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Moving In: Collaboration of Heart Care Services
                                                   Spotlight
Prairie Cardiovascular moves into new building with St. Anthony’s Heart Care Services
    St. Anthony’s received approval        move into the hospital. “This makes it to drive a long distance to have the
to occupy the new southeast building       so much easier and convenient for our cath, but was able to have it close to
from the Illinois Department of Public     patients and the cardiologists, since       home.
Health in early April. Once approval       we can see them and run all their tests          Renovation now begins in the
was received, various St. Anthony’s        in one location,” she said. “It’s really    areas vacated by Cardiovascular
departments moved into the new             nice.”                                      Services, Health Information and
building throughout the month of               Amir Cheema, M.D., Prairie              Procedures Suites for future use by
April.                                     Cardiovascular cardiologist, and            other departments.
    The new building now includes          St. Anthony’s staff now conduct
Cardiovascular Services (including         diagnostic cardiac caths in the
the area’s first cardiac cath lab),         new building. In addition, over
Health Information, Physicians’            30 of Prairie’s board-certified
Lounge, Sleep Lab, Surgeons’               cardiologists who will be seeing
Lounge, Surgery Procedure Suites (for      patients at St. Anthony’s have
pain management and colonoscopy            been granted privileges to perform
procedures), and clinic/office space for    cardiac caths at the hospital.
Prairie Cardiovascular.                        Robert Stark of Effingham
    The Prairie Cardiovascular             recently had a cardiac cath at
physicians and staff moved into            St. Anthony’s and commented
their new location on April 25, with       on how pleased he was with the
cardiologists seeing patients at St.       service. “My cath went really
                                                                                Mark Steen, M.D. (left), and Amir Cheema, M.D.,
Anthony’s on April 28. Connie              well....the doctor and nurses did        Prairie Cardiovascular cardiologists, pause
Rudolphi, R.N., Prairie Cardiovascular     an excellent job,” he said. He         during their first day of seeing patients in the
nurse, shared what it means to her         appreciated that he didn’t have          new clinic space in the southeast building.

Donna Roberts named 2008 Values Award Winner
    Donna Roberts, Diagnostic                                                               employee said that “Donna is
Services Tech, Cardiovascular                                                               one of those employees who will
Services, was named this year’s                                                             readily “fill your bucket” with
Values Award recipient. Each                                                                her joyful attitude and positive
year, the Values Award is given to                                                          comments each and every day.”
the person who most represents                                                              “Her caring nature for her patients
the hospital’s four core values of                                                          is well defined,” another person
Respect, Care, Competence and                                                               said. “Her patients come first
Joy. A committee of previous                                                                when it comes to care. No matter
Values Award winners selected                                                               how sick the patient, Donna is
Donna from 24 nominees.                                                                     always there for them.”
    According to one of the           Dan Woods, President and CEO (left),                       Cheryl Pruemer, Personnel
                                      congratulates the winner of the 2008 Values
nomination letters, “Day in and       Award, Donna Roberts, Cardiovascular Services
                                                                                             Services, and Tory Buhnerkempe,
day out, Donna exhibits the four      (second from left), and the finalists of the award,     R.N., Home Care, were
core values of Respect, Care,         Cheryl Pruemer, Personnel Services (second from recognized as finalists for the
Competence, and Joy.” Another         right), and Tory Buhnerkempe, R.N. Home Care,          Values Award. These employees
                                      (right), following the award ceremony on May 14.
nomination said that Donna “is                                                               exemplify the core values at
always respectful of everyone               and other hospital co-workers. She               St. Anthony’s by living them each
she interacts with in the department,       is considerate of each physician that        and every day of their service.
the patients, their family members,         frequents the department.” Another
June 2008                                                                                                               Page 1
 Empty                                 St. Anthony’s welcomes new Lake Land
 Plates                                College president Scott Lensink
                                            On April 22, a welcome reception         College Board. Most recently, he
                                       was held at St. Anthony’s for new             served as Interim President for six
      When
                                       Lake Land College President Scott             months and completed six years as
 the first three
                                       Lensink. A number of employees                vice president for academic services
 Hospital
                                       and Medical                                                        at Lake Land
 Sisters arrived
                                       Staff stopped by                                                   College. He has
 in Effingham
                                       the reception to                                                   also served as the
 in 1875, they found a growing
                                       meet Lensink,                                                      chairperson of the
 community with few healthcare
                                       who was named                                                      business division,
 resources. They found many
                                       President of Lake                                                  Title III activity
 empty plates. They found people
                                       Land College on                                                    director, women’s
 in fragile health. They healed
                                       January 1, 2008.                                                   basketball coach
 their wounds. They found empty
                                            St. Anthony’s                                                 and director
 hearts and fed them with the Holy
                                       has a strong                                                       and instructor
 Spirit. When they found hunger,
                                       connection to                                                      of management
 they fed them from their own                                Delbert Huelskoetter, M.D., (second from
                                       Lake Land College left) speaks with Scott Lensink, new Lake and marketing
 scarce resources.
                                       through their         Land College President (second from          programs. He
                                       nursing program. right), joined by Bob Esker, Assistant            continues to teach
      Today we continue to reach                             Administrator (left), and Dan Woods,
                                       The hospital has                                                   one management
 and serve people with exceptional                           President and CEO (right).
                                       provided clinical                                                  and marketing
 care. Success is by keeping three
                                       training space for students in their          class each year to keep in touch with
 things in focus. First, care that
                                       nursing program for years, as well as         students.
 is personal: By being concerned
                                       for other colleges such as Kaskaskia               Some of Lensink’s community
 about the patient and their family,
                                       and Olney Central Colleges. In                interests include serving on the
 we let them know their story
                                       addition, St. Anthony’s offers                Coles County Historical Society
 is important, and they become
                                       scholarships to graduates interested in       Depot Restoration Committee, Coles
 included and engaged in their
                                       specific healthcare fields such as those Together Board, and the East Central
 healing process. They know
                                       going to Lake Land for nursing and            Illinois Development Corporation
 they are loved. Second, shown
                                       other programs.                               Board. He hosts international
 by excellence in care: This is
                                            Lensink has more than 25 years           exchange students and volunteers
 shown by our clinical care and
                                       of experience in the Illinois higher          as a coach for youth league baseball
 our service. And third, being cost
                                       education system. He has served on            and football programs. Lensink has a
 effective and efficient stewards:
                                       numerous task forces and committees           bachelor’s degree from Northwestern
 Everyone knows healthcare is
                                       for the Illinois Board of Higher              College and a master’s degree from
 expensive. They want to trust that
                                       Education and Illinois Community              Eastern Illinois University.
 it’s not wasteful or greed-driven.

      So while the wealth and          Outreach lab services pilot program initiated
 resources of our nation have               St. Anthony’s Laboratory               she said. “We wanted to continue
 grown, what also has grown is a       department recently started an              to provide the ease of service that
 clear need for our Ministry today.    outreach lab pilot program through          the patients of these physicians had
 Our patients and families are         St. Anthony’s Diagnostic Center in          previously experienced.”
 grateful for how exceptional you      Effingham. The program provides                   The outreach lab pilot program
 are.                                  blood draws for patients of any             is available to any physician with
                                       interested physicians’ clinics in the       their offices located in the Effingham
     Let’s continue to fill their       Effingham Medical Center.                    Medical Center and will soon be
 plates.                                    Marj Hoene, Laboratory manager,        offered to other physicians in the
                                       explained why St. Anthony’s decided         community. For more information
                                       to initiate this service. “We knew          about the outreach lab program,
                                       there was a need for this outreach lab      contact Marj Hoene, Laboratory
          Daniel J. Woods              service to assist the physicians located    manager, at 347-1768.
          President & CEO              in the Effingham Medical Center,”
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Storm receives Lake Land College Alumnus Achievement Award
     Giving credit to the dedication,    employees and alumni selected Dave       community college district, is raising
compassion, sincerity and intellect      from several nominees based on his       his family, paying his taxes to support
of Lake Land College faculty and         success and distinction in his career.   Lake Land and other local entities,”
advisors for his success, Dave Storm     He was nominated by Max Jaeger,          added Jaeger.
has received the 2008 Lake Land          former Business Division Chair                Dave is a member of the
College Alumnus Achievement Award        and the Vice President for Business      American Institute of Certified Public
winner.                                  Services.                                Accountants, Healthcare Financial
     “My education at Lake Land not                                               Management Association, Illinois CPA
only prepared me for the debits and                                               Society, Illinois Hospital Association
credits of a business, but also the                                               Health Finance Council, and more.
overall management of one,” Dave                                                       After graduating from Lake Land,
said.                                                                             Dave enrolled at Eastern Illinois
     The Effingham resident is the                                                 University, where he received a
Director of Business Support at                                                   bachelor’s degree in business. Later
St. Anthony’s, where he has worked                                                he enrolled in Southern Illinois
for 29 years. He received an associate                                            University-Edwardsville, where he
degree from Lake Land College in                                                  received a master’s degree in business
1985.                                                                             administration.
     Dave was awarded the honor          Dan Woods, President and CEO,                 Another accomplishment Dave
                                         presents Dave Storm, Director of
during the college’s 41st annual         Business Support, with a proclamation    had at Lake Land was meeting his
commencement ceremony on May 16          announcing May 16 as David Storm Day     wife, Debby. They have two sons,
at the Lake Land College Field House.    in honor of his achievement.             Adam and Derek.
     Dave’s name has been forwarded                                                    “I stress that my early education
to the Illinois Community College             “I was one of Dave’s instructors    at Lake Land was the basic foundation
Trustees Association as the college’s    when he was a student at Lake Land.      that got me started on my career path,”
nominee for ICCTA’s Distinguished        He was a good student and I thought a    Dave said.
Alumnus Achievement Award. He            lot of him,” Jaeger said.                     Congratulations to Dave Storm
will be recognized at ICCTA’s annual          “Dave reflects one of the primary    on this well-deserved honor and
meeting in Springfield.                   objectives of the community college      noteworthy accomplishment.
     A committee of trustees,            movement: he has stayed in his




   Patient Services and
                                                     fyi
                                              The average daily census in April   years of service to accept the position
Improvements — During April,             was 71.23 for acute patients and 9.33    of Supply Chain Data Director at
$1,779,613.34 in capital improvements    for Skilled Care patients. In April,     Hospital Sisters Health System.
were made at St. Anthony’s, including    there were 855 inpatient radiology       Weaver served as the Chairman of the
the x-ray system for the cardiac cath    procedures and 2,582 outpatient          2007 United Way Campaign.
lab in Cardiovascular Services and       radiology procedures. Eighty-two             New UMR Look — United Medical
three defibrillators and monitors         Home Care patients were served in        Resources (UMR), St. Anthony’s
purchased through Surgical Services      April and there were 150 Mother/Baby     Third Party Administrator (TPA)
by the Code Blue Team.                   visits.                                  recently unveiled a new logo and
     The cardiac cath x-ray system          United Way Board                      look to their name. UMR administers
is a fully digital system that enables   Representative — Ross Richardson,        St. Anthony’s medical, dental, vision
cardiologists to capture and view        Inpatient Support manager, has been      and disability insurance. The new
detailed 3D images of the patient’s      appointed to the United Way of           look underscores the company’s
heart, allowing a fast and accurate      Effingham County Board, serving           strength, stability, flexibility, and
diagnosis and treatment of cardiac       a three-year term, representing          growth as the industry’s leading TPA.
disease.                                 St. Anthony’s. He replaces               To view the new look and service
     The three defibrillators and         Mark Weaver, former Materials            provided by UMR, visit the company’s
monitors were purchased for the new      Management manager, who has left         web site at www.UMR.com.
crash carts in the southeast building.   his role at St. Anthony’s after nine
June 2008                                                                                                        Page 3
Employees honored for years of dedicated service
                                                        An employee celebration event and Mass kicked off St. Anthony’s
                                                   National Hospital Week activities on May 13, honoring the service of
                                                   all St. Anthony’s employees. Eighty-nine employees received service
                                                   awards in recognition of years of service for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35,
                                                   and 40 years. Barb King, Joe Conder, and Jeannie Deters (left to
                                                   right in photo) were honored for their 40 years of dedicated service.
                                                   Barb Althoff, Sandy Byers, Diana Conder, Pete Goeckner, and Kathy
                                                   Willenborg were honored for 35 years of service. Watch for more
                                                   information about service awards in a future issue of Spotlight.
                                                        Mass was celebrated in the hospital Chapel, with Father Ralph
                                                   Zetzl, O.F.M., Hospital Chaplain officiating. A cookout was held for
                                                   daytime and evening shifts of employees and a box lunch given to
                                                   midnight shift employees.
    During the event, employees also were asked to complete a survey listing the hours they volunteer their talents in their
local community. This survey will help St. Anthony’s recognize and acknowledge volunteer service, as well as helping
the hospital demonstrate its commitment to the Sisters’ mission.

St. Anthony’s alumni gather to reconnect and celebrate Hospital Week
Dr. Ruben Boyajian presents on Women’s Wellness and Breast Care Services
     More than 50 former employees and retirees attended the Alumni
Social held May 14 in the hospital Auditorium. Alumni were treated
to a continental breakfast and welcomed by Dan Woods, President and
CEO.
Women’s Wellness – Breast Care Presentation
     Ruben Boyajian, M.D., Medical Director, Women’s Wellness
and Breast Care Services, gave a presentation on the initiative
St. Anthony’s has undertaken to advance Women’s Wellness Services
to the region. The mission of St. Anthony’s Women’s Wellness
– Breast Care program is to provide care to women with an emphasis
on breast care, from prevention, screening, and diagnosis to treatment
and follow-up care in a consistent, compassionate and timely manner
and in accordance with the hospital’s core values of Respect, Care,        Anne Bourgeois shares some photos with Ruben
Competence and Joy. Dr. Boyajian shared his knowledge of breast             Boyajian, M.D., at the Alumni Social held during
cancer prevention, detection and treatment and the steps taken by the                                National Hospital Week.
hospital to provide increased care and comfort for mammography and
cancer patients, including:
•   Forming a Women’s Wellness – Breast Care Task Force.
•   Creating Task Force teams focused on improving services, increasing cancer and mammography education, and
    drafting the above mission statement.
•   Naming Dr. Boyajian the Medical Director of Women’s Wellness and Breast Care Services.
•   Setting a goal of reducing the time from detection to diagnosis to less than five working days.
     Future steps include the addition of a nurse navigator to assist women through the screening/diagnosis process, as well
as the implementation of digital mammography.
     The Alumni group meets periodically throughout the year to socialize with former co-workers, learn about new
hospital services, new medical equipment, and construction projects, and participate in St. Anthony’s activities.
Jody Puckett, Community Relations manager, explained, “These ladies and gentlemen were such an integral part of
St. Anthony’s when they were employed here, and they still are important members of our hospital family.”
     Names are always being added to the St. Anthony’s Alumni group. If you know of a former employee or retiree of
St. Anthony’s who would like their name added to the mailing list, please have them contact Terriann Tharp, Community
Relations Associate, at 347-1453.

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Friends of St. Anthony’s express appreciation to their supporters
     On May 14, the Friends of St. Anthony’s took time during Hospital Week
to recognize and appreciate those who have contributed to the Friends during
2007. Included in the recognition were those who donated to the 2007 Annual
Appeal. With a lead gift of a $100,000 grant from the Hospital Sisters, the
Friends surpassed its goal of $125,000 by raising over $251,000 for The
Healing Garden.
     Dan Woods, President and CEO, and Carol Gapsis, Pastoral Care manager
thanked donors at the event for their contributions which will allow the Friends
of St. Anthony’s to create a Healing Garden for patients, family members and
employees to enjoy on the hospital grounds. A conceptual drawing of The
Healing Garden was displayed during the event. Plans are to break ground for
                                                                                  Donna Niemerg, Development Associate,
The Healing Garden in late summer.                                               explains the planned layout of The Healing
                                                                                    Garden to John Kingery, chairperson of
                                                                                         St. Anthony’s Board of Directors.

Spirit Committee sponsors photo contest and ice cream social
                                   The Spirit Committee celebrated National Hospital Week by conducting a employee
                                   photo contest and sponsoring an ice cream social on May 16 to conclude a week of
                                   Hospital Week activities.
                                       Entries to the photo contest followed the theme of St. Anthony’s four core values of
                                   Respect, Care, Competence, and Joy. Employees could submit up to three photos, one
                                   for each of the categories of landscape/nature, people, and animals. The winner of the
                                   three categories and the Best Overall (pictured below) each won a $25 Wal-Mart gift
                                   certificate.
                                       During the ice cream social, employees were asked to help “fill an employee’s
                                   bucket.” Employees were given the opportunity to write thank you notes to another
                                   employee on posters at the event.

And the winners are....




    First Place Landscape/Nature                  First Place People                        First Place Animals
    Submitted by Lynne Spalding                Submitted by Shari Lankow                 Submitted by J.J. McDonald




                                                      Best Overall
                                               Submitted by Cindy Mitchell
June 2008                                                                                                          Page 5
Hospital Week offers opportunity to thank Auxiliary for their service
     St. Anthony’s Memorial                                                                    The Auxiliary is a volunteer
Hospital honored Auxilians at the                                                         organization committed to
Auxiliary Appreciation Luncheon                                                           promoting and advancing the
and Annual Meeting held May 15                                                            welfare of St. Anthony’s Memorial
at the Keller Convention Center.                                                          Hospital through public relations,
Auxiliary President Nancy                                                                 services to the hospital, and
Joslyn and Membership Services                                                            fundraising activities. Volunteers
Chairperson Lois Repking                                                                  serve in many capacities, such as
presented service awards to the                                                           mail deliveries, escorts, waiting
Auxilians. In addition, Ruben                                                             room receptionists, cashiers in the
Boyajian, M.D., Medical Director,                                                         Gift Shop, and provide various
Women’s Wellness and Breast                                                               fundraising activities throughout
Care Services, gave a presentation                                                        the year.
on the initiative St. Anthony’s has The Auxiliary Executive Committee for the
                                       2008-2010 term.
                                                                                             For more information
undertaken to advance Women’s                                                            about the Auxiliary and their
Wellness Services to the region (see        Secretary/Treasurer; Lois Repking,           activities, contact Donna Niemerg,
Alumni Event article, page 4).              Membership Services; Nancy Joslyn,         Development Associate, at 347-1854.
     During the Annual Meeting,             President; Donna Zerrusen, Guest
elections were held to select               Amenities; Rosemary Vonderheide,           Bernie Niemann
officers for the Auxiliary Executive         Special Events; and Rose Boggs,
Committee. The members elected and Immediate Past President. Not                       retires after 28 years
installed as the Executive Committee        pictured: Darlene Moriearty, Vice-              Bernadette (Bernie) Niemann
for the 2008-2010 term are (as              President.                                  recently retired after 28 years of
pictured left to right) Lorrie Blumer,                                                  service to St. Anthony’s.
                                                                                            Bernie began working for
                      Medical Staff       member and fund drive worker.                 St. Anthony’s in 1979 as an

Achievements                                   He is active in teaching athletic
                                          training to students, holds clinics in the
                                                                                        administrative secretary. In 1985,
                                                                                        she transferred to Cardiology and
                                          EIU training room, attends all home           assumed the secretarial duties of the
     Karl Rudert, D.O., was recently      and away football games as part of            department. Bernie will continue
presented with the Eastern Illinois       the official support staff, attends most       to work relief in Cardiovascular
athletics 2008 Glen Hesler Award          home basketball games, volunteers to          Services.
as the EIU Panther Club kicked off        see athletes in the training room one             On May 6, a retirement tea
its 2008 spring fund drive over the       or two nights a week while frequently
weekend.                                                                                was held for Bernie in the hospital
                                          offering additional visits when needed.
                                                                                        Auditorium for hospital family.
                                          He often calls parents of student-
                                          athletes to explain injuries regarding        St. Anthony’s wishes Bernie well
                                          their son/daughter, expedites further         on her retirement and thanks her for
                                          medical needs and sets up additional          her many years of dedicated service.
                                          tests or orthopedic surgeon referrals.
                                               The Glen Hesler Award is the
                                          most prestigious honor that the
                                          athletic department bestows upon an
EIU Athletic Director Ken Baker           individual each year at the Panther
(left) presents award to Dr. Rudert.      Club Fund Drive. It’s named for Glen
                                          Hesler, a long time benefactor for the
     Dr. Rudert was presented the         University, a distinguished alumnus
award by current EIU athletic director    and a former football player in the
Ken Baker at a reception at Lincoln       1920’s. Hesler loved Panther Athletics
Springs Resort just outside Charleston.   and its coaches. He raised money to
Dr. Rudert has been a supported of the    support EIU student-athletes, attended
EIU Panther Club since 1993 giving        events and worked to help increase
to the club both financially and by        the public’s perception of Panther            Bernie Niemann shows off her cake
donating his time. He is a former         Athletics being first class.                   during her retirement tea.
Panther Club Board of Directors
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                                                                                           Welcome!
Occupational Therapy expands
lymphedema service
     The Physical Rehabilitation                                                                 Employees & Volunteers
department has expanded their
lymphedema service due to increasing                                                                 Diagnostic Imaging
demand. Lymphedema is the swelling                                                                      Kacie Beals
in the arms, legs, hands, or feet due to                                                             Jeremie Hutchens
abnormal accumulation of protein-rich                                                               Emergency Services
edema fluid in the affected area.                                                                      Virginia Cooper
     The lymphedema service was                                                                        Michael Rees
started in January 2007 with one
                                                                                                    Information Systems
therapist certified in manual lymph
                                                       (Left to right) Ashley Knapp and               Mary Lou Esker
drainage and complete decongestive
                                               Heather Emel, OTR/L-CLT, demonstrate
therapy (MLD/CDT), Heather Emel,                                                                         Laboratory
                                                  the E-LINK exercise system to Kate
OTR/L-CLT. Ashley Knapp, OTR/                           Weber, R.N., Cardiac Cath staff                 Lisa Cornell
L-CLT, recently joined Heather in                   nurse, during a recent celebration                 Danica Hebert
performing lymphedema therapy.                         of Occupational Therapy Month.                   Medical Care
                                                  St. Anthony’s has four occupational
Additionally, a third therapist is                    therapists on staff, two currently
                                                                                                     Jacklyn Haarmann
expected to go for training in the                    certified in lymphedema therapy.                 Laurie Hubbartt
coming months.                                                                                         Kiley Whitten
     The MLD/CDT technique                 •      Sports injuries
                                                                                                       Pastoral Care
is non-invasive and incorporates           •      Chronic venous insufficiencies
                                                                                                        Jared Martin
manual lymph drainage, compression         •      Amputee edema
                                           •      Rheumatoid arthritis                                  Skilled Care
bandaging, skin care, and therapeutic                                                                 Chelsea Icenogle
exercise. Completion of this program       •      Fibromyalgia
                                           •      Complex regional pain syndrome                       Kimberly Volk
(generally two to three weeks in
                                                                                                        Surgical Care
length, depending on the severity of           St. Anthony’s Physical
                                                                                                       Lydia Stephens
the swelling), typically results in 50%    Rehabilitation department offers
                                                                                                       Kirsten Uphold
volume reduction, providing edema          MLD/CDT service from 7:30 a.m. to
relief to patients who suffer from a       4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A                      Women and Children’s Care
variety of ailments, including but not     physician’s order is required to receive                    Jamie Niemerg
limited to:                                treatment for lymphedema. For more                            Volunteers
• Cancer treatments (radiation,            information about the lymphedema                            Judy Colburn
     lymph node removal, surgery, etc.)    service or other physical rehabilitation                    Jeremy Dixon
• Post-traumatic or post-surgical          services St. Anthony’s offers, contact                     Regina Figueroa
     swellings                             Denise Hahn, Physical Rehabilitation
• Chronic cellulitis                       manager, at 347-1277.

St. Anthony’s X-Ray goes digital offering faster service, higher quality
    St. Anthony’s Diagnostic Services      imaging room was installed in the               put a film cassette behind the patient,
recently installed a digital radiography   emergency room in July 2007.                    take the x-ray, take the film cassette
system in the primary x-ray room,              Robin Brown, Diagnostic Imaging             out and run it, then put another
making it a pure direct digital imaging    manager, explained how the new                  cassette behind the patient if the image
room. As a digital imaging room, the       system is a vast improvement on the             didn’t turn out,” Robin said. “Now
system has a portable digital plate        previous film cassette system. “The              we just have to reposition the panel
which is placed under the area to be       new direct digital system is faster             after looking at it immediately to see
imaged, digitally capturing the image      by capturing the image within two               if the image turned out, which is much
and immediately sending it to the          seconds, allowing physicians to                 more comfortable for our patients,
PACS system, rather than waiting for a     make a quicker diagnosis to begin               especially those with broken bones.”
film cassette to be run through a digital   treatment,” she explained. “In                       For more information about
reader.                                    addition, the digital acquisition panels        St. Anthony’s digital imaging system,
    This is the second digital imaging     can be reused repeatedly. With our              contact Robin Brown, Diagnostic
room at St. Anthony’s. A digital           previous system, we would have to               Imaging manager, at 347-1310.
June 2008                                                                                                                  Page 7
 St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital                            Destination → Effingham
 publishes Spotlight monthly                                       Did You Know...
 for employees, medical staff
 members and other hospital          In Fiscal Year 2007 (June 2006-July 2007). St. Anthony’s provided the
 family members.                     following in Community Benefit Costs:
                                     • Unpaid Cost of Medicare Patient Services ............................$8,190,336
 Comments, article suggestions,
 and professional achievements       • Unpaid Cost of Medicaid Patient Services ...............................4,430,718
 should be forwarded to                  – FY 2007 Illinois Hospital Assessment Proceeds (Net)....... (2,763,142)
 the Community Relations             • Christian Care Costs (Charity Care) .........................................1,020,259
 department at 347-1436.
                                     • Services for the Broader Community ..........................................586,215
 St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital
                                     • Total Community Benefit Costs.........................................$11,464,386
 is An Affiliate of Hospital Sisters
 Health System.

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