News Releases

    Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance to Host Conference on Patient Safety

    Featuring three experts on palliative care, a seminar on patient safety, “Fundamentally Human: An Innovative Exploration of Patient Safety and Engagement,” will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.

    Roberts Named Memorial Health System's VP of Quality, Safety

    Todd Roberts has been promoted to the position of vice president of quality and safety and chief quality officer for Memorial Health System.

    Sen. Kirk to Tour Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will tour the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Springfield.

    Memorial Medical Center Earns Two Quality Excellence Awards from Illinois Health and Hospital Association

    Memorial Medical Center has received two top honors in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).

    Memorial Medical Center Earns Top National Honor in Quality and Safety from American Hospital Association

    Memorial Medical Center is the first hospital in Illinois to receive the American Hospital Association’s top national honor for quality and safety.

    Springfield Clinic Joins Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance

    Springfield Clinic, an independent medical group with more than 400 physicians and advanced practitioners in nearly 90 medical specialties, has joined the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance (MHQA).

    Memorial Medical Center, SIU School of Medicine Participate in Simulation Following Critically Ill Patient from Home to ICU

    More than 50 people from Memorial Medical Center and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine participated in a complex simulation exercise that followed a critically ill patient from

    Three Healthcare Organizations Join Quality Alliance Patient Safety Organization

    Three healthcare organizations – two hospitals and an ambulance service – are the newest members of the Quality Alliance Patient Safety Organization, part of the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance based in Springfield.

    SIU/Memorial Earn Top Quality Award from World Hospital Congress

    A collaboration of Springfield health care organizations took home top honors at an international meeting for health care leaders held Oct. 6-8 in Chicago.

    MHQA Conference Speaker Calls for More Attention to Diagnostic Errors

    Diagnostic errors have received little attention from health care providers and institutions because of the issue's complexity and because solutions involve egos, communication challenges and fears of malpractice lawsuits once the errors are disclosed, says Dr. Gordon Schiff, one of the keynote speakers at the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance’s first conference on patient safety in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation in Springfield.

    Patient Safety Organization First of Its Kind in Downstate Illinois

    A new Springfield-based organization dedicated to patient safety has received federal certification as one of only 10 patient safety organizations in Illinois and the only one of its kind outside of Chicago.

    Memorial Medical Center Earns Top Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

    Memorial Medical Center has again earned top honors in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Hospital Association.

    Memorial Health System, SIU HealthCare Launch Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance

    Memorial Health System and Southern Illinois University HealthCare have launched a new partnership designed to develop innovative solutions for improving healthcare access, quality, safety and community outcomes across the region.

    Memorial Health System Earns Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

    Memorial Health System captured top honors in the healthcare system category in a quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Hospital Association.

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