Healthy, sustainable communities depend on a vibrant healthcare industry to provide local access to high quality care and good jobs for the people who support these services. The Connect SI Foundation partners with community colleges and our region’s healthcare industry to support and develop the following initiatives:
- Delta Simulation Learning Lab
The Connect SI Foundation has received a Delta Regional Simulation and Learning Lab grant of $519,924, from USDA Rural Development through its Rural Utilities Service. Learning labs enable nursing students to practice advanced techniques for critical interventions on simulation mannequins/ patients with no danger to human life. Read more >>
- Health Information Exchange of Southern Illinois (HIESI)
Healthcare providers throughout southern Illinois, in partnership with the
Connect SI Foundation, are working to develop a regional Health Information Exchange system in the 31 southernmost counties of Illinois with the goal of expediting and improving healthcare delivery for our region.
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- Southern Illinois Online Nursing Initiative (SIONI)
The SIONI initiative, a part-time, hybrid-online Associate's degree nursing program, was devloped to address the shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in southern Illinois. Read more >>
- Telemedicine Regional Conference
May 18, 2015 at the Williamson County Pavilion in Marion.
Sponsored by the Connect SI Foundation through an
SIU School of Medicine Telemedicine grant. Read more >>