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  • Dr. James Manint awarded Illinois Rural Health Association's 2017 Physician of Excellence Award

    Dr. James Manint awarded Illinois Rural Health Association’s 2017 Physician of Excellence Award MONTICELLO - Monticello physician Dr. James Manint recently earned the 2017 Rural Physician of Excellence Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association. The award honors physicians who exhibit a special commitment to rural health care. “One of the biggest health care challenges across our nation is the ...

  • Phase I of Kirby Medical Center Expansion to begin in September

    Kirby Medical Center announced today that Phase I of the hospital expansion was expected to start on or around September 11 th. Phase I of the expansion includes new space for the hospital Therapy Department, added exam rooms for the Kirby Medical Group, a new, larger classroom for hospital and hospital-related community events, and another parking lot at the front of the campus. Construction of Phase I is expected ...

  • Kirby Medical Center Wins a Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award for Emergency Department Performance

    Kirby Medical Center Wins a Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award for Emergency Department Performance Monticello, IL —Healthcare organizations today are tasked with constantly providing higher quality care at a lower cost. Every aspect of the patient experience must be approached with a passion for excellence and an eye toward efficiency and effectiveness. It’s not easy. That’s why ...

  • New Research Shows Higher Bmi Causes Brain To Age More Quickly

    Weight has long been linked to a wide array of cardiovascular and chronic disease problems. However, a new study published this week in the Neurobiology of Aging has made both the most active health nuts and hesitant newbies want to be extra careful with future diet choices. The study analyzed digital 3-D brain images taken of 525 participants from ages 20-87 with the goal of comparing white matter, brain thickness ...

  • How Coffee Benefits Your Health

    You get up in the morning, roll out of bed, roam the house like a zombie for a few minutes, and if you’re anything like me you’re looking for coffee ASAP! It’s a phenomenal thing – one sip of caffeinated nectar and all is suddenly right with the world. Did you know you’re not the only one – over 80% of American adults drink coffee every single day. The pick me up potential in one ...

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