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Gibson Area Hospital Receives 2018 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, has recognized Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS) among its recently announced recipients of their 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, which included 458 hospitals across the United States. This award places GAHHS among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals that report patient safety data.

The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for their excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stay. Patient safety measures how well a hospital prevents injuries, infections, and other serious conditions based on information related to 14 preventable adverse events.

In addition to being among the top 10% in the nation for patient safety, GAHHS was one of 26 Illinois hospitals to receive the Healthgrades honor and the only Illinois Critical Access Hospital to be recognized for the award.

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Deceased veterans names to be read at Manteno recital

In honor of Armed Forces Day, a recital of the names of deceased Kankakee County veterans will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Legion Park in Manteno.

The public is welcome to attend. “Taps’’ and “God Bless America’’ will be performed during the ceremony.

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Meijer Supercenter opens for business Thursday

BRADLEY —The new Meijer Supercenter in Bradley opens its doors tomorrow (Thursday). The opening is set for 7 am. The store’s location is at 990 N. Kinzie Avenue, the same site where the old K-Mart store was located.

Store management says an official ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 am. The store will operate 24/7.

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Central Illinois hit by severe weather >

Severe weather swept across parts of central Illinois (Tues) evening. The NWS was busy last night trying to figure it all out – whether it was tornado damage.

Damaging winds, large hail, widespread flooding was reported in many communities. Most of the damage occurred in Clark, Coles, Christian, and Moultrie counties.

The highest recorded wind gust of 71 mph occurred at the Coles County airport at 5:15 PM. Widespread gusts of 60 mph and over occurred too, resulting in 3 semi trucks to be clown over on I-70 in Clark county.

The towns of Sullivan and Bethany in Moultrie county experienced damage with reports of trees and power lines down. There were reports of multiple houses with roofs blown off and a machine shed that was blown over in Sullivan.

Large hail was noted in and around some of the noted areas.

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Iroquois County students showcase their technology demonstrations at state capitol

The annual “Students for the Information Age” TECH 2018 event, held last week in Springfield, featured Iroquois West students. They were among several hundred from various Illinois school districts showcasing their technology knowledge.

The event was at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield.

At the event, students showed the public and members of the Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives how technology is being used in the classroom to increase student engagement and improve achievement. From elementary to the high school classrooms, TECH 2018 highlights the crucial role that technology plays in education — ranging from increases in collaboration and critical thinking, to promoting learning beyond the limits of the school day — by creating a space for students to share their learning and innovative uses of devices, the internet, and digital curriculum.

Taking part in the demonstrations locally were second grade students from Iroquois West Elementary School: Karsyn Arie, daughter of Nick and Kristy Arie, Watseka, and Jordyn Meents, daughter of Justin and Kara Meents, Gilman.

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