Accepting all patients: St. Elizabeth’s Hospital opens its doors

Daniel Thelen of Belleville was the first patient admitted to the new HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. He was greeted by Hospital President and CEO Peg Sebastian. Members of the HSHS St. Elizabeth’s clinical staff and Scott Air Force Base personnel assisted with his move.
(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

Patients were welcomed and the work of healing began at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon Saturday morning.

The first patient admitted was 83-year-old Daniel Thelen of Belleville, who had been admitted to St. Elizabeth’s for an open heart surgery earlier in the week. Thelen made the trip to the new hospital at 5:07 a.m., arriving by 5:26. He had nothing but wonderful things to say about the staff and the transition.

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