GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL “RAISES THE BAR” ON QUALITY
Greenville Regional Hospital has joined with almost 200 Illinois hospitals to participate in the Illinois Hospital Association’s initiative to raise the level of health care quality and patient safety. Through IHA’s new Quality Care Institute, hospitals can access data, tools, and best practices procedures for performance improvement. Greenville Regional Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Sara McPeak said, “Leaders of hospitals throughout Illinois have signed the Raising the Bar: Call to Action, which calls for hospitals to engage in specific interventions over the next three years to reduce hospital readmissions, hospital-acquired infections and other complications.” For more information about the Quality Care Institute and the Raising the Bar initiative, call 664-1230, ext. 3006.
HIGHLAND GETTING MORE JOBS
Highland is expecting a small influx of new jobs with Tri-onics moving their headquarters to Highland. Highland City Manager Mark Latham talked about the move. Latham said the city of Highland is very fortunate to bring back one of her home companies that developed into a major company. Tri-onics chose to consolidate the company in Highland and not in O’Fallon, Missouri. Sixteen new jobs will be created and the 26 local jobs will stay in Highland. According to Latham, Highland offered a financial package of about $150,000. Missouri offered more, but company officials considered Highland to have a good work force. Latham added that workers were already unloading items from moving vans into the Tri-onics building last week.
IDOT OFFERS FREE MOTORCYCLE RIDER COURSES
The Illinois Department of Transportation is offering free motorcycle rider training courses for novice riders as part of the Cycle Rider Safety Training Program. These training courses are for any Illinois resident, 16 years of age or older, who has a valid automobile or motorcycle driver’s license or permit. Please sign up early as classes fill up quickly. For more information or to locate and register for a training course near you, please visit the website, www.startseeingmotorcycles.org.