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McDonough District Hospital

Rich Egger

The concept of the Community First project in Macomb became public a couple years ago. The partners believe they’re now close to deciding whether that concept will become a reality.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

McDonough District Hospital has replaced its 2D mammography machine with a unit that takes both 2D and 3D images. 

WATCH-LISTEN: State Budget Forum - Macomb

Aug 30, 2017

NPR Illinois and Tri States Public Radio host the seventh Illinois Issues Forum on the state's financial health and the lasting impacts of the two-year-long state budget impasse.

Rich Egger

The superintendent of the Macomb School District told Tri States Public Radio that a new middle school will be built with or without the Community First project.

MDH Board Supports Privatization Plan

Jun 27, 2017
Rich Egger

McDonough District Hospital has run the ambulance service in McDonough County since the 1970s.  But the MDH Board of Directors voted Monday night to switch to a privately-run service.

Rich Egger

McDonough District Hospital CEO Kenny Boyd said the only way to prevent the hospital from losing $200,000 a year on ambulance service is by outsourcing it.

The Illinois Supreme Court considered a case Thursday that asks whether not-for-profit hospitals have to pay property taxes.

Rich Egger

Representatives from the Macomb School District, the city, McDonough District Hospital, and the YMCA are still studying whether it's feasible to build a new middle school and community center.

Emily Boyer

Midwest Medical Transport has set up shop in the old Macomb fire station on E. Pierce St. The private company staffs about a dozen employees and operates one ambulance and a medical van.

Rich Egger

The collaboration created to determine the feasibility of building a new middle school and community center in Macomb has lost one of its partners. Park Board President John Hemingway said the park district will no longer be involved in the project.

Rich Egger

McDonough District Hospital will add more offices for health care providers at its campus in Macomb.

Rich Egger

The five partners in the proposed Citizens Action Project (CAP) are preparing for the next step in the process.

Rich Egger

Superintendent Mark Twomey said the middle school was combined with the high school about a quarter-century ago with the idea that it was just a temporary fix. So he feels a change is long overdue.

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

The $32 million MDH expansion and renovation project by O'Shea Builders includes a three-story addition that has an emergency room, senior behavioral health unit, and rehabilitation center.

TSPR'S Emily Boyer

The Macomb Fire Department isn't just focused on flames. In 2014, firefighters responded to 1,774 incidents. That works out to be more than 4 runs a day.

Fire Chief Andy Taylor said more than 60% of them were requests for medical services. The entire crew is EMT certified and able to provide basic medical care on-site.

TSPR'S Rich Egger

McDonough District Hospital will no longer handle dining and housekeeping services in-house.

TSPR'S Rich Egger

McDonough District Hospital hopes to now be better prepared to respond to an emergency.

Rich Egger

There is a lot of excitement about the completion of a project two years in the making in this western Illinois community.

McDonough District Hospital Adding Services

Jul 16, 2014
burlingtonneurology.com

McDonough District Hospital is expanding its services by adding a psychiatric ward. 

MDH Expansion Underway

Apr 17, 2014
Rich Egger

McDonough District Hospital is embarking on a major expansion project in hopes of providing better care.

MDH

A celebration was held in a former farm field on a warm and muggy Tuesday morning on the north edge of Bushnell.

Legislation to Alleviate Doctor Shortage

May 29, 2013
Congressman Schock's Office

An Illinois Congressman has introduced legislation that he says will help alleviate an upcoming doctor shortage.

Hospital Will Add New Specialty

Mar 6, 2012

McDonough District Hospital's biennial surveys have shown district residents would like to see an ear, nose and throat specialist on staff.

Director of Public Relations and Funding John Maguire said the hospital will meet that need next year with the arrival of Dr. Jeff Sparks. He will join the hospital in the summer of 2013 after the completion of his residency.

Maguire said Sparks will bring an excellent mix of experience and the latest medical expertise.

He said, "The fact is (he) has a great deal of training and we're delighted that Dr. Sparks will join us."