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Hospitals Of Southwestern Illinois

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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Memorial Hospital to open $3.8 million hybrid cardiovascular OR in 2017

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Construction began earlier this year on a new $3.8 million hybrid cardiovascular operating room at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. It is expected to be completed early next year.    A hybrid operating room is a fully functional operating room that incorporates the imaging technology needed for modern, cutting-edge, endovascular procedures. Traditionally endovascular…

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Alton Memorial Women’s Health and Childbirth Center deemed ‘Baby Friendly’

    ALTON — The Women’s Health and Childbirth Center at Alton Memorial Hospital has officially been designated as “Baby Friendly,” making the hospital the first in the St. Louis area to achieve that status.    Baby-Friendly USA assessors were at the hospital this summer to ensure that the practices supporting the tenets of Baby Friendly are…

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