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Jay and Christine Akley

A Hero to Fellow Responders

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

First responders receive thousands of medical calls each year. They are first to arrive on the scene to provide emergency assistance. Thanks to the philanthropic spirit of Jay and Christina Akley of Popular Grove, paramedics and emergency medical services (EMS) students will be better equipped in emergency situations. Through the purchase of a new mobile… Continue Reading A Hero to Fellow Responders

Helping Patients Thrive

THRIVE beyond the cancer experience

Monday, August 5, 2019

The cancer experience is different for every child who goes through it. But for many children, and the families who support them, the medical and psychosocial effects of that experience can linger like a shadow. That is why the Heller Center for Kids with Cancer at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois has developed THRIVE,… Continue Reading THRIVE beyond the cancer experience

Hospice Home exterior

A Daughter’s Reflection

Friday, July 12, 2019

Hospice care is for any terminally ill patient who has chosen to forego curative or life prolonging treatment to focus on palliative care instead. The goal of palliative care is treat the patient’s symptoms to ensure overall comfort towards the end of life. Hospice care focuses on proper diet and nutrition, family and caregiver support,… Continue Reading A Daughter’s Reflection