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Opioid Crisis Next Door Conference Focuses on Coalition-Building, Prevention and Treatment

Several staff of Taylorville Memorial Hospital along with three members of the Executive Committee of the Christian County Prevention Coalition were among the 150-plus in attendance during the Opioid Crisis Next Door Conference, “Keeping the Momentum: Are We Hitting the Mark?” held Wednesday, June 27 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL.
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TMH Foundation Sponsors Participants of Mental Health First Aid Training for Youth

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation was pleased to support local Taylorville teachers who attended the recent Mental Health First Aid training specifically geared toward helping youth with mental illness and substance abuse issues. The training was held at Lincoln Land Community College on June 1.
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TMH Auxiliary Hosts Babysitting Clinic

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held its third babysitting clinic this year on June 27.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Hospital Building

More than 300 people broke out into applause Friday morning (June 29) on the south side of Taylorville Memorial Hospital as hospital and community officials turned shovels full of soil at the conclusion of a ceremony to mark the construction of a 97,000-square-foot building.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony

Taylorville Memorial Hospital is excited to begin their historic construction project with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place in front of the south entrance of the hospital.
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TMH Senior Life Solutions to Host Open House

Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program will host an open house on May 11 from 10 am until 1 pm in the Senior Life Solutions group room on the 4th floor of TMH.
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TMH Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Taylorville Memorial Hospital was proud to recognize the invaluable service of its volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 15-21. TMH honored volunteers who had reached service hour milestones during the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon held in the Janice Hopper Auditorium on Thursday, April 19.
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TMH Foundation Publishes Community Update

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation has published its 2017 Community Update celebrating its partnerships, great work and efforts that were made last year to further the hospital’s mission to improve the health of the community and people it serves.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital's Construction Project Approved by State Planning Board

Taylorville Memorial Hospital's plans to construct a two-story building that will replace most of the current hospital received a green light from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.
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TMH Auxiliary Hosts Babysitting Clinic

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted another babysitting clinic on April 4.
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Memorial Health System’s Hospitals Lift Visitor Flu Restrictions

With flu cases in Illinois declining, Memorial Health System’s four hospitals have lifted their visitor restrictions.
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TMH Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation has welcomed Lacy Glenn, Cheryl Huggins, DJ Kennedy and Greg Patrick to serve on the TMH Foundation’s Board of Directors.
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TMH to Host Mental Health First Aid Training

Taylorville Memorial Hospital will host a session to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to adults showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
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TMH and U of I Extension Office to Offer Program on How to Roast Vegetables

Janelle Cornell from Taylorville Memorial Hospital is teaming up with Lisa Peterson of the U of I Extension Office to offer a free class on roasting vegetables. The program will be held on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Office at 1120 N. Webster Street in Taylorville.
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TMH Foundation Accepting Applications for the John H. Butterfield Agriculture & Nutrition Scholarship

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce they are accepting scholarship applications for the John H. Butterfield Agriculture and Nutrition Scholarship. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who has graduated from a central Illinois high school with priority given to a Christian County resident. Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year college or university and have the intention to pursue a career in agriculture or food nutrition.
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TMH’s Comfort Closet Receives Donation from Christian County Clover 4-H Club

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation recently received a generous donation from the Christian County Clover 4-H Club in support of the Emergency Department’s Comfort Closet.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital, County Health Department to Assess Christian County's Health Needs

Taylorville Memorial Hospital and the Christian County Health Department are seeking input from the public to assess the health needs of the residents of Christian County.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Announces Construction Project

Pending approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, Taylorville Memorial Hospital will begin construction in June on a two-story, approximately 97,000-square-foot building that will replace most of the current hospital.
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Springfield Hospitals, County Health Department Collaborate on Project to Assess Sangamon County's Health Needs

Memorial Medical Center, HSHS St. John’s Hospital and the Sangamon County Department of Public Health are once again collaborating on a project to assess the health needs of the residents of Sangamon County.
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TMH to Host Bi-Weekly Coffee Group for Seniors

Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program will soon host a free bi-weekly coffee group for seniors.
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TMH Foundation Seeking Donations for Annual Appeal

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is seeking donations for its annual appeal to help fund community health outreach initiatives.
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TMH to Host Monthly Seminar

Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program will soon be hosting a monthly seminar “Marketing for Seniors”. This seminar is geared for anyone who works or interacts with the senior community.
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TMH Employees Give Back to the Community

Taylorville Memorial Hospital employees have embraced the holiday spirit by collecting donations for several local entities.
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Memorial Health System Seeks Volunteers to Knit Hats for Newborns

Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers to crochet or knit tiny red hats for babies born in February.
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Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation Donates to TMH Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation has graciously accepted a $10,000 grant from the Bertrand Hopper Memorial Foundation in support of its newly developed Healthcare Careers Scholarship program. The Healthcare Careers Scholarship program will aid students who are interested in studying healthcare and will work at TMH upon degree completion.
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Visitors to Memorial Health System Hospitals Encouraged to Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Influenza

Illinois is experiencing a severe flu season, with many people experiencing flu-like symptoms throughout Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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TMH Foundation Announces Butterfield Scholarship Recipients

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation announced the recipients of the Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship and the John H. Butterfield Trust Agriculture and Nutrition Scholarship at its Signature Event fundraiser “Gifts of the Season” on Saturday, December 2 at the Pillars Event Center in Taylorville.
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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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Taylorville Memorial Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Quality

Taylorville Memorial Hospital has been recognized for overall excellence in quality, placing its performance in the top 25 percent of the nation's rural hospitals.
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TMH Foundation to Host Annual Signature Event

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation will be hosting its annual Signature Event titled “Gifts of the Season” on Saturday, December 2 at The Pillars Event Center. Long-time event co-chairs Mary McNeely and Penny Bliler celebrate their fifth year of planning the event which promises to be a night to remember with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by a welcome and plated dinner at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by acoustic duo “Lowder and Manning”.
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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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Winter Depression Might Be SAD

As the weather starts to cool and the days become shorter, many may start to experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and easing up in the spring.
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TMH Auxiliary to Host Holiday Extravaganza

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting its annual Holiday Extravaganza on Friday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Janice Hopper Auditorium.
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TMH Hosts Bi-Annual Networking Luncheon

Taylorville Memorial Hospital hosted the bi-annual networking luncheon for staff of area hospitals whose work is dedicated to the elderly population on September 29. The group gathered to discuss ideas on community education efforts and how to effectively reach out to community referral sources. Hosted in the TMH Annex conference room, they were able to discuss sensitive information in a private environment.
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TMH Welcomes Taylorville Area First Graders

Taylorville Memorial Hospital recently held My Day, a 37- year tradition for area first grade students. This field trip was attended by nearly 200 students over a two day period.
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TMH Hosts Addiction Recovery Event

Taylorville Memorial Hospital hosted the Christian County Prevention Coalition’s “End the Trend to Addiction” event on Saturday, September 23.
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TMH Employees Learn Effective Aggression Management

Taylorville Memorial Hospital recently held education sessions for employees to learn Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM). This course provided employees with the knowledge and skills to keep patients and staff safe.
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TMH Diabetes Class Now Offers Calorie King Books

The Diabetes Self-Management Class offered at Taylorville Memorial Hospital now has the financial support thanks to a grant awarded by the TMH Foundation. These funds are allocated to providing copies of the latest “Calorie King” by Alan Borushek book for everyone who takes the course.
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TMH Redesignated as an Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital

Taylorville Memorial Hospital has been redesignated as an Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital effective August 28, 2017. This designation maintains TMH has the processes and technology in place to promptly diagnose and treat stroke patients with lifesaving measures prior to transfer.
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TMH Health Needs Assessment Yields Pediatric Dental Program

Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s community health needs assessment identified access to pediatric dental services as a high-priority need. TMH spearheaded creation of a workgroup to address that need, bringing together hospital staff, Taylorville Community School District officials and local dentists, as well as other community members.
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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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TMH Will Host Mental Health First Aid - Youth Training

Taylorville Memorial Hospital will host a session to train community members to learn how to identify and respond to youth showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse. This training is recommended for anyone 18 or older who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18 such as teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens, but is open to everyone.
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TMH Foundation Pledges Support for New Hospital Program

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is proud to announce their support of the Comfort Closet at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. To date, the Foundation has provided a $500 grant to fund this program.
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TMH Welcomes New Pharmacist

Taylorville Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Stephen Salisbury, PharmD, as the newest pharmacist at the hospital.
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TMH Auxiliary Hosts Annual Golf Outing

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted its annual FORE! Golf Outing on Saturday, July 15 on the beautiful greens at Lakeshore Golf Course. Fifteen teams participated in the 18 hole, 4 person scramble.
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TMH Foundation Holds Successful Employee Giving Campaign

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that over $28,000 was donated during the 2017 Mission in Action (MIA) employee giving campaign.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Named Among Most Wired in Nation

Taylorville Memorial Hospital (TMH) is one of the nation’s most wired hospitals, according to the Hospital & Health Networks’ 19th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey.
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TMH Foundation Announces Dr. George Ferry Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation is proud to announce that Mallory Brotherton and Grace Markwell, both 2017 graduates of Taylorville High School, have been awarded the 2017 Dr. George Ferry Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is administered annually through the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation.
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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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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Participates in Rural Healthcare Program Seeking Local College Students

College students interested in a career in rural healthcare can apply for a program to observe healthcare professionals at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
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TMH Volunteer Gives Over 65 Years of Service

Louise Noren has been a volunteer at Taylorville Memorial Hospital since the then established St. Vincent Memorial Hospital first started having volunteers in the early 1950’s, giving over 65 years of service.
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TMH Auxiliary Finds Great Success with Local Blood Drives

Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held six Central Illinois Community Blood Center drives in 2016. Through these drives, this community provided 392 units of blood, impacting the lives of up to 1,568 patients.
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Influenza Precautions in Place at Taylorville Memorial Hospital

Visitors to Taylorville Memorial Hospital Encouraged to Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Influenza
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Memorial Health System CEO to Chair Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Edgar J. Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System in Springfield, will become chair of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association's 2017 board of trustees on Jan. 1.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Upgrades Website

Taylorville Memorial Hospital has upgraded its website so patients have improved access on all electronic devices, including mobile phones and tablets.
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Meet Taylorville Memorial Hospital's Kim Bourne

Taylorville Memorial Hospital offers its patients the best of both worlds, according to the nonprofit hospital’s president and CEO, Kim Bourne.
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Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair Accepting Exhibitors

Memorial Medical Center is accepting applications for exhibitors to participate in its seventh annual Be Aware Women’s Fair in October.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Now Offering 3-D Mammography

Taylorville Memorial Hospital now offers one of the latest advancements in breast cancer detection – 3-D mammography.
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Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois Renamed Memorial Behavioral Health

To stress the importance of behavioral health to overall wellness and to strengthen its connection to Memorial Health System, Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois has changed its name to Memorial Behavioral Health.
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Decatur Memorial Hospital Joins the BJC Collaborative

Decatur Memorial Hospital has joined The BJC Collaborative, a collaboration among health care systems throughout Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Kansas.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members, Elects Officers

The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomed three new board members and elected new officers at a recent meeting of its board of directors.
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Memorial Health System Annual Report Available Online

Visitors to ChooseMemorial.org can access a PDF file of the 2015 annual report for the seven-affiliate health system, which includes patient testimonials and significant achievements realized on behalf of the patients and communities served by the health system.
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Memorial Health System’s Curtis Elected Chair-Elect of Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Edgar J. Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System in Springfield, has been elected chair-elect of the 2016 Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s board of trustees.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Names New Medical Director for Emergency Department

Dr. Richard Jeisy has been named the new medical director of Taylorville Memorial Hospital's emergency department.
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Open House to Honor Wayne Manson, MD

An Open House reception will be held on Sunday, November 1, from 2-4 pm to honor Wayne Manson, MD for his many years of dedicated service to the Taylorville community.
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Memorial Medical Center Named Comprehensive Stroke Center

Memorial is One of Only Two Illinois Hospitals Outside of Chicago to Achieve Certification.
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Wilson Named Administrator of Marketing and Communications for Memorial Health System

Molly Wilson has joined Memorial Health System as administrator of marketing and communications.
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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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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Launches Website Update

Taylorville Memorial Hospital has launched an updated version of its website to improve the community's access.
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Register For the Lose-to-Win Challenge

Register for the TMH "Lose to Win" challenge! Prize money is awarded at the end of this weight-loss incentive program to the individuals and team that lose the most weight during the program. Weight loss is measured by percentage of weight lost, not pounds.
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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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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Accepting Applications for Free Nursing Camp for Students

Taylorville Memorial Hospital is accepting applications for a free, three-day summer camp for high school students interested in a nursing career.
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TMH Announces New Website Coming Soon

Taylorville Memorial Hospital announced updates to its website, TaylorvilleMemorial.org, that include changes to navigation and look and feel.
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Taylorville Memorial Scholarship Information

Gifts from generous donors have allowed Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation the opportunity to present recipients in our community scholarships on an annual basis.
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Memorial Health System Annual Report Available Online

Memorial Health System's annual report is now available to the public online.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation Names New Executive Director

Raedena Ryan has been named the new executive director of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation,
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Make a Difference - Consider a Gift to the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation

When you consider a gift, think about keeping Taylorville Memorial Hospital and TMH Foundation strong, so that we can continue to provide quality healthcare services to the citizens of Christian County.
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New CEO Named for Taylorville Memorial Hospital

Kimbery L. Bourne, system director of patient safety for Memorial Health System, has been named the new president and CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
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Finding the Right Tools Helps Erma Tester Regain Her Life

When Erma Tester's husband, Everett, passed away after 63 years of marriage in the fall of 2012, the grief was overwhelming.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Earns Designation as Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital

The Illinois Department of Public Health has named Taylorville Memorial Hospital an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital - one of an estimated 20 critical-access hospitals in the state to receive the designation.
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Memorial Home Services Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Memorial Home Services Hospice will offer training in October to people who are interested in serving as volunteers.
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Charles Callahan Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Memorial Health System

Charles Callahan, senior vice president and chief quality officer for Memorial Health System, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective April 1.
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Memorial Health System, Passavant Area Hospital Affiliation Approved

Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville has cleared all regulatory approvals and has become the fourth hospital to join Memorial Health System.
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Taylorville Memorial Urges Christian County Residents to be Screened for Colorectal Cancer in March

In an effort to reduce Christain County's colon-cancer rate below the statewide average, healthcare professionals at Taylorville Memorial Hospital are urging residents to be screened for colon cancer in March.
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Memorial Health System Hospitals Lift Visitor Flu Restrictions

With flu cases in Illinois declining, Memorial Health System's three hospitals - Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Memorial Medical Center in Springfield and Taylorville Memorial Hospital - have lifted their visitor restrictions.
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Memorial Health System Annual Report Available Online

Memorial Health System's annual report is now available to the public online.
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Memorial Health System, Passavant Area Hospital to Pursue Affiliation

Memorial Health System chairman of the board James P. Bruner and Passavant Area Hospital board chairwoman Janet M. Terry have announced the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement that would make Passavant the Springfield-based health system's fourth hospital, pending regulatory approvals.
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Taylorville Memorial Receives National Award Recognizing Hospitals for Clinical Excellence

Taylorville Memorial Hospital was one of 40 hospitals and health systems in the country to earn an award recognizing the nonprofit hospital for excellence in achieving national performance standards for clinical quality, safety and patient experience.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital to Hold Free Forum on Sleep Apnea

A free community event on sleep apnea will be held at Taylorville Memorial Hospital at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6.
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Memorial Health System Earns Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

Memorial Health System captured top honors in the healthcare system category in a quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Hospital Association.
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Two Memorial Health System Hospitals Placed Among Nation's Best Rural Hospitals

Two Memorial Health System Hospitals - Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital of Lincoln and Taylorville Memorial Hospital - have been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics as two of the nation's top 100 best-performing critical access hospitals.
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Interview with Dr. Govindaiah on the Flu Outbreak

Listen to a WUIS interview with Dr. Raj Govindaiah, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, on the flu situation in our community and how it is affecting Memorial.
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Taylorville Memorial Hospital Featured in Memorial Health System Annual Report

Taylorville Memorial Hospital is featured in Memorial Health System's 2012 annual report, which is now available to the public online.
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Visitors to Memorial Health System Hospitals Encouraged to Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Flu

For the safety of patients and their families, Memorial Health System is recommending visitors to its three hospitals — Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln and Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville —help prevent the spread of respiratory infections by requesting that: • Inpatient hospital visits be limited to two visitors per patient at one time; • All visitors be 18 or older and show no signs of illness.
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