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Our Public Relations department is here to assist members of the media. You can reach a team member at 773.484.1893. For after-hours inquiries, call 773.484.1000 and ask to page the on-call Public Relations representative.

October 25, 2019

Saint Anthony Hospital Introduces New 3-D Mammography Machine
Through generous grant from The Coleman Foundation, SAH offers new preventative screening technology for early detection of breast cancer.


September 9, 2019

Saint Anthony Hospital Remains as a leader in care for Mothers and Newborns. 
As Illinois moves towards addressing state-wide maternal morbidity and mortality rates among women minorities, Saint Anthony Hospital, located in one of Chicago’s most challenged communities on the city’s southwest side, continues its commitment to improving care for mothers and newborns while working to find new ways to combat maternal health disparities.


March 5, 2019

New Antibiotic Stewardship Program Reduces Unnecessary Antibiotic Use and Costs at Saint Anthony Hospital
In its ongoing effort to maintain the highest quality health care standards, Saint Anthony Hospital implemented a comprehensive Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. This program won the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Innovation: Partners in Progress Award for the second consecutive year.


November 9, 2018

Modern Healthcare – Defying the odds: Saint Anthony Hospital remains independent and financially stable
Guy Medaglia, Saint Anthony Hospital CEO for the past eight years, doesn't have much interest in being friends with other local hospital leaders. He doesn't attend CEO meetings and he's certain that if any of them saw him on the street, they wouldn't know who he is.


October 31, 2018

Chicago Tribune – Many Chicago-area hospitals have cut children’s care, but this one is doubling down
When Corinne Piragine was a child, her family went to Saint Anthony Hospital, on the city’s Southwest Side, for medical care. Now that Piragine is a mother herself, she brings her eight children to the hospital, which is near where she works.


August 9, 2018

Saint Anthony Hospital has formed an innovative teaching affiliation with 2017 University of Chicago New Venture Challenge Winner, AMOpportunities, to provide international medical students hospital-based clinical rotations.

July 9, 2018

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, as it is more commonly known, is now available as a new pain management option for women at the Saint Anthony Hospital Maternity Center.


May 7, 2018
First Hospital in Illinois to Expand Child Safety with New Baby Box Program for Safe SleepingSaint Anthony Hospital has partnered with The Baby Box Co. to provide new and expecting parents with baby boxes, making it the first hospital in Illinois to offer this program.


March 19, 2018
Sen. Durbin Announces Saint Anthony Hospital’s Community Wellness Program Plans to Expand Services for Violence Victims with $1 Million VOCA GrantViolence continues to be an ongoing problem in the city of Chicago, especially in some of the more at-risk communities that Saint Anthony Hospital serves.


February 21, 2018
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Extends Telestroke Service with New On-Site Neurology Program at Saint Anthony Hospital A new partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital will allow for expanded general and advanced neurology services at Saint Anthony Hospital without patients having to travel far from home.


February 7, 2018
Despite a Volatile Health Care Climate, a Community Hospital in Chicago is Achieving Excellence In the midst of perpetual changes to health care, finding innovative ways to navigate a complicated system can be challenging, especially in one of Chicago’s most underserved communities. For Saint Anthony Hospital, closely monitoring its financial viability, implementing cost savings and focusing on providing the highest quality of care for its patients has been at the core of this 120-plus year health care institution.


February 1, 2018
Innovative Model Decreases Hospital-Acquired Infections by 90 Percent and Helps Save Saint Anthony Half A Million Dollars Saint Anthony Hospital has been awarded for its commitment to patient safety and quality with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) Innovation Challenge: Partners in Progress Award from IHA’s Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality.


January 10, 2018
Saint Anthony Hospital Announced as a 2017 Bronze Award Recipient for Commitment to Excellence by the ILPEx Recognition Program The ILPEx Recognition Program has announced Saint Anthony Hospital of Chicago, IL as a recipient of the 2017 ILPEx Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence.


December 21, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital Receives Over 1,000 Toys for Pediatric PatientsThe children in the pediatric unit at Saint Anthony Hospital were all smiles as the Sanchez Family delivered toys to sick children.


December 4, 2017
Associated Press – ‘Take all their excuses away’: Hard cases in heroin fightThe van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin.


November 6, 2017
Saint Anthony Rated the City of Chicago’s Best Value Hospital by AminoIn a new report released by Amino, a health care transparency company, Saint Anthony Hospital has been rated the city of Chicago’s “Best Value” hospital.


October 31, 2017
Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeLetter from Guy A. Medaglia, President and CEO, addressing Saint Anthony Hospital’s position on recently released safety grades.


October 19, 2017
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will release a new report about the Trump administration’s deliberate efforts to undermine and sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and their impact on Illinois


August 28, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital First in Illinois to be Awarded Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint CommissionSaint Anthony Hospital today announced it has earned Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, making it the first among all Illinois hospitals.


June 30, 2017
Chinese Physicians and Nurses Hosted by Saint Anthony Hospital Meet with Mayor Emanuel12 visiting physicians and nurses from China hosted by Saint Anthony Hospital met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. This first-of-its-kind program brings health care providers from prestigious universities and hospital across China to the states for three months to further learn and observe how high quality health care services are provided.


April 12, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital Receives Another “A” for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group for SpringSaint Anthony Hospital earned its second consecutive “A” ranking from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system.


March 2, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital Wins BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois Healthy Community Award at LISC Chicago’s 23rd Annual Chicago Development AwardsSaint Anthony Hospital was awarded the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Healthy Community Award by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago at the 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) on February 28.


December 20, 2016
Legacy of a 23-Year-Old Cancer Patient Lives on through the Gift Giving of Toys to Pediatric Patients and Disadvantaged ChildrenToday, the legacy of Tommy Sanchez will resonate through the walls of Saint Anthony Hospital.


November 14, 2016
Chicago Communities in Turmoil over Immigration and Affordable Care Act Changes under President-Elect TrumpIn light of the current election results and uncertainty among the communities that Saint Anthony Hospital serves, the hospital is further expanding its outreach for support services.


October 31, 2016
Saint Anthony Hospital Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety GradeNew Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assigns letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today. Saint Anthony Hospital was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.


October 18, 2016
Community Health Care Just Got Better for Challenged Chicago NeighborhoodsSaint Anthony Hospital has announced its new partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine for its obstetrics and pediatrics service lines. This new partnership exemplifies the way in which a nationally recognized academic medical institution and community-focused hospital can improve the health care services offered to its community.








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