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Have a Merry and Safe Holiday Season
December 05, 2014
Holiday time approaches. Christmas will be here before you know it. If you are going to be involved in the madness known as Black Friday shopping you need to do a little research before you go. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) every year there are more than 150,000 toy related emergency room visits. During the holiday season toy sales skyrocket and so do injuries. The most recent data shows that Christmastime toy related injuries resulted in visits to emergency rooms by 82,000 children 5 years old and younger.Supervise your child at play; Maintain their toys by checking them regularly; Select age appropriate toys.

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Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board Approves COE Application
November 12, 2014
November 12, 2014 Mendota, IL – Today the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the Certificate of Exemption (COE) application of OSF Healthcare System for a change of ownership of Mendota Community Hospital. When asked to comment on the Planning Board’s decision, Kevin Schoeplein, CEO of OSF Healthcare System stated, “We are very pleased with the Review Board’s approval of our COE application. The level of support we have received for this endeavor has been wonderful and is very much appreciated – that support had been expressed by our medical staffs, including independent physicians who serve our patients and the community and from business leaders and our elected officials. We all share a vision for the future of transforming health care to improve the lives of those we serve. ”

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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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