Equity driven healthcare Reform legislation goes into effect immediately (free content)

May 02, 2021 - 11:13

On Tuesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Health Care and Human Services Reform Act into law. The Illinois Health Care and Human Services Reform Act, HB 158, takes effect immediately.
The legislation, which represents the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ healthcare pillar, addresses health inequities and obstacles, establishes new programs, increases oversight and training, builds out a Community Health Worker certification and training program and improves transparency.

Rep. Kelly works to bring needs of African American mothers to the forefront

May 11, 2019 - 13:13
Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., is putting the needs of African American women in the spotlight through the work of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.
Kelly, who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, founded the caucus with two other representatives. Kelly said the caucus was necessary to give voice to the 23.5 million black women and girls who should be considered a priority in policy debates.  

Advocate South Suburban Hospital to host a Farmer’s Market on June 14

June 11, 2017 - 22:30

Advocate South Suburban Hospital is hosting two summer farmer’s markets this year. The first will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the hospital’s main parking lot at 17800 S. Kedzie Ave. in Hazel Crest. 

Advocate is partnering with Cristina Foods, a wholesale food service distributor, to supply fresh produce and other items for the event. 

Franciscan St. James breaks ground for pavilion, expanded ER

July 10, 2016 - 00:37

Franciscan St. James Health broke ground in May on a new patient pavilion and emergency department expansion at its Olympia Fields campus. 

The new construction, which will be completed in 2018, is part of a $137 million investment that will enable Franciscan St. James to reduce the total cost of care, enhance operational efficiency, improve quality and improve performance across its system of care.

The groundbreaking took place May 31. 

Outpatient spine surgery now available at Ingalls Same Day Surgery

January 15, 2016 - 10:03

Ingalls Same Day Surgery in Tinley Park has announced it now offers two spine procedures — microdiscectomy and laminectomy — as an outpatient service. 

The first procedures were performed in December following the recent addition of renowned spine surgeons Anthony Rinella, M.D., and Kris Siemionow, M.D., to the Ingalls Same Day Surgery medical staff, according to a news release from Ingalls.

Patients can now have spine surgery, recover and go home on the very same day.

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