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Monday, March 3, 2008

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Planned Parenthood Consolidation to allow Expansion of Quality Health Care Throughout Illinois

CHICAGO, IL – The five individual Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout this state officially opened their doors today as Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL).

“We decided together that by joining forces we would be able to broaden our services, and deepen our commitment to health care throughout the state of Illinois most effectively,” said Steve Trombley, who will become the President & CEO of PPIL.

“What this will allow us to do is take a broad look at the entire state, and identify underserved communities where health care is lacking. We all know that access to high quality health care is becoming scarcer. One of our motivating goals is to turn that around. We want everyone to have access to the same quality health care that is currently offered in the communities where a Planned Parenthood health center is located,” Trombley continued.

“For us, it’s all about helping women stay healthy. By providing access to affordable services like yearly pap tests to check for cervical cancer or breast exams to screen for breast cancer, Planned Parenthood assists women in achieving that goal,” said Trombley.

The five Illinois Planned Parenthood affiliates that are part of this consolidation are: Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area; Planned Parenthood of Decatur; Planned Parenthood of East Central Illinois; Planned Parenthood Heart of Illinois and Planned Parenthood Springfield Area.

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Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) provides affordable high-quality reproductive health care services to women and families throughout Illinois. Through health care services, educational programs, and advocacy efforts, PPIL ensures and protects the reproductive rights of each individual.

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Anonymous kfrederick said...

I'm glad there is a link between facilities. That assures equal services at all. Keep up the good work.

March 3, 2008 at 2:53 PM  

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