HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation announces the public phase of its “Embrace. Entrust. Inspire.” regional campaign. The campaign supports the new St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and physician office building that is being built in O’Fallon, along with future updates to the Belleville Health Campus. The replacement hospital project broke ground in June 2015 and is set to open in the fall of 2017.
“The St. Elizabeth’s Foundation is committed to providing $4.9 million to this project because our volunteer leadership understands how it will elevate the quality and accessibility of care for our region,” said David Garris, Director of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation. “I want to thank Kevin Meder, our campaign chair, and the many dedicated volunteers that are ensuring the success of this campaign. I also want to thank all of those who have already committed to this campaign through gifts and pledges, including lead gifts from Betty Renth and the estate gift of her late brother W.E. Renth, Catherine Taylor Yank and Greg F. Yank, Scott Credit Union, and HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Medical Staff.
As a life-long resident of this area, I am keenly aware of the unprecedented nature of this $300 million investment in our community. This is something everyone can be a part of and proud of. Hospital Sisters Health System and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital have a long history of partnering with the community and it is important to continue this partnership as we invest in the future of health care for the entire region.”
The new hospital facility and medical office building is located on 114 acres off Interstate 64 and Green Mount Road in O’Fallon, IL. It will be a 144-bed inpatient hospital with state-of-the-art advancements in technology and upgraded patient amenities. An attached medical office building will provide a full range of outpatient services to meet the changing needs in health care. The interstate location provides quicker access to necessary health care for critical ambulance transport of patients from Clinton, Bond and other counties. It will also stem the outmigration of patients to St. Louis hospitals to keep health care dollars in Illinois and family close to home for acute care when needed.
Other high-level services and amenities include:
- All private patient rooms
- Convenient patient registration area with the option to register on check-in kiosks or visit with a registration attendant
- Cardiovascular program, with Chest Pain Center accreditation, staffed by nationally recognized Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants and our dedicated cardiovascular staff
- Electrophysiology Lab to perform complex ablations to treat irregular heartbeats
- Telehealth services, including the Telestroke program and cardiac and pediatric consult availability
- Full-time intensivists, located in the ICU, to focus solely on patients with the highest acuity
- 3D Mammography at both O’Fallon and Belleville locations
- da Vinci® XI computer enhanced robotic surgical system to provide non-invasive options to our patients
- Xenex germ-killing robots representing the cutting-edge of disinfection technology
President and CEO of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Peg Sebastian notes, “I am excited and optimistic about both our current state and our future growth at the new facility and beyond. All of our work is dedicated to bringing this region the very best in compassionate and high-quality health care.
The new St. Elizabeth’s will provide the region with a state-of-the-art facility, new technologies and access to a growing number of family and specialty physicians, all in a healing environment close to home. I invite the public to join us on our journey toward excellence by giving to our regional campaign.”
In addition to the new hospital, HSHS is also committed to providing significant financial and personnel resources to a re-envisioned St. Elizabeth’s Belleville Health Campus. The Belleville campus will offer outpatient services often used by the community including, but not limited to, laboratory, imaging, and walk-in clinic services. Strengthening this commitment, St. Elizabeth’s Foundation recently provided funding for additional 3D mammography equipment to ensure both St. Elizabeth’s locations, Belleville and O’Fallon, feature the most advanced imaging technology for patients.
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has provided high-quality Franciscan health care for Southern Illinois for 140 years. The new facility will be a health and wellness destination for all for decades to come.
Recognition opportunities are available at both the O’Fallon site and the Belleville Health Campus. For more information, visit www.steliz.org/giving or email SteFoundation@hshs.org.