Scholarships Awarded

One of the best things about being a community hospital is when we get the chance to “give back” to the community.  Our Auxiliary and Medical Staff do that every year through the scholarship programs they created for area students seeking education and careers in healthcare!

This year a total of 11 students earned scholarships worth $1,000 each to be used for their education seeking healthcare careers.

The Medical Staff awarded scholarships to:

Rebekah Kuhl (Troy, IL)

Attending:  St. Louis University

Major:  Occupational Therapy

Kevin Schrader (Collinsville, IL)

Attending:  Southern Illinois University/School of Medicine

Major:  Medical

Lisa Dickman (Highland, IL)

Attending:  Barnes Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing

Major:  Nursing

Jennifer Werner (Edwardsville, IL)

Attending:  Maryville University

Major:  Nursing

Jacob Troeckler (Bethalto, IL)

Attending:  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)

Major:  Pharmacy

Abigail Kassing (Maryville, IL)

Attending:  University of Evansville

Major:  Physical Therapy


Pictured left to right are:  Dr. Hulsen, Rebekah Kuhl, Dr. Wangard, Jacob Troeckler, Dr. Landgraf, Jennifer Werner, and Dr. Mulligan.


At their July General Meeting, the Anderson Hospital Auxiliary awarded five $1,000 scholarships for students in a health occupation program.   Students receiving scholarships were:

Jamie Cummins (Maryville, IL)
Attending:  Greenville University
Major:  Health Psychology

Jacob Troeckler (Bethalto, IL)

Attending:  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)

Major:  Pharmacy

Courtney Deiters (Breese, IL)

Attending:  St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Major:  Pharmacy

Aaron Peach (Granite City, IL)
Attending:  SIUC

Major:  Medicine

Madison Schmidt (Maryville, IL)
Attending:  SIUE
Major:  Pharmacy


Left to right are:  Jamie Cummins, Courtney Deiters, Aaron Peach, Madison Schmidt, and Jacob Troeckler.

Importance of Primary Care Providers

Anderson Medical Group's Chief Operating Officer, Katie Parks, and Medical Director, Dr. Rodney Greeling, sat down with Matt Chambers today on KMOV's Great Day St. Louis to talk about why having a primary care physician is so important... watch now!



Dedication Honors A Founding Board Member

Anderson Hospital is blessed with so many people who have given and continue to give their time and talents to make it a special place that the residents of our area rely on for their healthcare. 

One such person who exemplifies this is Millie Belobraydic.  Millie has been with our hospital since the beginning and has had an impact on so many of us.  Millie’s involvement with Anderson Hospital began in 1967, a decade before the hospital opened. She was part of the visionary group dedicated to building a hospital to serve Maryville, Troy, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Collinsville and surrounding communities.   The group played an essential role in the establishment of Anderson Hospital.  Millie was there when they broke ground in 1974 and was the volunteer who wheeled in the very first patient on opening day, January 5, 1977.  Since then, Millie has been a constant presence at Anderson Hospital, serving on the Board of Trustees and the Auxiliary in which she served as President for two terms.   In 2000, she was awarded the coveted Founders Award which recognized her as an instrumental figure in the development and ongoing success of Anderson Hospital.  For years, she volunteered alongside the Materials Management staff and most recently volunteered at the Information Desks of the Hospital and Cancer Center.   

To honor Millie’s many contributions to Anderson Hospital, a generous donor  and matching gift donations were made to the Anderson Hospital Foundation.  The donations not only honor Millie but also help the Foundation continue its mission: to support and promote Anderson Hospital as it provides exceptional healthcare services for the communities it serves.   Because of the generous nature of the monetary gift, the Administrative Board Room was dedicated in Millie’s honor on July 17, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.


Happy Retirement to Dr. Anthony Malench!

Anderson Medical Group physician, Dr. Anthony Malench, has retired ending a 60+ year run of Malench Family Medicine in the Edwardsville area. 

Anthony is one of four Malenchs who practiced family medicine in our community.  The Malench practice began back in 1956 when Anthony’s father, Henry, established a medical practice in Edwardsville as a family physician and general surgeon.  Henry was later joined by his brother, Robert, and then joined by his sons Peter and Anthony.   

Anthony was the last in practice and retired this month, ending a legacy of care from a wonderful family of doctors.

We wish him the best in his retirement!