| Pinckneyville Community Hospital
Leading the way to a healthier tomorrow through local access to quality care, delivered with compassion by a team of skilled healthcare professionals.
Pinckneyville Community Hospital’s vision is to provide convenient and equal access to quality healthcare close to home. Our community responsibility includes sponsoring community education events, networking with other healthcare service providers, and promoting accountability and teamwork to ensure our future viability and continued service to the community. Our competence is demonstrated through our funding of continued education and focus on continuous quality improvement that promotes knowledge, professionalism and quality care. Our integrity is shown through our respect for patient rights. Our culture encourages actions that go beyond delivery of care to making a difference for our patients, through caring and compassionate words and actions. Our service to humanity is demonstrated through our concern for the patient’s continuum of care and ensuring that inability to pay is not a barrier to care. Through all these actions, the staff of Pinckneyville Community Hospital strives to put forth their personal and professional best to help lead patients to a healthier tomorrow. Pinckneyville Community Hospital provides assistance to promising students in healthcare related fields.
Acute Care Unit
Services provided on the Acute Care Unit include Inpatient, Swing Bed and observation services. Acute Care also supports outpatient injection and IV therapy services. The monitoring on the floor is provided via a Datascope system that current has the capability for three rooms that are hardwired, eight telemetry patients on the medical floor and can also provide backup monitoring for patients in the Emergency Department. The information that it is collected from the patients via this system is stored on a computer system that allows the review of the previous 24 hours of data on patients which could include ECG, respiration, blood pressure and 02 sats. The crash carts on the floor are equipped with Zoll defibrillators/monitors/pacers. An Omnicell medication dispensing system is installed on the floor. Electronic charting is accomplished by our CPSI system and we are moving toward an electronic health record.
The Emergency Department provides non-urgent to emergent care services for Pinckneyville and the surrounding communities that we serve. The department is covered 24/7 by physicians and a PaC. Registered Nurses who work in the Emergency Department have received additional training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Emergency Nurse courses and Trauma Nurse Specialist courses. Additional support is provided, as needed, by LPNs, X-ray Technologists, Laboratory Technologists and Respiratory Therapists. Patients who require a higher level of services as a result of acute myocardial infarction, strokes or other trauma are stabilized and transferred to a Level I or Level II facility in our region.
Family Medical Center
The Family Medical Center provides ongoing medical care for all your families healthcare needs.
Our office hours are:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday
9 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturday
Pinckneyville Community Hospital Physicians (618) 357-5990
*J. Gregg Fozard, M.D. *Christopher Reyes, M.D. *Salva Bilal, M.D.
* Stephen Priebe, PaC * Angie Eubanks, PaC
*Only these providers are employed by the Pinckneyville Community Hospital. All other physicians listed are independent contractors.
Our imaging department is a full service imaging center. In addition to being a regular imaging service, the department is capable of performing nuclear medicine, computerized tomography, mammography and ultra-sonography. Our staff has a combined total of 130 years of experience. The equipment is state of the art and we have a computerized imaging system that makes all procedures readily available to all physicians. With our equipment and our trained staff, we are able to take care of almost all imaging needs.
Pinckneyville Community Hospital’s laboratory is a full service lab providing a large menu of tests. Testing can be performed with a physician’s order and results for most tests are available within 24 hours or less. Testing not performed in house will be completed at a CLIA approved reference lab with results available for most reference tests in 72 hours or less. Results can be faxed to the physician’s office by providing a fax number with the patients order.
Pinckneyville Community Hospital’s Oncology Clinic offers treatment close to home under the direction of Drs. Raymond Smith and Amjad Ali. Our nurses are oncology certified trained professionals who use a team approach with physical and occupational therapy for exercises and strengthening. We have a social worker for emotional support and direction when there are end of life issues. We collaborate with the hospital’s pharmacy, fitness center and home medical equipment division to assist patients and their families with needed supplies and equipment. Our speech therapist will assist with swallowing and speech difficulties. We have an experienced staff and state of the art equipment for laboratory services, radiology and surgery needs. The Oncology Clinic is easily accessible both physically and by phone. We will provide chemotherapy treatments, adjuvant therapy and other medications to assist with treatments such as iron therapy, transfusions, I.V. fluids, education materials and videos are all available. We use your home town facility for labs, x-rays and surgeries and we work with your family care physician.
Pinckneyville Community Hospital has a full service pharmacy offering services to inpatients, skilled care residents, outpatients and employees. The pharmacy is staffed with 2 full time pharmacists and 3 certified pharmacy techs. Our hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday, 8-2 Saturday and 8-12 on Sunday. A pharmacist is on call 24/7. We work closely with all members of the health care team. We recently implemented point of care and the bar coding of all medications to ensure patient safety. Recently, we added Omnicell, an automated dispensing unit for after hour pharmacy access. We work with physicians in the dosing and monitoring of medications. The pharmacy works hand in hand with the Oncology staff to provide patients with the best possible treatment close to home. We provide and monitor medication usage for our inpatients and long term care residents. We also fill prescriptions for employees and their immediate family members.
Respiratory Therapy/Cardio-Pulmonary Department
Pinckneyville Community Hospital’s Respiratory Therapy team also known as the Cardiopulmonary Department provides a multitude of services. In our Respiratory Therapy Department, we do the usual treatment modalities, such as Nebulizer treatment, IS, Peak Flow, Chest Physiotherapy, Arterial Blood Gases, oxygen therapy as well as ventilator and BIPAP therapy. We also perform such procedures as PFT’s with plethysmography and DCO’s, stress testing (persantine or cardiolite), 24 & 48 hours holter monitoring, EEG’s and sleep studies.
Specialty Clinic Services
In a continuing effort to bring affordable healthcare closer to home, Pinckneyville Community Hospital hosts several specialty clinics in order to bring those specialties as close to the patient’s home as possible. Throughout the month, Pinckneyville Community Hospital brings specialties such as: Oncology, Urology, Podiatry , Cardiology, Nephrology, Allergy Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology and Orthopedics to our facility. We also have on staff a wound care nurse for Ostomy and wound care.
Southern Illinois Rehabilitation - SIR
Pinckneyville Community Hospital Physical Therapy service offers a full range of outpatient and inpatient physical therapy services with an emphasis on patient education, functional rehabilitation, home exercise and injury prevention. Our state of the art facility incorporates the use of several modalities in patient care. Our primary objectives in our work hardening program is to identify the individual’s current functional limitations and successful rehabilitate the individual to the level of physical and mental conditioning required to safely return to a productive job.
Our Occupational Therapy staff customizes treatment programs that are aimed at improving abilities to carry out activities of daily living. We do a comprehensive evaluation of home and job environments and recommendations on necessary adaptation. They assess and treat for work and performance skills with recommendations and training in the use of adaptive equipment where necessary to replace lost function. Our staff will instruct family members and personal care attendants in safe and effective methods of caring for individuals. Our Speech Therapist will evaluate and treat to correct or lessen communication problems and/or problems with swallowing.
Our sports rehabilitation program is a dynamic and comprehensive program under the guidance of a registered Physical Therapist designed to return the athlete to maximum potential – both quickly and safely.
We have a highly qualified fitness instructor on staff that is skilled in the development of various programs for strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and weight loss. Clients have a full line of circuit training weight lifting equipment as well as free weight equipment and various treadmills, stair climbers, bikes and rowing machines. We offer aerobic classes twice a week. Cardiovascular rope training and body composition analysis are also available.
Chair classes are held for senior citizens. The chair groups quickly become “family like” and meet for lunches and such events as Christmas.
Pinckneyville Community Hospital Annual Hospital Health Fair
During the 3rd weekend in May, the hospital hosts their annual Health Fair where the hospital provides free hearing tests, reduced costs for lab work for cholesterol and diabetes testing, as well as informational booths from the hospital and other exhibitors such as Mid-America Transplant, the American Red Cross, Perry County Health Dept. and Perry County Home Extension, the Illinois Secretary of State as well as a petting zoo where children are taught proper hand-washing techniques.
Approximately 1000 citizens from in and around the community of Pinckneyville attend and also tour the ARCH helicopter, an ambulance from the Pinckneyville Ambulance Service and one of the local fire department’s trucks. One of our specialists speaks on a current topic in the hospital’s conference room.
A local band plays country music, usually joined by the hospital’s general surgeon who is quite proficient in music. In addition, food, drinks and kettle corn are available throughout the day.
Bicycle Safety Seminar
A popular feature for children at the Health Fair is the annual bicycle safety seminar hosted by the hospital’s Nancy Keller, RN and Connie Bush, RN from Emergency Services and Stephen Priebe, PaC. The seminar is well attended and in 2006, every child who attended the seminar received a free bicycle and helmet.
The Pinckneyville Hospital has established $1500 nursing scholarships and $1500 ancillary service scholarships. The number of scholarships varies with need and available funds. In addition, the hospital has established an Education Assistance Program. Applications may be obtained from Human Resources Department or from the Chief Financial Officer. Educational assistance above and beyond the scholarships may be granted based on staffing needs and available funding. Applications for educational assistance will be considered from both employees and applicants from the general public. One must work part time during educational program for which scholarship or educational assistance applies if a position is available.
If considered for a scholarship or the hospital’s educational assistance program, one must commit to work at Pinckneyville Community Hospital for a minimum of one year (a year is considered to be 2080 worked hours within a two year period) after completion of the education program for which the application was submitted. The commencement date of the commitment begins when the individual completes any state licensing requirements and the hospital orientation program for that position. Extended commitments may be required based on the position sought and the amount of educational assistance provided by the hospital. Installments will be paid directly to the school or to the recipient based on submission of a paid billing statement from the college or university identifying any grant funds that were applied. Repayment of the scholarship/education assistance may be waived if the recipient works at Pinckneyville Community Hospital for the amount of time stated in the individually signed Education Assistance Agreement.
A scholarship or educational assistance funding does not guarantee employment. If no position relating to the completed education program is available at Pinckneyville Community Hospital, the recipient will be obligated to repay only one-half of the scholarship/assistance award.
Individuals who have chosen to take advantage of this support thus far have ranged from high school graduates to individuals who were looking to make career changes as non-traditional students. Nineteen of the 21 individuals who were supported also worked at the hospital around their class schedules. These individuals would work holidays, weekends and four hour blocks of time that were coordinated through their respective departments. The program continues to be available for individuals who are seeking careers in healthcare and enjoy the quality of life that is available in Pinckneyville.
Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville High School & Rend Lake College
Another program at Pinckneyville Community Hospital that we are pleased with and proud of is the working relationship we have with the local high school and Rend Lake College that allows students in the high school to take classes to become certified as nurse aides while they are still in high school. The school bus drops off the group at our hospital and picks them up when their NA class is out.
We have a job shadowing program where individuals can job shadow in any field as long as they take the prerequisite education training for infection control, HIPPA, etc.
We have a student program that allows an individual to work in a department while still in high school as long as (s)he is sanctioned through the local high school. Many find that this is the career in which they want to work and while finishing high school, they have the opportunity to get some experience working in that field. We currently have two individuals in the business office, one in medical records and a student tech working in the pharmacy.