Medicare - Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI)

Changes are coming soon if you have Medicare and full Medicaid (no spenddown). There are five plans to choose from for your coverage. Most people over age 21 who have Medicare Part A & B as their primary coverage and Medicaid as their secondary coverage will now have one plan. This plan becomes effective for some individuals as early as July 1,2021
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A reimagined and reinvigorated economic development initiative will create a regional hub and serve as a unified voice for the 17 southernmost counties. SI Now, a Southern Illinois Success Initiative, involves collaboration among leaders in business and industry, healthcare, higher education, workforce development, transportation, government, non-profit economic development and community coalitions. SI Now’s vision is to create a thriving, economically diverse environment with a growing population, labor force, per capita income and expanding tax base, while elevating an already high quality of life.
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Inclement Weather Updates & Closings


Below is a list of delays or closures as of 02/16/2021 8 a.m.

Closed Tuesday, February 16:

  • All SIH Outpatient Rehabilitation locations
  • SIH Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Rehabilitation Physician Services located at Logan Park
  • Outpatient Wound Care appointments at SIH Herrin Hospital and SIH St. Joseph Memorial Hospital
  • SIH Walk-in Clinic at John A Logan College
  • All SIH Outpatient Laboratory locations
  • Outpatient Imaging Services
  • The Breast Centers in Carbondale and Marion are closed for imaging procedures such as mammograms and ultrasounds. Breast clinic appointments with Jamie Hulgren, NP, and Arsalan Salamat, MD, in Carbondale are being held as scheduled.
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SIH Cancer Institute joins Siteman Cancer Network

SIH Cancer Institute has joined the Siteman Cancer Network to improve the health of Southern Illinois communities and residents through cancer prevention, research and access to specialized care, for patients who need such care, at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis.
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Emergency Department Visitation Process Change

ED_Visitor Policy Change
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in our region, SIH continuously evaluates all of our operational practices to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, and visitors. As a result, starting Wednesday, September 16th, SIH hospitals will change the process by which visitors enter the Emergency Departments (ED).
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Face coverings are being made available to community-based organizations at no cost

The HHS Partnership Center is supporting HHS and FEMA’s efforts to make face coverings widely available in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. The face coverings, produced and delivered in partnership with USPS and the National Council of Textile Organizations, are being made available to community-based organizations at no cost (and while supplies last).
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Recovered from COVID-19? Consider Donating Plasma.

A single plasma donation from a recovered COVID-19 patient could help up to four patients fight the virus. SIH is now part of a Mayo Clinic study investigating convalescent plasma as a treatment option. The large-scale analysis features collaboration among more than 2,200 hospitals and healthcare entities across the country.
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