Children’s Medical and Mental Health Resource Network (CMMHRN) is a program of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics. It is funded through a Children's Justice grant from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
CMMHRN is part of a national trend toward centers for excellence in regard to the medical aspects of child protection. Because southern Illinois encompasses such large and predominantly rural area, CMMHRN fulfills that need by also maintaining a network of professionals. This network of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician's assistants are dedicated to the timely, humane and appropriate medical evaluation and care of children suspected to have been abused or neglected.
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September 17 -- Dr. Kathy Swafford, director of SIU's Children's Medical and Mental Health Resources Network, has earned a "Rural Physician of Excellence" award from the Illinois Rural Health Association.
The association said Swafford was chosen because she has "gone up and beyond the call of duty to make an impact on children and families across Southern Illinois."
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