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Mean Girls: Female-to-Female Bullying Often More Subtle, Memorial Counselors Say

While statistics show male bullying is more prevalent, female-to-female bullying is far more subtle.
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Memorial Behavioral Health Therapist’s 10 Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Life

Stress is everywhere. Work, family, finances, health concerns – the list goes on and on. The way people cope with stress plays a significant role in how it affects their daily lives.
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Healthy Divorce Can Be Realistic Possibility, Local Therapist Says

Two people don’t get married expecting the relationship to fail, but statistics show some marriages face this harsh reality.
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Memorial Health System Seeks Volunteers to Knit Hats for Newborns

As part of the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign, Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers to crochet or knit tiny red hats for babies born in February.
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Fat Shaming is One of Last Socially Accepted Forms of Discrimination, Behavioral Health Expert Says

While other forms of discrimination have become taboo, it’s still common to hear negative comments centered on a person’s weight, said Lindsay Roush, a behavioral health consultant at Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center.
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Caregivers Must Take Care of Themselves, Behavioral Health Expert Says

Financial and emotional costs of caring for elderly parents, especially those with dementia or traumatic brain injuries, can become overwhelming for their children. That's why it's important for caregivers to make time to take care of themselves and not feel guilty about it, says a licensed clinical social worker with Memorial Behavioral Health-Counseling Associates.
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Memorial Health System Recognized with Quality Award from International Hospital Federation

Memorial Health System earned one of the top excellence awards from the International Hospital Federation.
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Memorial Health System Earns Quality Excellence Award from Illinois Hospital Association

Memorial Health System received one of the top honors today in a statewide quality excellence competition sponsored by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) – the fifth quality award that the health system has received from the association in the last five years.
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Memorial Employees Donate $301,000 to Annual Fundraising Campaign

Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s 29th annual employee giving campaign raised a record-breaking $301,352 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.
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New Location for Memorial Behavioral Health-Springfield Children’s Center

Memorial Behavioral Health¬-Springfield Children’s Center will move to new offices on Eighth Street near downtown Springfield.
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Memorial Health System CEO Ed Curtis to Receive Honorary Doctorate During UIS Commencement

Edgar J. Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Illinois on May 13 during commencement ceremonies for the University of Illinois Springfield.
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TMH Hosts Mental Health First Aid Training

Taylorville Memorial Hospital hosted the first session of Mental Health First Aid Training on February 15 and 16, 2017. This training helps community members learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
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Gov. Rauner to Hold News Conference at Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

Gov. Bruce Rauner will hold a news conference at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation to discuss the state's filing of a Medicaid waiver with the federal government.
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Thirty People Receive Training in Mental Health First Aid Program

Thirty community members from four counties are being trained this week (Aug. 1-5) to learn how to identify and respond to people showing signs of mental illness and substance abuse.
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Memorial Employees Donate Nearly $282,000 to Annual Campaign

Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s 28th annual employee giving campaign raised nearly $282,000 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.
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Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois Renamed Memorial Behavioral Health

To stress the importance of behavioral health to overall wellness and to strengthen its connection to Memorial Health System, Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois has changed its name to Memorial Behavioral Health.
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Memorial Health System Annual Report Available Online

Visitors to ChooseMemorial.org can access a PDF file of the 2015 annual report for the seven-affiliate health system, which includes patient testimonials and significant achievements realized on behalf of the patients and communities served by the health system.
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Memorial Health System’s Curtis Elected Chair-Elect of Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Edgar J. Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System in Springfield, has been elected chair-elect of the 2016 Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s board of trustees.
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Wilson Named Administrator of Marketing and Communications for Memorial Health System

Molly Wilson has joined Memorial Health System as administrator of marketing and communications.
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Memorial Employees Donate Nearly $268,000 to Annual Campaign

Memorial Medical Center Foundation’s 27th annual employee giving campaign raised nearly $268,000 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.
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Memorial Earns National Honor for Learning Commitment

Memorial Health System was the highest ranked healthcare system to receive a national award for its commitment to learning innovation.
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Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation Invites Public to Community Open House

A community open house will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, for the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, at the intersection of Rutledge and Miller streets on the Memorial Medical Center campus.
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Memorial Health System Annual Report Available Online

Memorial Health System's annual report is now available to the public online.
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Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation Presents Funds to Logan-Mason Rehabilitation Center

The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation has presented funds to Logan-Mason Rehabilitation Center.
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Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois Sets Goal for Holiday Fundraising Appeal

Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois launched its annual holiday fundraiser on Dec. 1 to help the people it serves who struggle with mental illness.
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WTAX Interviews Director of Access, Adult Outpatient Therapy and Psychiatric Response Team at MHCCI

Monica Farquhar, director of access, adult outpatient therapy and the psychiatric response team, conducted an interview with WTAX.
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WTAX interviews Ben Yamnitz, director of the West Lake Center at MHCCI.


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WTAX interviews Kristy Crouse, lead employment specialist at MHCCI.

WTAX interviews Kristy Crouse, lead employment specialist at MHCCI.
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Memorial Employees Donate Nearly $250,000 to Annual Campaign

Memorial Medical Center Foundation's 26th annual employee giving campaign raised nearly $250,000 to improve the lives of patients and co-workers throughout Memorial Health System.
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Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois Receives $30,000 Grant from Women for Women Initiative

Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois (MHCCI) received a $30,000 grant from the Women for Women initiative at the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.
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Charles Callahan Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Memorial Health System

Charles Callahan, senior vice president and chief quality officer for Memorial Health System, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective April 1.
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Memorial Health System, Passavant Area Hospital Affiliation Approved

Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville has cleared all regulatory approvals and has become the fourth hospital to join Memorial Health System.
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ALHFoundation Supports Mental Health Center of Central Illinois

The Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation has presented funds to Logan-Mason Rehabilitation Center participants.
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Memorial Health System Annual Report Available Online

Memorial Health System's annual report is now available to the public online.
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PTSD Expert Educates Local Clinicians, Talks about Helping Victims of Recent Tornado

On Dec. 4, more than 160 mental health professionals from throughout central Illinois attended the full-day conference Posttraumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Evidence-Based Treatment.
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Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois to Relocate its Lincoln Office

Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois (MHCCI) will relocate its staff to Memorial Physician Services-Lincoln, 515 N. College St., on Dec.9.
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Visitors to Memorial Health System Hospitals Encouraged to Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Flu

For the safety of patients and their families, Memorial Health System is recommending visitors to its three hospitals — Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln and Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville —help prevent the spread of respiratory infections by requesting that: • Inpatient hospital visits be limited to two visitors per patient at one time; • All visitors be 18 or older and show no signs of illness.
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