Anderson Awards Scholarships

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 9 students earned scholarships worth $1,000 each to be used for their education seeking healthcare careers.

The Auxiliary was able to recognize two of their five recipients during a July membership meeting.  Honored were:

Courtney Deiters, Breese, IL
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Emily Duncan, Highland, IL
St. Louis University

Other recipients include:

Derek Sonnenberg, Maryville, IL
University of Illinois – College of Medicine

Dawn Maker, Maryville, IL
Goldfarb School of Nursing

Mahalia Potter, Collinsville, IL
Goldfarb School of Nursing

Pictured left to right are:
Richard Trolliet, Auxiliary President; Courtney Deiters, Emily Duncan, and Betty Ludwig, Auxiliary Scholarship Chair.


Applications for the scholarships are made available in February each year and accepted until May 15th.  Applications are sent to area high schools and colleges or may be picked up in the hospital lobby.  For more information contact [email protected]

The Medical Staff recently met and congratulated 1 of 4 recipients of their scholarship which included:

Derek Sonnenberg, Maryville, IL
University of Illinois – College of Medicine

Other recipients included:

Rebekah Kuhl, Troy, IL
St. Louis University
Occupational Therapy

Dawn Maker, Maryville, IL
Goldfarb School of Nursing

Alexandra Holten, Collinsville, IL
University of Missouri

Applications are available every spring (deadline of receipt by Medical Staff Office by mid-May each year).  Applications may be picked up at volunteer stations or by calling the Medical Staff Office at 391-6142.

Pictured left to right are:
Dr. Michael Mulligan, Dr. Kelly Geldmacher, Derek Sonnenberg, and Dr. Scott Wong.
medstaff scholarship

Glo Bingo SOLD OUT!!!!

The Auxiliary's September 29th Event is SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an exciting "problem" to have!  Too many people want to come out, have fun and support Anderson Hospital's Auxiliary!!!  



Anderson Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Glo Bingo Extravaganza on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 at the Edwardsville American Legion, located across from Lincoln Middle School at 58 State Route 157.  Doors open at 6 p.m. with door prizes being awarded at 7 p.m. then games to follow.  

With ten games and two mega 50/50 games amounting to over $1,600, lots of door prizes and fantastic raffle items, this event is a must go to!  A DJ, songs, humor, and props with a hospital theme are sure to be a big hit.  While you can bring your own snacks, food and drink will be available to purchase.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 (includes 6 bingo cards, dabber, and hat) starting August 15th at the Anderson Hospital Gift Shop or online at A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $25, so advance tickets are encouraged.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

The Anderson Hospital Auxiliary is a non-profit organization dedicated to support, promote and advance Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.  The Auxiliary provides support to patients and staff, and through its fundraising efforts, provides scholarships and donates much needed medical equipment and supplies to Anderson Hospital.  Community support is a key element to the Auxiliary's success in these efforts.

Persons interested in making a raffle donation may call Pat Pettus, at (618) 973-1390.

Cooling Centers in Madison County

As this upcoming excessive heat warning is more intense and lengthy than the one last week, you may be asked by family members, visitors, and the general public, “where are the cooling centers?”

Below is a list of the current cooling centers in Madison County:

Village of Glen Carbon

Glen Carbon Police Department – Community Room
149 N. Main
Glen Carbon
8 a.m.— 9 p.m.

Glen Carbon Centennial Library
198 S. MainGlen Carbon
Monday — Thursday 9 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Friday — Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

City of Highland
Weinheimer Community Center
1100 Main St, Highland
Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Village of East Alton
Keasler Recreation Complex
615 Third Street
East Alton
Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Village of Bethalto
213 North Prairie
9 5 p.m.
*Open to Village residents only 

Madison County
Administration Building
157 N. Main Street
Monday — Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This list may expand as the week (and the heat) progresses.

Eric Brandmeyer, EMTP, RN, BSN
Director, EMS & Emergency Preparedness
Anderson Hospital


Pavilion Footprint Wall

Our Footprint Wall has caused quite a stir in Social Media recently!  We’re honored to see so many people have enjoyed our wall over the past 19 years.   That’s actually when it started, 19 years ago in September of 1998.  It was meant to be a “fun” extra for our patients to enjoy at the end of their visit with us.   Time has marched on since then, and so must we!  The original Pavilion for Women unit opened in 1993, and our 1st floor is part of that original footprint (no pun intended!).   A much-needed refresh of the 1st-floor rooms began earlier this year with the Labor, Delivery, and Recovery rooms being outfitted with similar décor and amenities as used in our new private patient suites on our medical/surgical floors.  Once the rooms are finished, we will begin to update the outer corridors and walls.   Yes, the famous footprint wall will be covered, but what will remain will be the renowned care we have always provided.  Our outstanding physicians, nurses and support staff will always be here for our mothers, babies, and families.


FAQs about our Pavilion for Women 1st Floor Refresh: 

What does the 1st Floor Refresh entail?

The original floor of our Pavilion for Women opened in 1993.  A much-needed refresh of the 1st-floor rooms began in early 2017.  The Labor, Delivery and Recovery rooms are being outfitted with similar décor and amenities as used in our new private patient suites on our medical/surgical floors.  Once the rooms are finished, we will begin to update the outer corridors and walls.

Why are you painting over the footprint wall?

The walls need to be covered in new wall coverings not only for aesthetics but for wear and tear of these high traffic corridors.

When and why did the footprint wall begin?

The footprint wall began in September 1998.  It intended to be a fun “extra” for parents to enjoy at the end of their visit with us.  Historically, parents took many of their own photographs and even videos of their child’s footprint during and immediately after the footprint was made. 

When will you stop adding footprints?

In preparation for this project, we stopped adding footprints to the wall on January 1, 2017

Will you photographically archive the wall?

YES.  In reality, nothing will be lost because all of the walls are being photographed and archived.  We are then planning to share that archive online so patients can visit their child’s footprint or angel anytime they like!  Although most parents took advantage of photos during their visit, they will have the option to zoom in and print a photo of the wall from their home computer simply by visiting our website.   That option should be available in early 2018.

Will patients be allowed in the unit to see footprints prior to painting?

Our patients feel comfortable knowing that the Pavilion for Women is a secured unit.  It is a sensitive patient care environment, and we pride ourselves on the level of security our unit provides.  We are encouraging our families to make use of the photo archive as described in the FAQs.

When will you start painting?

Renovation plans can be fluid.  While we are planning to start hallway refreshes in early 2018, it may be further into 2018 before painting begins. 

What about those parents who experience infant loss and had the option of placing an Angel on the Wall?

We provide outstanding support for mothers and families who experience a loss.  The angels were an option for patients to participate in the wall. 

We have a phenomenal Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group led by trained staff to support the needs of these families.   The Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support  (SHARE) organization was created to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.  Share is a national organization with a chapter at Anderson Hospital.

The Anderson Chapter of SHARE unveiled its “Angel of Hope” monument in October 2016 which took years of fundraising to come to fruition.   The Angel of Hope statue gives all parents - and anyone facing grief - a place of comfort and solace.  It is located on the east side of the hospital campus and can be visited 24/7.