State Awards Hospital Funding

Aug 9, 2013

Hundreds of hospitals are getting millions of dollars from the state.

As a part of the Illinois Jobs Now program, Gov. Pat Quinn announced $71.3 million in grants to hospitals.

“These investments create hundreds of good construction jobs while helping these hospitals provide better service to the thousands of patients they serve every single day,” Quinn said.

Quinn stopped at several health centers all over Illinois, announcing the funding. His final stop was at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon.

Hospitals will use the funds for building renovations, as well as to upgrade equipment and technology.

List of local hospitals by county:

- Clay County

Clay County Hospital, Flora, $168,803 to replace the rooftop cooling system.

- Coles County

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, $274,467 for a new MRI machine.

- Crawford County

Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, $190,500 to renovate and expand the operating rooms.

- Effingham County

St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, $235,362 to renovate the pharmacy.

- Fayette County

Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, $178,235 to acquire digital mammography equipment.

- Franklin County

Franklin Hospital, Benton, $176,345 to replace the water plumbing system.

- Hamilton County

Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro, $176,120 for a new fire suppression system and new loading dock.

- Hardin County

Hardin County General Hospital, Rosiclare, $177,087 for new lab equipment and to renovate clinical space. 

- Jackson County

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, $338,390 for an automated pharmacy dispensing system.

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Murphysboro, $179,585 for an automated pharmacy dispensing system.

- Jefferson County

Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon, $257,750 for an operation room integration system.

- Lawrence County

Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Lawrenceville, $179,045 for an electronic medical record system. 

- Marion County

Salem Township Hospital, $176,142 to renovate clinical space.

St. Mary’s Hospital, Centralia, $295,500 for new radiology and nuclear medicine equipment.

- Massac County

Massac Memorial Hospital, Metropolis, $173,780 to renovate the Rural Health Clinic Building.

- Perry County

Marshall Browning Hospital, DuQuoin, $172,407 for equipment and HVAC upgrades.

Pinckneyville Community Hospital, $172,520 for roof replacement and a new fuel backup system.

- Randolph County

Memorial Hospital, Chester, $173,600 to upgrade the emergency generator backup system.

Sparta Community Hospital, $187,685 to replace radiology and fluoroscopic equipment.

- Richland County

Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, $230,120 for roof and façade repair.

- Saline County

Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, $181,160 for an electronic medical record system.

Harrisburg Medical Center, $223,482 for equipment upgrades.

- Wabash County

Wabash General Hospital, Mt. Carmel, $173,487 for new surgical equipment.

- Washington County

Washington County Hospital, Nashville, $173,510 to construct a storage building and IT server room.

- Wayne County

Fairfield Memorial Hospital, $183,680 for a new generator.

- Williamson County

Herrin Hospital, $210,230 for an automated pharmacy dispensing system.