Building A Better Patient Experience
Anderson Hospital’s long-term-planning for private patient rooms has come to fruition. With years of careful planning and necessary building modifications complete, the private patient room project is complete!
21 new private patient rooms are now available and renovations on current surgical and medical units within the hospital are occurring simultaneously creating private patient rooms within existing units!
Why is a private room so important? Private rooms:
- Increase privacy for patients to discuss care with their physicians, nurses and allied health members
- Allow the care team to bring medical services and technology to the bedside
- Have been proven to reduce infections
- Minimize stress and improve sleep as well as healing
- Reduce noise for a more restful environment
- Allow for patient and family to visit freely
Research also shows that private patient rooms offer the most cost-effective model for enhancing inpatient care and shortening hospital stays. People in private rooms simply get better faster and have a better patient experience.
Look at our progress!
Throughout its history, Anderson Hospital has responded to the needs of Madison County residents. Each new service and every expansion have been in direct response to community needs. We are an independent, not for profit hospital dedicated to creating a healthcare setting in which quality of life and service excellence are experienced by our patients, their families, the medical staff and the community.
We are a pillar in this community with roots firmly planted in the communities we serve. Our legacy in the establishment of Anderson Hospital has remained a key element in our mission and vision.
*The Acute Rehab Unit will continue to offer semi-private rooms with a total of 20 beds.
Room To Heal:
Edwardsville native, Lauren Mullikin, shared her personal story about the day she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Anderson Hospital. “The news was so much for us to absorb,” said Mullikin who was only 18 at the time. “I was so glad to be in a room by myself, surrounded by my family.”
Lauren is now in remission and doing fantastic! She has continued preventative treatment since her initial diagnosis. She plans to attend Indiana University in the fall to finalize her nursing career which she decided to pursue as a result of her experience.