LifeBridge unveiled as Transformation Project name
SIHF Healthcare and Touchette Regional Hospital held the groundbreaking on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, for what will be the only Urgent Care in the East St. Louis metro region.
“We are extremely pleased to be launching this much-needed service for the residents of the greater East St. Louis metro area,” stated Larry McCulley, CEO of both SIHF Healthcare and Touchette Regional Hospital.
The Urgent Care will be a 5,000-square-foot addition to an existing SIHF Healthcare health center at 2001 State Street, East St. Louis. The addition will include four exam rooms and one procedure room plus lab and radiology services. This will be a $2.8 million investment, partially funded by the State of Illinois.
“As the recipient of a State of Illinois Healthcare Transformation Collaboratives grant, this is the first visible sign to the community of our efforts and is serving as the public launch of our Transformation project, which will be named LifeBridge,” McCulley noted. The LifeBridge campaign is about our actions to connect health and social conditions together for a path to health. The LifeBridge campaign is the umbrella name specific to our Transformation project that will co-exist with SIHF Healthcare, Touchette Regional Hospital, and our partners.
In addition to the construction of the Urgent Care, the Transformation project also includes:
+ Community Health Workers
+ Community Health Hub
+ Affordable and Supportive Housing
+ Improved Access to Specialty Care
+ New Electronic Health Record System at Touchette
“Efforts in each of these areas are well underway with intentions to make additional announcements in 2023,” McCulley stated. “But the benefits to the public are beginning and will continue to grow. As we continue with our Transformation projects, updates will be made public via our website – lifebridgebetterhealth.com.”