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WCH Honors Women’s Auxiliary Members


This past week Washington County Hospital and Medical Group hosted its annual luncheon that honors the WCH Women’s Auxiliary members for their dedication and service to the hospital.  Thirty-five members were present for the luncheon.  Nancy Newby, CEO presented each member with a small gift.  The WCH Board Members, Matt Bierman, Kevin Rench, and Audrey Finke were also present to support the Auxiliary members.  The WCH Women’s Auxiliary is a wonderful organization of volunteers that has been supporting and helping raise money to buy new equipment for the hospital and the members of our community.  The Auxiliary raises money by hosting a number of bake sales and craft sales throughout the year.  They also run the Gift Shop in the hospital and the Thrift Shop downtown and volunteer their time to help with the Blood Drives hosted at WCH.  During the luncheon Melodie Wilkey, President of the WCH Women’s Auxiliary announced their donation to the hospital to help complete the remodel of the front lobby.  Thank you again to all the members of the WCH Women’s Auxiliary for the dedication and hard work each and every member gives to help our community and our hospital.  The Auxiliary consists of over 70 volunteer members and the current officers are Melodie Wilkey, President; Eunice Witte, Vice President; Helen Engele, Secretary; and Bernadine Stein, Treasurer.  If you would like more information about the WCH Women’s Auxiliary or would like to become a member please contact Melodie Wilkey at 618-314-0155.


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

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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.

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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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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.

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