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Illinois hospitals will soon receive money to treat millions of people who are covered through Medicaid.

The federal government approved an Illinois plan to distribute that money, called the hospital assessment program.

There will be some changes coming to Washington County Hospital in Nashville.

The hospital board of directors has signed a management agreement with SSM Health to carry out the day-to-day operations.

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A new collaboration between a southern Illinois hospital and a St. Louis health system is designed to provide better care for newborns.

Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion and SSM Cardinal Glennon are using telemedicine to help treat babies in Heartland's neonatal ICU remotely from St. Louis.

SSM Health is reviewing its security procedures after discovering that a former employee with its customer service call center inappropriately accessed patient medical records between Feb. 13 and Oct. 20, 2017.

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Brad Palmer

Medical care in south central Illinois now has a new name and a new focus.

Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon and St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia are now part of a larger group known as SSM Health.