Distinctive Care Welcomes Dr. Shah


While there are many factors women consider when choosing an OB/GYN for their care, patient/doctor communication should be high on the list.  Receiving the best care possible can be greatly dependent upon the patient/doctor relationship.  If a patient is not comfortable sharing personal issues with their doctor, the patient may not receive optimal care.

At Distinctive Care for Women, doctors Patrice Staten, MD, Erin Wright, MD, and Manisha Shah, MD, feel communication with their patients is of the upmost importance.  “Our patients are sharing some of their most personal life experiences with us,” said Dr. Wright.  “It is important for all patients to feel our office is a safe space where all of their concerns can be addressed in a respectful manner.”  

Part of what makes their care so distinctive is that they are an all-female practice, including their support staff.   “Many women feel more comfortable talking with a woman regarding their body and reproductive health,” said Dr. Staten.  “As women, we can empathize with our patients.  When I share similar personal experiences with them, they feel more at ease.” 

This practice offers more than just a place where women seek care during pregnancy; they treat women of all ages and stages.  “I enjoy engaging with my younger patients and empowering them to take a proactive stance regarding their health,” said Dr. Wright.  “Even my patients who are away at college know that I am always accessible and will support them while they are away.”

“We help patients come full-circle from puberty, through pregnancy, and well into menopause,” said Dr. Staten.  Caring for multiple generations of women within the same family is common in this practice.  “The long lasting relationship we build with our patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of being doctors,” they said.

Although they are proud of providing patients with compassionate care, they are equally as proud of the quality of care they render.  Dr. Staten received a combined Bachelor of Arts and Medical Degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency training with the Army and Air Force at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall in San Antonio, Texas and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Staten extends her service to Highland, Illinois every first Tuesday of each month. She is also one of few physicians on staff who perform robotic surgery.

Dr. Wright earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and Medical Degree from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School and was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia prior to relocating to Southwest Illinois. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Manisha Shah, a Board Certified Ob/Gyn, has over a decade of expertise in the latest advances in women’s care.  Following the completion of medical school at the prestigious M.S. University Baroda College of Medicine in her native India, Dr. Shah completed her residency training in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Allegheny General Hospital/Allegheny Health Network, affiliated with Temple University School of Medicine, where Dr. Shah served as Chief Resident. 

In addition to seeing patients at their main office in Maryville, they all see patients in offices located in Bethalto, Highland and Staunton!  Call for details if you’d like to be seen in one of those offices!  618-288-9320.

Construction Begins on Rehabilitation Institute

Anderson Rehab Institute Rendering


LOUISVILLE, Ky. and MARYVILLE, Il. (May 27, 2020) – Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) and Anderson Healthcare have begun construction on an acute rehabilitation institute being built on Anderson Healthcare’s Goshen Campus in Edwardsville, Illinois. This institute will be the first freestanding rehabilitation institute in the Central and Southern regions of Illinois.

Anderson Rehabilitation Institute is a joint venture between Kindred and Anderson Healthcare and is expected to open in Q2 2021. The facility will provide care to patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and other complex conditions. Staff will provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Other special services provided will include physiatry, internal medicine, medical/surgical consultations, rehabilitation nursing and nutritional services. The institute will have a dedicated pharmacy.

The 49,920-square-foot facility will have 34 beds and feature all private rooms; a secured acquired brain injury unit with private dining and therapy gym; large interdisciplinary gym for all therapy services; transitional living apartment designed to simulate a residential apartment, to prepare patients for their daily living tasks before they are discharged home; and a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities.

It will also have specially designed rooms to treat dialysis patients; and specialty programs dedicated to neuro, stroke, brain injury, and amputation.

Kindred will manage the day-to-day operations of Anderson Rehabilitation Institute and Anderson Hospital will provide any medical support services. The new institute will replace a 20-bed hospital-based acute rehabilitation unit at Anderson Hospital that Kindred has managed since 2004.

“We look forward to opening our doors to this state-of-the-art institute and expanding our existing relationship with Anderson Healthcare as we address the growing need for inpatient rehabilitation services in the state,” said Russ Bailey, chief operating officer of Kindred Rehabilitation Hospitals. “We are excited to partner with Anderson Healthcare to offer the community with quality care focused on providing hope, healing and recovery.”

“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.”



Kindred Healthcare, LLC is a healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $3.2 billion(1). At March 31, 2020, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 31,800 employees providing healthcare services in 1,731 locations in 46 states, including 64 long-term acute care hospitals, 21 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 10 sub-acute units, 95 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,541 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for nine years, Kindred’s mission is to help our patients reach their highest potential for health and healing with intensive medical and rehabilitative care through a compassionate patient experience. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com. You can also follow us on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.

  • Revenues for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2020



Anderson Healthcare is a regional healthcare network in southwestern Illinois, composed of entities including Anderson Hospital, Community Hospital of Staunton, Anderson Mercy Cancer Care, Anderson Surgery Center, Maryville Imaging, and Anderson Medical Group. Anderson Healthcare’s Goshen Campus is the latest effort to bring exceptional healthcare services to the residents of southwestern Illinois.  Our quality services are evident by our accreditations, certifications and designations which endorse our expertise.  The mission of our 1400+ employees is to exceed expectations in providing personal, convenient, quality healthcare.

Thank You for Passing Senate Bill 2541

Anderson Hospital greatly appreciates our state legislators for returning to Springfield last week and taking critically needed action during this challenging and unprecedented time.  We are pleased to learn that the Illinois General Assembly unanimously approved final bipartisan legislation – Senate Bill 2541.  Special thanks to our local legislators, Representative Katie Stuart and Senator Rachelle Crowe for their support of this vital legislation that includes Medicaid funding, the Hospital Assessment Program, liability protection and telehealth.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your leadership and support for the reauthorization of the Illinois Hospital Assessment Program,” said Keith Page, Anderson Hospital President and CEO.  “Now more than ever, we must maintain the healthcare safety net and not impose any Medicaid cuts.”

According to President and CEO of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, A.J. Wilhelmi, even before the pandemic, one in four Illinoisans relied on Medicaid for their healthcare coverage to access needed services. “With the economy in a serious downturn, many more thousands of Illinoisans will need Medicaid,” said Wilhelmi.  “And with the very real prospect of future, multiple COVID outbreaks – including a possible second surge this fall and winter – it is critical that the state ensure hospitals and health systems have the resources they need to prepare for and deal with such extraordinary circumstances.”

More than 200 Illinois hospitals pay into the Hospital Assessment Program, triggering additional contributions from the federal government. The money is then redistributed to hospitals to offset the cost of treating patients on Medicaid. The joint federal and state health insurance system pays hospitals less than Medicare and commercial insurance.


Limited Entrances to Hospital

As services resume with caution, two additional service entrances will reopen to patients with restrictions:

imaging centerThe Imaging Center at Anderson Hospital (starting Friday, May 8)

The Imaging Center Entrance at Anderson Hospital will reopen on Friday, May 8th, to imaging patients only.

  • Entrance will be open Monday – Friday only (Main Entrance will be required on Weekends).
  • Staff screeners will be located at the entrance to screen and admit entry.
  • Patients must be wearing masks to be admitted entry.
  • Patient’s family/support person will be instructed to wait in their vehicle.
  • Authorization by staff will be made for any patients requiring a support person to accompany them inside the facility (i.e. pediatric cases, patients with disabilities, etc.).
  • If support person is deemed appropriate, they will be screened prior to entry with temperature check and will be required to wear a mask. 


Surgery Center 08The Surgery Center at Anderson Hospital (starting Monday, May 11)

Elective surgeries will resume on Monday, May 11, thus requiring the opening of the Surgery Center entrance to surgery patients only.

  • Staff screeners will be located at the entrance to screen and admit entry.
  • Patients must be wearing masks to be admitted entry.
  • Patient’s family/support person will be instructed to wait in their vehicle.
  • Authorization by staff will be made for any patients requiring a support person to accompany them inside the facility (i.e. pediatric cases, patients with disabilities, etc.).
  • If support person is deemed appropriate, they will be screened prior to entry with temperature check and will be required to wear a mask. 

Elective Surgeries Resume

Following the guidelines set by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Anderson Hospital is pleased to resume elective surgeries starting Monday, May 11th.   “It is our intent to run a full schedule,” said Dan Rojek, Anderson Hospital Director of Surgical Services.   “However, daily review of census and supplies may cause an adjustment in the schedule.”

In addition, the following restrictions will be in place:

  • As part of the Illinois Department of Public Health criteria, all elective surgery patients must receive COVID testing prior to case.  *Does not include emergency cases. 
  • The COVID testing will be ordered by the surgeon/physician through Anderson’s pre-op nursing staff.   
  • Patients will be scheduled at our pre-authorized Drive Thru Testing Site located at 2930 North Center Street in Maryville, 48 – 72 hours in advance of procedure.
  • Following COVID testing, patients will be asked to self-isolate until the day of surgery/procedure.
  • The Surgery Center entrance off of Vadalabene Drive (green canopy) will be open to surgery center patients only. 
  • Patients will have to wear a mask when coming to the hospital.
  • Patient’s family/support persons will be instructed to wait in their cars.
  • Preauthorization by staff will be made for any patients requiring a support person to accompany them inside the facility (i.e. pediatric cases, patients with disabilities, etc.).
  • If a support person is deemed appropriate, they will be screened prior to entry with temperature check and COVID symptom question checking. They will be required to wear a mask.