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2018 September Issue

HSHS Medical Group is growing at hospital, throughout Illinois

    HSHS Medical Group and HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital are playing a significant role in growing quality health care services, both hospital and specialty-based, throughout Illinois.     One of the major projects recently completed is the new $330 million, state-of-the-art hospital in O’Fallon. St. Elizabeth’s offers 144 private patient rooms, an emergency department, computerized integrated…

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SIHF Healthcare clinics help serve underserved population

By ROBERTA CODEMO    SIHF Healthcare acquired the Saint Louis University Family Medicine Clinic in Belleville in 2006. Located at 180 S. Third St. and now branded as SIHF Healthcare, this health center provides comprehensive/integrated family medicine services to children and adults as well as mental health, counseling, pharmacy and patient navigation services.     A graduate…

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Mike Durbin, Broker BARBERMurphy Group

By RITA DUCKWORTH    At the start of 2018, Mike Durbin made a career change to real estate, joining BARBERMurphy Group Inc. as a full-time broker.     “Once I made the leap,” says Durbin, “I never looked back. My only regret was not doing it sooner.”     For the 14 months leading up to his first…

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Krissy Howard — Gori, Realtors and Gori Property Management

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Kristina “Krissy” Howard believes the life choices that you make steer you in the direction that you are meant to go. She was pursuing a master’s degree in genetic engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville when her life changed.    She got married and quit her job in the accounting department at the…

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Q&A with Kyle Anderson, CEO, Greater Gateway Association of Realtors, and Deb Treat Frazier, CEO of the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois

    IBJ: Home sales seem to be on a continuing increase, don’t they?        Frazier: Sales are very much on an upswing. Our June numbers show that YTD St. Clair county is up 5.5 percent, Clinton county up 6.3 percent and Monroe County 55.9 percent. There are always factors that can change a trend –…

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Telemedicine robot gets workout at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    One by one, the doctor on the two-way monitor asks a patient lying on the gurney her condition, ticking off a series of questions aimed at coming up with a potentially long-distance diagnosis.    “Can you tell me what’s going on? What happened?” the doctor asks.    “My side starting drooping,” the patient responds.…

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IBJ Legislative News

IBJ Legislative News Law creates Route 66 Centennial Commission     Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation creating the Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission.    The commission will develop plans for celebrating the famous road’s 100th anniversary in 2026.     The state was the first to pave its leg of the highway, from Chicago to St. Louis.   …

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Dickey honored as distinguished alumni

    Keith W. Dickey, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine director for continuing education and alumni services, has been presented the Indiana University School of Dental Medicine 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.    “I never expected to receive this tremendous honor,” Dickey said. “I received this award exactly 44 years to the day of when I…

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Bell Insurance Solutions hires new employee

    Bell Insurance Solutions in Collinsville recently hired Tricia Grothaus as its new client support representative.     Grothaus has more than 15 years of experience as an agent, primarily focused on health and life insurance.     Bell Insurance Solutions was founded in 2016 by owner JR Bell, who has been in the insurance industry since…

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