Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

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Patients in need of a heart valve replacement procedure now have an alternative to open heart surgery.

Medical professionals at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Tuesday unveiled a less invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR.

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Doctors and nurses at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale conducted a drill in dealing with babies and mothers in distress.

Tuesday's mock scenario - in collaboration with St. Louis Children's Hospital - involved a baby with an abdominal wall defect in which the intestines are outside the body.

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Union County Ambulance is one of 21 agencies in Illinois to be recognized for their outstanding work in the area of cardiac care.

The Jonesboro-based service has received the American Heart Association's Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for implementing measures to better treat patients who experience severe heart attacks.

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Memorial Hospital of Carbondale unveiled its new four-story, 56-million dollar modernization and expansion Thursday.

The two-year long project includes three new operating rooms, including hybrid and robotics O-R facilities, the first modernization of the Intensive Care Unit in over 30 years and more private pre-op and post-op areas.

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A program designed to nurture the bonding experience of mothers and their newborn babies is being celebrated at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Hospital officials joined a mother and her baby Wednesday to announce Memorial has been accredited as a Baby Friendly facility, one of seven hospitals in the state with this designation.

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is once again among the top 15% of hospitals in America for patient satisfaction.