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2018 November Issue

Rambsy to direct institute on Frederick Douglass

    The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville $106,000 to coordinate a summer institute for school teachers concentrating on an 1845 autobiography by Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave who went on to become a significant advocate for justice and civil rights.      Howard Rambsy II, PhD, professor in SIUE’s College of…

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Attorney publishes bankruptcy paper

    Mathis, Marifian & Richter shareholder Mary Lopinot was published in the 2018 Edition of Business Bankruptcy by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.    She volunteered her time and expertise to contribute to this publication that helps provide informative handbooks to assist attorneys in continuing their education.    Lopinot has more than 20 years’ experience…

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St. Peters joins Growth Association

    Alex St. Peters, a graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will be starting a full-time position at the RiverBend Growth Association in October.    St. Peters, of Alton, first started interning with the RiverBend Growth Association in January of 2017. As an intern he acted as an office assistant…

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Noble leads local efforts for Midland States Bank

    Midland States Bank, which has multiple locations in Southern Illinois and St. Louis, has promoted David Noble to director of community and economic development.    Noble had served as Midland’s Community Development and CRA officer since joining the bank in 2014.    In his new role, Noble will directly supervise the Regional Community Development Relationship Managers…

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Efforts to bring container on vessel service to region gain speed

    Plans to transport freight via innovative waterway vessels will revolutionize the inland waterway system and provide significant transportation cost savings for shippers, especially those accessing the Midwest by utilizing the Mississippi River and its tributaries.    Industry forums conducted by St. Louis Regional Freightway this summer highlighted what the river industry can expect to see…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital marks one-year milestone in new facility

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    It’s been a year since HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital moved into its new facilities at Interstate 64 and North Green Mount Road in O’Fallon and not only did the move take place without a hitch, St. Elizabeth’s continues to grow services and has won awards for excellence along the way.    …

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At age 60, Touchette continues to invest in region’s health care

    Touchette Regional Hospital is a general acute care hospital offering integrated health-care services, women’s and newborn services, an expanded Emergency Department, a 30-bed expansion of the Behavioral & Wellness Center, and physical therapy services.     Also offered are wellness and education programs, senior housing, Home Healthcare, and a staff of medical specialists.    Touchette’s focus…

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Alton Memorial Hospital opening medical building in Bethalto

    Alton Memorial Hospital and BJC Medical Group are expanding their presence in Madison County with a new medical office building now under construction in Bethalto.    The building, scheduled to open in the spring of 2019, will replace the Family Physicians of Bethalto office and will be located on the south side of Route 140,…

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U.S. News honors excellence at Memorial Hospital Belleville

    Memorial Hospital Belleville has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the region for 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report.     Memorial ranked fifth among the best hospitals in the St. Louis area and 19th in the State of Illinois.      In addition, Memorial Belleville is listed among “high performing” hospitals…

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OSF HealthCare cancer center in Alton to focus on total patient

    Patients who hear the devastating news they have cancer often hear the term “fight” as a way to describe their treatment. A new, more welcoming battlefield for that fight is emerging as construction is progressing on pace for the opening of a new $14 million cancer center on the OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health…

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