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.”

Welcome Dr. Timothy Penn


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.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Approved


Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) and Anderson Healthcare today announced that the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board has granted Certificate of Need approval for a 34-bed acute rehabilitation hospital to be constructed on Anderson Healthcare’s Goshen Campus in Edwardsville, Illinois. This hospital will be the first freestanding rehabilitation hospital in the Central and Southern regions of Illinois.

            Anderson Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture between Kindred and Anderson Healthcare. Groundbreaking is expected in the summer of 2020. Kindred will manage the day-to-day operations of Anderson Rehabilitation Hospital and Anderson Hospital will provide any medical support services.

The hospital will care for adults recovering from conditions resulting in a loss of function or disability such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions, amputation, and other disabling conditions. The new hospital will have all private rooms, with 12 beds specific to brain/stroke injury care. The new hospital will replace a 20-bed hospital-based acute rehabilitation unit at Anderson Hospital that Kindred has managed since 2004.

“We look forward to expanding our existing relationship with Anderson Healthcare to build and operate this facility, to address the growing need for inpatient rehabilitation services in the state,” said Russ Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred Healthcare. “We are proud to create another quality-focused partnership and expect this collaborative effort to deliver the kind of excellent patient care that helps our inpatient rehabilitation business outperform peers in key clinical measures.”

“Throughout its history, Anderson Healthcare has responded to the needs of Madison County and Southern Illinois residents. Each new service and every expansion has been in direct response to community needs,” said Keith A. Page, President and CEO of Anderson Healthcare. “Our quality services are evident not only by our accreditations, certifications and designations but by our continued growth. Together with Kindred, we are proud to offer this level of care to patients requiring high-level rehabilitation.”

Medical Staff Presents Scholarships

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

This year a total of 5 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, Illinois

St. Louis University

Occupational Therapy

Kevin Schrader

Collinsville, Illinois

SIU School of Medicine

Medical Doctor

Sydney Schwegel

Bunker Hill, Illinois

SIU School of Medicine

Medical Doctor

Kennison Adams

Edwardsville, Illinois

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Medical Doctor

Samantha Bassler

St. Jacob, Illinois

Goldfarb School of Nursing


Pictured left to right are: Dr. Michael Mulligan, Sydney Schwegel, Dr. Kelly Geldmacher, Samantha Bassler, Dr. Thomas Hulsen, Rebekah Kuhl, Dr. Laura Bird and Dr. Charles Lane.