SSM Health-Southern Illinois and Washington County Hospital Sign Management Agreement

SSM Health – Southern Illinois and Washington County Hospital in Nashville are pleased to announce an expanded partnership. After many years of working together in an affiliate relationship, Washington County Hospital entered a management agreement with SSM Health in May. The agreement will offer Washington County Hospital a wide range of management support services that will provide additional depth and resources to the facility, as the team continues to provide quality health care services to the community.

“In today’s health care environment, it is important for independent hospitals to establish alignment with a strong system,” said Nancy Newby, Chief Executive Officer, Washington County Hospital.  “With this management agreement, our hospital remains independent, yet we gain the resources of SSM Health to assist in guiding our future.  Our priority is to ensure quality health care is provided in our community for the long term future.”

The Washington County Hospital Board selected SSM Health because of the long established working relationship between the two organizations and SSM’s commitment to sustaining health care services in the local community.

“We are very proud to have been selected as Washington County Hospital’s management partner by the Board,” says Kerry Swanson, Regional President, SSM Health – Southern Illinois. “We believe we are better, together.  We look forward to working with this talented team to position Washington County Hospital for the future.”

Deb Auld PA-C Patient Notice

The WCH Medical Group wants to welcome the patients of Deb Auld.  We are working hard to get Deb trained on our computer system and up and running at full speed. 

For her patients that are needing medication refills we want to make sure you have what you need.  If you have ever received a service at WCH, even a lab or an xray, you should be in our computer system and we will be able to process a request for a short supply of medication during this busy transition time.  In order to do this safely we will need some information.  We will need your full medication list, the name of the medication you need refilled, your medication allergy list, and the pharmacy you use.    For her patients that have an urgent care need you may be able to be seen quicker by another provider at the Washington County Medical Group.  Don’t worry, you will still be able to see Deb when her training is complete and she can open her schedule to accommodate more patients.

 If you are wanting to transfer records please stop by our Medical Records Department to sign a release of records. Medical Records Department hours are Monday-Friday 8-4:30pm.

Washington County Hospital Medical Group Welcomes Deb Auld PA-C

Washington County Hospital Board, Medical Staff, Administration, & Staff are pleased to announce that Deb Auld, PA-C has joined the Medical Group at Washington County Hospital.

Deb Auld has been providing care to patients in this community for more than 40 years.  She began her career in 1973 when she completed the RN program at Springfield Memorial Medical Center, Springfield IL and joined the clinical staff at WCH.  For a time, Auld continued her career at St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, MO and in 1990, she completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.   She later returned to WCH, as an Emergency Department RN and completed the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the Univ. of North Dakota, School of Medicine in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1997.  Since that time she has continued to provide exceptional care to patients in our community.

The Washington County Hospital Medical Group is a multi-disciplinary practice that offers family medicine, gastroenterology, and surgical services.  The medical providers work together to deliver comprehensive healthcare services to all their patients.  Patients also have access to the WCH ancillary services for Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Cardiac Rehab and more.  They also have access to the Specialty Clinic Providers for Cardiology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Clinical Psychology, and Women’s Health.

The WCH Medical Group hours offer easy access and convenience for patients.  Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 7:00pm and on Saturday from 8:00am-12pm.  To schedule an appointment, please call the WCH Medical Group at 618-327-2225.

Unwanted Prescription Take Back

Saturday, April 28th 9am-5pm.  You can return your unwanted prescriptions to the police stations in the following locations: Okawville, Coulterville, Sparta, Chester, and Red Bud

CPR Training April 17th, 2018

Washington County Hospital is hosting a CPR class open to the public. The class will be held on Tuesday, April 17th to begin at 6:30pm. There is a $25 fee per participant. (Please bring cash/check) The CPR class will be located in the Conference Rooms on the lower level of the hospital. The Education entrance is located on the south east corner of the hospital. Please reserve your spot by contacting 618-327-2280 by Friday April 13th.

National Doctors Day

March 30th is National Doctors Day~ a day to honor the men and women who work diligently to take care of people when they are sick or injured. Doctors spend many years in school, clinical training and completing residencies to provide excellent care and healing for patients.

The physicians practicing at WCH and Medical Group provide exceptional healthcare for our community. The physicians in the ER for the Midwest Emergency Department Services (MEDS) provide trauma and urgent care 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Washington County Hospital Board, Administration and Staff want to take this opportunity to thank you and honor all the physicians in our community. These individuals are dedicated to their patients and work collectively with their colleagues to continually improve the quality of healthcare and services that are provided at WCH.

Annual Easter Boutique and Bake Sale


The Washington County Hospital Women’s Auxiliary is scheduled to host its Annual Easter Boutique & Bake Sale on Tuesday, March 27th. This even will be located in the WCH Hospital Lobby starting at 8:00am-2:00pm. Make sure you come early for the best selection of backed goods. There will also be a large selection of hand crafted items that the Auxiliary members have created along with Melissa & Doug children toys and crafts. All items located in the The Lattice Garden Gift Shop will be 20% off during the event. The money raised at this fundraiser goes to help purchase new hospital equipment. The members of the WCH Women’s Auxiliary thank you for your support.

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