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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2013

Governor Quinn Announces $2.3 Million in Grants to Western Illinois Hospitals
Includes Funding for Improvements and Needed Upgrades

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced $2.3 million in investments to hospitals in western Illinois, part of $24.3 million in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to address the critical needs of downstate health care institutions. Today’s announcement follows Governor Quinn’s recent signing of a law that enacted the largest increase in health insurance coverage in state history, one of the Governor’s 2013 legislative priorities.

“It is crucial that hospitals have the most up to date facilities and equipment to deal with the health care needs of Illinois residents,” Governor Quinn said. “These grants will help western Illinois hospitals provide better service to their patients.”

So far under Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, private hospitals have received $150 million for critical health care needs.

The institutions in the area that will receive Illinois Jobs Now! funding include:

Adams County
Blessing Hospital, Quincy, $359,922 for a new laboratory automation system.

Fulton County
Graham Hospital, Canton, $222,897 to renovate the Intensive Care Unit.

Greene County
Thomas Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, $170,495 for an electronic medical record system.

Hancock County
Memorial Hospital, Carthage, $178,055 for equipment replacement and IT upgrades.

Jersey County
Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville, $189,687 to renovate and expand the Emergency Department.

Macoupin County
Carlinville Area Hospital, $172,745 for an electronic medical record system.
Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton, $171,102 for life/safety code upgrades.

Mason County
Mason District Hospital, Havana, $146,225 for new digital mammography equipment.

McDonough County
McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, $203,300 for a new CT scanner.

Morgan County
Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville, $221,817 to acquire new IV and PCA pumps.

Pike County
Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield, $172,452 to renovate Physical Therapy Department space.

Schuyler County
Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville, $176,246 for hospital entrance renovation and IT upgrades.



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