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New support program to begin May 25th at Marshall Browning Hospital

Du Quoin, Illinois - May 13, 2010 - In a continued effort to serve the community, Marshall Browning Hospital will begin a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group. This parenting again support group will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room at Marshall Browning Hospital. The facilitator of the group will be Vicki Spiller, Director at Marshall Browning Estates.

"I am excited to begin the program," stated Mrs. Spiller. "My goal is to uphold the mission put in place by the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Coalition of Southern Illinois. That mission is to create a network of individuals, families and professionals dedicated to increasing awareness of issues related to parenting across generations and to organizing resources and seeking solutions that resolve the challenges."

The agenda for May 25th is to establish goals and guidelines, discuss the best time for the meeting to be held, and find obstacles that could keep people from attending and see if they can be adjusted early in the program.

The next two meetings will be held on June 22nd - Adjusting to your role as Grandparent Caregiver and July 27th - Taking Care of You.

If you would like further information or have questions about the support group, call Vicki Spiller at Marshall Browning Estates at (618) 542-2146, ext.1406. If childcare is needed during the meeting, arrangements can be made by calling Mrs. Spiller by 4:00 p.m. on May 20th.
All physicians and mid-level providers furnishing services are independent contractors and are not employees of Marshall Browning Hospital with the exception of Dr. Gladstone Tucker, Dr. Malcolm Schulz, Dr. E. Clay Travis, David Dickinson, DPM, Mariah Charles, FNP, Danielle Klump, FNP, Kathy Laird, APN, Mandie Bagwell, NP, Ariele Loiacono, FNP, Elizabeth Harbison, FNP, Michael Staff, PA-C, Heather Rice, PA-C, and Heather Burns, RD/LDN, CDE. Emergency Room physician services are provided by Integritas Emergency Physician Services. Hospitalist services are provided by Integritas. Radiology services are provided under the auspices of Cape Radiology and pathology services are provided by SEMC Pathology. Specialty Clinics physicians holding clinics at Marshall Browning Hospital are independent contractors and are not employees of Marshall Browning Hospital. Anesthesia services are provided under the auspices of Southern Illinois Medical Services.
Independent physicians providing services at Marshall Browning Hospital bill for their services separately and the Hospital Financial Assistance application does not cover nor apply to fees charged. Independent physicians include but are not limited to emergency room physicians (Integritas Emergency Physician Services), radiologists (Cape Radiology), anesthesia (Southern Illinois Medical Services),and pathologists (SEMC). All specialty clinic physicians also bill for their services separately and the Hospital Financial Assistance application does not cover nor apply to fees charged with the exception of the following physicians: Endocrinology Clinic: Issa Abed, M.D.; Gastroenterology Clinic: Christine Hachem, M.D., Alex Befeler, M.D., Bruce Bacon, M.D., Jason Taylor, M.D.; Pain Management: Paul Juergens, M.D.; Pulmonology: Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Rheumatology: Frederick Pfalzgraf, M.D.; Sleep Clinic: Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Surgery & Wound Clinic: Malcolm A. Schulz, M.D.
Marshall Browning Medical Clinic and Marshall Browning Family Health Center are hospital-based rural health clinics operated under Marshall Browning Hospital. Eligibility for financial need assistance as determined through the Patient Financial Assistance application will apply to services billed through the Marshall Browning Medical Clinic and Family Health Center.