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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SIH Celebrates Juneteenth

“Juneteenth is a celebration of joy and pride. Joy and pride because it’s a reminder that I descend from a people who found ways to survive during horrific circumstances.” – Kristen Matthews, SIH community health worker and health leads supervisor
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SIH Celebrates Pride Month

Pride Month
For as long as I can remember, PRIDE Month has been celebrated across the U.S. in June and offers an opportunity to recognize the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.
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