“At Anderson Hospital, much planning has been accomplished related to the hospital’s push toward private patient rooms, an affiliation with Community Memorial Hospital of Staunton and redesigning the hospital’s Oncology services. This planning will provide for an exciting 2016.
The private room project is underway. Korte Construction has begun demolition on the 2nd floor our Physician Office Building I. The result at year-end will be a positive impact on our patients’ experience in terms of privacy and noise as they enjoy the benefits of private rooms. The project will continue into 2017 as public hallways, and nursing areas are remodeled to match the finishes of our new patient rooms.
Discussions with Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Staunton, Illinois, continue to progress. The Board of Trustees of Anderson Hospital and CMH have approved the affiliation and a formal announcement will be forthcoming. I believe that there are many areas of common interest in our organizations and together we can better serve our communities.
The return of Medical Oncology services to the Warren Billhartz Cancer Center, as well as the improved coordination of oncology services, has been a focus of planning. This work continues and it is anticipated that an announcement will be made in mid-2016 that will provide for enhanced cancer services at the Warren Billhartz Cancer Center for the region.
Finally, the hospital will continue to focus on exceptional clinical outcomes and outstanding patient experiences in 2016. It is definitely an exciting year of changes at Anderson Hospital.”
Keith Page, President and CEO