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Donor Spotlight: Fighting Parkinson’s disease with Rock Steady Boxing

Generosity enhances boxing experience

Less than one year ago, Praveen Martinez-Singh could not stand in place for more than a couple of seconds. That was one impact Parkinson’s disease was having on the 30-year-old’s body – his balance was deteriorating.

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Grant in Action: Music and Memory project brings peace and joy

Music and Memory

For many people, music is just background noise. But for some SIU patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss disorders, and their family members, music has become a godsend.

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Grant in Action: Donations matter to nursing staff

Lifelong learning for Memorial nurses

Two grants awarded by the Foundation gave 43 nurses the opportunity to complete specialized review courses on the way to becoming certified.

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Grant in Action: An Investment in the Future

Nursing students benefit from learning laboratory

Undergraduate nursing students at the Springfield Regional Campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, are experiencing hands-on learning thanks to a $69,000 grant from the Foundation.

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Grant in Action: Meet Victoria

Birthing simulator trains medical providers

Thanks to an $80,000 grant, Victoria, a lifelike mannequin who simulates true-to-life labor and delivery, has arrived at Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation to enhance the skills of our healthcare workforce. 

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Grant in Action: Quality Project Competition

SIU residents and fellows showcase research

Our generous donors allow the Foundation to continually invest in the future of healthcare. 

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Donor Spotlight: Spreading Joy!

Patients in Family Maternity Suites receives heartfelt donation

Three days before Christmas, 10-year-old twins Gavin and Carter Simmons stopped by Memorial Medical Center to donate two dozen brand-new stuffed animals to our patients in Family Maternity Suites.

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Donor Spotlight: Kent Dolenc

Kent Dolenc and the Derek Dolenc Memorial Golf Tournament

Local golf tournament, brother create legacy that supports cancer patients

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Grant in Action: Feeding Tube Insertion

Innovative training for clinical staff

Thanks to a grant from the Memorial Medical Center Foundation, our nurses and dietitians are working together to strengthen skills and improve patient safety by using cutting-edge, clinical simulation learning.

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Grant in Action: Baby Newby

Welcome Baby Newby!

Memorial's Family Maternity Suites and the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation have a new member of the family: Baby Newby.

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