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News & Events - Anderson Hospital

News & Events

Virtual Walk for American Heart Association

Join QuaranTeam Anderson for this year’s VIRTUAL  American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday, May 16th, 2020! This event is usually a 1 or 3 mile walk, but participants can walk any distance from anywhere this year! There is no cost to register, but you may choose to donate or fundraise for the American Heart Association.  Follow the link below to get signed up!

Team name: “QuaranTeam Anderson”

Click HERE to Sign Up!

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Thank You Auxiliary Volunteers!

We are thankful, grateful and blessed to have an outstanding group of volunteers at Anderson Hospital.

While the stay-at-home order has not allowed them to volunteer on campus in recent weeks, many have donated their time and talents to support us outside the facility.   We miss you all and can’t wait to have you back with us again soon!

The Auxiliary has over 200 active members and is an integral part of Anderson Hospital. Volunteers gave nearly 40,000 hours of service to Anderson Hospital in 2019 and raised $76,000. Their annual donations are made possible through the Auxiliary Gift Shop, Medical Alert Service, Fundraising Events, Vending Machine Sales, and the newborn photos program.

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 Keith A. Page, Anderson Hospital President. “We thank them for their many hours of service and commitment to making a difference in Anderson Hospital.”

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Thank You to our Community!

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Fred Rodgers once said, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers, you will always find people who are helping.' " During this very scary time in our world, we are so thankful for all the helpers we are seeing here at Anderson Hospital. We want to express our continued gratitude for the MULTITUDE of businesses and individuals in our community who have showered us with donations in clinical PPE, homemade masks, and so many meals!  While our list can't possibly include everyone, here are a few of the helpers we know about and want to acknowledge:

Joomla Gallery makes it better. Balbooa.com

1818 Chop House
1st Baptist Church of Maryville
222 Artisian Bakery
Addison Brannon
Ainad Shriners of Southern Illinois
Alice Vesper
Alice Wall
Ally S.
Amazing Smiles Orthodontics
Andy Paschedag
Angela Jackson
Angie Springer Mary Kay
APA
Bobette Pfeiffer
Bonnie Klaus Kilmurray
Brad Sparks with SWIC
Breann Touner 
Brenda Holbrook 
Buffalo Wild Wings Edwardsville
Busey Bank - Edwardsville
Carol Borgie
Carol McGrew
Carrie Andreas
CARSTAR
Catherine Schmidt
Chef's Shoppe
Cheri Touner
Chicken Salad Chick/Edwardsville
Chris Carr
Cindy Cerentano
Circle K Maryville
Clean Eatz 
Diane Schwind
Donna Pritchett
Donna Wendel
Dr Craig McKee
Dr Laura Bird
Dr Pearson with Woodriver High School
Edwardsville Masonic Lodge No. 99
Edwardsville School District
EHS Spanish Honor Society
Emily Jackson
Emily Terry-Gates
Evan Smith
Family Bible Church
Father McGiveny Catholic High School
Gary Werner
Ginger Gerhard
Girl Scout Troup #664
Global Brew 
Graham P.
Hampsch Kids
Hannah Fishburn
Helen Fritz 
Helen Nikki Barnett 3MS
IBX 
Illinois Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Assn.
Jacob Family Inc.
Janie Edgerton
Jason Govreau
Jason Weiss 
Jessica Ambuehl
Jessica Kovarik
Jody White State Farm
JoEllen Zuber
John Sovar
Joyce McCain
Kaleb Smith Career and Technical Education Madison County
Karen Cummings-Larson
Karen Oestricker
Katelyn Bertels
Kathi Kellenberger
Kathy Legendre
Katie Faigenbutz 
Katie Parks
Kelly Senci
Korte Construction
KP Quickstop Troy
Kruta Bakery
Laura Swanson Schoenecker 
Laurel Henke
Linda Burkovac
Linda Hampsch
Linda Nekola
Lions Clubs 
LitShop (Kelli Best-Oliver)
Little Ceasars
Lorri Ruckman
Lucinda Fulton
Lutheran Youth Ministries 
Makita Madura
Mara Lahnar
Marianne Zamarione
Marie Ackerman
Mary Ann Heise
Mary Ann Sexton
Mary Klaustermeier
Mary May
Matt and Sheila Hart
McDonalds of Troy
Meadow Heights Baptist Church
Megan Jameson
Michael Moore Center for Educational Opportunities
Michelle DaRousse
Mike and Lori Beatty
Ms. Leo Lammers
Natalie Rushing
Nicole Jameson
Nora Cooper
PaintSmith
Pat Wieseman
Prissy Paws Pet Grooming
Qdoba Edwardsville
Quantom 
Rachael McAndrews
Rachel Rustin
Rachelle Bellm
Randy Cann Electric
Ruth Stanfill
Schnucks 
Sharon Jones
Shelby Thacker   3MS
Sherwin Williams Glen  Carbon 
SIUE School of Engineering
SIUE School of Nursing
Sleep Heavenly Peace                                
Southern Illinois Interiors
Spectra Food & Services Hospitality At Gateway Center Convention Center
St. Jacob Lions Club
Subway of Troy
Sue and Tim Heather
Sue Heinz
Sue Hollingsworth
Susie Mondello -Enfamil
Susie Quinton 
Taco Bell Troy
Tami Kershaw
Taylor Allen
TEK Construction
Terry Baldus
Triad School District
Trouw Nutrition
Val Hampton
Vet Animal Center
Wendy and Doug Yarnik
Zion Lutheran Belleville 

Proactive Steps Taken Toward COVID

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UPDATE:  4.1.20

Anderson Hospital continues to take aggressive and proactive steps to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The health and safety of our patients and staff remains our top priority.

We have an outstanding team of experts leading our preparedness and response efforts 24/7.  And like so many businesses in our communities, we are changing the way we work so that we can devote more resources to our COVID-19 needs.   We have plans in place to implement for patient surge, staff shortages, supply shortages, and many other challenges.  Our multi-faceted team is continuously working with nursing, medical staff, infection control, facility planning, information technology and emergency preparedness staff to create processes and plans to respond to this very fluid situation.

We rely on the Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Illinois Department of Public Health as they lead this public health pandemic with best practices.  Our staff have adequate PPE and our stockpile is being replenished as supplies are made available.

One of our initiatives for social distancing is the availability for specific staff to work from home.  Our COVID19 remote work policy states that if one can effectively complete their job from a remote location, they may be eligible to work remotely.  Remote workers must have the appropriate equipment and internet capabilities.   Due to the nature of our business, the majority of our positions are not able to perform their duties outside the workplace.

As we encounter COVID19 positive patients and persons under investigation, in any setting, outpatient or inpatient, we follow the guidelines set by the CDC, CMS and IDPH.

CDC – Centers for Disease Control

CMS - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

IDPH – Illinois Department of Public Health

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Screening Access Points for Entry

Emergency Entrance

  • Entrance remains open 24/7 to all emergency patients.
  • ED patients are allowed one support person who will be temperature screened and must wear mask.

Hospital Entrance 1

  • Public entrance for use of hospital services such as lab, wound center, and physician office visits.
  • Screeners will be located at the entrance to screen temperatures and admit entry.
  • Patients must be wearing masks to be allowed entry.

The Imaging Center at Anderson Hospital

  • Open 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. 

The Surgery Center at Anderson Hospital

  • Entrance for 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. 

The Pavilion for Women

  • Open to Pavilion for Women patients only.
  • Pavilion patients are allowed one support person who must remain throughout entire stay.
  • Pavilion support person must be temperature screened and masked throughout stay as appropriate.

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