Health

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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Presence Health has new leader as of October 1: Michael Englehart

Date: 
08/28/2015
MEnglehart

Michael Englehart will be taking over as the new President and CEO of Presence Health, as Sandra Bruce, who was at the helm of the merging of Resurrection Health Care and Presence Health, retires.

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Norwegian American Hospital awarded primary stroke certification

Date: 
08/20/2015
NAHPic

Norwegian American Hospital (NAH) was recently awarded a Primary Stroke Certification by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).

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Consumer Reports gives top scores to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
07/31/2015
SMEHC

Consumer Reports (CR) recognized Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) as a best practice hospital for having one of the lowest hospital acquired infection rates in the country. 

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Wounded Warriors Project given top Inspire Award honors by Presence Health

Date: 
07/09/2015
BruceNevins

This year's system-wide Presence Health Inspire Award went to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and was presented in the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S. Michigan Ave. 

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Norwegian American Hospital Welcomes their new CIO

Date: 
07/02/2015
Stephen DePooter

Stephen DePooter is now the new chief information officer (CIO) at Norwegian American Hospital.

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Norwegian American Hospital: The Pediatric Mobile Health Care Center Rolls On

Date: 
07/02/2015
The Pediatric Dental Van

Ever wish there was a way for your children to get dental care on the go? Norwegian American Hospital (NAH) is doing just that by bringing the health care to local schools, churches and community centers.

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Thousands of Presence Health employees take action regarding Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed Medicaid budget cuts

Date: 
04/29/2015
BigLtr

In response to Illinois Governor Rauner's proposed $1.5 billion reduction of the Illinois Medicaid programming, giant letters from thousands of Presence Health employees are being signed at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), 2233 W. Division St.

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Legislators urged to oppose drastic Medicaid cuts by Norwegian American Hospital’s Board

Date: 
04/09/2015
NoBudgCuts

Illinois State Senator William Delgado, 2nd District, and Illinois State Representatives Luis Arroyo, 3rd District, and Cynthia Soto, 4th District, are being urged to support hospitals and oppose drastic Medicaid cuts by the Board of Trus

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Still need to sign up for health insurance? Not sure what to do?

Date: 
01/30/2015
MedicalPeopleThe deadline for this Affordable Care Act open enrollment period is February 15. Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) has partnered with PrimeCare Community Health and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center to assist community residents in meeting that deadline.
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Quinn and Preckwinkle kick-off open enrollment at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
11/16/2014
PressConf

Governor Pat Quinn and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle kicked off the second year of the Get Covered Illinois' (GCI) initiative.  It is a 92-day window from Nov. 15 thru Dec. 15 during which people can enroll or  ,  in the Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), 2233 W.

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New affordable housing for veterans coming to West Town

Date: 
10/28/2014
65thInfanRegVARend

State support for three new veteran rental housing developments to ensure that Illinois veterans have access to safe, quality and affordable housing was announced by Governor Quinn. One will be in West Town. 

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Two women awarded the new HOPE award from Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
10/24/2014
HopeAward

Margaret Slowik and Janette Gilmartin were awarded the first-time HOPE (Honesty, Oneness, People and Excellence) awards by Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) at a recent luncheon. The winners were nominated because they exemplify the values of the award through their daily work with patients, residents and colleagues. 

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Area residents receive $26.1 million in benefits from Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
07/19/2014
SMEHC

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) contributed more than $26.1 million in community benefits to residents of the West Town, Belmont Cragin, Hermosa, Logan Square and Humboldt Park neighborhoods of Chicago, including outreach efforts that helped 90,669 people in 2013. 

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New FertilityCare Center opens at Presence Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical Center

Date: 
04/15/2014
FertilityCntr

A team of specialists, including a certified fertility care practitioner, medical consultant and other physicians at Presence Saints Mary And Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) are part of the new FertilityCare Center, located at Presence Saint Elizabeth Hospital, 1431 N. Claremont Ave., fourth floor, in Ukrainian Village. 

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