ISMS officer

BLOOMINGTON — Dr. Paul Pedersen, an internal medicine physician and vice president and chief medical officer at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, was elected president-elect of the Illinois State Medical Society during its recent annual meeting.

Pedersen will serve as president-elect through April 2019.

Pedersen has been a member of the state medical society since 1980, is active in the McLean County Medical Society and is president of the board of the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program.

Chase results

NORMAL — Advocate BroMenn Service Auxiliary's once-every-two-years Chase for Champions event recognized "champions" of public safety and raised a record amount of money, largely for BroMenn's acute rehab unit.

Forty teams participated in the chase event and more than 700 people attended the recognition dinner on April 14, said BroMenn President Colleen Kannaday.

About $102,000 was raised, with most of the money going to create a simulation lab for BroMenn's acute rehab unit. The lab will simulate real-life scenarios to help recovering stroke and traumatic brain injury patients.

Part of the money also will fund educational scholarships for the four public safety personnel honored at the event. They are McLean County sheriff's deputies Landon Cuba and Alex Freshour and Metcom telecommunicators Benjamin Over and Nicole Snodgrass.


PONTIAC — Livingston County Health Department is accepting appointments for 2018-2019 school and sports physicals.

Physicals will be conducted at the health department, 310 E. Torrance Ave., Pontiac, by appointment only, on June 13, 20 and 27; July 11, 18 and 25; and Aug. 1.

Appointments may be made by calling 815-844-7174, ext. 210.

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Health Reporter

Health reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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