QUINCY — As part of its observance of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Blessing Health System is hosting four free prostate cancer screenings. Registration for a screening is required by going online to blessinghealth.org/prostate or calling 1-877-411-2468. The free screenings will be held: Thursday, Sept. 15 in Quincy from 1-5 p.m. in the lower level of […]
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QUINCY — For the first time since the COVID pandemic started in March 2020, masks are now optional at Blessing Health System hospitals and clinics for patients and visitors. The change to Blessing Health’s masking policy was made Tuesday and confirmed by the marketing, communication and community relations department. The only exception is for anybody […]
QUINCY — Ever wanted to ride your bike across the Quincy bridges? Blessing Health System is providing that opportunity by sponsoring the sixth annual “Moonlight Ride for Hunger” on Sept. 10. This event will begin with registration at 5:30 p.m. in Clat Adams Park and the ride starting at 7 p.m. The cost to participate […]
QUINCY — A Blessing Health System laboratory with special testing technology located in Quincy celebrated its first anniversary July 15 with expanded services and a national accreditation. Rivercross Diagnostics is known as a reference lab because of its unique capabilities. It is a free-standing clinical molecular lab. Rivercross’ ability to test specimens at the molecular level for viruses […]
Arts Quincy is hosting a community event from 6-8 pm June 7 at the Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex. A meal will be provided by Blessing Health System. The event is free to the public and guests should bring a chair and/or blanket.
QUINCY — People concerned about developing diabetes and those already diagnosed with diabetes are invited to a no-cost screening Thursday, June 30 between 1 and 4 p.m. The Blessing Diabetes Center and the Blessing Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, 927 Broadway, are the hosts of the event. Registration is required. To register, visit events.blessinghealth.org or call 877-411-2468. Screenings […]
The Blessing CEO discusses opposing Quincy Medical Group’s expansion at Quincy Town Center, gives an update on Blessing facilities and talks about how COVID has changed the way the healthcare provider works.
Ashley Conrad talks to Jen Wiemelt of the Ulmus Academy about starting a new school from scratch and Blessing CEO Maureen Kahn explains why Blessing Health System continues to oppose Quincy Medical Group’s new hospital proposal.
QUINCY — Blessing Health System is asking for review of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board’s recent decision to approve the Quincy Medical Group small format hospital. In a Wednesday morning press release, Blessing officials say they filed the appeal of the certificate of need permit in Sangamon County Court on Tuesday, May […]
QUINCY — Women who qualify can take advantage of a no-cost screening for the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis at the Blessing Breast Center, Suite 320, at the Blessing Health Center’s east entrance at 927 Broadway from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 12. To qualify for the free screening a woman must: Not have had a […]
QUINCY — Blessing’s Heart and Vascular Center and its caregiving team recently were recognized in a special insert to the 2022 U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” issue. The magazine features an insert from the American College of Cardiology recognizing all hospitals and health systems that participate in the ACC’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry and/or who […]
QUINCY — The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved Quincy Medical Group’s certificate of need applications for both the QMG Hospital and QMG Birth Center during its meeting on Tuesday. The decision reversed a May 26, 2021 ruling when the board cited the project would create an unnecessary duplication of services. QMG appealed, […]
QUINCY — Michelle Zech has joined Blessing Health System as chief human resources officer, beginning her duties April 1. Zech has 25 years of experience in healthcare management, the last 12 in human resources. She comes to Blessing from the position of vice president/human resources business partner for AdventHealth Mid-America Region, based in Kansas City, Kan. The […]
Gift of Hope is a national organization specializing in organ and tissue donation and works with Blessing Hospital and hundreds of other providers in portions of Illinois and Indiana.
Blessing leaders pointed out that even during 2021 — a time that was still being heavily affected by the pandemic — volunteers donated nearly 30,000 hours of service to Blessing Hospital, Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield and Blessing Health Keokuk. Information supplied by Blessing Health System indicated the value of that contribution of time and talent exceeded $830,000, a figure based on multiplying the national estimated value of a volunteer hour ($28.54) by the number of hours donated by volunteers over the course of the year in question.At its pre-pandemic peak, the number of hours contributed was close to 70,000.
Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) was in Quincy on Tuesday to discuss healthcare issues with administrators of Blessing Health System.
Bella Ease is moving to offices at 709 Broadway. As part of its long relationship with Teen Reach – one of Bella Ease’s programs – members of Blessing’s construction team have been helping get the roughly 5,000 square foot space for use. Construction specialists have donated more than 160 hours to the project to date.
QUINCY — Amy Looten informed the gathering of approximately 100 volunteers and community leaders about what she won’t miss at the 70-year-old Quincy Hospitality House before the first spades of dirt were turned during Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Teresa Adams House in Quincy. “The charm of this little house is undeniable, but we can […]
QUINCY — Blessing Health System continued its long-time support of Quincy Catholic Charities MedAssist program with a $10,000 donation on March 3. As many as 18 million American cannot afford their prescription medications. The MedAssist advocate works with patients, their healthcare providers and the financial assistance programs of pharmaceutical companies to secure prescription medication for […]
QUINCY — Blessing Health System closed its fund drive to support the 2021 United Way of Adams County campaign on Feb. 3 by presenting a check to United Way leaders for $110,000. The amount represents a corporate gift and employee donations. Once a United Way agency itself many years ago, Blessing Health System and its […]
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QUINCY — Ophthalmologist Dr. Senem Salar-Gomceli has joined Blessing Health System. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Salar-Gomceli completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus (crossed eyes) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed an internship in general surgery at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, in affiliation with Montefiore Albert Einstein […]
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QUINCY — Dr. Namratha Ramavaram, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, has joined Blessing Health System and is seeing patients at the Blessing Health Center, 4800 Maine. After earning her medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, N.Y., Ramavaram completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Arkansas […]
QUINCY — Clinical and support positions are available to job seekers at Blessing Health System’s Holiday Hiring Blitz job fair from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Blessing Health Center, 4800 Maine, in the coffee shop area. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be available to job seekers. Blessing also is hiring for jobs in patient registration, […]
CHICAGO — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is awarding 15 community-based organizations a total of $1 million in funding to promote expanded access to preventive health care resources, including wellness visits, screenings, vaccinations and health education. Blessing Health System of Quincy is one of the participating organizations and is receiving $55,000. Blessing and BCBSIL are teaming for several […]
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has made a motion to the Illinois Supreme Court to consolidate several similar cases in Illinois counties into one that challenges the orders from the state of Illinois establishing a COVID-19 vaccination and testing program for school personnel, healthcare workers and state employees. A case involving employment claims from suspended […]
QUINCY — Blessing Health System employees learned Tuesday they now have an additional option to maintain their employment after a federal judge in Missouri blocked enforcement of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for millions of health care workers in 10 states. About 17 million health care providers at facilities participating in the federal Medicare […]
QUINCY — Patients with advanced colorectal cancer will benefit from a national grant received by Blessing Health System’s Clinical Research Department. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The $99,500 grant from Pfizer Global Medical Grants and the Association of Community Cancer Centers will improve processes that contribute to the ordering of […]
QUINCY — Maureen Kahn, president and CEO of Blessing Health Systems, doesn’t want any of her employees to leave. A recent federal mandate regarding COVID-19 vaccines likely will make that difficult to avoid now. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released last week specific health care and business rules to be implemented nationwide. Blessing […]
QUINCY — Urologists Bradley Holland and David Lieber have joined Blessing Health System at the Blessing Health Center, 927 Broadway. Both physicians completed a general surgery internship, a urology residency and graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. Dr. Lieber also completed a fellowship in endourology, the diagnosis and treatment of kidney […]
On Monday, Circuit Judge Tad Brenner entered an order which adds the Illinois governor’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health as “necessary parties” to the legal action being taken against Blessing Health System and Quincy Medical Group by plaintiffs who do not want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or get tested regularly. Brenner’s […]
Maureen Kahn, president/CEO of Blessing Health System, talks about health care and events that recently transpired regarding COVID-19 testing and vaccinations and the health care provider’s policies. Harvey’s Furniture sponsors Muddy River News This Week.
QUINCY – Circuit Judge Tad Brenner has called for a full hearing on employment claims from suspended and terminated workers from Blessing Health System and Quincy Medical Group. The hearing is set for October 6 at 9 a.m. and until then, Brenner ruled, the employees in question shall have their “employment maintained”. At the beginning […]
QUINCY — The numbers are growing, but local health care providers won’t disclose how many employees have terminated or suspended because they have refused to either receive the COVID-19 vaccine or subject themselves to regular testing. About 30 people gathered at the corner of 12th and Broadway around noon Wednesday carrying signs. They were receiving […]
Three Blessing Health System rural health clinics have been granted reaccreditation with exemplary provider status by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ partner organization, The Compliance Team, the authorized national healthcare accreditation organization for rural clinics. The clinics earning the honor are the Palmyra (Mo.) Clinic, the East Adams County Clinic in Golden, Ill., […]
Dr. Michael Hart has joined Blessing Health System in Quincy as a cardiothoracic surgeon and will perform surgeries of the heart and chest. Hart completed a heart failure/transplant fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He earned his medical degree from and completed a general surgery residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. […]
QUINCY — A free COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be available from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Jackson Lincoln Swimming Complex, 701 N. Eighth, during the Blessing Health Systems Family Night. The Adams County Health Department will have the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 12 and up. The […]
QUINCY — As local healthcare officials keep an eye on COVID-19 rates as they begin to rise in Adams County, Blessing Health System is reminding people who plan to visit a hospitalized COVID-19 patient to have their COVID vaccination card with them, or they won’t be allowed to visit. This policy has been in effect […]
QUINCY — Blessing Health System and Russell-HBD Construction of Davenport, Iowa, were recognized for the construction of the Blessing Health Center, 4800 Maine. The Blessing Health Center finished in second place in the Mid America Class in the 2020 Keystone Awards competition, organized by the Associated General Contractors of America, for projects valued between $10 […]
QUINCY — A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday as Blessing Health System opened its Blessing Resource Center, which will provide a personalized, concierge-like service targeted to help consumers navigate their health in one place or with one phone call. The Blessing Resource Center will be a place for patients to learn about services, the cost […]