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:
Blessing Hospital, Quincy, $359,922 for a new laboratory automation system.
Graham Hospital, Canton, $222,897 to renovate the Intensive Care Unit.
Thomas Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, $170,495 for an electronic medical record system.
Memorial Hospital, Carthage, $178,055 for equipment replacement and IT upgrades.
Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville, $189,687 to renovate and expand the Emergency Department.
Carlinville Area Hospital, $172,745 for an electronic medical record system.
Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton, $171,102 for life/safety code upgrades.
Mason District Hospital, Havana, $146,225 for new digital mammography equipment.
McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, $203,300 for a new CT scanner.
Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville, $221,817 to acquire new IV and PCA pumps.
Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield, $172,452 to renovate Physical Therapy Department space.
Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville, $176,246 for hospital entrance renovation and IT upgrades.