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Hospital Sisters Health System Southern Illinois Division is pleased to announce that Ashley Gramann was recently named the Manager of Communications 

St. Joseph’s Hospital Mission Committee is holding their annual Christmas Wreath Silent Auction to share the Christmas spirit

St. Joseph’s Foundation joined the global Giving Tuesday effort and asks the community to consider donating to St. Joseph’s Hospital on this day of giving.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese ceremonially unveiled their new Outpatient Surgery Center 

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St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to welcome community members to attend the Public Open House and Tours of their new Outpatient Surgery Center on November 12. 

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to announce it has been named a 2017 Pinnacle of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey

The Leapfrog Group awarded HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese an elite designation of “Straight As” for its ongoing achievements in patient safety. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese and Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is hosting a blood drive on November 13

Telestroke and Virtual Urgent Care Cited for Improving Care for Underserved Populations

First Annual Walk for Rembrance greeting over 400 participants

With fall here and the holiday season approaching, the Auxiliary at St. Joseph’s Hospital will now have used books, puzzles, DVDs and occasionally baked goods for sale every Thursday 

1 month remains to reach our goal of $1 million Capital Campaign

The fall session of Look Good, Feel Better®, a fun, free, wellness workshop for women undergoing cancer treatment at any facility, will be October 11

Beautiful weather greeted the dozen-plus walkers at the annual Walk-a-thon 

St. Joseph’s Hospital invites community members to join them in welcoming Chris Klay during a reception on September 19

HSHS Medical Group and St. Joseph’s Hospital are excited to announce the reopening of their clinic in New Baden

On August 31, St. Joseph’s Hospital celebrated Paulette Evans, and a career that spans more than 42 years. 

Are you a person who enjoys helping others, and bringing peace and comfort to those in need?

“Put Your Best Foot Forward” will be the topic for the September 11 meeting of the St. Joseph’s Diabetes Support Group 

St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to welcome three new providers to the hospital’s Medical Staff.

To earn a voucher for a football themed t-shirt representing the team of your choice and a chance to win a $2,500 vacation package, present to donate blood at St. Joseph’s Hospital September 1.

The Share group at St. Joseph’s with the hospital Auxiliary will host a Walk for Remembrance and Hope at Germantown’s Schoendienst Park.

St. Joseph’s Hospital will host the monthly Walk With a Doc program on August 23

Quilters and Auxilians were on hand  when Dan Haselhorst of Trenton picked up the quilt 

St. Joseph’s Hospital will offer Health Fair screenings this fall in four communities, each from 6-10 a.m.

During National Breastfeeding Month, the Women & Infants Center at St. Joseph’s reminds new and expectant mothers about the importance of breastfeeding

St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomes the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ KidneyMobile® to the Breese Knights of Columbus Hall on August 30

Sally Reiss of Breese was doubly surprised she won the Noah’s Ark quilt sponsored by the Auxiliary at St. Joseph’s Hospital 

HSHS today announced the appointment of Chris Klay to serve as President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital 

St. Joseph’s Hospital is working with AgeSmart Community Resources to offer a free, chronic disease self-management workshop starting August 17.

St. Joseph’s Hospital will host a Stroke Support Group meeting on August 15

The $9.4 million Outpatient Surgery Project update

St. Joseph’s had a winner with this 2017 Clinton County Fair Parade float 

A Noah’s Ark quilt will be one of two quilts featured on the Sept. 22, Auxiliary raffle at St. Joseph’s Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to introduce lymphedema treatment, information, education and support. 

St. Joseph’s has upgraded its mammography equipment to include three-dimensional imaging technology. 

St. Joseph’s Foundation will host its first Gala event on September 5 at Hidden Lake Winery.

St. Joseph’s Hospital will host a Walk With a Doc program on July 26,

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The New Baden offices of Clinton County Rural Health affiliated with HSHS Medical Group and Immediate Care 365 are temporarily closed.

Election of officers and appointment of committee chairpersons are two of the highlights of the annual meeting of the Auxiliary at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Grants of $1,000 each were presented by the Auxiliary at St. Joseph during the organization’s annual meeting.

The summer session of Look Good, Feel Better will be July 12

The next meeting of the Breese Diabetes Support Group will take place July 10

Join HSHS in celebrating Healthcare Risk Management Week June 19-23, 2017

For a pair of Gateway Grizzlies baseball tickets and voucher for a $10 gift card, present to donate blood at St. Joseph’s Hospital on July 5

St. Joseph’s Hospital will host a Stroke Support Group meeting on Tuesday, June 20

St. Joseph’s Hospital invites senior citizens, as well as those who care for a loved one or an older population of clients, to a free dinner presentation entitled “Caring for our Greatest Generation.” 

The Auxiliary at St. Joseph’s has announced a change in the schedule for the sale of used books, puzzles, DVDs, baked goods and other items

St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to introduce physical therapist Meaghan Weedon, and physical therapy assistant Julie Varel, to the residents of New Baden and surrounding communities.

Biathlon canceled
The annual Kicks and Spokes Biathlon has been canceled for 2017 due to the low number of pre-registered participants. 

Social Services department will host the event for the general public to promote mental health awareness and education

St. Joseph’s is working with AgeSmart Community Resources to offer a free, chronic disease self-management workshop

Program provides access to neurology specialists that may be more than 100 miles away

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese and  St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland both received the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth

St. Joseph’s Hospital will host a Diabetes Support Group meeting on May 8 in the Heritage Room. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital Athletes Advantage Sports Medicine staff will host a conditioning program this summer for student athletes. 

Kinesiology taping can help provide optimal outcomes with improved function and less pain in acute and chronic conditions

When it comes to baseball, do you bleed red? Or do you bleed blue? 

St. Joseph’s Hospital will hold their semi-annual Children’s Car Seat Safety Check on May 6

“Happiest Baby” and “Happiest Toddler” classes have been announced for Spring, 2017.

The Leapfrog Group announced HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital once again earned an “A.” 

Hospital Sisters Health System has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award as well as the 2017 Workplace Transformation Award. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital will host a Stroke Support Group meeting on April 18 in the HealthPlex Conference Room.

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Athletes Advantage, in partnership with the Clinton County YMCA, will host the annual run/bike event June 4

For a lifetime of contributions to the Catholic health ministry, Sister Jomary Trstensky, OSF, will receive the “Lifetime Achievement Award”

A free, fun, event for women undergoing cancer treatment will be hosted in the HealthPlex Conference Room on April 12

Maggie Timmermann will host a presentation to help women understand and overcome urinary incontinence

Medical providers will be honored March 30, 2017 during National Doctors’ Day

St. Joseph’s Hospital will offer Health Fair screenings this spring in four communities

St. Joseph’s Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health

The community is invited to enjoy a Simple Soup Supper on March 14 in celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph.


Students in or entering a health care career field are invited to apply for $1,000 scholarships offered by the Auxiliary at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Illinois Hospital Research 

St. Joseph's Hospital's Outpatient Services (lab and x-ray) in the New Baden office will be open from 9-11am on both days.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, in partnership with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, celebrated their new neonatal care telemedicine partnership with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony and demonstration.

A full-size quilt is one of two on the March 20 raffle sponsored by the Auxiliary 

Sister Mary Anthony Menting, SCSC, administrator at St. Joseph's Hospital from 1971 - 1992, died in Merrill, WI

St. Joseph’s Hospital will host a Stroke Support Group meeting on February 21 

The next Heartsaver Basic Life Support class is scheduled for February 20 at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Free blood pressure checks will be available in Valentine’s Day, in the St. Joseph’s Emergency Room triage area.

HSHS St. Joseph's Auxiliary has alphabet quilt on March 20 raffle.

St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Bassim Assioun to their visiting specialist team

More than 75 people attended the recent Franciscan Sunday & Nativity Showcase event

The Illinois Hospital Research and Educational Foundation/Constituency of Volunteers Scholarship Fund and Volunteer Services at St. Joseph’s Hospital, is offering $1,000 scholarships to students in health care careers

The first baby born at St. Joseph's Hospital in 2017 made her appearance on Tuesday, Jan. 3

St. Joseph’s Hospital will host a fun, free event on January 11 for any woman undergoing treatment for cancer

St.  Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary quilt winner announced

View dozens of unique nativity sets from noon to 2 p.m. on January 8 in the Heritage Room at St. Joseph’s Hospital. 

Make a New Year’s resolution to save lives. Consider donating blood at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Jan. 12

Due to increased cases of influenza, St. Joseph's Hospital is implementing visitor restrictions

St. Joseph’s Hospital will collect unwanted holiday lights for recycling starting Nov. 25, and continuing thru Jan. 6. 

The Breese hospital was also named a Guardian of Excellence Award winner in both Patient Experience and Physician Engagement.

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.

St. Joseph’s Hospital is proud to announce that Southern Illinois Dermatology is now seeing patients in the Specialty Clinic suites.

HSHS Medical Group is excited to introduce a video series that features their providers discussing the care they give patients, their specialty, and why they chose to work with HSHS Medical Group.

The official groundbreaking ceremony and blessing for the new ambulatory surgery expansion at St. Joseph’s Hospital was held on October 17.

There’s still time to sign up for the St. Joseph’s Hospital health fairs scheduled in November.

St. Joseph’s Hospital's Immediate Care 365 locations have announced new hours, effective Monday, October 2nd. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital announced that its fall health fair dates have been scheduled, with several improvements made to enhance the patient experience. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital was recognized for its commitment to patient safety and quality with a Quality Excellence Achievement Award from IHA.

A free car seat and booster safety check is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 12th, the Emergency Room entrance will be moved next to the Patient Registration entrance in the main parking lot. 

“Seven Behaviors for Self Care” will be the topic for the Monday, September 12 meeting.

St. Joseph’s has announced that its Senior Renewal program earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. 

Helipad to be moved temporarily to Specialty Clinic lot.

St. Joseph’s will host its second session of workshops designed to help attendees feel better, live healthier, and improve their quality of life. 

A free diabetes screening and education program for Latinos has been scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, September 20th at the Community Life Center (formerly St. George Grade School) at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden. 

Focused on providing the absolute best care for mothers and their newborns, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Breese is currently working toward the highly-regarded “Baby-Friendly” designation. 

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Breese has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the top score in the federal agency’s new ratings system.  
According to CMS, the overall rating summarizes up to 64 quality measures, reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the country. HSHS St. Joseph’s – Breese was the only hospital in the St. Louis area to receive five stars. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital will honor August 1-7 as World Breastfeeding Week, a designation recognized in 49 countries as well as by UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

Breese, IL –An estimated 86 million Americans ages 20 years and older have prediabetes.  And 89 percent of that 86 million have NO IDEA they are at risk.
The National Institutes of Health research has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduces the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent overall and by 71 percent in people over 60.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Breese has been awarded the “Partner Recognition” Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

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Ashley Gramann
Communications Manager
Terriann Tharp
Division Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 217-347-1275