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Surgical Services Team Receives Healing Hand Awards at MDH

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Surgical Services Team Receives Healing Hand Awards at MDH

Pictured (L-R): Dr. Tim Biagini, Registered Nurse Cindy Canevit, Grateful Patient Vicky Kipling, Registered Nurse Tracy Thome and Surgical Services Leader Amber Depoy.

MACOMB, Ill. - McDonough District Hospital congratulates Tim Biagini, MD; Cindy Canevit, RN; Steve Hilligoss, CRNA; Danelle Kirkpatrick, OR Tech; and Tracy Thome, RN for receiving Healing Hand awards, an honor within the Grateful Patient Program at MDH.

Grateful Patient Vicky Kipling recognized the staff for going above and beyond in care and compassion, all while being called in on a weekend.

Kipling shared, “I was very concerned about my symptoms and they relieved those fears. MDH is fortunate to have such a caring surgical team who exceeds expectations. Steve and Tim visited me before and after the procedure; I can’t thank them enough.”

The Grateful Patient Program provides an opportunity for patients and/or families to show their gratitude and appreciation in honor of the excellent care received. In addition to recognizing a Healing Hand, patients and/or families may make a financial contribution to support an area of care or direct their gift to a more specific cause. This gift was designated to the Surgical Services Department.

To learn more about the Grateful Patient Program at MDH, please contact the Foundation office at (309) 836-1757 or visit