SHELBYVILLEIL – On Friday, September 28, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital sponsored a luncheon with the purpose of drawing together the best experts from five counties in local health care, health departments, law enforcement, social organizations and other agencies to brainstorm the best practices and resources for curtailing the current stream of drug misuse.
The group of over 20 professionals assembled and shared information on current trends, and what next steps could be taken to help the reduce drug misuse. They also identified common issues which are impediments for addicts who are seeking recovery.
This session at GSS is a result of New Vision’s Service Coordinator Caroline Reynolds’ involvement in coalitions in other counties which are addressing these issues. She is actively involved in five other coalitions across the state. This networking is imperative to form the best practices, treatment access, prevention and education to affected rural areas.  
Further meeting and development of this coalition are on hold until a meeting is held with the state which is scheduled for later in October.
The New Vision service is a medical detox service for people suffering from withdrawal from alcohol, pain pills and heroin. For more about our New Vision service, please call (217) 774-6436 or visit…/Substance-Abuse-Treatment.

Photo attached: New Vision’s Service Coordinator Caroline Reynolds holds a luncheon substance misuse at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital.
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit   
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit

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