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Services

Since 1977, Anderson Hospital has been offering Madison County residents local qualified, comprehensive healthcare services. Our vast array of services include diabetes education, sleep medicine, obstetrics, imaging and more. From nutritional services to emergency services, we treat each patient as an individual to ensure they experience the highest quality of care and life. Our hospital’s reputation for custom, excellent care can be attributed to the skill and dedication of our physicians and employees paired with our facility's advanced technology. At Anderson Hospital, we strive to serve our local community and to keep its residents healthy and happy. If you have any questions regarding the services we provide, please call 618.288.5711. 

Audiology

Anderson Hospital provides comprehensive audiology services for both children and adults.

Adult Audiology Services include:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations
  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Hearing aid sales and fitting on a 30-day trial basis with counseling and training at no additional expense
  • Assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired such as telephone and TV amplifiers, alarm clocks and smoke detectors
  • Physician Referral Required

Pediatric Audiological Services include:

  • Complete Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations including Visual Reinforcement Audiometry
  • Play Audiometry
  • Hearing Aid Evaluations, Fitting, Sales and Repairs
  • Ear Molds, Swim Plugs and Sound Protectors
  • Otoacoustic Emissions Testing
  • Central Auditory Processing Evaluations

Cardiopulmonary

Anderson Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Services provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient cardiology and respiratory care services, including diagnostic testing and treatment.

Cardiology Services

Anderson Hospital offers a variety of services to help diagnose heart problems. Studies offered in the cardiology area include:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG). An electrocardiogram is a recording of the heart's electrical activity on a strip of moving paper. It is one of the first tests used to diagnose heart disease, although a normal EKG doesn't guarantee the heart and coronary arteries are normal.
  • Echocardiogram. An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce pictures of the heart in motion. It is used to diagnose abnormalities of the heart valves, the heart muscle and the fluid-filled sac surrounding the heart.
  • Holter Monitoring. Holter monitoring is a continuous recording of your heart's electrical activity for 24 – 48 hours while you go about your normal activities. It is very useful in diagnosing abnormal heart rhythms and in determining whether recurring symptoms such as dizziness, fainting and palpitations are caused by abnormal rhythms.
  • Stress Testing. Stress testing helps your doctor evaluate your heart for blockage or other abnormalities. The test can show how well the heart muscle is contracting and if portions of the heart muscle are deprived of blood during exercise. For patients who are able to walk, a treadmill is used. If unable to walk on a treadmill your doctor may order a pharmacological stress test. Medications used for this type of test are Lexiscan or Dobutamine. We also do stress testing using echocardiography images taken before and after walking on the treadmill.

Respiratory Care Services

For most people, breathing is second nature. But for those who suffer from breathing problems caused by injury or illnesses such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, each breath can be a major accomplishment. Anderson Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Services provides inpatient and outpatient respiratory care services to help diagnose and treat breathing disorders and help you breathe easier. Staffed around the clock by registered and certified respiratory therapists and technicians, the department provides a broad range of services, including:

Diagnostic Services

  • Sputum induction, to produce a mucous sample for laboratory testing;
  • Pulse oximetry, to determine if your body is getting enough oxygen;
  • Blood gas analysis, to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other substances in the blood; generally a blood test that shows how well your lungs are working.
  • Peak flow measurements, to measure how fast air comes out of your lungs; and
  • Complete pulmonary function testing, to measure the volume of air in your lungs and your ability to move air in and out.

Treatment Services

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Aerosol therapy, to deliver medication to your lungs through a fine mist as you inhale;
  • Inhalers, which deliver a premeasured dose of medicine into your lungs;
  • Chest physical therapy (CPT), to loosen mucous in your lungs and allow you to cough productively;
  • Incentive spirometry, a deep breathing exercise to prevent lung problems after surgery; and
  • Ventilator care to support the basic function of the lungs and temporarily assist a patient who is having trouble breathing. Anderson Hospital provides both invasive (mechanical) ventilation and non-invasive ventilation using a mask system.
For more information about Cardiopulmonary Services at Anderson Hospital, call (618) 391-6580.

 

Breast Diagnostic Center

The Friends of Hope Breast Diagnostic Center is located within the Warren Billhartz Cancer Center and offers comprehensive screening, diagnosis and intervention.

Mammography (Screening and Diagnostic)

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Screening mammograms are important for early breast cancer detection. The American Cancer Society recommends mammogram screenings every year for all women age 40 and older. While mammography is performed to screen healthy women, it (diagnostic mammogram) can be used to evaluate women who have had symptoms of breast disease as well.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

Stereotactic needle biopsy is useful in cases which calcifications or a mass can be seen on mammogram, but cannot be felt. Computerized equipment maps the exact location of the site for biopsy, and a small incision is made in the skin of the breast. A needle is inserted and takes a sample of the breast tissue. The samples taken are then sent to Pathology for analysis.

Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy

Ultrasound guided core biopsy: This technique obtains breast tissue without surgery. A biopsy needle is placed into the breast tissue. Ultrasound helps confirm correct needle placement -- using sound waves reflected off breast tissue -- so the exact location of the abnormality is biopsied. Ultrasound can distinguish many benign lesions, such as fluid-filled cysts from solid lesions. Tissue samples are then taken through the needle and sent to Pathology for analysis.

DXA Scan

This is the most accurate way to measure bone mineral density. It can measure as little as 2% of bone loss per year. It is fast and uses very low doses of radiation. It is the best way to diagnosis osteopenia or osteoporosis. This test is so accurate that your follow up DXA scan can be used to monitor treatment to learn if your treatment plan is working. The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s guidelines state that women over 65, younger post menopausal women who have any of the osteoporosis risk factors, as well as those with specific fractures, should be screened each year. Please note that Medicare and some insurances do not pay for annual screenings.

A Physicians Referral is Required for all Services. Note: If you do not have a primary care physician, a self-referral for a screening mammogram is accepted; however, a physician will be assigned to your care for follow up.  TO SCHEDULE CALL 618-391-6820.

 

Cardiopulmonary Rehab

If you have been diagnosed with a cardiac and/or pulmonary condition, the Health Management Center staff at Anderson Hospital is ready to assist you in building your lifestyle of wellness.

The cardiopulmonary rehabilitation team consists of registered nurses, exercise specialists, dietitians, and pharmacists. Combining knowledge and experience, the staff will assist you with learning ways to help yourself. Regular exercise may increase endurance, lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol, relieve stress, and help control weight. To gain expected benefits, attendance must be regular and the program followed. Commitment to any of the described programs is essential for successful outcomes.

Phase II Cardiac And/Or Phase II Pulmonary Rehab

The programs are monitored exercise classes designed to meet the unique goals of persons with known cardiac or pulmonary diseases. Instruction will be given on proper techniques of aerobic exercise and strength and flexibility training. Weekly education sessions on simple, realistic techniques to promote a healthier lifestyle and reduce your risk for disease are held. The phase II program lasts approximately 8-12 weeks with session attendance three days per week. Each session will last approximately one hour. Medicare and most insurances do provide coverage for these programs.

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Program is designed to provide the participant with the skills and motivation to self-manage the various aspects of heart failure. Monitored exercise with instruction on proper techniques of aerobic exercise, strength and flexibility training is demonstrated. Education is focused on key components of heart failure such as diet, medications, monitoring for signs and symptoms, etc. The CHF program is provided at low nominal monthly fee. Insurance routinely does not cover the program. Participants meet 3 times per week for approximately one hour. The length of the program is determined by the physician and staff depending on the participant’s progress.

Phase III Adult Supervised Exercise Program

A non-monitored, motivational exercise program designed for individuals who have known disease or at high risk for disease. These individuals develop a safe, effective exercise program through instruction in self-monitoring and proper techniques of aerobic exercise, strength and flexibility training. Education on risk factor management is addressed. This program is a low-cost, self-pay program. Insurance does not reimburse for this program. This program serves as bridge for participants to equip themselves to be confident in exercising without supervision.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease is an exercise program intended for participants with intermittent claudication caused by PAD in their lower extremities.  This program uses alternating periods of walking exercise and rest to help improve functional capacity, decrease symptoms and achieve overall risk-reduction benefits.  It is recommended that participants attend this program 3 times per week for 8-12 weeks to receive the maximum benefit from the program.  Each session will last approximately one hour.  Medicare and most insurances provide coverage for this program.

 

All physicians, physicians' assistants, and nurse practitioners providing services in this hospital are independent contractors or provide service under contract. They are not employees, agents, or servants of Anderson Hospital. These professionals are responsible for their own medical judgement, actions and billing.