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Year In Review 2013 Southwest Illinois

McKendree’s new entryway has a monumental impact on campus life

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois McKendree’s new entryway has a monumental impact on campus life     McKendree University in Lebanon has been leading its students down new paths since it first was founded. An entryway completed in late 2013 will serve to even more boldly and significantly mark the beginning of new journey down…

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Gateway Regional Medical Center takes patient care to heart in 2013

    With a new CEO and a third consecutive year of recognition by The Joint Commission, Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, was in the spotlight in 2013. Among its many successes over the past year, being named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the leading accreditor of  U.S. health care organizations…

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St. Louis Regional Airport grows with West Star Aviation expansion

    In May 2013, West Star Aviation announced an aggressive expansion plan including additions to its facilities at St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton. While the industry as a whole continues to rebound from the largest aviation downturn since the Great Depression, West Star Aviation, which has its national headquarters at St. Louis Regional…

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Holland Construction Services finishes O’Fallon firehouse

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois Holland Construction Services finishes O’Fallon firehouse     Holland Construction Services recently finished one fire house and just broke ground on another as investment in the region’s public safety facilities starts to heat up.    Work on the Fairview Heights Engine House No. 2 started last April near the corner of…

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Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois A few words about the year gone by — and a new one dead ahead Here’s to 2013, a very … intriguing year.    For some businesses, the past 12 months has been a swing period, as the nation continues to climb out of the hole left by the meteoric…

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Memorial Hospital receives Magnet recognition again

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois Memorial Hospital receives Magnet recognition again     Memorial Hospital again has attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Recognition Program. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice.    Nancy Weston…

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2013 a year of firsts and continued growth for Lindenwood University-Belleville

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois 2013 a year of firsts and continued growth for Lindenwood University-Belleville     The Belleville campus of Lindenwood University has been a continuous mecca for growth and development for over a decade now, serving as a catalyst for positive success and change for students, education and the community alike. Celebrating…

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SIUE’s rising ACT, recognitions give university bright outlook

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois SIUE’s rising ACT, recognitions give university bright outlook     SIUE has had a highly active and productive year.     The following are some accomplishments of which the university is particularly proud:    • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s fall 2013 semester was highlighted by record total enrollment in the Schools of…

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Alton Memorial Hospital now offering upgraded, image-guided cancer treatment

Year in Review 2013: Southwestern Illinois Alton Memorial Hospital now offering upgraded, image-guided cancer treatment      Innovative medical technology is allowing a radically different approach to treating cancer at Alton Memorial Hospital.    The hospital’s Radiation Oncology Center has begun treating cancer patients with image-guided radiotherapy using a new TrueBeam system from Varian Medical Systems.    Dose-delivery…

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New St. Joseph’s Hospital modernizes for the future

    St. Joseph’s Hospital’s new health-care campus in Highland is designed with the future in mind.     A multi-year, master campus plan for expansion is in place and provides the opportunity for additional growth, Peggy Sebastian, president and CEO, says.    “The master plan allows for the expansion of what we believe will be our most…

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