Entries by Lana Likens

JCH&L to Donate to Wrestling Programs

Donation of $1 per pin will be made to Fairbury, Tri County and Meridian wrestling programs Wrestlers are always happy to pin their opponent. For the 2021 season, each pin will again add up to donations to the wrestling programs at Fairbury High School, Tri County High School and Meridian High School. Jefferson Community Health […]

Vascular Services Return to JCH&L

Sara Hargreaves, MD, vascular surgeon, to begin seeing patients Jan. 19 Sara Hargreaves, MD, vascular surgeon, will begin seeing patients at Jefferson Community Health & Life Outpatient Services on Monday, Jan. 19. This service is a partnership between JCH&L and Bryan Heart. “Area residents often have a need to see a vascular surgeon,” said Erin […]

Virtual Topping Out Ceremony Planned for JCH&L Fairbury Clinic

As the new JCH&L Fairbury Clinic project progresses, a virtual Topping Out Ceremony is planned for 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. A Topping Out Ceremony will celebrate the placing of the last beam in the structure, which will have been signed by JCH&L staff and project contractors and subcontractors. The community is invited to […]

U.S. News Again Names JCH&L Gardenside One of Best Nursing Homes

US News has again named JCH&L Gardenside as one of the best nursing homes in the United States for long-term care. Gardenside was one of 1,139 nursing homes in the United States receiving a rating of “High Performing” by U.S. News, of 13,433 facilities rated for long-term care. U.S. News ratings are based on staffing, […]

JCH&L Adds Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Lauren Cox, OTD, OTR/L, joins staff of Sports Medicine and Rehab Services Lauren Cox, OTD, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist, has joined the staff of JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services. Cox works with children and adolescents of all ages while collaborating with other therapists to treat each patient’s specific needs and diagnosis. “The need […]

JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center Re-Opening Wednesday, Dec. 23

JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 23, after being closed as a precaution against furthering the spread of COVID when Jefferson County’s COVID cases were climbing quickly. The fitness center will be open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23; 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24; Closed […]

JCH&L Christmas Project Raises Funds for New Clinic

Each year Jefferson Community Health & Life asks the community’s help in completing a special project for patients, residents, and visitors. This year, JCH&L seeks the community’s help for a special project that will benefit the community—a new Fairbury Clinic attached to the health center. For this year’s project JCH&L seeks $50,000, because funding partner […]

JCH&L Billing Process Changes

With the transition to a new electronic health record, Jefferson Community Health & Life has made some changes in its billing process. Patients who have received clinic services will see new statements in January, with services from the health center and clinic now together on one bill. Patients began seeing new bills for health center […]

Norden Receives Certification

Clinic Administrator Ashley Norden LPN is now a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional. To attain certification, Norden successfully completed the Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course and passed an exam. The course is designed to help clinic administrators learn to operate a successful Rural Health Clinic. Norden, who has been clinic administrator for  six months, […]

Blobaum Recertified as Oncology Nurse

Carol Blobaum RN has extended her Oncology Certified Nurse status for another 4 years. Blobaum has been with JCH&L since 1993, and has been a chemotherapy nurse since 1994. She first became an Oncology Certified Nurse in 1999. The program requires levels of nursing and oncology nursing experience be maintained, continuing education, and coursework concluding […]