Local EMS Offering Stop the Bleed Training

Knowing how to control bleeding from a serious injury is essential knowledge to keep you and those around you safe. This year, May 20 marks the fourth annual National STOP THE BLEED® Day, and the third annual National STOP THE BLEED® Month will be observed throughout the month of May. The Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and Maryville Fire Departments from Anderson Hospital Region IV EMS will be offering STOP THE BLEED CLASSES on May 20th. Don't miss out on this FREE opportunity.

EDWARDSVILLE:

The Edwardsville Fire Department  will be offering STOP THE BLEED CLASSES on May 20th. Class Schedules are as follows:

09:00 – 10:15
10:30 – 11:45
LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 14:15
14:30 – 15:45
16:00 – 17:15
DINNER BREAK
18:30 – 19:45
20:00 – 21:15
Prior registration is required to maintain social distancing. For questions about the STOP THE BLEED program or to register for a class at the Edwardsville Public Safety Building, call (618) 692-7540.
 
COLLINSVILLE:
 
Collinsville Fire Department will provide Stop the Bleed classes for the public on May 20, 10:00 am and 11:30 am.Collinsville Fire Station #1130 South ClintonCollinsville, IL. 62234Sign up by calling 346-5022
 
HAMEL:

Hamel EMS will host a Stop the Bleed Class for the public on May 20, 7 pm, at Hamel Fire Department.

MARYVILLE/GLEN CARBON:

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TROY:

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New Addition to the Goshen Campus

Edwardsville, Illinois – May 7, 2021 -- Today representatives from Anderson Healthcare, Triple Net Management, The Korte Company, and City of Edwardsville ceremoniously broke ground on a new addition to the Anderson Healthcare Goshen Campus.  

 “We are excited to add a 50,000 square foot medical building to our Goshen Campus in Edwardsville,” said Anderson Healthcare President and CEO, Keith Page. “This unique 2-story building will help us consolidate many of our Anderson Medical Group primary care practices into one convenient location,” he explained. “The facility will have clinical space for approximately 20 providers.”

In addition to Anderson Medical Group physicians, the building will house several outpatient services including an imaging center, urgent care, lab services and outpatient rehab therapies. “The imaging center will be known as the Goshen Imaging Center and will be an affiliate of the Maryville Imaging Center located in Maryville,” explained Page. “We are also in discussions with a healthcare partner to offer urgent care services specific to pediatrics.”

The project, approximately $20 million, is being developed by Triple Net Management. Triple Net Management is led by Terry Johnson, a veteran commercial real estate broker and developer with 35 years’ experience in office, retail, investment, and land sales. “We have had the opportunity to work with Terry in the past on a similar project and know that it will be a first-class facility,” said Page.

The project was approved by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board earlier this year.  Anderson has also been working with closely with the City of Edwardsville’s Planning and Zoning Division. The project is slated to be complete in summer 2022.

This building will be located on the northwest quadrant of the Anderson Healthcare Goshen Campus. The campus is situated on Goshen Road across from the Meyer Center YMCA and adjacent to District Drive. Access to the medical building will be via the main entrance on Goshen, as well as another entrance off of District Drive. The building is being designed and built by The Korte Company.

The Anderson Healthcare Goshen Campus opened its first building anchored by Anderson Surgery Center and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic last fall. A free-standing rehabilitation hospital, known as Anderson Rehabilitation Institute, is nearing completion and set to open this summer on the campus. It is a joint venture between Anderson Healthcare and Kindred Healthcare, LLC.

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Anderson Hospital Earns 5 Star Quality Award

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In its 2021 hospital ranking just released, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Anderson Hospital a coveted, five-star rating.

The annual CMS stars program serves as a healthcare guide to hospital quality, comprising more than 50 individual measures that include hospital mortality, avoidable readmission, hospital infections and patient experience.

“Only 13% of hospitals nationwide are currently recognized as a 5-star facility,” explained Keith Page, Anderson Hospital President and CEO.  “We are incredibly proud of our physicians and staff for this accomplishment.” 

Anderson Hospital is the only hospital in southwestern Illinois to earn the 5 Star Rating.  In the St. Louis area, only 3 other hospitals hold this rating including Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Mercy St. Louis, and St. Lukes in Chesterfield. 

Posted on the federal “Hospital Compare” website, the CMS hospital rankings serve as hospital report cards to help inform where to best receive medical care.

We encourage you to find out more and educate yourself on the program by visiting https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/

 

Anderson EMS Vaccinates Homebound

Anderson Hospital EMS Becomes 1st in State to provide vaccinations to Homebound Residents

On March 31 Anderson Hospital EMS began providing COVID vaccinations to the homebound in our area. Anderson Hospital EMS is the first in the State of Illinois to provide vaccinations to this vulnerable population.  

“The excitement of the first vaccination was the result of a lot of hard work 3 months in the making,” explained Eric Brandmeyer, Anderson Hospital Director of EMS and Emergency Preparedness.   “The idea of EMS vaccinating the home bound was presented by John Bailot, Chief of Collinsville Fire Department. From there it took a small army of folks from the Madison County Health Department, Illinois Department of Public Health, Anderson Hospital EMS Providers, and the Anderson Hospital EMS office to make the plan a reality.”

The Illinois Department of Public Health worked with the Anderson Hospital EMS System Coordinator, Steve Nikolaisen, and Anderson Hospital EMS Medical Director, Andrew Russell, to develop a safe and effective vaccination plan.  It will be a template for the rest of the state.

“The EMS service leadership worked hard to train their personnel specific to vaccinations, and scheduled extra staff to provide vaccinations to the home bound,” explained Nikolaisen.  “EMS are excited to provide this service to their communities as they have said ‘it is the right thing to do.’”

The Madison County Health Department worked toward identifying the area home bound by EMS district, scheduling the vaccinations, preparing the vaccinations, and providing medical authorization for the vaccinations.

If you or someone you know is homebound and in need of a vaccination call the Madison County Health Department at 618-650-8445.