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Carlinville Area Hospital Pledges to “All Cavies on Turf”

Carlinville Area Hospital recently pledged $25,000 ($5,000 annually for 5 years) to support the community-wide effort to fund the “All Cavies on Turf” project. The project, which is to be paid for in its entirety by third-party contributions, was approved to begin the fundraising stage of development at the February 11, 2019 School Board meeting.

The project involves installing a durable grass-like sports surface to cover the grounds within the borders of the Carlinville High School track. This turf field would not only serve as a new and improved playing field for both football and soccer; it could additionally function as a dry practice surface for the baseball and softball teams and an even marching surface for students in the marching band, as well as offer more opportunities for students in physical education classes to exercise and play games outdoors.

Carlinville Area Hospital believes in, and fully supports, a variety of youth related community projects within the communities we serve. Some recent projects supported by the Hospital include the Carlinville School District Back to School Program which provides backpacks, water bottles and hygiene products for 500 local students, the Lunch Bunch program providing nearly 5,000 meals annually to area families, the Anti-Meth Coalition 3 on 3 basketball tournament and many more. Additionally in the spring, the Hospital pledged to help fund new playground equipment at the Carlinville Primary School. Sponsorships and donations to area programs equal approximately $50,000 annually.

Carlinville Area Hospital appreciates the opportunity to assist the schools in providing excellent facilities for extra-curricular activities. “We believe it’s important to encourage the youth of the communities we serve to pursue an active lifestyle and participation in school sponsored athletic programs is one avenue in which to achieve that goal”, Ken Reid, CEO.

Article from Carlinville Area Hospital

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Robinson Brothers Homecoming Concert Success

HSHS St. Francis Hospital officials announced that $140,000 was raised at the Robinson Brothers Homecoming Concert II on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  The HSHS St. Francis Foundation hosted the event where the theme was Our Hearts Have Always Been in Litchfield. Robby and Rex Robinson are originally from Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School.

Robby Robinson said, “We are ecstatic over the gracious response of our beloved home town…Litchfield, we love you! O what a town! We will never forget the love that permeated the big top on October 5, 2019. We are so grateful to the all-star band, the super talented musicians and singers who traveled in from around country to make last Saturday night such an epic event. Each left a piece of their heart in Litchfield. O what a night!  And special thanks to the many staff and volunteers who spent countless hours putting this show together! What a terrific illustration of what can be accomplished when we all pull on the same rope! Our prayer is that lives are saved and the community is blessed!”

Paula Endress, director of philanthropy at the hospital said, ” Our heartfelt thanks to Robby and Rex Robinson for bringing yet another all-star band to Litchfield. What a magical night of spectacular music it was! I am pleased to announce we raised $140,000 to benefit our cardiac department. Special thanks to our concert committee and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make such a memorable evening.”

Jim Timpe, president and CEO at the hospital, said, “Thank you to the HSHS St. Francis Foundation for sponsoring another very successful event. Thank you to the committee members, volunteers and everyone who worked so very hard over the past several months to make the evening special. It was such a great night and I thank you all for your time and talents. Robby, Rex and the spectacular all-star band members made it an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment. I also thank everyone who attended the event, gave donations or sponsorships toward the cause. Because of your generosity, we will be able to purchase cutting-edge cardiac care equipment to serve our community.”

Donations are still being accepted and individuals may contact Paula.Endress@HSHS.org or (217)324-8200 for additional details. The hospital also has a limited number of t-shirts available for purchase. All proceeds go towards the purchase of the cardiac care equipment for the hospital.

To give: https://giving.hshs.org/sfl/Donate.aspx

Article from HSHS St. Francis Hospital

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HAH Health Careers Exploration Program

Hillsboro Areal Hospital Health Careers Exploration Program

2019-2020 School Year

Program Overview

Through a series of planned experiences, we will provide youth broader exposure to health careers in the community.  The programming will be designed to help young people “connect the dots” between school and a future career.

Program Goals

  1. Provide experiences that will improve student’s knowledge of career options and exposure to the culture of health careers
  2. Expand student’s understanding of career pathways, critical steps required, and provide encouragement for developing personal goals.
  3. Enhance student’s local network of health professionals by creating a web of support and assistance in their pursuit of health careers.


Program Details

  • Participants should be high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Freshman accepted based on space available.
  • Program size is limited to approximately 40 students with a minimum of 15 registered students required to hold the program.
  • The program is hosted in the Hillsboro Area Health System Cloud Classroom at Hillsboro Area Hospital
    • September 17, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • October 14, 2019 8:00am-12:00pm
    • November 11, 2019 8:00am-12:00pm
    • December 12, 2019 6:00-8:00pm
    • January 20, 2020 8:00am-12:00pm
    • February 17, 2020 8:00am-12:00pm
    • March 12, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • April 8, 2020 8:00am-12:00pm
    • May 19, 2020 6:00pm-8:00pm

Please contact the following for more information:


Amanda Payne RRT RCP

Performance Excellence Internal Champion

Hillsboro Area Hospital


217-532-4289 c


Application Process

  • Complete the application form. Completed application packets are due September 6, 2019.
  • Tell us about your interest in a health career, and why you would like to be involved in this program.
  • Submit application form and narrative to Amanda Payne Performance Excellence Internal Champion
    • via email to: amandapayne@hillsboroareahospital.org.
    • via mail to: Hillsboro Area Hospital Attn: Amanda Payne
      1200 E. Tremont St
      Hillsboro, IL 62049
    • Drop Off to: Hillsboro Area Hospital
      • Switchboard or Registration locations

Click here to download the application

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Mammogram Mondays at Hillsboro Area Hospital Begin in October

Beginning on October 7th, Hillsboro Area Hospital will be providing free mammograms to women who are uninsured or under-insured. Mammogram Mondays are sponsored by the Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois, with funding provided by the Memorial Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

The latest technology for breast cancer detection is 3D digital breast imaging. This technology produces three-dimensional images of the breast from multiple angles and with more detail, improving physicians’ ability to detect cancer early and the accuracy in pinpointing tumor size and location. Because of this technology, Hillsboro Area Hospital has decreased the additional view rate by nearly 80 percent since using 3D digital mammography.

“Mammogram Mondays” appointments are required. No walk-ins are available. Mammogram Mondays appointments are available on each Monday in October (October 7, 14, 21, and 28).

Educational materials will also be available at Hillsboro Area Hospital including information on general breast health and how to perform breast self-exams.

The National Cancer Institute recommends that women age 40 or older have screening mammograms every one to two years. Screening mammograms are for patients who do not have symptoms or who have not detected any abnormalities.

Members of the Regional Cancer Partnership of Central Illinois include: The American Cancer Society, Illinois Emergency Management Agency – Radon Division, Illinois Department of Public Health, Logan County Health Department, Mia Ware Foundation in Jacksonville, Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Regional Cancer Center Memorial Medical Center, Sangamon County Department of Public Health, Sangamon County Medical Society, Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, St. John’s Hospital Cancer Institute, Blessing Hospital in Quincy and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Article from Hillsboro Area Hospital