Anderson Hospital Foundation Welcomes New Members

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The Anderson Hospital Foundation recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors!

  • Jason Geminn, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., Chief Financial Officer
  • Joseph Newman, Newman Carriers, Inc., President
  • Nancy LeVault, Anderson Auxiliary, President

Jason Geminn is an SIUE alumnus and joined Prairie Farms in 2010.  In 2015 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer where he now oversees the company’s Finance, Risk Management, and IT functions.   Geminn has served on various Company boards and also previously served on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Accounting Advisory Board. 

Joe Newman is a lifelong resident of Edwardsville.  His transport company, Newman Carriers, Inc., has 2 main terminals in Fairmont City, IL and Kankakee, IL, operating in 48 states, Canada and Mexico.  He currently serves on several other boards including the executive board of the Illinois Trucking Association and Busey Bank Advisory Board.

Nancy LeVault is the 2022/2023 President of the Anderson Hospital Auxiliary.  After retiring from her roles in Education which included teacher, principal and director of education for the Granite City School Distict; LeVault took a part-time role as Senior Volunteer Director for Southwestern Illinois College.  LeVault holds memberships on many area boards including United Way of Greater St. Louis, Granite City Rotary Club and Maryville Improvement Committee.    

The Anderson Hospital Foundation encourages charitable gifts that support and advance the quality of health care provided by Anderson Hospital. As a not-for profit, tax-exempt philanthropic corporation, the Foundation allocates funds for capital projects and programs for Anderson Hospital as they provide and promote excellence in healthcare and wellness service in partnership with the communities they serve.

Since 1977, Anderson Hospital has responded to the needs of Madison County Residents. Each new service and every expansion has been in direct response to community needs. Some of Anderson’s most recent additions include: 24/7 Cardinal Glennon Pediatrics, 24/7 Cardiac Cath Team, Chest Pain Center and DaVinci Surgical System. Gifts to the Anderson Hospital Foundation are considered gifts of support from the community, gifts that acknowledge the importance of preserving and enhancing the health status of our community.

Anderson Hospital Foundation Board of Directors:

Dr. Max Eakin, Co-Chair

Jason Weiss, Co-Chair

Mark Shashek, Secretary

Michael Marshall, Treasurer

Keith Page, Director

Nancy LeVault, Director

Jason Geminn, Director

Joseph Newman, Director

Lendell Phelps, Director

Jeff Westerhold, Director

Grief Support Group Returns April 26 to Anderson Hospital Chapel

After taking a hiatus during COVID, the Grief Support Group at Anderson Hospital returns April 26.

A grief support group offers a different quality of support and connection that comes from being with people who have also recently experienced a loss. Grief support groups provide emotional support, validation, and education about grief.  Everyone is welcome to join in this group at Anderson Hospital, led by Chaplain Jim Donahue.  Group meets in the Chapel, located on the 2nd floor of Hospital Entrance 1.

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Anderson Hospital Makes Newsweek’s ‘World’s Best Hospitals’ 2022 List

Anderson Hospital Makes Newsweek’s ‘World’s Best Hospitals’ 2022 List

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Anderson Hospital is proud to have been named one of the best hospitals in the United States by Newsweek magazine in their annual "World’s Best Hospitals" rankings released this month. The 2022 list lands Anderson Hospital in the top 6% of 6,090 hospitals in the United States.

Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 80 years. This is the fourth year of their World’s Best Hospitals rankings. “Many medical institutions struggled with challenges over the course of the pandemic, but what has set the world's leading hospitals apart is their continued ability to deliver the highest-quality patient care and conduct critical medical research even as they focused on battling COVID,” stated Nancy Cooper, Global Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek.

This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry-ranking provider. Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Three data sources were used for the evaluation, including hospital recommendations from peers, patient experience, and medical key performance indicators (patient safety, hygiene measures, and quality of treatment).

“We are incredibly proud of our staff for playing a pivotal role in this accomplishment,” said Keith Page, Anderson Hospital President and CEO.  “Our teamwork has been so visible and important, especially during the past two years of this pandemic.  It makes a great difference in the care we provide to our patients because it emphasizes collaboration and promotes an environment that focuses on the quality of care of our patients.” 

In addition to a ranking in the top 6% of United States hospitals, Newsweek also recognized Anderson Hospital for performing above the average in Infection Prevention measures.   In 2021, Anderson Hospital was the only hospital in southwestern Illinois to earn a 5 Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The annual CMS stars program serves as a healthcare guide to hospital quality, comprising more than 50 individual measures that include safety of care, readmissions, patient experience, hospital mortality and timely and effective care.

The full list of hospital rankings is available on the Newsweek website: https://www.newsweek.com/worlds-best-hospitals-2022/united-states.