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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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


“Healthy Hearts” Event Welcomes “Biggest Loser” Finalist, Sonya Jones, February 6

Posted on 01-22-2016

(Belleville, IL) - On Saturday, February 6, 2016 HSHS Southern Division Hospitals, HSHS Home Care/Hospice Southern Illinois and Prairie Heart Institute will host a HEALTHY HEARTS EVENT. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Clair Square’s Center Court, next to the sponsored play area on the lower level.


Learn to save a life in the New Year, attend a Heartsaver CPR/AED course

Posted on 01-05-2016

Belleville, IL – All you need are your hands and a few hours of training to learn how to help save someone’s life. Sudden cardiac arrest is a major cause of death in the United States. It claims about 335,000 lives each year. That’s five lives every eight minutes.


HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital wants to keep your Children Safe around a Fireplace

Posted on 12-22-2015

Belleville, IL – Curling up in front of a warm fireplace is one of the many joys of the winter season, but a fireplace can also be very dangerous for children. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recommends a few important tips to keep your children safe around a fireplace.


Celebrate Safe Toys & Gifts Month with HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

Posted on 12-18-2015

Belleville, IL – With Christmas fast approaching your thoughts may be turning to shopping for toys and gifts. Before you make those last minute purchases HSHS St. Elizabeth’s wants you to remember to consider the safety and age-range of the toys.


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