Metro-East News

Metro-east hospital to take over Staunton hospital

Anderson Hospital in Maryville announced Friday that it will be the corporate parent of Community Memorial Hospital of Staunton.

The metro-east hospitals have been working on an affiliation since October 2015. Following completion of all regulatory approvals, the boards of both hospitals formed an affiliation agreement that establishes Anderson Hospital as the corporate parent to Community Memorial Hospital effective Friday.

“Anderson Hospital and CMH have a history of working together cooperatively to improve access to healthcare services for the residents of Macoupin County and northern Madison County,” said Keith Page, president and CEO of Anderson Hospital. “As healthcare continues to evolve, our organizations will be better positioned to adapt to change together so that we can continue to provide coordinated, quality care, close to home.”

Community Memorial Hospital will now be known as Community Hospital of Staunton, an Anderson Healthcare Partner.

Community Hospital of Staunton, a 25-bed not-for-profit hospital, recently finalized a $14 million upgrade and renovation, including a new emergency department, laboratory, and physical therapy department.

Page said senior leadership in Staunton will remain the same; however, Anderson’s Board of Trustees will now have authority on significant matters. Friends of Community Memorial Hospital Foundation will continue with its fundraising efforts and will exclusively support the needs of Staunton’s facility.

“Together these organizations are stronger and have broader resources,” said Sue Campbell, CEO of Community Hospital of Staunton. “This affiliation is good for the community and our hospital to ensure quality healthcare services are available locally, while patients that require a transfer for more medically complex services will be easily accommodated at Anderson.”