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August 8, 2013

Governor Quinn Announces $1.4 Million in Grants to DeKalb and Kane County Hospitals
Includes Funding for Improvements and Needed Upgrades

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced $1.4 million in investments to hospitals in DeKalb and Kane County, part of $24.3 million in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to address the critical needs of Chicago metro area 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 DeKalb and Kane County 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:

DeKalb County
Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, $222,402 to expand the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
Valley West Community Hospital, Sandwich, $183,320 for equipment acquisition.

Kane County
Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora, $266,305 to acquire cardiovascular equipment.
Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin, $187,217 for a new digital X-Ray machine.
Rush Copley Medical Center, Aurora, $288,917 for phone system hardware and software upgrades.
Sherman Hospital, Elgin, $307,075 for laboratory equipment upgrades.


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