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Anderson Centers

At Anderson Hospital, our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of medical services to all of our patients. To meet the medical demands and health needs of our communities, we provide residents with eight different types of Anderson Centers, offering quality care close to home. Our different centers include: Billhartz Cancer Center, Chest Pain Center, ExpressCare Centers, Obstetrics Pavilion for Women, Pediatric Therapy Center, Rehabilitation Center, Sleep Center and Wellness Center.

Rehabilitation Center

Inpatient Rehabilitation and You

Anderson Hospital is proud to be home to an award winning, 20-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, called The Rehabilitation Center. Inpatient rehabilitation is for patients who require intensive, interdisciplinary rehab services after injury or illness. The program is designed to improve your function and promote your highest degree of independence. Clinical teams coordinate medical treatment, specialized services, and therapies, while providing the emotional support that you need to recover. This setting involves the highest quantity and intensity of therapy services; immediate access to physicians and specialists; and the lowest nurse to patient ratios—all designed to get you back to the community quickly.  Click here for a photo tour of our unit.

The Rehab Therapy Setting Matters

This sophisticated level of care is not available in other settings, such as skilled nursing facilities. Appropriate patients achieve better outcomes and shorter lengths of stay in acute inpatient rehabilitation settings, according to published research. A 2014 study, Assessment of Patient Outcomes of Rehabilitative Care Provided in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) and After Discharge, found that patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation programs had better long-term clinical outcomes than those treated in nursing homes. The study’s key findings show that inpatient rehab patients returned home two weeks earlier, remained home nearly two months longer, and stayed alive nearly two months longer. Additionally, inpatient rehabilitation patients in five of the 13 diagnostic conditions showed significantly fewer hospital readmissions than skilled nursing facility patients, and made 5% fewer emergency room visits per year than skilled nursing facility patients.

Referrals to Rehab

Patients are typically admitted to rehab from an acute care hospital based on the recommendations of therapists or physicians. If you are a patient at a hospital and wish to be considered for admission to The Rehabilitation Center at Anderson Hospital, notify the discharge planner from the hospital. We also accept referrals on people currently receiving therapy in other settings, such as a skilled nursing facility or even from home.  A family member or representative from the facility can contact us at 618-391-5230 to initiate the referral. Referrals can be made by patients, loved ones, physicians, discharge planners, therapists or any other allied health professional.

Service Model

We provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to meet your medical, functional, psychological, social, and support needs. Each patient is treated with a specialized, intensive rehabilitation plan that is customized based on existing abilities and desired
outcomes to prepare you to return home. Here, patients receive physical, occupational, and speech therapy (as needed) for a combined three hours per day, five out of seven days per week. Family involvement in care planning is highly valued.

Admission Criteria

Rehab patients must meet strict standards with respect to diagnosis, as well as functional and medical needs. To be considered for inpatient rehabilitation, you must:

  • Require multiple therapy disciplines, at least one of which is physical or occupational therapy
  • Require an intensive program of 3 hours of therapy per day
  • Be able to actively participate in, tolerate, and benefit significantly from intensive therapies
  • Require physician services 3 days per week
  • Require an intensive and coordinated interdisciplinary team to deliver the care

Common Diagnoses

Our experienced rehab team serves patients who have sustained functional loss, including but not limited to those with:

  • Stroke
  • Head injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Major trauma
  • Hip fractures
  • Amputations
  • Neurological disorders

Your Rehab Team

  • The Medical Director is a physician who is specially trained in rehabilitation who coordinates your treatment program and oversee the efforts of the rehab team. Our Medical Director, Dr. Syed Ali, is a Board Certified Neurologist who has been practicing medicine since 1982. He has been the Medical Director of The Rehabilitation Center since 2004. A patient said it best when he reported, “Dr. Ali always goes above and beyond his duties.”
  • Rehabilitation Nurses are specially trained in meeting the needs of rehab patients. In addition to monitoring your medical status 24 hours/day, they provide medical treatments, education on medication management and medical device management, and are a great resource for questions you have about your diagnosis and expected recovery.
  • Physical Therapists improve mobility, strength and balance. They also instruct on safe and correct use of mobility devices.
  • Occupational Therapists work on everyday living skills, including bathing, dressing, and eating. They may train you on equipment that will help you perform your daily activities.
  • Speech-Language Pathologists assess and treat your ability to communicate, problem solve, reason, swallow, and eat.
  • Recreational Therapists coordinate recreation treatments to help maintain or improve physical, social and emotional well-being.
  • Care Coordinators explore the many changes in your life, and coordinate the services you need for a seamless transition back home or to your next level of care.
  • Dieticians advise and counsel you to meet your nutritional needs.


Unit Location

The Rehabilitation Center is located on the second floor of Anderson Hospital.  Enter through the main hospital entrance, take the elevator to the second floor, and take a right at the waiting area towards the patient rooms.  Turn left just before the nursing station and enter The Rehabilitation Center through the double doors. 

Accreditations and Accolades: Stroke Specialty

The Rehabilitation Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We are a CARF-accredited Stroke Specialty Program. CARF accreditation is more than a certificate on the wall. It is evidence that our organization strives to improve efficiency and service delivery—creating a foundation for continuous quality improvement and consumer satisfaction. Our CARF-accredited status recognizes that we meet internationally-approved stands for the provision of quality services for people who have had a stroke. This involves rigorous external review and ensures the highest quality outcomes for our patients. We are the only CARF-accredited stroke specialty program in Madison County or the Metro East.

Length of Stay and Discharge

Our average length of stay for all patients is 11 days. Length of stay is determined by your progress with therapy, medical course, and discharge plan. Discharge dates are set several days in advance whenever possible.


Your improvement is measured by Functional Independent Measure (FIM) scores. FIM scores allow us to measure improvement in mobility and self-care skills from admission to discharge.  We achieve functional outcomes above the national average. The following graphs represent our patients’ improvement from admission to discharge, in comparison to national and regional averages. Higher FIM numbers and FIM changes represent more improvement and better function. Read our Patient Success Stories.

 Diagnosis, Functional Gains, and Discharge Destinations of Patients Served in 2018


Number of patients

Average Length of Stay (days)

Return to Community (%)

Discharge to Skilled Nursing (%)

Return to Acute Care (%)

FIM (Independence) Gain








Traumatic Brain Injury







Non-Traumatic Brain Injury







Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury







Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury







Neurological Conditions







Lower Extremity Fracture







Hip or Knee Replacement







Other Orthopedic Conditions























Total Patients Served


Age Breakdown











Average Number of Minutes of Therapy Treatment Per Day*


Patient Satisfaction with Services Received


Unplanned Transfers to an Acute Medical Facility


What to Bring

  • Loose fitting pants to exercise in
  • Comfortable t-shirts or sweatshirt
  • Night clothes/pajamas and a robe if desired
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Sturdy shoes or sneakers
  • Personal care items (such as a toothbrush)
  • Glasses, dentures, hearing aids (and batteries), and prosthesis/braces
  • At least three changes of clothing are recommended
  • Loose fitting pants to exercise in
  • Comfortable t-shirts or sweatshirts
  • Night clothes/pajamas and a robe if desired
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Sturdy shoes or sneakers
  • Personal care items (such as a toothbrush)
  • Glasses, dentures, hearing aids (and batteries), and prosthesis/braces
  • At least three changes of clothing are recommended

What to Expect

You will receive high quality care from a team of professionals dedicated to your recovery. The mandated 3 hours of therapy is split into several sessions which typically occur between 8 and 4. Getting back into a more normal routine is an important part of your recovery. Your day will begin with a therapist or nurse helping you bathe and dress. You can expect two to three therapy session before lunch, and one to two sessions after lunch. You will have rest periods between therapy sessions. Nurses are available 24 hours a day to assist with medications and medical treatments, and help you practice the self-care activities you work on in therapy. Your care coordinator and physician make periodic visits. Our recreational therapist organizes activities that you are encouraged to attend, such as craft groups. The evening is a great time to visit with family, relax, read, or watch TV. Your therapy schedule for the following day is determined in the afternoons so you will know what to expect the following day.

The Cost of Rehab

We accept most major health insurance carriers. Your insurance covers most services provided during your stay as long as you meet criteria. Out-of-pocket expenses that you may incur depend upon specific insurance coverage, co-payments, benefits, and eligibility. Durable medical equipment may or may not be covered by your plan.  Your care coordinator will assist you in looking into your equipment benefits.

If your payer is Medicare: Medicare has a $1,364 deductible for each benefit period in 2019. For hospitalization days 1-60, there is a $0 per day co-insurance. For days 61-90, there is a $341 coinsurance per day.  If you have a secondary insurance, it may cover co-pays, either completely or in part.

Pre-authorization for services is obtained for anyone with commercial insurance plans. Pre-authorization is not a guarantee of payment. Co-pays are determined by your plan.  As a courtesy, we investigate your co-pay during your pre-admission screening process; however, we encourage all patients to call Customer Service to inquire about the specifics of your rehabilitation benefit.


Financial Assistance

Anderson Hospital is committed to providing quality healthcare services to patients unable to pay their financial liabilities.  We offer financial assistance for those who do not have insurance or those who have insurance but are in financial need. Financial Counselors are available Monday through Friday and can be reached at 618-391-6920.

Stroke Survivor Support Group

All are welcome to the Stroke Survivor Support Group, which is held in the Dining Area of The Rehabilitation Center on the second Wednesday of every month at 3 P.M.


Contact Us

The Rehabilitation Center, 2nd floor
Anderson Hospital
6800 State Route 162
Maryville, Illinois 62062

Main Phone: 618-391-6250

Program Director: Mallory Duncan, 618-391-6257
Nurse Manager: Mary Barlett, 618-391-6311
Therapy Manager: Julie Hamby, 618-391-6234

Admissions/Referrals: Alisabeth Hardnock, 618-391-5230


Chest Pain Center


The Chest Pain Center houses our cardiovascular services offering around the clock, emergent cardiac care every day.

Cardiac Catheterization, Balloon Angioplasty, and Stent placement are considered to be the “Gold Standard” in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Your Cardiac Cath Lab team consists of a group of experienced Physicians, Techs and Nurses who bring over 60 plus years of Cath Lab experience to Anderson Hospital.

Along with our award-winning Cardiac Catheterization Interventional cardiac services, we offer Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Transesophageal Echocardiogram, Electrical Cardioversion, Permanent Pacemaker implantation and Implantable cardiac defibrillators, IVC filters, Peripheral diagnostics and interventions, and chemical stress tests. The most recent technological addition to our Cath Lab is the lifesaving Abiomed Impella left ventricular assist device. Our staff and equipment rival any lab in our service area. Watch how our facility is expanding!

When patients experience chest pain, it is critically important that they receive care that is both urgent and appropriate. The Anderson Hospital Chest Pain Center is accessible 24 hours a day, with rapid assessment by an emergency department physician on arrival and nurses who are specially trained to treat patients with chest pain. With proven protocols established to transfer patients to higher levels of care, in addition to an on-site, 24/7 interventional Cardiac Cath Lab, Anderson Hospital has access to the most advanced cardiovascular technology available.

In addition, Anderson Hospital works with local EMS providers in Collinsville, Edwardsville, Maryville, Glen Carbon, Troy, Highland and Staunton who are trained to quickly recognize, diagnose and begin treatment to treat heart attack sufferers on the spot, before they reach the hospital. “Think of it as a hospital on wheels arriving to your home,” said William Rodgers, Anderson Hospital's director of Cardiovascular Services. “When someone calls 911, Emergency Medical Systems personnel have the tools to quickly recognize a heart attack and have the capability to transmit EKGs to the emergency room. The physician can interpret the EKG and confirm the presence of a heart attack. EMS providers can do important things like obtaining IV access and administering aspirin. If a patient becomes unstable, they have the equipment to deliver advanced cardiac life support. The quick diagnosis and early recognition also alerts Anderson Hospital’s Cath Lab team so that interventional cardiologists and Cath Lab staff can prepare and be ready for the patient upon arrival. "Anderson Hospital is the only hospital in Madison County that has the staff and capabilities to offer emergency Cath Lab treatments to heart attack victims 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, 365 days-a-year," Rodgers said.

The center is under the medical direction of cardiologist, Dr. Michael J. Fleissner. He is one of eight cardiologists on staff able to treat patients in the center.

The Chest Pain Center also cares for patients who undergo cardiac catheterization at Anderson Hospital. Patients will be prepped for their procedure and receive their post-procedure recovery in the unit.

Anderson Hospital's Chest Pain Center is proudly accredited by the The American College of Cardiology (ACC) for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Anderson was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI in 2015 and again in 2018 based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.     The accreditation process takes place every three years.




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Billhartz Cancer Center


The Following Is Located Within The Billhartz Cancer Center:

Anderson Mercy Cancer Care

  • Integrated cancer care
  • Convenient access
  • Mercy's clinical expertise
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy 



Arshad-Syed-croppedSyed Arshad, MD
Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology

2227 Vadalabene Drive
Maryville, IL  62062

Specialty: Oncology/Hematology

Special Interests: Full spectrum of cancer care interests in hematological malignancies, leukemia and multiple myeloma.



stroudJaymeson Stroud, MD
Radiation Oncology

6836 State Route 162
Maryville, IL 62062

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Special Interests: Full spectrum of cancer care with emphasis on breast cancer.




Friends of Hope Breast Diagnostic Center

Our Friends of Hope Breast Diagnostic Center offers the latest technology including digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, as well as ultrasound guided breast biopsy.

Patient & Family Cancer Resource Center and Library

How can we help you?

Call us at 618-288-9044 today!

The Warren Billhartz Cancer Center at Anderson Hospital brings gifted physicians, dedicated staff and healing care together in a single, comfortable and convenient location. This concentration of care in one facility, combined with other cancer care resources, makes it possible for patients to stay close to home.

ExpressCare Center

as we consolidate our resources in the fight against COVID19. 

BILLING NOTICE:  Your ExpressCare visit will be billed as an Urgent Care Visit (Revenue code 456).  Revenue codes are 3-digit numbers that are used on insurance claims to tell the insurance companies where the patient was when they received treatment.  Since patient insurance coverage plans differ greatly, we urge you to contact your insurance provider prior to your visit to confirm Urgent Care (revenue code 456) is covered under your plan.  Patient co-pays and deductibles are set by your insurance carrier, not Anderson ExpressCare.  Knowing your coverage plan details and how your insurance carrier will administrate the bill is key to avoiding misinformation. 

When you need immediate medical care for something that's not life-threatening, ExpressCare is here for you.  Express Care does not replace your physician's office or the emergency department, but instead complements the services each provides.

Treatment provided…

ExpressCare's team of healthcare professionals provide treatment for a wide variety of minor illnesses and injuries.
We do not have IV capabilities, so you must seek emergency care for dehydration.

Among these are:

Ailments such as sniffles, sneezes and fevers
Lacerations (cuts) not involving the face, joints or tendons
Back pain
Constipation or diarrhea
Insect bites
Sore throat
Urinary tract infection symptoms
Sprains, Strains and Bumps

Daily Hours:

Bethalto:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Collinsville:  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Glen Carbon:  NOW OPEN DAILY 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (effective July 21, 2020)

Troy:  Temporarily Closed

Radiology and Lab Draw Services...

With on-site services, you can get limited lab work or x-rays done at ExpressCare. 

To find the ExpressCare center nearest you, click here.

Quest Diagnostics is located within our ExpressCare locations and are a separate lab entity.  For more information and hours for Quest, click here.