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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

Festival of Trees Announces 2014 Awards
Nov 26 2014
Presence United Samaritans Medical Center's Foundation and the 2014 Festival of Trees: Merry & Bright awards committee are pleased to announce the award-winning entries from this year’s event.
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Presence United Samaritans announces 2015 Childbirth Education classes
Nov 25 2014
Even before their baby arrives, Presence United Samaritans Medical Center will help expecting parents prepare for the big moment. The following education classes will be offered in 2015:
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Find out about H.O.P.E. Award Recepient: Sarah Kammes
Nov 24 2014
Hampshire Nurse, Kammes recognized as a role model in Elgin Hospital  Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, recently launched an employee recognition program, the H.O.P.E. awards, to celebrate their Values in action: Honesty, Oneness, People and Excellence.
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Free Activation for Lifeline and Lifeline with AutoAlert
Nov 24 2014
Beginning December 1- 31, 2014, Presence Life Connections is excited to announce our special offer on Lifeline personal emergency response services -  free activation (a $50 savings)!
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H.O.P.E. Award Recepient: Soccoro Bredewig
Nov 24 2014
Aurora Nurse, Bredewig recognized as a role model in Aurora Hospital  Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, recently launched an employee recognition program, the H.O.P.E. awards, to celebrate their Values in action: Honesty, Oneness, People and Excellence.
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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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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. 
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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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