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Grant in Action: Memorial Child Care Nursing Room

Moms and babies benefit from private room

Memorial Child Care now has a dedicated room just for nursing mothers, thanks to a $38,000 grant from Memorial Medical Center Foundation.

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Grant in Action: Skills of First Responders

Improving the skills of first responders

Six mannequins with difficult airways were purchased to make the learning process more realistic.

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Grant in Action: Elizabeth Ann Seton Program-Springfield

Helping women help themselves, their families

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Program-Springfield is helping women take charge of their lives in a positive way thanks to a grant from Memorial Medical Center Foundation.

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Grant in Action: SIU Medicine Lab Equipment

Improving the research process

Researchers at SIU School of Medicine (SIU Medicine) now have access to equipment that detects and quantifies DNA and RAN from cells thanks to a $19,000 grant from MMC Foundation.

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Grant in Action: MCLI Mentice Endovascular Simulator

Preparing medical providers for future patients

The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation now has the capability to train residents, physicians and nursing team members to treat vascular conditions involving the brain, spinal cord, head and neck as well as cardiac issues.

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Grant in Action: UIS Anatomical Models

Grant funds anatomical models

Students at the University of Illinois Springfield no longer have to depend on diagrams in a lab book when studying human anatomy.

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Donor Spotlight: Evelyn Brandt Thomas

The Festival is a tradition for Evelyn Brandt Thomas

For more than 20 years, Evelyn Brandt Thomas has been involved with Memorial’s Festival of Trees. From soliciting for sponsors to having trees and wreaths designed, Evelyn will play her biggest role in 2016 as honorary chair of the annual event.

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Donor Spotlight: PNC

PNC Continues Strong Relationship with Memorial's Festival of Trees

Since 1989, PNC and its predecessors have sponsored Memorial’s Festival of Trees. The partnership between the two organizations remains strong today.

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Donor Spotlight: Alyson Holder

Teen Holds Creative Fundraiser for Burn Center

Alyson Holder contemplates a career in healthcare and hopes to travel to Haiti someday as a missionary. But for now, the 14-year-old from Raymond will settle with helping patients cared for at the Regional Burn Center at Memorial Medical Center.

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Donor Spotlight: Avery and Noah Lane

Twins Display Generosity at an Early Age

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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