Health Care

UI medical-school plan gets major overhaul

URBANA — Plans to operate a new University of Illinois medical school under a public-private partnership model have been set aside, and a new governance structure for the engineering-focused college is now being considered.

HIV diagnoses down nationwide except for key area

CHAMPAIGN — After more than a quarter-century of fighting HIV, Champaign-Urbana Public Health Administrator Julie Pryde finds it upsetting to see how much the virus is still spreading.

Carle issues statement

Mike Billimack, vice president for marketing, planning and government relations at Carle, issued the following statement to The News-Gazette late Monday afternoon:

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue


WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

Ex-business dean named CEO of UI Hospital in Chicago

CHICAGO — Former business dean and presidential adviser Avijit Ghosh has been named CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital.

Covenant CEO vows to fight Carle's bid to 'control' market

URBANA — Presence Covenant Medical Center officials say they're objecting to more than just a bigger Carle Foundation Hospital in its 48-bed expansion plan.

They're fighting off an attempt by Carle to put Urbana's smaller hospital out of business.

Updated: Carle to pursue expansion request after "intent to deny" from the state

NEW 5 p.m. Thursday:

Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing was among those who testified before the state board this week against the Carle tower project.

She said she doesn't want Carle to have a monopoly in the local community.

State issues final orders, but no medical marijuana facilities sited

CHAMPAIGN — Now that state lawmakers have set the rules governing medical marijuana, the competition for a limited number of growing and dispensing licenses is heating up.

Woman's online magazine aimed at young adults with cancer, other health concerns

CHAMPAIGN — By the time she'd reached her mid-20s, Mallory Casperson had taken care of her mom with cancer and become a cancer patient herself.

So she knows a thing or two about what young adults can go through dealing with the disease at a time life tends to be in transition and the kind of support they need can be hard to find.

Owner predicts foreclosure sale of Paxton nursing home won't happen

PAXTON — A Paxton nursing home that failed to pay back $1.87 million in loans to a Chicago bank is scheduled to be sold at a public auction in August.

But an official for the company that operates the foreclosed ASTA Care Center of Ford County said he doubts "it's going to get to that point."

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