News & Events

Auxiliary Presents Annual Check

Anderson Hospital Auxiliary presented Anderson Hospital President and CEO, Keith Page (far right) with its annual donation to the hospital during the Auxiliary’s Annual Meeting held January 13. The donation, which reflects funds raised in 2019, totaled $76,000. This annual donation is made possible through the Auxiliary Gift Shop, Medical Alert Service, Fundraising Events, Vending Machine Sales, and the newborn photos program.

The Auxiliary has over 200 active members and is an integral part of Anderson Hospital. Volunteers gave nearly 40,000 hours of service to Anderson Hospital in 2019.

Active Volunteers provide direct services to the Emergency, O.B. and Outpatient Surgery
Departments, as well as being “on call” from the Volunteer Office. They manage information desks at public entrances including those at the Cancer Center and Wellness Center. Volunteers are the sole proprietors of our hospital’s Gift Shop managing staff, purchasing inventory, and all inventory management.

“The Auxiliary remains as dedicated and instrumental as ever in the continuing operation of Anderson Hospital,” said Page. “We thank them for their many hours of service and commitment to making a difference in Anderson Hospital.”

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Flu Alert

Due to recent surge in flu activity in our area, Anderson Hospital is restricting visitors who display flu-like symptoms from visiting patients.  We ask that you respect this request for the safety of our patients and caregivers.  If you have flu-like symptoms, 

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Wellness Center Bethalto Now Open

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Anderson has expanded its Wellness Center model to Bethalto, Illinois.  The Wellness Center Bethalto, located at 610 Texas Blvd, opens its doors today, Monday, January 13.  The center offers a radiology suite with limited radiology services, a lab draw station and full audiology services.  It also features physician offices including A to Z Pediatrics, Maryville Women’s Center OB/GYN specialists, and family medicine specialist Dr. David Berkenbile.  

 “As health care transforms, there is a need to provide more coordinated care closter to home for our patients,” said Keith Page, CEO of Anderson Healthcare.  “Our Wellness Centers allow Anderson to coordinate care, from hospitals to physician offices to cancer services to a freestanding imaging center, to better serve our communities.”

The facility which had recently been home to the Bethalto School District’s central office was completely renovated and unveiled in a ribbon cutting/open house event on January 10.   The event included Anderson Healthcare representatives, Anderson Hospital Foundation board members,    Anderson Healthcare and Hospital board members, Village of Bethalto members, Bethalto School District members, physicians and other special guests.

“While our organization has grown significantly, our mission and vision remain the same,” said Page. “Our 1,600-team members work together to provide area families with exceptional healthcare services.”

Holding the ribbon left to right are:

Mark Shashek, Anderson Healthcare Board Chairman; Dr. Jill Griffin, Superintendent of Bethalto Schools; Alan Winslow,  Bethalto Mayor;  Dr. Lori Eberhart (and her children) A-Z Pediatrics;  Dr. David Berkenbile, Family Practice; and Dr. Mark McGranahan, A-Z Pediatrics.

Our Acute Rehab Unit is Award Winning

The Rehabilitation Center (TRC) at Anderson Hospital was recently awarded a 3-year re-accreditation by The Joint Commission and Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for their inpatient rehabilitation program and for their Stroke Specialty Program. The survey results were extremely complimentary of the program at all levels. CARF accreditation is more than a certificate on the wall. It is evidence that our organization strives to improve efficiency and service delivery—creating a foundation for continuous quality improvement and consumer satisfaction. Our CARF-accredited status recognizes that we continue to meet internationally-approved stands for the provision of quality services for people who have had a stroke. This involves rigorous external review and ensures the highest quality outcomes for our patients.  TRC has had CARF accreditation since 2007 and has been a Stroke Specialty Program since 2010. TRC is the only CARF-accredited stroke specialty program in Madison County or the Metro East. Congratulations to the entire TRC staff for the high accolades for the excellent care that they provide! 

Some highlights from the survey report include:

o   “The hospital is commended for planning and initiating the upgrading of its EMR.”

o   “The hospital was recognized for their ability to retain team members…The longevity of a number of staff is an exceptional achievement.”

o   “Patients are very complimentary of staff at all levels and express high levels of satisfaction with the rehabilitation services provided.”

o   “Both internal and external referral sources expressed a high level of satisfaction with the relationship with TRC.”

o   “Staff and patients expressed how the integration of patients and families/support systems into team conference has improved communication and satisfaction throughout the program.”

o   “Staff members are very engaged and are dedicated to TRC.”

Anderson Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Timothy Penn

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Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Timothy Penn, along with his family and staff, officially opened his new practice today with a ceremonious ribbon cutting. While Dr. Penn has been on staff with Anderson Hospital for many years, he has officially opened his own practice, Greenleaf Orthopaedics, within Anderson Medical Group on December 1. His practice name, using the official British form of the word, pays tribute to Dr. Penn's father. Congrats! His office is located at 4804 Illinois 159 in Glen Carbon. Patients can call his office at 618-391-5080.