Now Hiring Respiratory Care Practitioner

Respiratory Care Practitioner

$5,000 sign on bonus!!!!

Shift: Full Time/Nights/Evenings


Job Summary:

Provides respiratory care services: safe, skillful, accurate and in an efficient manner, age-appropriate and population specific to patients of all ages under the direction of a physician, guided by department guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols.  

Education & Other Requirements:

Education Level:  Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care Program

Certification/Licensure: Current credentials with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC):

Certification required, Registry preferred

Current State of Illinois Respiratory Care Practitioner License required

Adult/Pediatric CPR certification required (Available upon employment)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification required (Available upon employment)

ACLS/PALS certification preferred.

Experience Requirements:  Minimum of one to two years clinical experience as a student therapist.



Alyya El-Khatib, Recruiter

[email protected]



Foundation Gala Goes Virtual



The Anderson Hospital Foundation’s 2021 Gala is going virtual!  The January Gala may best be described as an “interactive website” which will be open to participants January 29 thru the 31st.   Lori St. John, Foundation Event Manger, is working with GiveSmart, an industry leader in fundraising software, to bring a fun and interactive event to life, virtually.

While we will miss the fellowship and networking that occurs when physically gathered for a cause, there are some great advantages to a virtual event!  One of the best advantages is anyone can participate…from anywhere!   Guests can navigate to the website from the comfort of their own home using the device of their choice.  “The Givesmart Module allows guests to bid on their phones,” explained Lori.  “They will also get phone updates on their bid as the auction continues.” 

The website will feature “How to” videos from the Foundation Board’s Lendell Phelps,  instructing guests on how to navigate the website and participate in the auction.  “The items they will bid on will be Covid friendly and will be parties of 10 or 20, things to do close to home or items for the home,” said Lori. 

The 2021 Gala is titled, Hometown Heroes, and will feature a video showcasing a day in the life of some of our very own hospital heroes.   Lori is especially excited to offer past participants an extra special benefit.  “Guests from our 2020 event will receive a special save the date card in the mail and will receive a special gift the week of the event,” explained Lori.  The gift will include some special items including a recipe from the Chef at the Four Seasons.   “A video of the Chef making the recipe will be on the website and guests can make it during the event or whenever they want to enjoy it!”

 Lori is hoping guests will make a fun evening out of it.  “I hope guests will dress up and celebrate safely with friends,” said Lori.  Many virtual event guests host small parties and share their experiences with friends and family over Facebook.  “I hope we see photos of the finished meals and everyone dressed up!” 

Anderson Surgery Center Opens

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Representatives from Anderson Healthcare, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and physician partners recently celebrated the completion of the Anderson Surgery Center with a ribbon cutting. The one story building located on Anderson Healthcare Goshen Campus, houses Anderson Surgery Center, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic, and a Physician Specialty Clinic. Conveniently located in the expanding I-55 Corridor planning area, the Anderson Surgery Center expands access to outpatient surgery in our community.
The Anderson Surgery Center offers surgeons the opportunity to perform specific procedures more efficiently and conveniently than they can in hospital-based operating rooms. “Our physician specialists will perform highly-specific procedures in plastic and hand surgery, gynecology, podiatry, ear/nose/throat, gastroenterology and plan to offer pediatric surgeries through our partnership with SSM Health,” said Shauna Cooper, Anderson Surgery Center Director. “We are focused on ensuring patients have the best surgical experience possible while providing cost-effective care.” In addition, the facility houses a Physician Specialists timeshare suite and limited outpatient services from Anderson Hospital including Lab, X-Ray and Audiology.
The Anderson Surgery Center is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and expects to receive accreditation by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in the near future.
A unique pediatric partnership with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, including SLUCare Physician Group, enhances pediatric services to include outpatient surgery in the facility as well. In addition to their specialty clinic opening October 5, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital plans to utilize the Anderson Surgery Center for pediatric surgeries in the future. “Anderson Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital have a longstanding relationship that has enhanced pediatric services in Madison and our surrounding counties,” said Keith Page, President and CEO of Anderson Healthcare. “This facility continues that partnership while also offering exceptional outpatient surgery options for adults and children.” The specialty clinic is on target to open on October 5.
In addition to the newly opened surgery and pediatric facility, a 34-bed acute rehabilitation institute is under construction and on target to open in summer 2021. The institute, to be managed by Kindred Healthcare, LLC, 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 institute will have all private rooms, with 12 beds specific to brain/stroke injury care. It will replace a 20-bed hospital-based acute rehabilitation unit at Anderson Hospital that Kindred has managed since 2004.
Anderson also announced plans for a third building on the Goshen Campus, a 50,000 square foot medical building.

Visit www.AndersonSurgeryCenter.Org to find out more.

Pictured in ribbon cutting photo (left to right):
Amy Shaw (SSM), Heather Jolley (SSM), Keith Page (Anderson Healthcare), Lisa Klaustermeier-Spencer (Anderson Healthcare), Shawn Dryden (SSM), Mark Shashek (Anderson Healthcare), Dr. Eric Snook, Dr. Sara Cannon, Dr. Thomas Hulsen and Shauna Cooper (Anderson Surgery Center Director).

Latest Project for Goshen Campus Unveiled

Anderson Healthcare Unveils Latest Project

Anderson Healthcare is excited to unveil plans for the next phase of the Anderson Healthcare Goshen Campus in Edwardsville.  “We are developing a 50,000 square foot medical building,” revealed 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 would 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 will require approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.  The certificate of need (CON) program promotes the development of a comprehensive health care delivery system that assures the availability of quality facilities, related services, and equipment to the public. Anderson Healthcare plans to submit the CON application by year’s end with a 1st quarter 2021 review date.  Anderson is also working with the City of Edwardsville’s Planning and Zoning Division to obtain required licenses and permits.  With approvals in place, the project should break ground in summer 2021 with construction complete in 2022.

This building would 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 by The Korte Company. 

The Anderson Healthcare Goshen Campus recently finalized its first building anchored by Anderson Surgery Center and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic.   A free-standing rehabilitation hospital, known as Anderson Rehabilitation Institute, is currently under construction.  It is a joint venture between Anderson Healthcare and Kindred Healthcare, LLC., anticipating an opening in summer 2021.