SIH Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Fabricio Gamboa
Hispanic Heritage Month serves as a reminder to all people in all countries through the Americas about not only the history, but also the current challenges and conditions Indigenous people face to this day.
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Learning to Walk Again

Terry Horn at SIH Outpatient Rehabilitation in Harrisburg
"I've been able to walk maybe 20 feet or so, with crutches, and that's a wonderful start. I haven't been able to do that in over a year or so, I'm tickled to death...tickled to death."
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SIH Removing COVID Vaccination Requirement as Condition of Employment

Beginning Saturday, July 1, 2023, SIH will no longer require COVID vaccination as a condition of employment. The decision comes with the official end of the public health emergency and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reversal of the vaccination requirement. SIH will also cease asymptomatic pre-admission COVID testing on July 1.
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Cardiologist Shares Signs of Cardiac Emergencies

"Our job is to help patients understand what to look for in case if they suspect a patient having cardiac arrest," Dr. Mirza said. The interventional cardiologist with SIH Prairie Heart Institute recently spoke with a class of men and women in Carbondale. They were part of the SIH Second Act program. 
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SIH Names New President & CEO

SIH is pleased to introduce John Antes of St. Louis as its new president and CEO effective Dec. 12, 2022. Antes, a seasoned health care executive with nearly 30 years of experience, presently serves as president of Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Antes will succeed SIH President and CEO Rex Budde.
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Special Care Nursery 5K Fundraiser & Reunion

Father and Child
Registration is underway for a fundraiser and heartwarming event bringing together families with a common bond. A 5k walk/run is open to the community and a reunion seeks to reunite children and families with physicians, nurses and staff of the Special Care Nursery at SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Cannon Park in Carterville.
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