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Governor Pat Quinn announced Thursday $4.7 million in investments to hospitals in central and eastern Illinois as part of the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. Pana Community Hospital President and CEO Trina Casner tells Regional Radio News that grants like these are very important:

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Taylorville Memorial Hospital President and CEO Dan Raab says the grant allowed them to purchase some much needed upgrades:

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Several other hospitals in Macon, Montgomery, Sangamon, and Shelby counties also received grants.


Below is the full list of hospitals that received grants:

Christian County

Pana Community Hospital, $172,385 for an electronic medical record system.

Taylorville Memorial Hospital, $187,977 to replace radiology equipment.


Coles County

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, $274,467 for a new MRI machine.


DeWitt County

Dr. John Warner Hospital, Clinton, $172,565 for a fire suppression system.


Edgar County

Paris Community Hospital, $172,812 to construct a Multi-Purpose Building.


Ford County

Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City, $178,392 to acquire radiology equipment.


Iroquois County

Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka, $191,735 for life/safety code upgrades. 


Kankakee County

Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee, $197,103 for a new telemetry unit and pharmacy renovation.

Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, $303,902 to acquire a linear accelerator.


Logan County

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, $191,825 for new diagnostic equipment.


Macon County

Decatur Memorial Hospital, $282,856 for a new patient call system.

St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, $261,197 for anew Cardiac Catheterization Lab.


Montgomery County

Hillsboro Area Hospital, $172,677 for a new MRI machine.

St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, $205,032 for an emergency generator upgrade. 


Piatt County

Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, $170,427 for new medical equipment and IT upgrades.


Sangamon County

Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, $398,987 for new hospital beds.

St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, $551,222 to establish a Neuro-Interventional Lab.


Shelby County

Shelby Memorial Hospital, Shelbyville, $178,325 for IT upgrades.


Vermilion County

Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital, $170,720 for surgery and ER equipment upgrades.

Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, $296,292 for exterior façade renovation. 


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