COVID-19 numbers: Jan. 27

Dr. Gerald A. Cahill, board-certified surgeon and Franciscan Health Center for Bariatric Surgery medical director, announced recently that the Clinical Sciences Institute (CSI) of Optum has awarded Franciscan Health Olympia Fields with the Center of Excellence (COE) designation for bariatric surgery.

Optum COE Bariatric Centers are nationally-designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care based on objective measures developed with medical community input for patient safety and better health outcomes.

To earn this designation, the Olympia Fields facility has demonstrated success in patient safety, met clinical qualification and maintained a cost-effective contract for participation in the . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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