Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Christie announces plans to buy half of Danville surgery center

DANVILLE – Unable to win state approval to build an outpatient surgery center of its own in Champaign, Christie Clinic now hopes to buy half of an existing one in Danville.

The clinic has notified the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board that it plans to file an application seeking permission to buy about half of Danville HealthCare, an outpatient surgery center at 26 W. Newell Road, Danville.

Christie wants to buy share of Danville surgery center

DANVILLE – Unable to win state approval to build an outpatient surgery center of its own in Champaign, Christie Clinic now hopes to buy half of an existing surgery center in Danville.

The clinic has notified the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board that it plans to file an application seeking permission to buy about half of Danville HealthCare, an outpatient surgery center at 26 W. Newell Road, Danville.

Hospice volunteers offer comfort in a time of great need

URBANA – Carole Matthews once wondered how good she'd be at helping dying people through their last few months of life.

After all, she doesn't knit. She doesn't quilt. How, she wondered, would she ever help them pass the time?

Then she discovered just listening and talking means quite a lot.

"You don't have to do anything great," she said.

Judge won't reconsider tax ruling against Covenant

URBANA – Champaign County is again asking Provena Covenant Medical Center for $6.1 million in property taxes, after a Champaign County judge refused to change a ruling that allows the county to bill the hospital for the taxes.

Judge Michael Jones on Friday denied a motion by Covenant to reconsider his ruling. Jones said the decision was necessary to achieve justice.

Flu shot clinics team up with polling places

CHAMPAIGN – Some Champaign-Urbana voters will get a chance to cast their ballots and roll up their sleeves for a flu shot all at the same place on Election Day.

72 Carle Foundation workers lose jobs in cost-cutting

URBANA – The Carle Foundation has eliminated the jobs of 72 of its 3,060 employees.

The job cuts were largely management and professional nonclinical positions, though a few of those managers headed clinical departments, according to Carle spokeswoman Gretchen Robbins.

Carle Foundation cuts dozens of jobs

URBANA – The Carle Foundation has eliminated jobs for 72 of its 3,060 employees.

The job cuts were largely management and professional, non-clinical positions, though a few of those managers headed clinical departments, according to Carle spokeswoman Gretchen Robbins.

Doctor's departure to suspend child cancer program

URBANA – Kids with cancer will lose their treatment program and the cancer doctor currently provided by Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana starting Nov. 1.

Carle officials said they will be temporarily suspending the pediatric hematology/oncology program in a month because its only doctor, Mark Musselman, is transferring to general pediatrics at Carle Clinic.

UI physics professor presented with national science award

Longtime University of Illinois physics Professor Charles Slichter was awarded the National Medal of Science on Monday in a White House ceremony. Slichter was honored for his work in nuclear magnetic resonance.

President Bush presented Slichter and 15 others with the awards for their achievements in science, technology and innovation.

Immunizations to be offered to migrant kids in Rantoul

RANTOUL – More than three dozen children from migrant families will be getting the immunizations required to continue school locally, thanks to a partnership between Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Clinic, Rantoul City Schools and the Regional Office of Education.

Doctors and nurses from Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Clinic will volunteer their time this evening to provide immunizations and physical exams to the migrant children living in northern Champaign County.