Named Memorial Medical Center's Employee of the Year

Eddie Stafford, a nursing technician in the Regional Burn Center, was named Memorial Medical Center's 2014 Employee of the Year.
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Memorial Medical Center Recognized as One of Top Hospitals in Nation with Consumer Choice Award

The nonprofit hospital received the 2014-15 Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corp. of Lincoln, Neb., for the 10th year in a row. Memorial Medical Center was one of six hospitals in Illinois and 273 nationwide to be named as winners of the Consumer Choice Award.
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Memorial Medical Center Recognized as One of Top Hospitals in Nation with Consumer Choice Award

Memorial Medical Center has been named by consumers as one of the top hospitals in the United States.
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Patient Safety Organization First of Its Kind in Downstate Illinois

A new Springfield-based organization dedicated to patient safety has received federal certification as one of only 10 patient safety organizations in Illinois and the only one of its kind outside of Chicago.
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October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Illinois

Health and child welfare officials gather at Memorial Medical Center to remind parents and caregivers about the ABCs of safe sleep for infants.
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Memorial Medical Center Earns Top Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

Memorial Medical Center has again earned top honors in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Hospital Association.
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All Three Memorial ExpressCare Locations Now Offering Expanded Hours

All three Memorial Medical Center ExpressCare locations will offer expanded hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day beginning Oct. 1.
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UIS Partners with the UIC College of Nursing and Memorial Health System to Launch BSN Program

The University of Illinois Springfield is partnering with the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Nursing and Memorial Health System to offer students an opportunity to earn a UIC bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree on the Springfield campus.
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Memorial Medical Center is receiving students from North Mac Intermediate School.

Memorial Medical Center is receiving students from North Mac Intermediate School. Parents or guardians of North Mac students can call to see if their child is being treated at Memorial by calling 217-788-3333. Those calling must provide the first and last name of the student, gender and date of birth. Family who arrive at the hospital should check-in at the registration desk in the Memorial Medical Center Emergency Department entrance (corner of Rutledge and Dodge Streets).
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Memorial Home Services Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Memorial Home Services Hospice will offer training in October to people who are interested in serving as volunteers.
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Sponsorship and Designer Opportunities Available for Memorial's Festival of Trees

Sponsorship and designer opportunities are still available for Memorial's 25th anniversary Festival of Trees, "Glitter and Glisten."
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Memorial Medical Center to Begin Construction on Five-Story Parking Garage

Memorial Medical Center will begin construction this month on a five-story parking garage on the north side of Carpenter Street between Rutledge and Klein Streets.
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Two Memorial Health System Hospitals Named Among Most Wired in Nation

Two Memorial Health System Hospitals Named Among Most Wired in Nation
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Memorial Employees Donate Nearly $250,000 to Annual Campaign

Memorial Medical Center Foundation's 26th annual employee giving campaign raised nearly $250,000 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.
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Ambulance Lifted and Installed in Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

A crane hoisted a repurposed ambulance into its new home inside the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, currently under construction on the Memorial Medical Center Campus, on May 14.
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New Wait-Time App for Memorial's ExpressCare Now Available for Android Smartphones

Memorial Medical Center's free app that lets consumers know the wait times at all three of the nonprofit hospital's ExpressCare locations is now available for Android smartphones.
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Registration Opens for Memorial SportsCare's Seventh Annual Women's Biathlon; New Training Program Offered

Women can begin registering online for the seventh annual Memorial SportsCare women's biathlon.
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Memorial Rehab Services to Host Fishing Clinic for People with Disabilities

A fishing clinic for people who have experienced a major medical or traumatic physical change - such as from an accident, brain injury or stroke - will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 6.
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Charles Callahan Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Memorial Health System

Charles Callahan, senior vice president and chief quality officer for Memorial Health System, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective April 1.
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Memorial Health System, Passavant Area Hospital Affiliation Approved

Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville has cleared all regulatory approvals and has become the fourth hospital to join Memorial Health System.
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Presentation on Memorial Medical Center Expansion Available to Community Grups

Community groups throughout Springfield and the greater Sangamon County area are invited to schedule a presentation about Memorial Medical Center's historic expansion project.
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Annual Hospice Gala to Feature Son of President Gerald Ford

Steve Ford, son of the late President Gerald R. and First Lady Betty Ford, will be the keynote speaker at the third annual Memorial Medical Center Foundation Hospice Gala on Saturday, April 12, at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield.
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Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center Expands to Second, West-side Location

Memorial Medical Center's Weight Loss & Wellness Center has expanded to a second location on the west side of Springfield.
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Memorial Medical Center's Cafeteria Launches Initiative to Offer Healthier Choices

Memorial Medical Center has launched a new initiative in its cafeteria to help employees, patients and visitors make healthier food choices.
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Memorial Medical Center Foundation to Hold Gala to Raise Funds to Help Hospice Patients Fulfill Their Wishes

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Hospice Gala sponsored by the Memorial Medical Center Foundation to raise donations for a fund that helps fulfill the wishes of hospice patients.
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Memorial Medical Center and Springfield Clinic Partner with Decatur Memorial Hospital to Offer Bariatric Services

Memorial Bariatric Services, a comprehensive program introduced by Memorial Medical Center and Springfield Clinic in 2002, is now available to residents of Macon County and the surrounding communities through a partnership with Decatur Memorial Hospital.
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Memorial Health System Hospitals Lift Visitor Flu Restrictions

With flu cases in Illinois declining, Memorial Health System's three hospitals - Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Memorial Medical Center in Springfield and Taylorville Memorial Hospital - have lifted their visitor restrictions.
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Passavant Area Board of Directors Names Doug Rahn as Next Passavant President and CEO

Douglas L. Rahn, DBA, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Memorial Health System, has been selected by the Passavant Area Board of Directors as the next president and CEO of Passavant Area Hospital, pending the successful completion of Passavant's affiliation with the health system.
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Memorial Medical Center Foundation Awards More Than $435,000 in Health-Related Grants

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation has awarded more than $435,000 in health-related grants for community and health-system initiatives.
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Memorial's 2013 Festival of Trees Raises $308,000, Setting New Record

Memorial Medical Center's 24th annual Festival of Trees raised $308,000 to be used for health-related projects and programs in the community.
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Memorial Heart and Vascular Services Named to List of Top 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs

Memorial Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Services was named to Becker's Hospital Review's "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs" list.
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Memorial Medical Center Accepting Applications for Free Nursing Camp for Students

Memorial Medical Center is accepting applications for a free, four-day summer camp for high school students interested in a nursing career.
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Memorial Health System Annual Report Available Online

Memorial Health System's annual report is now available to the public online.
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Memorial Medical Center's Bariatric-Surgery Program Earns National Three-Year Reaccreditation

Memorial Medical Center has been reaccredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
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SIU School of Medicine Launches First Hand Transplant Program in Illinois

The Institute for Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine has launched the first clinical hand transplant program in Illinois for patients who have suffered from an amputation of their upper extremity.
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Memorial Health System, SIU HealthCare Launch Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance

Memorial Health System and Southern Illinois University HealthCare have launched a new partnership designed to develop innovative solutions for improving healthcare access, quality, safety and community outcomes across the region.
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Memorial Health System, Passavant Area Hospital to Pursue Affiliation

Memorial Health System chairman of the board James P. Bruner and Passavant Area Hospital board chairwoman Janet M. Terry have announced the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement that would make Passavant the Springfield-based health system's fourth hospital, pending regulatory approvals.
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Orthopaedic Surgery Center of Illinois Receives National Patient-Satisfaction Award

The Orthopaedic Surgery Center of Illinois (OSCI, Memorial Health System's and the Orthopedic Center of Illinois' ambulatory surgery services at Koke Mill Medical Center, has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates.
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All-New MemorialMedical.com Coming Winter 2014

Memorial Health System announced updates to its flagship website, MemorialMedical.com, that include changes to navigation and look and feel.
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Memorial Medical Center Launches Physician-Led Weight Loss & Wellness Center

Memorial Medical Center has launched the Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center, the only central Illinois based program which offeres customized, physician-led weight-loss and wellness programs.
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Memorial Recognized as One of Top Hospitals in Nation with Consumer Choice Award

Memorial Medical Center has been named by consumers as one of the top hospitals in the United States.
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Memorial Employees Urged to Teach Community How to Recognize Signs of Stroke Quickly

Memorial Medical Center is encouraging its employees today to learn the warning signs of a stroke and to teach others in the community a quick test to determine if someone may be experiencing a stroke.
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Memorial Health System Earns Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

Memorial Health System captured top honors in the healthcare system category in a quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Hospital Association.
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Memorial Medical Center Earns National Accreditation for Diabetes Education Program

Memorial Medical Center's diabetes education program received a four-year accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
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Southern Illinois Healthcare Partners With The BJC Collaborative

Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) today announced that it would participate in The BJC Collaborative, a partnership among health care systems throughout Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Kansas.
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Memorial Medical Center Once Again Receives Rare Fivefold Accreditation for Rehabilitation Services

Memorial Medical Center has once again received a rare fivefold accreditation for its rehabilitation services from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
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Two Memorial Health System Hospitals Named Among Most Wired in the Nation

Two Memorial Health System hospitals have been named among the nation's most wired hospitals in the 15th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey.
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Memorial Medical Center Removes Inscribed Bricks from Commemorative Walkway, Will Reinstall Them after Construction Complete

As work on Memorial Medical Center's expansion project kicks off, an estmated 1,800 inscribed commemorative bricks were removed on June 20 from the hospital's Centennial Walkway.
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MMC Gift Shop First in Nation to Offer Nook Rental Program

Memorial Medical Center's Gift Shop is offering patients, visitors and employees the opportunity to rent Nook e-reader tablets through a first-of-its kind partnership with Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
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Blessing Health System Partners with the BJC Collaborative

Blessing Health System in Quincy, under the sponsorship of Memorial Health System, will take part as a participant in the BJC Collaborative.
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Memorial Heart and Vascular Services Invites Women of All Ages to "Celebrate the Heart of a Woman"

Area women are invited to a free community event featuring fun and interactive breakout sessions to improve their heart health at Celebrate the Heart of a Woman at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA.
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Memorial Medical Center Foundation Awards More Than $380,000 in Health-Related Grants

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation has awarded more than $380,000 in health-related grants for community and health-system initiatives.
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Memorial Health System and Passavant Area Hospital Discussion

Memorial Health System is pleased to learn that the Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors voted unanimously on March 18 to proceed with the exploration of a future affiliation with Memorial Health System.
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Interview with Dr. Govindaiah on the Flu Outbreak

Listen to a WUIS interview with Dr. Raj Govindaiah, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, on the flu situation in our community and how it is affecting Memorial.
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Memorial Health System Publishes Annual Report Online

Memorial Health System's annual report is now available to the public online.
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Visitors to Memorial Health System Hospitals Encouraged to Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Flu

For the safety of patients and their families, Memorial Health System is recommending visitors to its three hospitals — Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln and Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville —help prevent the spread of respiratory infections by requesting that: • Inpatient hospital visits be limited to two visitors per patient at one time; • All visitors be 18 or older and show no signs of illness.
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Memorial Medical Center Offers New Minimally Invasive Procedure to Treat Larger Brain Aneurysms

A new minimally invasive procedure available at Memorial Medical Center offers an alternative to open brain surgery for patients with large aneurysms.
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