Southern Illinois Healthcare

The first ever Find Hope Here Southern Illinois Suicide Prevention Conference recently concluded at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Southern Illinois Healthcare is unveiling a new logo - an action its CEO says is more about reaffirming the mission than changing an image.


Southern Illinois Healthcare cut the ribbon Thursday on a unique facility.

SIH's senior vice president Philip Schaefer heads up the organization's medical group. He says the new Urgent Care and Work Care Clinic is a hybrid concept new to the region.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale unveiled its new four-story, 56-million dollar modernization and expansion Thursday.

The two-year long project includes three new operating rooms, including hybrid and robotics O-R facilities, the first modernization of the Intensive Care Unit in over 30 years and more private pre-op and post-op areas.

Community Health Needs Highlighted At Local Event

Apr 28, 2016
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SIH was joined by multiple health organizations Thursday to reveal the findings in their Community Health Needs Assessment.

The goal of the assessment is to determine the most significant health issues in the area and how to improve them.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Nearly 200 business owners and community leaders attended a Workers Compensation Symposium at John A. Logan College.

Southern Illinois Healthcare continues to raise money for the region's first comprehensive cancer center. 

The $23 million dollar project is a collaboration with the southern Illinois community and SIH.  The healthcare service is working to raise a total of $10-million dollars from the community from the project. SIH Foundation Board Chair Dr. Marsha Ryan and SIH Cancer Institute Administrative Director Jennifer Badiu talk with WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams about the project and an upcoming fundraising gala.

In this edition of Morning Conversation, Host Jennifer Fuller talks wish SIH Cancer Center Director Jennifer Badiu and American Cancer Society Representative Caleb Nehring about a new program to provide free colon cancer screenings for the uninsured.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Southern Illinois Healthcare CEO Rex Budde about the impending cuts to Illinois' Medicaid program, and what he expects in the way of changes to services.