2016 November Issue

Simmons Hanly Conroy named 2016 Pro Bono Firm of the Year

    ALTON — Simmons Hanly Conroy has been named by the 3rd Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee as the Pro Bono Firm of the Year for 2016.    Simmons Hanly Conroy was honored for its longstanding commitment to pro bono initiatives, including the Madison County Expungement Day hosted by the firm in 2016 and the annual…

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Letters

Support amendment for road dollars        When Illinois voters head to the polls this November, the first question on the ballot will ask them whether transportation taxes and fees should be spent solely on transportation.     The Southern Illinois Builders Association represents road contractors, but also building contractors who do not directly benefit from road…

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Matt Gomric, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking, Commerce Bank

    For Matt Gomric, banking is about relationships. Before launching his 18-year career in commercial banking, Gomric was an All-Star football player at Washington University in St. Louis. After college, he helped McKendree University head coach Carl Poelker develop the school’s football program.     “Whether you’re playing or coaching sports, you quickly learn that you…

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Stuart Langrehr, Bank President, First Bank, Red Bud

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Stuart Langrehr said his father was the biggest influence in his life and inspired him to pursue a banking career. “I got the idea watching him be frugal with money,” he said.     A sentimentalist at heart, he and his siblings grew up on a farm a few miles outside the small…

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CEL surgery and Mako Robot make their debuts at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland has upgraded its surgical capabilities by adding a new procedure and new robotic technology.     The new procedure is known as CEL (Combined Endoscopic and Laparoscopic) and it’s used for the removal of certain colonic tumors. The CEL procedure is performed by a team of physicians…

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Anderson Hospital opens new private patient rooms, forges partnerships

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Anderson Hospital in Maryville has had a busy year, undertaking a $7.2 million project to convert to a private, patient room format; forging a strategic partnership with Mercy Hospital in St. Louis; and acquiring Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton.    Anderson completed and opened 21 private rooms in October. More are on…

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OSF Saint Anthony’s dedicated to patients through primary, specialty care

By LISA COON, OSF HealthCare        ALTON – A shift in how care is provided to patients is helping OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center transform health care in the River Bend community.    OSF Saint Anthony’s Physician Group recently introduced its Primary Care Team of Dr. Yusuf Mohyuddin and Certified Physician Assistant Elaine Rynders. The pair…

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