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Presence Health is one of the largest health systems in Illinois, serving communities across the state. With more than 150 sites of care, there are always new stories to share. Here’s a look at the latest.

Recent News

Presence Merkle-Knipprath Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Nov 21 2014
Presence Merkle-Knipprath Countryside hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 13, 2014.  Dr. Abraham Thomas, members of the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce and various trustees from the Village of Clifton, as well as Mayor Burns joined the celebration of the Ministry's recent renovations.
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Parker Elected Chair of National ACEP Board
Nov 21 2014
Rebecca B. Parker, MD, FACEP, was recently elected Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Board of Directors. Parker is an attending emergency physician at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.
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Respite Adult Day Special at Presence Heritage Day Break
Nov 21 2014
Presence Heritage Day Break will give caregivers a break this holiday season. Take time for yourself to bake, do some holiday shopping, wrap gifts of have lunch with friends. Seniors will enjoy fun activities, delicious meals and snacks and more.
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Christmas Party for Seniors at CRIS December 10
Nov 17 2014
The Women Aware committee of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation’s HALO Project, along with Health Alliance Medicare and CRIS Healthy Aging Center are hosting a Christmas Party for area seniors, featuring information on a healthy lifestyle & healthy bones. 
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Presence Health Provides Support for Health Insurance Enrollment
Nov 14 2014
(Chicago)- Open enrollment for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act runs Nov. 15 – Feb. 15 and Presence Health is ready to help people get covered. To kick off open enrollment, Governor Pat Quinn and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle visited Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) this afternoon.
Elf Celebration Attempts World Record
Nov 12 2014
On Saturday, November 15, from 2:00-4:00p.m.,the Danville High School Fieldhouse will look like the North Pole, thanks to the planned Elf Celebration. At the heart of the event is an attempt to set the world record for the greatest numbers of elves gathered in one location.  The current Guinness World Record is held by Weatherby, North Yorkshire, England, with 1,110 elves.
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CUE Club to Host $5 Marketplace Sale
Nov 12 2014
The CUE Club (Contributions by United Samaritans Employees) of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation will be hosting a $5 Masquerade Marketplace Sale on November 24 and 25. The sale will be in the Medical Center cafeteria both days, and will be held Monday from 7am - 5pm and Tuesday from 7am - 3 pm. 
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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Donation Advocates Named
Nov 11 2014
  Chaplain Hunter and Jason Cropsey accept the 2014 Lifesaving Partners Award  
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Diabetes. It's heart-felt
Nov 11 2014
More than 29 million Americans—or about 9 percent of the U.S. population—have diabetes, and it is estimated that one in every four people with diabetes does not even know they have the disease. In Illinois alone, diabetes affects more than 800,000 people.
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Presence Holy Family Medical Center Receives 2014 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Achieving 95th Percentile in Patient Experience
Nov 10 2014
Des Plaines, Ill (November 10, 2014) – Presence Holy Family Medical Center is proud to announce it is a 2014 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellen
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