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p10 Turner    Memorial Network brings together Memorial Hospital Belleville, Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, and Memorial Medical Group. And now we are proud to be part of BJC HealthCare. Our goal is to provide patients with a complete network of quality care — from physicians to the latest services and technology — right here in the Metro East.
    Memorial has much to celebrate this spring as Memorial Hospital Belleville marks its 60th anniversary in May, and Memorial Hospital East turned two in April. It’s amazing how time flies. I have been at Memorial for 14 years now, and it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating our 50th.
    Throughout our history, Memorial’s employees, skilled Medical Staff members, and dedicated Auxiliary volunteers have been and continue to be an integral part of our growth and success. We are blessed to p10 Memorialhave a team whose priority is providing exceptional healthcare and compassionate service to our patients every day.
    We began 2018 completing the affiliation with BJC HealthCare. This has been a wonderful partnership, which will only serve to enhance patients’ access to high-quality care throughout Southwestern Illinois.
    In late February, Memorial Hospital Belleville was surveyed for Magnet redesignation while Memorial Hospital East was surveyed for its initial Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). We anticipate receiving news from ANCC in the near future. Magnet designation is awarded for nursing excellence and a practice environment that supports professional nursing practice, but this designation cannot be achieved without the hard work, dedication, and commitment of all staff who contribute to patient/family care.
    The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board unanimously passed our Certificate of Need in February to build a second medical office building on the Memorial Hospital East campus. This project includes a three-story, 70,650-square-foot medical office building with an estimated cost of $38.3 million. Memorial is working collaboratively with BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine to develop a Siteman Cancer Center facility in this location that would serve residents of Southern and Central Illinois. This building also will provide space for physician specialists and services, as well as expansion of Memorial Medical Group’s primary and specialty care providers. 
    We are proud to have been part of the Metro East community for 60 years and look forward to serving you for many years to come.
    For more information about the Memorial Network, visit www.mymemorialnetwork.com.

Mark Turner
President
Memorial Network