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Congratulations to the first ever winner of our Lily Award at Anderson Healthcare…Trish Wadkins in Radiology at Community Hospital of Staunton!

Trish was selected as the 1st Quarter 2024 winner out of more than 150 nominations! Trish received 4 nominations, 2 from patients and 2 from staff. We celebrated with Trish and her department recently along with Administration from CHS.

As a reminder, Anderson Healthcare initiated the Lily Program this year as a spin off from the Daisy Program. While the Daisy Program recognizes excellent nurses, the Lily Program is an opportunity to recognize the many employees in other roles throughout the healthcare organization! The criteria the Lily Committee looked for in the nominations are as follows:

A few comments from her nominations include:

On Friday, April 26, Anderson Hospital held its Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in recognition of National Volunteer Week at the Leclaire Room in Edwardsville.  Volunteers were treated to a delicious meal from Bella Milano and amazing entertainment from the Triad High School girl’s acapella choir.

The Auxiliary presented the hospital with its annual donation during the event.  The donation, which reflects funds raised in 2023, totaled $80,000.  This annual donation is made possible through the Auxiliary Gift Shop and fundraising events the volunteers hold/sponsor throughout the year.

Today, the Auxiliary has over 120 active volunteer members and is an integral part of Anderson Hospital. Active Volunteers provide direct services to the Emergency, O.B. and Outpatient Surgery Departments, as well as being “on call” from the Volunteer Office. They manage information desks at public entrances including those at the Cancer Center and Wellness Center. Volunteers are the sole proprietors of our hospital’s Gift Shop managing staff, purchasing inventory, and all inventory management.

“The Auxiliary remains as dedicated and instrumental as ever in the continuing operation of Anderson Hospital,” said Lisa Spencer, Anderson Hospital President “We thank them for their many hours of service and commitment to making a difference in Anderson Hospital.”

May 2, 2024 (Maryville, IL) – Critical Care Nurse, Regan Fred, RN,  of Anderson Hospitalwas recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. 

                     The nomination submitted read:

“My husband was in the IMU at Anderson for 5 days. It was his first time being a hospital patient. During that time Regan took care of him on the 7 pm to 7 am shift. All beds were full, but Regan made my husband feel as though he was her only patient. She provided his treatments and answered his and our many questions without delay with patience, a high level of knowledge and a positive attitude. She always checked on his comfort, his many IV lines and oxygen. I remember one evening especially, when leaving to go home that she said to call any  time for an update. It happened that he was having a difficult night and I wanted to be with him. She said – absolutely and she would make all the necessary arrangements. Not only did she do that, but a made bed, coffee and a snack was already set up when I arrived. Regan exemplified excellence and compassionate care for my husband and also understands family is integral to that care. For these reasons we nominate Regan for the Daisy award.”

The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease.  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. 

Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c) and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, “When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at Anderson Hospitalare called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

For a complete listing of healthcare organizations currently running the program, please go to


Barlett, MaryAH Care CoordinationCertified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN)
Baumann, MarilynAH Care CoordinationAccredited Case Manager – Registered Nurse (ACM-RN)
Beisner, TamlaAH Cancer Ctr-InfusionOncology Certified Nurse (OCN)
Brannan, AshleyAH ICUCertified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
Cooper, ShaunaASC SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Counts, Dawn GAH Vascular AccessVascular Access-Board Certified (VA-BC)
Crader, Patrick DAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Duft, JessicaAH EducationCertified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP)
Dunakey, Kimberly LAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Ealy, Sean LAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Eggering, Rebecca LAH OBCertified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
Forseth, GaryAH ICUCertified Critical Care Nurse – Cardiac Medicine (CCRN-CMC)
Giese, JosephAH Med SurgRegistered Nurse Board Certified (RN-BC)
Gonzales, Phillip PAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Graham, MarieAH EducationNurse Executive – Board Certified (NE-BC)
Henkhaus, AngelaAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Howell, Kendra LAH OBInpatient Obsetrics Nursing (RNC-OB)
Hunt, Janet RAH SurgeryOrthopedic Nurse Certification (ONC)
Izard, AmandaAH Emergency RoomCertified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
Jarden, ChelseaAH ICUCertified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
Jerden, AmandaAH ICUCertified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
Johnson, Dana SAH OBCertified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
Jones, Deborrah SAH Wound CareCertified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON)
Kaiser, NickAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
King, Julia EAH Emergency RoomCertified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
Klinkerfuss, JessicaAH Emergency RoomCertified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
Lambright, Tammy LAH ICUCertified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
Lambright, Tammy LAH Med SurgCertified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
Lerner, MelannAH OBCertified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
Little, BrettonAH ICUCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Luckett, LindseyAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Markus, Diana LAH OBInternational Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Mattingly, JulieAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
McConnell, Chelsea AAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
McIntyre, Wendy KAH Cancer Ctr-AdminOncology Certified Nurse (OCN)
Metheny, Lucinda MAH Recovery RoomCertified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA)
Meyer, Kay AAH GI LabCertified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR)
Mickey, SunnyAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Milton, Chelsea EAH OBInpatient Obsetrics Nursing (RNC-OB)
Mitchell, Jennifer AAH ICUCertified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
Moore, Keri LAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Rana, Fazila SAH OBCertified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
Schenk, Andrea DAH OBInpatient Obsetrics Nursing (RNC-OB)
Shewmake, Jennifer LAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Stoner, Jessica RAH Wound CareCertified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON)
Stumpf, Susan EAH Cancer Ctr-InfusionOncology Certifed Nurse (OCN)
Timmermann, Lisa LAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Turner, Denise MAH ICUCertified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
Verdu, Patricia RAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Verdu, Patricia RASC SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Walker, Mark AAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Walker, Mark AAH SurgeryCertified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA)
Watson, EmilyAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Weber, CherylAH OBInpatient Obsetrics Nursing (RNC-OB)
Wood, Michelle RAH OBCertified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
Wuebbels, Jennifer LAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)
Wuehler, Wanda IAH SurgeryCertified Operating Room RN (CNOR)

You’ve always wanted the opportunity… and here it is!  Travel from the wilds of Mount St. Helens to the shadow of giants in the Redwoods, fall under the spell of the Pacific Northwest and California. Explore the natural beauty from Seattle to San Francisco.  No one travels alone in this Collette Tour offered by the Anderson Hospital Auxiliary. 

Come find out more at a travel presentation:

March 26, 2024

Please RSVP to Judy at 618-973-9105.

Click Here for Trip Brochure

Better heart health starts with knowing your numbers. Anderson Hospital’s Health Management Department offers screenings every other month for:

Fasting is required 10 – 12 hours prior to your appointment time.

Cost: $25

Call or Email to schedule: 618-391-6712 [email protected]

NEXT DATE: March 15th 7 a.m. to Noon.

The Auxiliary of Anderson Hospital in Maryville and Anderson Hospital Medical Staff are offering $1,000 scholarships to students who are enrolled in health care related fields of study.  Students must be legal residents of the State of Illinois and must attend an accredited school, although it need not be an Illinois institution.

Winners will be announced by July 2024.  Scholarship application packets contain information for both scholarship opportunities.  The scholarship packets include applications for the Anderson Auxiliary and Medical Staff $1,000 scholarships, which are due by Monday, June 3, 2024.

Applications are available through the financial aid/counseling departments of local academic institutions.  They can also be found at the Anderson Hospital Auxiliary Office, Gift Shop or Physician’s Office Building reception desk.  Applications can also be downloaded from the hospital’s website at  In addition, interested individuals may contact Cheryl Pace, Auxiliary Scholarship Chairperson, 6800 State Route 162, Maryville, IL  62062.

Auxiliary Scholarship Packet

Medical Staff Scholarship Packet

Donna Wendel, RN, IT Senior Applications Manager

It’s not often that a person’s first employer remains their only employer through retirement.  But Anderson Hospital has had several employees fall into that category and celebrate 40+ years with us.  Donna Wendel, RN, is one of those longtime employees and recently celebrated her 43rd work anniversary with us!  Donna has seen the hospital evolve into the healthcare system it is today.  She shared her story with us after being surprised by her colleagues with an amazing cake (shout out to Silly Grandma’s Sweets in Troy) to celebrate the milestone. This will be her last anniversary celebrated as she is retiring in September!

Here’s her story…

I actually graduated in January 1981 and started at Anderson on February 9 with my license pending after taking the boards. I worked on 3rd Medical for about 3 ½ years (before there was an IMU).  I transferred to the 7-Room ED and worked there about 3 ½ years.  Next, I went to the OR for about 14 years working as a Scrub Nurse, Circulator, First Assistant, Autotransfusionist and as an Ortho Team Nurse.  When the hospital planned to transition to electronic records I was the Team Leader for the OR Implementation Team because I had taken a computer literacy class.   When that project was wrapping up the IT Director encouraged me to apply for a position that was open. After a great deal of soul searching on whether or not I wanted to leave bed-side nursing I applied.  She  interviewed me on a Friday and immediately offered me the job. I started the following Monday.  I’ve been in IT since 2001.  I stayed at Anderson because I had gone to Barnes Hospital School of Nursing and done all of my clinical experience in a  very large teaching facility.   I liked working at this smaller hospital close to home where there were opportunities for me to learn new skills as the hospital expanded and  added new services to meet the needs of the community.

Congratulations Donna!

Mike Marshall
President and CEO
Anderson Healthcare
Lisa Spencer
Anderson Hospital

Anderson Healthcare, a leading healthcare network in the Metro East, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Marshall, MBA, CPA, FACHE, as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 9, 2024. Marshall replaces Keith Page, who retired February 8, 2024, after 28 years with the organization.

Marshall has been with the Anderson Healthcare System for 19 years, joining the Senior Leadership team on April 1, 2005. He served as Chief Financial Officer from April 1, 2005, through December 31, 2022, and most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Anderson Healthcare.

With over 35 years of experience in healthcare management, Marshall has played a pivotal role in driving Anderson’s financial growth and strategic decision-making. As CFO, Marshall demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, and a deep understanding of the company’s operations and strategic initiatives. “I am honored and excited to take on the role of President and CEO of Anderson Healthcare,” said Marshall. “I am grateful for the trust and confidence that the Board of Trustees has placed in me. I look forward to working closely with our Board, our Medical Staff, and our outstanding team to continue delivering innovative and exceptional healthcare to the communities that we serve.”

Page expressed confidence in Marshall’s ability to lead the company, stating, “I have had the privilege of working closely with Mike over the years, and I have no doubt that he is the right person to lead the System into the future.” 

As President and CEO, Marshall will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Anderson Healthcare’s operations. Marshall said, “While the organization continues to grow, our mission and vision remain the same. Anderson Healthcare will continue to provide exceptional healthcare services to the communities we serve.”

Anderson Healthcare is a regional healthcare network composed of:

These entities form an integrated healthcare network that allows Anderson to coordinate patient care through comprehensive health services to better serve our communities.

Anderson Hospital is the cornerstone entity of what is now Anderson Healthcare and is pleased to announce Lisa Spencer, RN, MSN, as the new President effective February 9, 2024. Spencer replaces Keith Page who had also served as President of Anderson Hospital. 

Spencer has been with Anderson Hospital since 1998, joining the senior leadership team as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in January 2009.  She served as CNO through August, 2022, when she was appointed as both CNO and Chief Operating Officer for Anderson Hospital.  Spencer has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, a deep understanding of hospital operations, and a commitment to providing high-quality patient care.   

As President, she will oversee all aspects of the hospital’s operations.  “I am honored and excited to take on this new role as President of Anderson Hospital,” said Spencer. “I am committed to building upon the hospital’s legacy of excellence and working collaboratively with our dedicated team to provide exceptional healthcare services to our community.”

With her strong background in nursing leadership and wealth of experience in hospital management, Spencer is uniquely positioned to lead Anderson Hospital into the future.  “We are thrilled to have Lisa as Anderson Hospital President,” said Marshall. “With her extensive experience and proven track record, we are confident that she will lead the hospital to new heights and continue to deliver outstanding care to our patients.”

Anderson Hospital is pleased to announce the installation of officers for its dedicated team of hospital volunteers. The installation ceremony took place on January 26, 2024, welcoming (left to right) Ray Daniels as President; Rosanna Kosek, as President-Elect; Cheryl Pace, as Vice President; Judy Eft, as Treasurer; and Kay Jones as Secretary.

 The Anderson Hospital Auxiliary has been an integral part of the healthcare community, providing invaluable support and assistance to staff, patients, their families, and visitors.  In 2023 alone, the group contributed nearly 25,000 hours of service, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to Anderson Hospital.

The newly installed officers will play a crucial role in leading the hospital volunteer program and ensuring its continued success. Their dedication and passion for serving others will undoubtedly inspire the entire team of volunteers to continue making a positive impact. “We are incredibly grateful for the exceptional contributions of our hospital volunteers,” said Keith A. Page, Anderson Hospital President and CEO. “Their selflessness and dedication have made a profound difference at Anderson Hospital.  We are confident that the newly installed officers will continue to uphold the highest standards of service and lead our volunteer program to even greater heights.”

The Auxiliary has over 130 active members and is an integral part of Anderson Hospital.  Active Volunteers provide direct services to the Emergency, O.B. and Outpatient Surgery Departments, as well as being “on call” from the Volunteer Office.  They manage information desks at public entrances including those at the Cancer Center, Wellness Center and Goshen Medical Building. Volunteers  are the sole proprietors of our hospital’s Gift Shop managing staff, purchasing inventory, and all inventory management.