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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Lung Disease Seminar

Memorial Medical Center will hold a free seminar on lung disease at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
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Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation to Host Biden Cancer Community Summit Focused on Cancer Research

The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade will host a Biden Cancer Community Summit focused on cancer research on September 21 in Springfield, Illinois from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the 2E Schnirring Board Room in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation on 228 W. Miller St. This Community Summit is a response to Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden’s call to action to double the rate of progress against cancer.
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Memorial Medical Center to Host Free Seminar on Diabetic Nerve Pain

Memorial Medical Center will host a free community seminar on diabetic nerve pain at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.
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Free Community Event at Memorial to Teach Participants How to Handle Life-Threatening Bleeds

Featuring life-like simulations in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, a free community event will teach the public how to handle life-threatening bleeding incidents.
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Memorial Medical Center Completes First Kidney Transplant Chain in 46-Year History of Its Transplant Program

Memorial Medical Center completed the first kidney transplant chain in the 46-year history of the nonprofit hospital's transplant program.
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Memorial Medical Center to Host Free Stroke Seminar

Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on stroke on Tuesday, May 15, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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Land of Lincoln Economic Development Corporation

We are excited to host the first Land of Lincoln Economic Development Corporation (LLEDC) meeting on Monday, April 23rd in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium starting at 10:30 a.m.
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Memorial Medical Center Announces Summer Sessions for Hands-On Healthcare Program

Memorial Medical Center announced summer sessions for a program designed to help students and community members learn more about healthcare careers.
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LearningElite Gold Award Announcement

Memorial earns national honor for learning commitment.
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Memorial Health System Earns National Honor for Learning Commitment

Memorial Health System was the highest ranked health system to receive a national award for its commitment to learning innovation.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Esophageal Cancer Seminar

Memorial Medical Center will hold a free conference on esophageal cancer at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
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MCLI Helps Develop, Provide Simulation Training to other Illinois Hospitals

The Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation is one of three sites in the state providing training to help hospitals lower readmission rates as well as hospital-acquired conditions.
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Hands-On Healthcare has something for everyone!

During the Perioperative Hands-On Healthcare session, held on February 8th, primarily utilizing the Surgical Skills Center, attendees got to experience three simulation stations, including removing a gallbladder, knee arthroscopy and intubation. Guests also viewed a presentation on the five sterile processing areas which explained each step involved in proper sterilization of surgical instruments and were able to practice assembling instrument trays by matching them to photos of ready-to-use tra
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Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Support Group Clothing Exchange

Losing weight can be a difficult task, especially when you've hit a plateau and don't know what to do next. Memorial's Weight Loss & Wellness Center offers support groups for patients who have had bariatric surgery, as well as their family members, and to anyone who is considering medical weight loss or bariatric surgery.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Seminar on Heart Health

Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on heart health on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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On the Case: Surgical Complications and Making the Case: Legal Documentation

The 2018 Acute Care Conference, provided through a grant from the Memorial medical Center Foundation, will take place next week, Monday, February 5th from 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium. This conference is open to all Memorial Health System (MHS) employees, community members and our academic partners.
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Prevent Heart Attack & Stroke: The Achievable Goal

Dr. Craig Backs will present to the community in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium on Thursday, February 1st from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dr. Backs is an internist and the Executive Medical Director at The Center for Prevention Heart Attack and Stroke.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Program on Men's Health

Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on men's health on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
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Successful Splinting: Hands-On Fabrication and Troubleshooting

The Performance Health Academy of Warrenville, Illinois hosted education on splinting last Saturday, January 13th in the 2B H.D. Smith Tiered Classroom. The class was held from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and was taught by Cindy McGuire and Dr. Kristen Davin, both Occupational Therapists with Memorial Medical Center.
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Memorial Home Services Infection Control Skills Day

Next week, all of Home Health and Hospice, who make up a large portion of Memorial Home Services, will participate in an annual skills day revolving around infection control processes.
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Contractor Safety Education

Andy Hazelrigg, Manager of Environmental Safety, will be leading education next week surrounding specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. These types of regulations are what our external contractors have to be focused on when working in a hospital environment.
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Delegation Simulation

Ashley Farrow, who is one of four Clinical Learning Consultants within the Organization Learning department, along with one of the Nursing Outcomes Improvement Facilitators (NOIFs), will be leading a one-on-one simulation next week to assist a member of Memorial's nursing workforce with delegating tasks to other nursing team members that work on their unit.
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Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Update

Next week, Dr. De La Cruz, Tim Milner and Monica Sharick, both Simulation Consultants in the 3rd floor Simulation Center, along with a few other Emergency Medicine physicians will participate in education on the new Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Trainers.
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Memorial Health System Seeks Volunteers to Knit Hats for Newborns

As part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers to crochet or knit tiny red hats for babies born in February.
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Medical Interpreter Education Course

Next week, several working contracted medical interpreters will take part in a required forty hours of basic medical interpreter education focusing on National Council of Interpreters in Healthcare (NCIHC) standards.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Seminar on Spine Surgery

Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on minimally invasive spine surgery on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.
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Penetrating Trauma in 2017: Who Really Needs an Operation?

On Wednesday, November 29th, the Southern Illinois Trauma Center and Memorial Medical Center will present the 2017 Trauma/EMS Conference from 3:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium.
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EMS Olympics

On Tuesday, November 14th, several area emergency medical services team members participated in the EMS Olympics.
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Hands-On Healthcare: Nursing Session

The November 16th session of Hands-On Healthcare will provide a plethora of learning opportunities for attendees.
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Memorial Health System Recognized with Quality Award from International Hospital Federation

Memorial Health System earned one of the top excellence awards from the International Hospital Federation.
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SIU Physician Pipeline Program to being it's 9th Year!

The Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program, better known as P4, will begin it's ninth year next week. Monday, November 6th is the kickoff for the fall training module, which runs for two weeks.
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SIU Physician Pipeline Program to being it's 9th Year!

The Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program, better known as P4, will begin it's ninth year next week. Monday, November 6th is the kickoff for the fall training module, which runs for two weeks.
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Memorial Medical Center to Host Shoulder Replacement Seminar

Memorial Medical Center will host a free community event to inform and educate people about each step involved in a total shoulder replacement on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
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Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities - Class of 2018

The Sangamon CEO class of 2018 will begin meeting in the 2B H.D. Smith Tiered Classroom this week on Monday, October 30th from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and wrap up on Thursday, November 9th while participating in the Shadow Hanson Professional Services Day on Frdaiy, November 3rd.
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Memorial Medical Center to Host Lung Cancer Awareness Event

Memorial Medical Center will host a free community event to inform and educate people about lung cancer on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
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2017 Leadership Development Institute Retreat

This year's Leadership Development Institute Retreat kicks off on Thursday, October 26th with leaders being greeted by the System Leadership Team prior to their day full of information that will be sure to strengthen as a Health System.
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SIU: Global Health Conference 2017: One World, One Health

The SIU Global Health Conference 2017: One World, One Health will be presented on Thursday, October 19th in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium.
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Texas Children's Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine Site Visit

Dr. Ellis Arjmand, a former member of the Southern Illinois School of Medicine's (SIU SOM) Surgery department and a Springfield native, recently tour ed the MCLI and was impressed by our "remarkable facility".
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An Innovative Exploration of Patient Safety and Engagement

The 2017 MHQA Symposium, "Fundamentally Human: An Innovative Exploration of Patient Safety & Engagement" will be held on Wednesday, October 4th starting at 8:00am and wrapping up at 4:30pm in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium.
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Memorial Medical Center Offers Free Hands-On Healthcare Program

Memorial Medical Center has launched a new program to help students and community members learn more about healthcare careers.
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Calling All Bachelor of Science Nursing Prospects

We are excited to host the fall information session for the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) collaboration for nursing students on Thursday, September, 21st at 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Memorial Health System Earns Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

Memorial Health System received one of the top honors today in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) – the fifth quality award that the health system has received from the association in the last five years.
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2017 Healthcare Education Open House

The 2017 Healthcare Education Open House promises to be full of information about the endless possibilities of jobs in the healthcare field.
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Memorial to Hold Free Webinar on Chemotherapy and the Brain

Memorial Medical Center will host a free webinar on how chemotherapy affects the brain on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
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Catch Me If You Can - the Declining Cardiac Patient

"This conference was designed to optimize the care of cardiac patients by providing advanced knowledge and evidence based care practices. Participants will gain foundational knowledge and an understanding of a variety of cardiac topics including how to recognize subtle symptoms of decline in cardiac patients."
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Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance to Host Conference on Patient Safety

Featuring three experts on palliative care, a seminar on patient safety, “Fundamentally Human: An Innovative Exploration of Patient Safety and Engagement,” will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
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Conquering CAUTI: Advancing Needs Assessments Using Simulation

There are three hospital associations that make up the Great Lakes Partners for Patient Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN): The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) and the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).
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Memorial Medical Center to Host After-Hours Event for RNs

Memorial Medical Center will hold a casual after-hours business reception for registered nurses who are interested in a career at the nonprofit Springfield hospital.
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Neonatal Resuscitation Program

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care for the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals.
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Scrub, Gown, Glove!

Caregivers hands are some of the most important tools utilized during the care of a patient. However, hands can also be one of the most dangerous tools if they are not properly prepped before a procedure.
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Foundation to Provide Sexual Assault Patient Care in the Emergency Room

Survivors of sexual assault rely on nurses, physicians, sexual assault service providers, law enforcement and prosecutors to treat their physical wounds, help them seek justice and provide support for the severe emotional trauma they face as they begin the difficult recovery process.
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SIU Graduate Medical Education Committee

Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine was established in 1970 to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.
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Memorial Health System CEO Ed Curtis to Receive Honorary Doctorate During UIS Commencement

Edgar J. Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Illinois on May 13 during commencement ceremonies for the University of Illinois Springfield.
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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Seminar on Artery Health

Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on heart attack and stroke prevention by promoting artery health at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
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Memorial Health System One of Top 10 Healthcare Organizations Recognized for Leadership Development

Memorial Health System was among the top 10 healthcare organizations in the nation to be recognized for its commitment to leadership development.
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Memorial Health System One of Top 10 Healthcare Organizations Recognized for Leadership Development

Memorial Health System was among the top 10 healthcare organizations in the nation to be recognized for its commitment to leadership development.
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Gov. Rauner to Hold News Conference at Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

Gov. Bruce Rauner will hold a news conference at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation to discuss the state's filing of a Medicaid waiver with the federal government.
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Sen. Kirk to Tour Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will tour the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Springfield.
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Memorial Medical Center Earns Two Quality Excellence Awards from Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Memorial Medical Center has received two top honors in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).
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Thirty People Receive Training in Mental Health First Aid Program

Thirty community members from four counties are being trained this week (Aug. 1-5) to learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
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Memorial Medical Center Earns Top National Honor in Quality and Safety from American Hospital Association

Memorial Medical Center is the first hospital in Illinois to receive the American Hospital Association’s top national honor for quality and safety.
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Memorial Medical Center, SIU School of Medicine Participate in Simulation Following Critically Ill Patient from Home to ICU

More than 50 people from Memorial Medical Center and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine participated in a complex simulation exercise that followed a critically ill patient from
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Three Healthcare Organizations Join Quality Alliance Patient Safety Organization

Three healthcare organizations – two hospitals and an ambulance service – are the newest members of the Quality Alliance Patient Safety Organization, part of the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance based in Springfield.
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Memorial Earns National Honor for Learning Commitment

Memorial Health System was the highest ranked healthcare system to receive a national award for its commitment to learning innovation.
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Virtual Tour Coming Soon!

A virtual tour of the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation is coming to our website soon.
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Surgical Skills Center in Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation to be Named After J. Roland Folse, MD

The Surgical Skills Center in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation has been named after Dr. J. Roland Folse, the first chairman of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's Department of Surgery.
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Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Join us at a ribbon-cutting and open house for the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) on May 17, 2015. The MCLI is a cutting-edge facility that will change the future of healthcare training and education in our region.
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Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation Invites Public to Community Open House

A community open house will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, for the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, at the intersection of Rutledge and Miller streets on the Memorial Medical Center campus.
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Food for Thought Cafe Adds New Dining Option to Memorial Medical Center Campus

A new fast-casual café located at Memorial’s Center for Learning and Innovation will offer a variety of high quality meats, cheeses and artisan breads prepared to order.
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Practicing to Serve Patients: Simulation Prepares Memorial for Opening of New Surgery Center

Nurses, techs and physicians enter and exit rooms up and down the hall in the presurgery area. They have a full schedule today, and many patients to prepare for surgery.
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