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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2005

Gov. Blagojevich announces $4.9 million for Illinois trauma centers
Traffic fines give Illinois trauma centers a boost to help critically injured

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced today that by the end of this month, Illinois trauma centers will receive almost $5 million in new funding to help care for the critically injured.  The money from the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) share of the Trauma Center Fund builds on funding trauma centers already received from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).  In Fiscal Year 2005, HFS distributed a total of $9.1 million to trauma centers. The funds for the trauma centers are generated by an additional $5 fee that is imposed on traffic fines of $55 or higher and a $100 surcharge that is imposed on convictions or orders of supervision for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
 
“Trauma centers across this state are on the frontlines of emergency care.  The $14 million collected from traffic fines and drunk driving convictions will help ensure trauma centers are well-prepared to meet the needs of the victims of car accidents and other traumatic incidents,” said Gov. Blagojevich.   
 
IDPH and HFS distributed $14 million in total to more than one hundred trauma centers around the state.  The money generated by traffic fines, convictions and orders is deposited into the Trauma Center Fund and each Department awards the trauma centers in different ways.  DPH awards about half of the receipts to hospital trauma centers in the geographic region where the traffic violation occurred.  The amount each hospital receives from the regional share is based on the total number of trauma patients for whom the hospital provides care.  HFS, however, distributes the funding to trauma centers based on the number of trauma patients cared for by the hospital who are covered by Medicaid.  HFS also receives federal Medicaid matching funds.
 
“In times of critical need, Illinoisans rely on trauma centers and their expert staff and medical teams that can provide assistance under very difficult situations,” said Barry Maram, Director of HFS.  “With federal matching funds we are able to almost double the amount of funding to hospitals and medical centers who care for Medicaid patients.”
 
“The state’s trauma centers provide the most critical care for patients in often life or death situations and can be costly to maintain the level of care needed to tend to seriously injured citizens.  It is our hope that these funds can give the facility a financial boost that can make a difference,” said Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, state public health director. 
 
To be eligible for the funds, a hospital must be designated a Level I or Level II trauma center by the Department of Public Health.  A Level I trauma center has trauma surgeons in-house 24 hours a day and offers other surgical specialties.  A Level II trauma center has trauma surgeons available to respond to the hospital within 30 minutes and other surgical specialties are made available or by transfer agreements with other facilities.
 
Blessing Hospital in Quincy has been a Level II trauma center since 1998 and received nearly $62,000 from the trauma center fund payout this fiscal year.  
“The revenue we receive from the trauma fund has been beneficial in several areas.  We use these monies for meeting requirements such as a designated Medical Director for Trauma and a Trauma Coordinator.   It also provides education and transportation funding to assist the Medical Director and Trauma Coordinator, as well as other trauma related personnel and physicians, to remain updated on current practice and rules,” said Kathy Muder, director of EMS, Blessing Hospital. 
 
Since Fiscal Year 1994, the DPH has distributed approximately $42.7 million and HFS has distributed approximately $84.2 million to the state's trauma centers from the Trauma Center Fund.
 
The following are the hospitals and the amount of funding each received from DPH and HFS in FY05:
 
Department of Public Health
Department of Healthcare and Family Services
 
 
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
Elk Grove Village
$46,812.31
Blessing Hospital
Quincy 
$61,271.61
Brokaw/Mennonite Hospitals
Normal 
$66,075.14
Carle Foundation Hospital
Urbana
$193,930.67
Central DuPage Hospital
Winfield 
$47,659.47
Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago 
$19,322.18
Christ Hospital
Oak Lawn
$279,652.13
Condell Medical Center
Libertyville 
$89,635.14
Cook County Hospital
Chicago 
$162,581.63
Cook County Hospital-Pediatric
Chicago 
$22,231.57
Delnor-Community Hospital
Geneva 
$48,104.11
Edward Hospital Assn.
Naperville   
$54,056.00
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
Elmhurst 
$68,730.58
Evanston Northwestern Health
Evanston 
$62,024.81
 
 
 
 
Galesburg Cottage Hospital
 
 
 
 
Galesburg 
 
 
 
 
$21,321.92
Glenbrook Hospital/Evanston NW Health
Glenview 
$60,519.18
Glenoaks Medical Center
Glendale Hts
$8,343.02
Good Samaritan Hospital
Downers Grove
$98,274.61
Good Shepherd Hospital
Barrington 
$45,474.70
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
Melrose Park
$28,871.25
Highland Park Hospital
Highland Park
$37,697.53
Hinsdale Hospital
Hinsdale 
$15,499.29
Illini Hospital
Silvis 
$25,513.71
Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Chicago 
$96,407.01
LaGrange Memorial Hospital
LaGrange 
$31,858.21
Lake Forest Hospital
Lake Forest
$15,798.56
Loyola University
Maywood 
$286,363.79
Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge
$272,802.76
MacNeal Memorial Hospital
Berwyn  
$38,179.56
Memorial Medical Center
Springfield 
$152,956.77
Memorial Medical Center
Woodstock 
$32,871.48
Mercy Center for Health Care
Aurora  
$31,444.01
Methodist Medical Center
Peoria
$55,764.22
Morris Hospital
Morris 
$17,350.21
Mt. Sinai Hosp. Medical Center
Chicago 
$137,425.38
Northern IL Medical Center
McHenry   
$55,396.81
Northwest Community Hospital
Arlington Hts 
$39,417.18
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago 
$81,616.40
Passavant Hospital
Jacksonville 
$3,273.80
Riverside Medical Center
Kankakee 
$22,459.79
Rockford Memorial Hospital
Rockford 
$141,083.38
Rush North Shore Medical Center
Skokie   
$39,028.52
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Aurora  
$26,114.70
Sherman Hospital
Elgin 
$39,275.37
Silver Cross Hospital
Joliet 
$58,322.77
St. Alexius Medical Center/Hoffman Estates Med.
Hoffman Estates 
$36,691.26
St. Anthony's Medical Center
Rockford 
$150,357.48
St. Francis Hospital
Evanston 
$115,830.68
St. Francis Medical Center
Peoria
$314,774.97
St. James Hospital & Health Center
Olympia Fields 
$84,091.11
St. John's Hospital
Springfield 
$40,892.79
St. Joseph Hospital
Elgin 
$27,088.10
St. Joseph Medical Center
Bloomington
$48,512.80
St. Joseph Medical Center
Joliet 
$74,669.73
St. Mary's Hospital
East St. Louis 
$539,516.58
St. Mary's Hospital
Kankakee 
$30,224.86
St. Mary's Medical Center
Galesburg 
$37,405.66
St. Therese Medical Center
Waukegan 
$42,500.28
 
 
 
 
Swedish American Hospital Assn.
 
 
 
 
Rockford 
 
 
 
 
$46,477.62
 
Trinity Medical Center
Rock Island, IL
$81,997.07
 
University of Chicago Hospital
Chicago, IL
$26,675.11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advocate Northside
$664,842.41
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
$22,586.31
Blessing Hospital-Quincy
$95,391.10
Bromenn Healthcare
$53,942.84
Carle Foundation Hospital
$287,645.04
Central DuPage Hospital
$43,712.91
Childrens Hospital of Illinois
$154,253.68
Childrens Memorial Hospital
$315,415.39
Christ Hospital & Medical Center
$616,738.37
Condell Medicall Center
$38,264.56
Copley Memorial Hospital
$32,551.92
Delnor Community Hospital
$18,069.06
Edward Hospital Association
$33,080.52
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
$47,563.40
 
 
 
 
Evanston Hospital
 
 
 
 
$74,402.67
Foster G. McGaw of Loyola University 
$193,185.03
Galesburg Cottage Hospital
$13,551.79
Glen Oaks Med Ctr
$38,528.88
Good Samaritan Hospital-DG
$90,207.06
Good Shepherd Hospital
$13,816.09
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
$35,873.78
Hinsdale Hospital
$24,046.02
Holy Family Hospital
$11,953.92
Hope Children's Hospital
$402,312.63
Illini Hospital
$42,115.05
J H Stroger Hospital of Cook County
$791,463.91
Kenneth Hall
$71,345.10
LaGrange Memorial Hospital
$25,908.17
Lake Forest Hospital
$1,195.39
Lutheran General Children's Hospital
$160,368.80
Lutheran General Hospital
$223,874.78
MacNeal Memorial Hospital Association
$83,701.50
Memorial Medical Center - Springfield
$145,195.08
Memorial Medical Center - Woodstock
$35,873.78
Memorial Medical Center Children's Hospital
$8,367.74
Methodist Medical Center
$50,620.98
Morris Hospital
$8,103.43
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center
$753,980.24
Northern Illinois Medical Center
$40,655.35
Northwest Community Hospital
$59,655.48
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
$239,012.39
Passavant Area Hospital
$13,551.79
Passavant Children's Hospital
$4,517.25
Provena Mercy Center 
$40,919.66
Provena St. Joseph Hospital-Elgin
$22,850.63
Provena St. Joseph Medical Center-Joliet
$104,425.63
Provena St. Mary's Hospital-Kankakee
$55,666.83
Provena St. Therese Med Ctr-Waukegan
$65,575.40
Riverside Medical Center
$77,988.84
Rockford Memorial Hospital 
$266,920.91
Ronald McDonalds Children's Hospital
$123,161.45
Rush North Shore Medical Center
$66,299.22
Sherman Hospital
$53,678.52
Silver Cross Hospital
$90,345.24
Sinai Children's Hospital
$301,587.27
St. Alexis Medical Center
$81,046.40
St. Anthony's - Rockford
$114,919.86
St. Francis Hospital-Evanston
$143,885.60
 
 
 
St. Francis Medical Center- Peoria
$340,921.10
St. James Hospital & Health Center
$254,035.91
St. John's - Springfield
$175,254.15
St. John's Children's Hospital - Springfield
$68,690.00
St. Joseph Medical Center-Bloomington
$43,712.91
St. Mary's Hospital-Galesburg
$20,195.53
Swedish American Hospital
$140,035.12
Trinity Medical Center
$75,195.58
University of Chicago Childrens Hospital
$192,782.56
University of Chicago Hospital
$74,402.67
 
 
 


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