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St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Named 1 of 21 Emergent Stroke Ready Hospitals in Illinois

Posted on 06-06-2014

Belleville, IL — St. Elizabeth’s Hospital was recently designated as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital by the Illinois Department of Public Health. St. Elizabeth’s achieved this special designation by implementing emergency stroke care policies and procedures to align with nationally recognized evidence based standards and criteria, like those from the American Heart/Stroke Association and Brain Attack Coalition.

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"Save the Summer" by donating blood at drive on June 24

Posted on 06-03-2014

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, in conjunction with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, June 24, in the Millennium Room from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Convenient parking is available just outside the Southern Illinois Heart Institute building at 340 West Lincoln Street (the back of the hospital). To schedule a donation time call the MVRBC at 618-659-0542 or log on to www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use Sponsor Code: 10155.

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St. Elizabeth’s Wound Care Center Joins Healogics, Inc. to Raise Awareness of Chronic Wounds

Posted on 06-02-2014

The Wound Care Center at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6. One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers, St. Elizabeth’s Wound Care Center offers advanced therapies, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices to provide education to help staff identify patients that may benefit from advanced wound care.

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Patients are ‘walking on air’ in new AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Posted on 05-21-2014

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s Outpatient Physical Therapy is pleased to introduce cutting edge physical therapy to the region. The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill brings technological advances to physical rehabilitation and sports training. The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill utilizes NASA-patented Differential Air Pressure “unweighting” technology, which works by inflating an air chamber in order to reduce stress on the body’s lower extremities.

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The Affect of Diabetes on Men and Women’s Relationships Presentation

Posted on 05-21-2014

Can Diabetes affect a relationship? St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s Diabetes Support Group welcomes Chris Lynch, PharmD, BCACP, for an in-depth discussion on how Diabetes can affect the relationship between men and women. The presentations will be held in the Millennium Room of the hospital, 340 West Lincoln Street, on Tuesday, June 10 at 5:00 p.m. and on Thursday, June 12 at 12:00 p.m.

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St. Elizabeth’s Celebrates National Hospital Week

Posted on 05-05-2014

As we celebrate National Hospital Week, May 11-17, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital would like to recognize the health care professionals who work hard every day to provide high quality, compassionate care for our patients and their families.

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St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Receives Nuclear Cardiology Accreditation

Posted on 04-25-2014

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Outpatient Cardiovascular Testing Department has recently been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Nuclear Cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This is the seventh year St. Elizabeth’s has held this accreditation, as St. Elizabeth’s first received this accreditation in 2007. Nuclear Cardiology is often used for early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases.

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St. Elizabeth’s Hospital honors RN Residents at Transition Ceremony

Posted on 04-16-2014

A Transition Ceremony was held recently for the five Registered Nurses who completed St. Elizabeth’s Versant RN Residency Program, which is one of the numerous programs St. Elizabeth’s offers as a Teaching Hospital.

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Leadership receive ILPEx trophy for 2013 Bronze "Commitment to Excellence" Award

Posted on 04-10-2014

Members of the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Administrative team and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) Chief Operating Officer Larry Schumacher, were formally presented with the 2013 Bronze Award for “Commitment to Excellence” from Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx).

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Celebrating National Volunteers Week, April 6-13

Posted on 04-07-2014

Volunteers are everyday heroes whose service makes a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the patients, visitors and colleagues at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. They play an essential role in helping the hospital succeed by sharing their time. In their honor, the hospital administration and staff want to publicly thank the dedicated Volunteers during National Volunteers Week, April 6 through 13, 2014.

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