9-10-2010

 




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.

  

 

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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.

 

UNDERSTANDING LACTOSE INTOLERANCE

 

We have all heard that “milk does a body good,” but what if drinking milk causes discomfort?  Lactose intolerance is the digestive disturbance caused by ingesting more lactose, or sugar in milk, than the body can absorb.  According to University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator Jenna Hogan, as a person ages, there is a decline in lactase activity, the enzyme that breaks down milk sugar.  If drinking milk causes you digestive problems, talk with your doctor.  He may recommend drinking small amounts of milk with meals.  To get the vitamins and minerals in dairy products that your body needs, try lactose-free milk, yogurt, cheddar, and Swiss cheese, which have lower amounts of lactose.


 

 

OBITUARIES

 

JEROME W. “JERRY” HOLTGRAVE

 

Jerome W. “Jerry” Holtgrave, age 74, of Breese, passed away Tuesday, September 7 in Germantown.  In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Holtgrave was cremated and there will be no services.  Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.

 

KAREN M. HECKMAN

 

Karen M. Heckman age 64 of Greenville passed away on Wednesday September 8th at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chesterfield, IL. In keeping with her wishes 64 year old Karen Heckman her body will be cremated and there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of the arrangements.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - cloudy with a 60% chance of showers especially in the morning, high 80, low 55

SUNDAY - sunny, high 80


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Tune to WGEL Radio Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News for Public Affairs.  Tom’s guests this week are Martha Radcliff and Martha Iler.  They’ll discuss the upcoming Art Walk in Greenville and the local art group Our Common Ground.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News. 


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