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August 8, 2013

Governor Quinn Announces $3.4 Million in Grants to North Central Illinois Hospitals
Includes Funding for Improvements and Needed Upgrades

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced $3.4 million in investments to hospitals in north central Illinois, part of $24.3 million in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to address the critical needs of downstate healthcare 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 area 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:

Bureau County
Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, $185,007 for an electronic medical record system.
St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley, $200,150 to renovate the pharmacy.

Grundy County
Morris Hospital, $209,172 for new cardiac catheterization equipment.

LaSalle County
Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru, $228,545 for a new CT scanner.
Mendota Community Hospital, $174,400 for IT upgrades.
Ottawa Regional Hospital, $232,235 for a Meditech Patient Care System.
St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator, $195,290 for new heating and cooling pumps.

Livingston County
OSF St. James Hospital, Pontiac, $191,802 to establish a Sleep Center and Pulmonology Clinic.

McLean County
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Bloomington, $210,775 for roof repair and to acquire medical equipment.
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, $146,942 for equipment upgrades.

Peoria County
Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, $496,030 for a new linear accelerator.
OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, $833,485 to create a Surgical Holding Area.

Tazewell County
Pekin Memorial Hospital, $212,727 to renovate the seventh floor of the Patient Tower.


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