Becky Ashton, Administrator
Herrin Hospital, an 94-bed acute care facility serving Herrin and its surrounding communities since 1913, is expanding with a $19 million, three-floor addition. It will increase space for rehabilitation services and move outpatient services to the main floor, making them more accessible. The main floor of the addition will be used for outpatient therapy and expansion of the imaging and emergency departments. The second floor of the addition will be used for new inpatient beds and acute rehabilitation.
The hospital is home to over 135 doctors in 39 areas of specialization. It has a modern intensive care unit and surgical suites. The hospital is known for its emergency medicine services, orthopedic surgery and high quality cardiology services made possible by our work with Prairie Heart Institute, one of the premier heart centers in Illinois. It is also home to the acclaimed Acute Rehabilitation Center, part of a strategic alliance with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, recognized since 1991 as the best rehabilitation hospital in America. Through this strategic alliance patients recovering from orthopedic, neurological or other physically debilitating injuries receive high quality rehabilitation care close to home.
Herrin Hospital staff and administration are constantly adding services and making facility improvements. Radiology has improved imaging services with the introduction of a filmless, digital picture archiving system (PACS) that instantly makes any x-rays or other images taken of patients immediately available on secure computers throughout the SIH system. The hospital also features PET (Positron Emission Tomography) for cancer diagnosis, high speed 3-D CT scanning and MRI scanning for high-resolution pictures of bones and organs.