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Sodexo Unveils Bite App, Offers Transparency of Café Choices at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

Posted on 03-23-2016

(Belleville, IL) – Sodexo, the managing company of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Food and Nutrition Services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new nutrition and menu app called Bite, which is now available for download on any iPhone, android or other mobile device.

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Carol Vance of HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital is Appointed to National Infection Control Comittee

Posted on 03-22-2016

(Belleville, IL) – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is pleased to announce that Carol Vance BSN, CIC and Infection Prevention Manager for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has been appointed to the National Education Committee for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) for a term of three years.

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HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital Supports Diabetes Alert Day, March 22

Posted on 03-18-2016

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital encourages the public to take a free Diabetes Risk Test on Tuesday, March 22 in support of American Diabetes Association Alert Day. This nationally recognized day is a “wake-up call” asking the American public to take a one-minute Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Take the free online Self-Assessment Risk Test at www.diabetes.org/takeaminute

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Free program offered to help smokers quit

Posted on 03-14-2016

“Freedom From Smoking” program offered free of charge by The Cancer Treatment Center and HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and The Cancer Treatment Center have partnered to offer a FREE smoking cessation program to those in our community who want to put their health first and quit smoking. The “Freedom From Smoking” program is now accepting participants in this 8-week course.

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HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital Recognized By Blue Cross Blue Shield for Cardiac Care

Posted on 03-10-2016

(Belleville, IL) - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has designated HSHS Elizabeth’s Hospital as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

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HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital Honors Extraordinary Nurses with National DAISY Awards

Posted on 03-07-2016

(Belleville, IL) – Recently, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital awarded Emily Connell, a Registered Nurse from the Intensive Care Unit, the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's nationwide program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. St. Elizabeth's introduced participation in the nationally recognized DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing in May 2015.

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Encourages Community to Focus on Improving Nutrition During Nutrition Month

Posted on 03-04-2016

Belleville, IL – March serves as National Nutrition Month® by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During this special month, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital encourages the public to make a renewed commitment to a healthy diet in 2016 to improve their overall health.

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Hosts Blessing and Ribbon Cutting of HSHS Rescue Flight

Posted on 02-15-2016

Belleville, IL – The brisk winter air last week couldn’t trump the excitement of the blessing and ribbon cutting for the HSHS Rescue Flight helicopter. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital presented the event to approximately 50 people, who were able to learn about the new services, meet members of the flight crew and see the helicopter on St. Elizabeth’s helipad.

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to host Blood Drive, February 23

Posted on 02-02-2016

Belleville, IL – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, in conjunction with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), is hosting a Heart Health Awareness month blood drive on Tuesday, February 23, 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).

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HSHS Rescue Flight Begins Helicopter Service throughout Southwestern Illinois Region

Posted on 01-25-2016

HSHS Southern Illinois Division is pleased to announce the launch of HSHS Rescue Flight, the new helicopter serving HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Belleville, HSHS St. Joseph’s Highland, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Breese. Service began last Thursday, January 21. Ribbon cutting events will be held the week of February 8th at each of the three hospitals served.

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