Health

Seniors: Friday deadline Medicare and drug program enrollments help from Illinois aging department program

Date: 
12/04/2018
Medicare

Deadline for help with enrollment or change in Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage from the Illinois Department on Aging’s (IDoA) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is Fri., Dec. 7. 

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Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center rated as one of top hospitals in the country and Illinois

Date: 
12/04/2018
SMEMCBridge

Once again* Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (formerly Presence Health now AMITA Health AHSMEMC), 2233 W. Division St., has garnered recognition as a Top Hospital in the United States by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. 

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Presence Health intends to become part of larger health system

Date: 
08/22/2017
PSMEMCSign2017

It was announced Tuesday, Aug. 22, that A non-binding letter of intent (LOI) has Presence Health joining Ascension, becoming part of AMITA Health. 

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Fitness enthusiasts: Chicago's reputation needs your help!

Date: 
05/21/2017
Action

Fitness enthusiasts, Chicago needs you to encourage others to increase their fitness.

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Chicago's fire and police and OEMC partner with hospitals to address emergency mental health responses

Date: 
01/22/2017
MHEMS

To enhance the identification, assessment and treatment of Chicago's emergency mental health response, Chicago's Police (CPD) and Fire Departments (CFD), and Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) are partnering with EMS System Hospitals to develop a state-of-the-art crisis response training course and curriculum. 

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‘NOBODY QUITS LIKE CHICAGOLAND’ returns this week

Date: 
11/14/2016
QuitSmkng

To participate in reducing the annual 480,000 death rate in the U.S. caused by cigarettes, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and nearly 30 advocacy organizations across the city and suburbs today announced the third annual ‘Nobody Quits Like Chicagoland’ Smoking Cessation Awareness Week. 

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"I Got Mine" flu shot campaign coming to close but...

Date: 
11/03/2016
FluSeason

The Chicago Department of Public Health's (CDPH) I Got Mine flu shot campaign is ending soon but their message continues, "get your flu shot." 

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Illinois Pharmacy Citation System made more efficient

Date: 
10/18/2016
Pharmacy

Today, Illinois' Pharmacy Citation System Pilot Program for minor disciplinary infractions transitioned to a permanent initiative, under the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).  

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Zika virus advice from Illinois Department of Public Health

Date: 
07/27/2016
ZikaV

UPDATE
Just announced that the first local Zika transmission has occurred in Florida.  

The Zika virus has caused the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to issue warnings to travelers. 

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Get Mental Health First Aid certificate training: More opportunities at PSMEMC

Date: 
07/08/2016
TAlvarez

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) certificate training gives more community members the opportunity to be prepared in recognizing and addressing mental health issues on the job, in the community and at home.

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Take preventative hot weather precautions says IL Public Health Director

Date: 
06/10/2016
fanSun

Avoid heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke advises Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. as Friday is hottest day since last year and this weekend is predicted to be a sizzler. 

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IDPH gives rabies warning

Date: 
06/01/2016
bats

While bats are not only the consumer of insects and uniquely are the only flying mammal, they are the primary carrier of rabies in Illinois,

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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center graded "A" in safety

Date: 
04/30/2016
SMEHC

For the sixth consecutive reporting period, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), 2233 W. Division St., has received an "A" Hospital Safety Score

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Two Humboldt Park healthcare providers at loggerheads over federally funded physician training program

Date: 
04/01/2016
SanchezSantiago

A federally funded Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) annual $3.5 million Teaching Health Center (THC) grant began in 2010.

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Good news for spring allergy sufferers

Date: 
03/25/2016
alleryMis

While springtime can be the harbinger of miserable coughing, blowing and/or wheezing from allergies for up to 50 million Americans, this year there is good news for those who suffer from springtime allergies and/or asthma in Chicago. 

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Three-day health insurance Enroll-A-Thon kicks off Friday at PSMEMC

Date: 
01/28/2016
GetCvrdIL

To help individuals avoid the minimum $695 fine for not having health insurance, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is kicking off a three-day Enroll-A-Thon and mini health fair at noon, Fri., Jan. 29, on the 3rd Floor in the Saint Mary and Elizabeth Room, 2233 W. Division St. 

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Siri has mom thanks to five community members and PSMEMC

Date: 
12/19/2015
Siri

Paths of three people crossed on the afternoon of September 30 in Wicker Park near Sabin School.

For a 35-year-old woman, it meant the difference between life and death. To an 18-month-old girl it meant having her mom beyond that day.

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Halloween warning: Colored contact lenses

Date: 
10/19/2015
HelpMe

"Purchasing colored contact lenses from anyone other than a licensed eye care professional or pharmacist is dangerous,"

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2nd Ward Alderman Hopkins takes one for the community!

Date: 
10/19/2015
HopkinsFlu

A believer in influenza (flu) vaccine shots, 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins wanted to inspire others at his 2nd Ward Health Fair by getting his own shot. The Fair was in Columbus School, 1003 N. Leavitt, Oct. 17, and included many other health related topics for individuals and homes. 

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Presence SMEMC and Mobile Care Chicago roll more health care out to children

Date: 
10/06/2015
VanHosp

More children will have access to medical health care and services through a new partnership between Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) and Mobile Care Chicago (MC) via a medical facility on wheels.

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