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Area hospitals to receive state grants

Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora is one of several area hospitals that will receive state grants.

Presence Mercy will receive $266,305 to acquire cardiovascular equipment, and Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora will receive $288,917 for phone system hardware and software upgrades.

Other Kane County hospitals receiving state grants include Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, which received $187,217 for a new digital X-ray machine, and Sherman Hospital in Elgin, which received $307,075 for laboratory equipment upgrades.

Gov. Pat Quinn recently announced $1.4 million in investments to hospitals in Kane and DeKalb counties, part of $24.3 million in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to address the critical needs of health care institutions in the Chicago metro area.

“It is crucial that hospitals have the most up-to-date facilities and equipment to deal with the health-care needs of Illinois residents,” Quinn said in a news release. “These grants will help DeKalb and Kane County hospitals provide better service to their patients.”

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