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Emergency Services Receives Women's Choice Award
(Alton, IL April 14, 2015) ─ Emergency Services at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award® (WCA) as America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care.
Volunteer Lives Her Mission
(April 10, 2015) – Marsha Edmonds, of Moro, knew from her first experiences as a candy striper that she wanted to work in health care. But it was not just about serving others through health care, it was a calling.
Saint Anthony’s Cancer Center of Excellence Ranks Among Best
(April 7, 2015) – The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has included OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center among its 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award winners.
Saint Anthony’s to Recognize Health Friendly Businesses
(April 2, 2015) – The OSF Saint Anthony’s Foundation has announced the establishment of the area’s only Business Health Award program to begin in June 2015.  The Business Health Award program has been established to recognize area businesses that provide health and wellness programs for their employees. It will award their ongoing commitment to promoting healthy work environments and encouraging workers to live healthier lifestyles.
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Spotlight on Colonoscopies
(March 30, 2015) – With National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month coming to an end, a local gastroenterologist, Mark Klucka, D.O., with Saint Anthony’s Physician Group, would like to give one last reminder about the importance of colon cancer screenings.
Pulmonology Patient Navigator Climbs Hancock in Memory of Father
(March 18, 2015) – On February 22, Kelly Keenan, Pulmonology and Cardiology Patient Navigator at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, climbed 94 flights of the John Hancock Center in Chicago in remembrance of her father, Bill Little.
What's Causing Your Dizzy Spells?
(March 13, 2015) – When Bessie Huber, of Bethalto, slipped in her garage and shattered her knee cap, she was forced to address her vertigo. The vertigo may have been caused by her medication, but there were many other possible causes as well – some serious and some not so serious. Bessie went to Dr. Keith Bonacquisti, an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center.
Testing for Colorectal Cancer
By Mark Klucka, D.O. -- (March 2, 2015) As a gastroenterologist, I am accustomed to the numerous excuses for not getting a colonoscopy. Typically, my patients seem anxious about the embarrassment or perceived pain or discomfort that they associate with the procedure. And they may think they are at low risk because they have had no symptoms.
Aging Well: Keeping An Active Mind!
(February 17, 2015) – Staying active is important for our overall health. But good health goes beyond staying physically active. Recent studies highlighted by the Department of Health and Human Services have found that an active mind is equally important.
Jump and OSF Leaders Attend Unveiling of MATTER Chicago
PEORIA, Ill. (February 13, 2015) – OSF HealthCare and Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center leaders today joined Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Senator Dick Durbin and the heads of more than 50 health IT, medical device, diagnostic and biopharma startup companies to open MATTER Chicago.
Take Action to Beat Heart Disease
If you’re at risk for heart disease, we have good news for you. Many people can take steps to significantly reduce their chances of developing it. Even if you already have had a heart attack, there’s a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems
Doctors Establish Endowment at OSF Saint Anthony's
(February 10, 2015) – OSF Saint Anthony’s Foundation has announced the establishment of the Dr. Sadiq Mohyuddin, Mrs. Talat Gul Mohyuddin and Dr. Yusuf Mohyuddin Endowment to promote and enhance pulmonary medicine at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center.
Wear Red and Think About Your Heart
(February 2, 2015) – Seemingly, a women’s risk of a heart attack has become obscured behind the cultural assumption that heart disease is a male problem. The fact remains that heart disease is the number one killer of women. And according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
One Woman's Freedom From Smoking
(January 27, 2014) – OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center offers the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program on Mondays, starting January 26 at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium of OSF Saint Clare’s Medical Office Building, 815 East Fifth Street. Shana Marshall, a two-pack a day smoker, attended last year’s smoking cessation program after attempting to quit numerous times since starting at age 15.
Saint Anthony’s Cancer Program Receives National Certification
(January 23, 2015) – The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has awarded Three-Year Approval with Commendation to the cancer program of OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center.
New Session of Freedom From Smoking Starts January 26

(January 19, 2015) – Help is available for smokers who want to kick the habit permanently - through an upcoming smoking cessation program from OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center. “Freedom from Smoking” starts with an orientation session on Monday, January 26 at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium of OSF Saint Clare’s Medical Office Building, 815 East Fifth Street.

Saint Anthony's Mission Partners Earn Certifications
(January 19, 2015) – Four Mission Partners on the Quality Management Team of OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center were recently certified by national organizations for their continued commitment to patient safety and quality care: Donna Rosenkranz, Crystal East, Lori Gray and Kelli Hurn.
American Diabetes Association Recognizes Saint Anthony's
(January 15, 2015) – The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center Self-Management Skills Program on January 5, 2015. The program was originally recognized in February of 1992. ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.
Saint Anthony's Volunteer Program Offers Opportunity to Give Back

(January 6, 2015) – Making social connections is important to your quality of life. Meeting new people can increase your chances for making friendships and connections that provide companionship, intellectual stimulation, humor, support, and joy. 

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