HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Blessing hosting career fair; QMG doctor to speak at symposium

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Mar. 12, 2018 11:15 am

QUINCY -- Blessing Health System is hosting a career fair March 19, emphasizing available professions and benefits.

The 3 to 6 p.m. event is scheduled for the Blessing Hospital Auditorium, 11th and Broadway. The auditorium is just inside the main entrance of the hospital.

Job seekers will also have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with hiring leaders and apply for open positions.

Positions include clinical and non-clinical jobs, some requiring experience. Those attending are encouraged to bring several copies of their resume/job history.

People interested in a career with Blessing Health System but are unable to attend the career fair may complete a job application at

Question-answer session targets sleep disorders

The Quincy Regional Sleep Disorders Support Group will hold a question-and-answer session on PAP therapies at its March 20 meeting, scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Blessing Hospital Auditorium.

PAP, which stands for "positive airway pressure" therapy, is a term that applies to all sleep apnea treatments that provide patients with a stream of compressed air while they sleep to support their airway.

Quincy Regional Sleep Disorders Support Group meetings are designed to be helpful to anyone currently using sleep apnea therapy, those beginning therapy or those with questions about sleep apnea, plus anyone dealing with any form of sleep disorder. Family members and friends are also encouraged to attend.

Meetings for the rest of 2018 will be held June 19, Sept. 18 and Dec. 18.

For more information or to join the mailing list, contact 217-277-5397.

Efstratiadis will be presenter, moderator

Dr. Stilianos Efstratiadis of the Quincy Medical Group has been selected as a presenter and moderator at the Advanced Revascularization-Chapter XI (ARCH) Symposium of Barnes-Jewish Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Efstratiadis is a board-certified interventional cardiologist.

ARCH 2018 will be held from April 12 to 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis and is considered one of the most prestigious cardiology conferences in the nation. This symposium is geared toward increasing the knowledge base for cardiologists and internists and also to introduce new techniques to interventional cardiologists.

The symposium will focus on disseminating the knowledge and evidence-based data regarding innovative therapeutic options newly available for physicians and their patients with high-risk and complex coronary, peripheral vascular and structural anatomy. Dr. Efstratiadis, who joined QMG in 2009, is also assistant professor of clinical cardiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine-Barnes Jewish Hospital.