Medical Innovators Program Releases Eighth Video in the Eight Video Series

The Sangamon County Medical Society will release the eighth video in a series that highlights the innovation and research achievements within the local medical community on August 24th.
Each video profiles a 2013 Medical Innovators Award recipient.
The video features Dr. Stephen Hazelrigg, professor and director of cardiothoracic surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Hazelrigg was named a Medical Innovator for the second time (the first was in 2006) for his 20-year evolution of treatment for end-stage obstructive lung disease such as emphysema or COPD.
The 5-minute video describes Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS). His program is one of only five programs that have received certification from the Joint Commission under its Disease Specific Certification Program for LVRS.
The Medical Innovators program, first established in 2006, recognizes physicians, surgeons and researchers working in Sangamon County to improve the health care of the community. Projects recognized include basic science research findings, leading-edge clinical trials, new patient-care treatments and community service projects. The Sangamon County Medical Society, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce coordinated the program, sponsored by The Illinois State Medical Society.
The series includes eight videos produced by Springfield Clinic in collaboration with the Sangamon County Medical Society and SIU School of Medicine. A new video in the series will be released on the last Monday of each month between January and August, leading up to the call for nominations beginning in September 2015 for the 2016 Medical Innovators award program.
The videos will be available on the Sangamon County Medical Society’s YouTube channel. Click here or visit and follow the link on the right.