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Local Hospitals to Pursue Historic Affiliation

St. Margaret’s and IVCH propose formation of Regional Health Network

SPRING VALLEY, Illinois (March 4, 2019) –

St. Margaret’s Health in Spring Valley, a member of SMP Health System, and Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) in Peru have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to consolidate their healthcare operations and form a regional health network.

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Auxiliary Scholarship

The Auxiliary  is sponsoring their scholarships for 2019.  Two ($1,000) from the Auxiliary and one ($1,000) from the Janyce Stuckert Memorial Scholarship Fund. Applications can be picked up Switchboard, the Gift Shop or call (815) 664-1130 to have an application emailed or mailed. Applicants MUST be currently enrolled in the actual medical program to be considered for these scholarships.

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St Margaret’s Now Offers 3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography

We’ve Added Another Dimension To Our Care.

During a 3-D mammo, the X-ray tube moves in an arc over the breast—taking low-dose X-ray images. A computer then produces a 3-D image of the breast in slices, allowing the Radiologist to view the tissue in greater detail, resulting in earlier detection of small breast cancers.

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St. Margaret’s Acquires New Orthopedic Surgery Technology

St. Margaret’s Health is the first local hospital to offer Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its Mako System. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed. This system can also be used for partial knee and total hip replacement.

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Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital

St. Margaret’s Hospital is an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recognizes St. Margaret’s Hospital as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital within the state of Illinois.  We are capable of providing quality stroke care and assisting in the delivery of care within the State of Illinois. This certification ensures that stroke patients of the Illinois Valley receive the right care, in the safest environment, when it matters most. As an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital (ESRH), we diagnose, treat, and transport acute stroke patients to a higher level of care if needed. ESRHs must continually authenticate with IDPH their continue compliance with the required ESRH criteria to ensure the hospital satisfies these requirements 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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The DAISY Award

Want to Say Thank You to Your Nurse?

The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.

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