Hope & Healing

Anderson Hospital

Anderson Hospital has been making a difference in the health care of Madison County
residents since 1977. An independent, not-for-profit hospital, Anderson is dedicated to creating a health care setting in which quality of life and service excellence are experienced by the hospital’s patients, their families, the medical staff and
the community. The 151-bed acute care facility is technology-driven, offering patients cuttingedge diagnostic capabilities not often found in a community setting. Anderson Hospital’s quality services are evident by its accreditations, certifications and designations that endorse the facility’s expertise.

Anderson Hospital offers a full range of advanced health care services, from a stateof-
the-art obstetrics unit — the Pavilion for Women — to emergency services that treated
more 33,000 people last year.

More than 200 physicians work with Anderson Hospital to meet the medical needs of its communities. These talented physicians constitute Anderson’s medical staff and cover more than 40 medical specialties.

Anderson Hospital’s patient volumes continue to reflect the growth and the strength of the communities its serves, as well as the quality of its medical staff and hospital employees.

During 2010 Anderson Hospital served more than 118,000 patients through bothinpatient and outpatient services.
These included:

1,874 Newborn Deliveries: More babies are delivered at Anderson Hospital than any other hospital in southern Illinois.

11,146 Surgical Cases Performed: In 2010, Anderson Hospital purchased the daVinci Si Surgical System to provide state-of-the-art robotic surgery.

7,840 Inpatient Admissions: The 12-bed, state-of-the-art Dr. Melbourne & Cleora Grimm Intensive Care Unit in January, 2010.

32,798 Emergency Room Visits: In August 2011, the Cardinal Glennon Partnership expanded to provide 24-hour coverage in the
Emergency Department.

22,104 Express Care Visits: Locations include Glen Carbon, Collinsville & Highland.

105,947 Outpatient Visits: Various tests include interventional cardiology procedures and visits to Anderson’s Warren Billhartz
Cancer Center. In addition, 2010 Worksite Health Education programs impacted 230 individuals from 10 companies. Throughout 2010, Anderson Hospital provided the following screenings for 721 people via health fairs and community screening events: blood pressure, blood work, bone density, cardiovascular risk factors, cholesterol, colorectal cancer, diabetes, obesity, prostate cancer and pulmonary function testing. Several CPR/first-aid, family/parenting/ sibling, heart disease, tobacco awareness and diabetic classes were provided to the community through the Health Management Center of Anderson Hospital.

Anderson Hospital continues to partner with institutions at the high school and collegiate level to provide hands-on education for students seeking a career in health care. In 2010, 159 college students earned credit hours for their clinical training. Partnerships exist with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as well as Lewis & Clark Community College. This continued partnership has a significant impact upon the community, and more than 23,000 hours of staff time are dedicated to this program.

Gateway Regional Medical Center

Gateway Regional Medical Center provides safe and effective care and has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures — among the best in the nation — for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. This recognition comes from The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. In fact, Gateway Regional Medical Center is one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year.

“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care,” said Mark Bethell, chief executive officer of Gateway Regional Medical Center. “That’s why Gateway has made a commitment to evidencebased care processes. We have earned this recognition through the dedication and skill of our medical staff, nurses and other clinicians who care for our patients each day.”

Dan Kernebeck, quality director at Gateway, said, “I think we go above and beyond in those four categories — heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Our ‘best practices’ approach needs to be reproducible. It needs to happen every time for every patient and that truly is our goal — to help us provide high-quality, safe, cost-effective care to each and every patient each and every time.”

According to Dr. Michael Adams, “The community can be proud that they have access to a top-performing hospital conveniently located here in the community. For individuals who have come to the hospital in the last few years … I know they have seen this change in quality. For those who have not recently had a chance to embrace the community hospital and our range of quality services, we are pleased to offer you and your family safe and effective care.”

Kernebeck concluded, “Gateway’s accreditation by The Joint Commission represents our commitment to quality and the level of commitment we give our patients to ensure they receive safe, high-quality care. As evidenced by recognition as a ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures’ for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care, quality, and safety are at the center of everything we do.”

Gateway Regional Medical Center Quick Facts:
• 382-bed hospital
• Area leader in behavioral health services
• Specialties include robotic GYN surgery & orthopedics
• More than 150 physicians on staff
• Located in Granite City