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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 St. Mary's Hospital Hosts FREE Kidney Screenings in honor of Kidne...
Feb 27 2015
Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. Many don’t realize how important the kidney is for overall health. In honor of National Kidney Month, Presence St.
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Presence St. Mary's Auxiliary $5 Jewelry Sale
Feb 25 2015
If you’re looking for a gift for that “special someone,” be sure to check out the “Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale” on Monday, March 16 (9 a.m.—5 p.m.) and on Tuesday, March 17 (8 a.m.—3 p.m.) at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital Franco Conference Center.
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Miss Kankakee County visits Presence St. Mary's Hospital
Feb 24 2015
Miss Kankakee County 2015, Natalie Swieca and Princess, Mariah Sanders stopped in to brighten the day of Presence St. Mary’s patients, staff and volunteers on February 16.
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Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center to host Women's Event
Feb 24 2015
Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (333 N. Madison Street, Joliet) is hosting an event about women’s health issues on Thursday, March 12, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Join Dr. Nahla Merhi, Urogynecologist, as she discusses embarrassing topics that women often do not what to talk about, but need to discuss!
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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago Ranked 6th Among All Illinois Hospitals by Medicare’s Value Based Purchasing Program
Feb 20 2015
Chicago (February 20, 2015) – The Medicare Value Based Purchasing Program has ranked Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago as the 6th best
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Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center ACA Enrollment Event
Feb 17 2015
On Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15 at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, free consultation was provided to anyone wishing to secure healthcare insurance by enrolling in the Affordable Care Act.  Presence Health partnered with not-for-profit Enroll America to support this effort.
Dr. Wahid Tazudeen Joins Medical Staff
Feb 12 2015
Wahid Tazudeen, MD, has joined the medical staff of Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. He is the son of longtime area neurologist Vathiar Tazudeen, MD, who is retiring and turning his practice over to a new generation.
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Children to take "Body Walk" on February 18
Feb 12 2015
More than 425 area second-graders will take an amazing journey through the human body Wednesday, February 18 at East Park Elementary School in Danville. Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s “Body Walk” will visit the school for a one of a kind learning experience. Tours will run all day starting at 8:30 a.m. and should wrap up just after 2:00 p.m.
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St. Patrick's Day Party at CRIS
Feb 12 2015
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 St. Patrick’s Day Party for area seniors, featuring information on Sleeping Well for Better Health. 
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Faith in Action Recruiting Volunteers
Feb 11 2015
Faith in Action is a ministry for serving seniors aged 55 and over in Champaign County.  Through an interfaith network of trained volunteers from congregations and organizations, assistance is provided to help senior adults remain independent in their homes.  The ministry provides transportation to and from medical appointments, friendly home visits and phone calls, assistance with shopping/er
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