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Diabetes Awareness 2014
November 11, 2014
It is November. Time for Fall, Thanksgiving, and Diabetes Awareness Month. In the past I have written about the ever increasing number of people with diabetes in this country. Here are the diabetes statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) comparing 2011 and the most current numbers

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MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO JOIN OSF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
October 08, 2014
OSF Healthcare System (“OSF”) and Mendota Community Hospital (“MCH”) have signed an affiliation agreement that will result in MCH joining OSF pending approval from the Illinois Health Facilities & Services Review Board. MCH is expected to join OSF next spring. The announcement comes after nearly four months of due diligence, a process which validated the benefits of the affiliation to the communities they serve. “We are excited to partner with OSF HealthCare. This affiliation will further enhance our ability to provide excellent care to our patients,” said Judy Christiansen, Interim CEO of MCH. “The new affiliation will ensure that our community has local access to high quality and cost effective health care services for many years to come.”

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 07, 2014
Recently, the NFL has put domestic violence in the media spotlight. When a video showing Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, punching his fiancé became public, he was suspended indefinitely from the NFL.-1 More stories and debate about domestic violence continue to surface, raising questions about what kind of consequences athletes should face for physically abusing their family members. The NFL’s problems show that domestic violence cuts across all segments of society; even wealthy athletes can perpetuate the cycle of domestic violence.

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