Weather Alert

Heat Advisory Extended Through Monday

IL (AP) -- Heat advisory remains in effect from 1:00pm this afternoon to 7:00pm CDT Monday. Dangerous levels of heat and humidity will occur from this afternoon through Monday afternoon. Heat index values will peak from 100 to 107 degrees in the afternoon hours with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and dew points in the 70s.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Beat the heat, check the backseat! Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 9-1-1.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, and stay out of the sun. And check up on relatives and neighbors.

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Springfield Clinic - Patient Centered Medical Home

Our culture is one of continuous improvement, with the goal of providing the highest quality care for our patients. By empowering your physician to provide, oversee and coordinate all the care you need, the Patient Centered Medical Home model seeks to strengthen the provider-patient relationship. PCMH replaces "episodic" care -- which is based on symptoms and illnesses -- with coordinated, whole person care and long-term healing relationships.

As a patient of Springfield Clinic, you will enjoy an ongoing relationship with your personal physician. Your physician leads a team that takes collective responsibility for your care. You will be part of that team. The Medical Home also provides enhanced care through widened scheduling, expanded hours and open lines of communication amongst patients, physicians and staff.


 
 
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