Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Illinois hospital receives grant to create network for rural facilities

Salem Township Hospital will play a key role in an effort to improve health care in rural areas of the state and nation. The hospital has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help create a network that will allow medical facilities in three southern Illinois counties to confidentially share patient information electronically. The Salem facility will act as a pilot for rural facilities in both the state and the country. Salem will partner with three other area hospitals in this endeavor.

Salem-Times Commoner

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