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Red Cross seeks help responding to Hurricane Ian devastation

The American Red Cross is working tirelessly to help people devastated by Hurricane Ian. Many communities are unrecognizable after the storm and volunteers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are helping those affected and will be helping them recover for weeks and months to come.  “People’s lives[Read More…]

Franciscan Health to hold Little Angels Memorial Service on Wednesday at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields will hold a Little Angels Memorial Service for the young lives lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy or newborn death at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Glenwood. When a patient experiences a miscarriage or fetal demise, Franciscan Health buries those[Read More…]

Franciscan Health resident Dr. Nishant Kumar, left, receives the Lowell Goldberg Memorial Scholarship from Dr. Goldberg’s widow Beverly Goldberg and Dr. Tilemahos Spyratos. (Provided photo)

Franciscan Health resident receives Goldberg Memorial Scholarship

The Franciscan Health Foundation announced that first-year medical resident Dr. Nishant Kumar is this year’s recipient of its prestigious Dr. Lowell Goldberg Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to the graduating osteopathic medicine student who has earned the highest clinical rotation scores.  “I feel very honored to have received[Read More…]

Franciscan Health has Southland’s only human milk depot 

Among the services offered by Franciscan Health Family Birth Center in Olympia Fields is the Chicago Southland’s only human milk depot. Raquel Lewis, maternity services patient care coordinator, said the milk supply is particularly important for at-risk infants.  Pasteurized donor human milk is an important nutritional therapy for many at-risk[Read More…]

PSC President selected for Aspen New Presidents Fellowship

Michael Anthony, president of Prairie State College, is one of 26 leaders selected for the 2022-23 class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship supporting community college presidents in the early years of their tenure. Anthony was named PSC president in September 2022. He had served as vice president of student[Read More…]

SSC seeks volunteers for adult literacy tutoring program

South Suburban College (SSC) is seeking participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the development of phonetic reading skills combined with communication skills. Residents are[Read More…]

Franciscan Health joins BroadStreet for creation of new violence prevention effort

Franciscan Health and BroadStreet recently launched a new collaboration with the hope of leveraging data into action using nationally available dashboards for promoting violence prevention across communities. The dashboards present evidence-based interventions specific to a community’s demographics and socioeconomic factors. To create the dashboards, Stacey Quick, Franciscan Health community health[Read More…]

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