Wellness & Prevention

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.

Illinois Medicaid Managed Care Health Insurance Plans

Washington County Hospital & Medical Group is Participating in the New Illinois Medicaid Managed Care Plans

The Washington County Hospital & Medical Group (WCH) have contracted with several of the State of Illinois Medicaid Managed Care Plans and are accepting new patients.  WCH and all our providers in the Medical Group are currently able to accept Harmony Health Plan (Wellcare), Blue Cross Community Health Plan, Meridian Health Plan, & Molina Healthcare.

We understand that, because of the rapid change in the Medicaid program, there have been delays in getting providers named into each of the systems of the new plans.  But if you have selected one of the above Medicaid MCO programs, you can see any of our providers, as all have signed up with the plans.  Please be patient with this upload process, but know that we are still eligible to be your Primary Care Providers (PCP) when you enroll in the health care plan of your choice.

The WCH Medical Group is currently accepting new patients so please call 618-327-2225 to schedule an appointment.

If you have questions about the plan you have chosen contact your plan directly.  If you have questions about what plan to choose please refer back to the State of Illinois Enrollment Services at 1-877-912-8880.

Like WCH on Facebook, check us out on Twitter @wch.wcmg or visit our website at www.washingtoncountyhospital.org for latest updates and happenings at WCH.

WCH 3rd Annual 5K and Kids Fun Run


Join us on Saturday April 14, 2018 for the 3rd Annual WCH 5K and Kids Fun Run.

A scenic race through Washington County Conservation Area and Lake on a black top surface. All proceeds benefit the Washington County Relay for Life.

Race begins at 8 am. Registration fee is $20

T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by March 30th, however every attempt will be made to have t-shirts available to all 5K participants.



Employee Service Awards

Washington County Hospital Recognizes Our Long Term Employees

WCH is proud to celebrate and recognize 25 employees with a combined total of 395 years of service to the Hospital and Medical Group. Thank you to the dedication and service of all the following staff, many citizens of Washington County and the surrounding area have been helped.

Serving the hospital for over 40 years was Sue Maschhoff and Marty Skorczewski. Eric Cook and Val Huelsmann have been serving the hospital for 30 years and Joyce Elsesser and Clara Schwartz for 25 years. Working for 20 years are Casey Bochantin, Howard Davis, Dawn Lietz, and Nancy Newby. Madalyn Hoepker and Frances Kwiatkowski have worked serving the hospital for 15 years. With 10 years of service to the hospital are Samantha Harre, Tabitha Lane, Michelle Lovin, Deborah Moore, Nicole Pennington, and Frankie Piotrowski. Honored for 5 years of service include Dave Davenport, Darla Gottman, Lisa Halfacre, Stacie Hodge, Pam Lowry, Cathy Miller, and Jamie Murfin. employee


The Opioid/Heroin Crisis- Protecting Your Family 

Monday, January 22, 2018

RSVP/Pay by January 17th to Washington County Health Department  618-327-3644

Roland Barkau Golf Course in Okawville, Illinois

Doors open 5:30pm   Dinner at 6:00pm

Cost $18.00

Featured Speakers:

Honorable Judge Daniel Emge

Daniel Bronke, States Attorney

Danny Bradac, Sheriff

Mark Styninger, Coroner

Keith Doehring, RPH

Dr. Ginger Fewell, MD

Kendra Kennedy, Human Service Center

Menu: Fried Chicken, Smoked Pork Chop, Baked Potato, Green Beans, California Blend Toss Salad, and Pie

Hosted by: Washington County Health Department and Washington County Hospital

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