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Trish Wadkins Awarded The Lily Award

Trish Wadkins, CHS Radiologist, Awarded The Lily Award

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

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Community Hospital Honored for Excellence in Quality of Care

The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Community Hospital of Staunton for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care, during a ceremony held November 10th at the I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL. 

As part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP), Community Hospital and other critical access hospitals were asked to voluntarily participate in four defined domains of quality outcomes. These four domains include: Patient Safety/Inpatient; Patient Engagement; Care Transitions; and Outpatient Measures.

“Often, in rural hospitals, having a devoted staff member to abstract and submit this data can be both time-consuming and burdensome,” said Laura Fischer, ICAHN Flex Grant Project Manager. “This hospital realizes how important quality of care and an engaged staff is for its patients…From its top leadership on throughout the facility, each strives for continued quality on a daily basis, and that is what we are celebrating today.”

Community Hospital of Staunton was recognized for being in the top 10% of all critical access hospitals in the country for safety/inpatient quality measures.

“We are very proud of our team for achieving this level of excellence in health quality,” said Sue Campbell, CEO, Community Hospital. “This is truly a team effort that recognizes our dedication to delivering a healthcare experience of which our patients and staff can be proud.”

The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program began in 2011 as a way for critical access hospitals to demonstrate the quality of care that they provide. This program has continued to evolve, adding new measures and removing outdated ones. In 2016, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy deemed it necessary for CAHs to participate in at least one measure of one domain to receive Flex funding opportunities. Each year, FORHP has increased the level at which the hospital must participate to remain Flex fund eligible.

The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN), located in Princeton, IL, is a network of 58 small rural Illinois hospitals dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. The organization is composed of Illinois hospitals who have earned critical access hospital designation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ICAHN is recognized nationally for its work with rural healthcare and administers several state, federal, and private healthcare programs.

Anderson Goshen Campus - A Preliminary View

Anderson Healthcare is pleased to announce plans to expand access to medical services in the Metro East. The expansion involves development of a 10-acre parcel of land on Goshen Road in Edwardsville across from the YMCA Goshen Center. The planning objectives are to create a medical office campus within the Town Center development for the benefit of the surrounding community as well as future developments within in the limits of the I-55 corridor planning area. The medical campus will be walkable for future residents in the Town Center and neighboring residential proposed districts.

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Community of Staunton Update

It has been just over four years since Community Hospital of Staunton affiliated with Anderson Hospital. In that time, Community Hospital of Staunton’s Board of Trustees and administration have worked diligently with Anderson Hospital leaders to unify and enhance the care offered at both campuses.

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