Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) announced Monday that the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (HFSRB) approved their affiliation with Greenville Regional Hospital (GRH). With this approval, GRH will become a full affiliate of the HSHS Southern Illinois Division (SID) effective May 2, 2016.
“This is an exciting step forward in the delivery of health care for our community,” said Brian Nall, President and CEO, Greenville Regional Hospital. “For over 50 years, Greenville Regional Hospital has been privileged to care for our community. This affiliation allows us to continue offering high quality, compassionate care to our area residents by partnering with a System that has a focused vision for the future of health care.”
“We are highly anticipating the addition of Greenville Regional Hospital into the HSHS Southern Illinois Division family,” said James Dover, President and CEO, HSHS Southern Illinois Division. “Through this affiliation, the residents of Bond and surrounding counties will continue to have high quality, inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency care that they have come to know with Greenville Regional Hospital staff, backed by the strength that is Hospital Sisters Health System.”
HSHS is a multi-institutional health care system comprised of 13 hospitals and an integrated physician network across Illinois and Wisconsin. In Southern Illinois, HSHS provides care to patients at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham; at HSHS Medical Group and Prairie Cardiovascular physician clinics; and at several medical group and hospital-affiliated community health centers.
As the two organizations move towards official affiliation, plans are being finalized for a blessing and dedication ceremony on May 4, where GRH’s new name will be unveiled to reflect its Catholic identity.