Illinois Health Care http://wuis.org en State Health Panel Wants To See Expansion Of Health Jobs http://wuis.org/post/state-health-panel-wants-see-expansion-health-jobs <p></p><p>A state panel has released nearly two dozen <a href="http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/healthcarereform/Documents/Health%20Reform%20Implementation/Workforce/Illinois%20Healthcare%20Workforce%20Workgroup%20%20FINAL%20VERSION%201-7-14.pdf">recommendations</a> to deal with the increase in patients expected under the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; However, some of those ideas will be hard to get approved.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:38:43 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 20543 at http://wuis.org State Health Panel Wants To See Expansion Of Health Jobs Springfield Hospital Acquiring Passavant In Jacksonville http://wuis.org/post/springfield-hospital-acquiring-passavant-jacksonville <p>Jacksonville's Passavant Area Hospital is going to become part of Memorial Health System.&nbsp;&nbsp; It will become the fourth hospital to go under the Memorial umbrella.&nbsp;&nbsp; A joint news release says the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement.&nbsp; It still needs regulatory approval.</p><p>Passavant is a 93 bed hospital with about 900&nbsp; full and part time workers.<br />Memorial's three hospitals have more than 500 beds. It employs more than 5,700.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:24:36 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 16200 at http://wuis.org Springfield Hospital Acquiring Passavant In Jacksonville Illinois Regulators Looking For Health Scams http://wuis.org/post/illinois-regulators-looking-health-scams <p>(AP) Illinois regulators are on guard for con artists trying to profit from the nation's new health care law, and they've already shut down one suspicious operation and a lookalike website. &nbsp;</p><p>The state Department of Insurance reported on its fraud prevention efforts Tuesday to a governor's task force on the law's rollout in Illinois.</p><p>Legitimate trained counselors are helping people sign up for health insurance. They must pass a background check to be certified to do the work. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:03:05 +0000 Associated Press 13396 at http://wuis.org Illinois Regulators Looking For Health Scams