HOSPITALS BOOST COMMUNITY HEALTH
The American Hospital Association presented a national award last week to both HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center for their work to improve the health and quality of life in the Enos Park neighborhood. The two nonprofit hospitals received the NOVA Award, which recognizes hospitals and health systems across the nation for their collaborative efforts toward improving community health. The award was given in recognition of the Enos Park Access to Care Collaborative, a partnership launched in 2015 between the two hospitals and SIU Medicine’s Center for Family Medicine. The outdoor ceremony was held in Enos Park at Seventh and Enterprise streets. Doug Shaw, the AHA’s senior vice president for field engagement presented the award to Dr. Charles Lucore, president and CEO of HSHS St. John’s Hospital, and Ed Curtis, president and CEO of Memorial Health System.