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More than 560,000 patients develop CAUTI (catheter-associated urinary tract infections) each year, leading to extended hospital stays, increased health care costs, patient morbidity and mortality. Anderson Hospital is proud to be among the nation’s best hospitals in the lowest incidence of these cases.
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The extraordinary circumstances of the COVID19 Pandemic requires us to take unprecedented measures to protect our patients and staff. Please respect these temporary guidelines and be prepared for them to change as this is a constantly evolving situation.
AS OF 3.20.20 6 P.M
NO VISITORS ALLOWED except for the following:
Surgery - 1 support person remains with patient in designated area.
ER - 1 support person remains with the patient.
**Please note we realize extraordinary circumstances will occur with patient visitors in such areas as Hospice, ER and ICU. Those select patient families will work with the Department's Nurse Supervisor to accommodate visitation needs.
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EDWARDSVILLE — Anderson Hospital received Edwardsville’s Business of the Year Award at the Sixth Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast Tuesday at Lewis and Clark Community College, as the healthcare network’s explosive growth has led to continued expansion into 2020.
Anderson Hospital’s $30.5 million project for its Edwardsville location has two main parts, as of right now. Currently, construction is ongoing for an $8.5 million one-story ambulatory surgical treatment center and pediatric specialty clinic. The site’s second building is a $22 million acute rehabilitation hospital.
Anderson Hospital plans to have four buildings in Edwardsville, located at the northeast corner of District Drive and Goshen Road.
Following Anderson Healthcare President and CEO Keith Page’s acceptance of the honor Tuesday, here are five takeaways:
1. Anderson Hospital’s Goshen Campus is on track to grow a little more. Last Thursday, during the city’s administrative and community service (ACS) meeting, the hospital received approval for its second building, which originally would have been a one-story office building of 40,000-square-feet, would become a 34-bed, two-story, acute rehabilitation hospital building with almost 50,000-square-feet.
2. Building 1, an ambulatory surgical center that started construction last spring, should be ready to open this June.
3. If approved by city council, Building 2 should start construction around the same time Building 1 opens; Building 2 should open in 2021.
4. Depending on demand, there are two additional phases, two medical office buildings, to the expansion, and the whole project added five more acres of land to its original 10-acre parcel.
5. Anderson Healthcare is partnering with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Kindred Healthcare on this expansion campus. Cardinal Glennon signed on as pediatric partner, along with SLUCare Physician Group.
The program on Tuesday morning was organized by Walt Williams, economic/community development director for the city of Edwardsville.
Reach reporter Charles Bolinger at (618) 659-5735