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Medical Students Training with Local Physicians

September 8, 2020

Family physicians in several Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine throughout September. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

SIU Medicine Launches New COVID-19 Testing Site for the Fall

September 4, 2020

After Labor Day, SIU Medicine will launch a new testing site at Abundant Faith Christian Center and other sites to meet COVID-19 response needs throughout the community. The final day for SIU Medicine testing at the Sangamon County Department of Public will be today, Sept. 4.

Telehealth Patient Story - Maternal Fetal Medicine Spring 2020

August 25, 2020

Autumn Bohac of Effingham was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 16 years old. Now a 29-year-old mother of four, her health care journey reveals the everyday anxiety and pain that rural patients feel.

Telehealth Patient Story - Ears, Nose and Throat Clinic Summer 2020

August 25, 2020

Instead of renting a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, driving two hours and risking exposure to COVID-19, the Hall family from Tuscola, Illinois jumped at the chance to have a telehealth visit with an SIU Medicine surgeon.

Healthcare organizations remind visitors: Masks required at hospitals, clinics

August 12, 2020

SPRINGFIELD – Local healthcare organizations on Friday emphasized that anyone visiting a hospital or clinic must wear a mask at all times, saying that the public’s compliance is critical to reduce the community spread of COVID-19.

SIU Medicine Announces New COVID-19 Testing Times

August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020 – SIU Medicine, in coordination with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) and the Office of the Mayor, recently relaunched a testing site at SCDPH to meet the immediate need for expanded testing in Sangamon County.

Mellinger named chair of American Board of Surgery

August 4, 2020

The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, has named John D. Mellinger, MD, as chair for 2020-21.

SIU Medicine to Relaunch COVID-19 Testing Site

July 27, 2020

SIU Medicine, in coordination with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) and the Office of the Mayor, is relaunching a testing site at SCDPH to meet the immediate need for expanded testing in Sangamon County.  

SIU Medicine opens new thyroid clinic

July 23, 2020

SIU Medicine is now offering multidisciplinary care for thyroid or parathyroid conditions through the SIU Thyroid Clinic. Specialists at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery’s Division of Endocrinology will offer care and treatments for this vital gland in the neck.

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