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Advocate Eureka Hospital honored for service to state hospital network


Advocate Eureka Hospital was granted the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network’s highest award for service and commitment to the betterment of small and rural hospitals and their communities during ceremonies held at ICAHN’s Annual CAH Conference on November 11-12 at The Crowne Plaza, Springfield. ICAHN’s ‘Service Award’ was accepted by Anna Laible, CEO, of the Eureka hospital.

Advocate Eureka Hospital was certified as a critical access hospital on January 1, 2001, and was one of the charter hospitals that established ICAHN.

“Advocate Eureka has been a strong supporter of ICAHN programs over the years. Last year when ICAHN’s nurse residency program needed a hospital to host its training sessions, the leadership stepped forward and said ‘yes.’ Thanks to their generosity, ICAHN was able to continue the nurse residency program in the central region,” said Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director. “If Advocate Eureka had not stepped forward, this valuable program may have ended. We are very grateful and extend a special thanks to Anna (Laible, Advocate Eureka Hospital CEO) and Nancy (Allen, Chief Nurse Executive) for their vote of confidence.”

ICAHN’s Nurse Residency Program is an evidence-based, customized rural nurse residency program that provides rural organizations with the tools they need to help new nurses acquire the knowledge and skills to autonomously deliver safe care. Shown in the picture are Mark Rossi, ICAHN Board President; Anna Laible, CEO, Advocate Eureka Hospital; and Mary Jane Clark, ICAHN Rural Nurse Residency Program Coordinator.