O’FALLON – The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 43rd Annual Salute to Business Awards on Wednesday, April 10, at the Regency Conference Center.
Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh is a recipient of this year’s O’Fallon- Shiloh Chamber of Commerce 43rd Annual Salute to Business Award for Economic Impact for its medical office building.
“We see the award as something we are thankful for,” Memorial president Mark Turner said. “Our objective as a full service community hospital is to meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.”
Turner said he’s honored to have the Chamber recognize Memorial Hospital’s creation of increased and improved access to care for their patients.
“While we don’t have the ability to measure the economic impact created within the community, we know the volume that is going through our new medical office facility,” Turner said.
Turner said the Memorial medical office building now has 40 full time employees. Since it was built in October of 2017, there has been more than 125,000 medical tests and procedures performed and more than 50,000 physician visits.
Jeff Dossett, Memorial Hospital East Administrator, said the level of specialty care offered by the hospital is due in part because of its many partnerships.
Some of those partners are Lincoln Surgical – the largest hub in the Memorial medical office building.
“We also have nice opportunity to bring in partnerships that we can leverage through BJC with Washington University,” Dossett said. “We have the pediatric specialty care clinic that brings in pediatrics specialities that we have never seen in the Metro East.”
“I’ve lived in the Metro East my entire life so to be able to have pediatric, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology — to have that level of specialty care partnering with Wash U and have them right here on our campus is amazing,” he said.
Also at the Shiloh location, Dossett said Memorial has partnered with Washington University to bring in neonatologists.
“Partnering that with our level II nursery — we are able to provide care for some of the sickest babies and we are able to keep those babies right here in Shiloh and the Metro East,” he said.
“We’re doing so many good things throughout the community as we are continuing to develop our services,” Dossett said. “Every time I’m out in the community I hear about the level of service and quality we are able to provide in the facility.”
Construction currently under way is for a second new office building that will house the Siteman Cancer Center, which is expected to open in early 2020, he added, which is another example of the level of service and clinical expertise very rarely seen in the Metro East.”
Turner said that both the O’Fallon and Shiloh communities “have been very good partners and patients.”
Being involved in the community is “who we are,” Turner said. “Our roots is of a community hospital.”
“Our area has been truly enriched with the establishment of Memorial Hospital East and now its companion Medical Office Building in Shiloh,” Chamber president Sid LeGrand said. “Our residents now have more opportunities for excellent medical care due to Memorial’s belief in our communities.”