• 26th Oct, 2017

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the 2017 Third Quarterly Report of Nursing Home Violators can be found on IDPH’s website and contains additional information about the violations.
    The facilities listed below were cited with type “AA” or “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act processed during the third quarter of 2017.  An “AA” violation is cited when there is a condition or occurrence at the facility that proximately caused a resident’s death.  An “A” violation pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability that death or serious mental or physical harm will result, or has resulted.
    The following two facilities were cited for “AA” violations....

  • 11th Oct, 2017
    National Service Recognition Day

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is declaring Oct. 12, 2017, National Service Recognition Day. Almost 1,000 Illinoisans will pledge their continuing commitment to helping their communities at the 23rd Annual Illinois’ National Service Recognition Day event on Thursday, Oct. 12. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Bank of Springfield Convention Center in Springfield and is open to the media. A parade to the Old State Capitol starts at 11 a.m.  

    The Serve Illinois Commission will kick off the celebration by recognizing service projects benefiting several Springfield organizations. The commission will present awards to volunteers and honor all military veterans for their continued service. Attendees then will parade to the Old State Capitol where the commission will swear them in for...

  • 3rd Oct, 2017
    IDPH Issues Illinois Naloxone Standing Order

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. today announced the release of the Illinois Naloxone Standing Order (Standing Order).  This Standing Order makes a drug that is able to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose more readily available to first responders and the community.
    “We are seeing an alarming increase in the number of people in Illinois dying due to opioid overdoses,” said Director Shah.  “By making it easier to obtain, distribute, and administer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, commonly called Narcan, we can help save the lives of some of the 1,900 estimated annual opioid overdose deaths.”

    “As co-Chair of the Governor’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, I...