For over 10 years, Washington County Hospital has provided healthcare services for the residents in this count and the surrounding areas. Our staff is committed to excellence in service to the community and works every day to improve the health of our patients and community. Our commitment involves investing in employees, technology and equipment, improving the facility, and in developing new programs designed to meet the changing needs of our community.
During the past several years the hospital has successfully transitioned from a rural primary care hospital to the eighth Critical Access Hospital in Illinois. We provide critical access to health care for our community. We have completely renovated our Emergency Department (ED) this year and have expanded this area to include a trauma room, a cardiac room, several exam rooms and four extended observation beds within the ED area. This renovation allows the staff of emergency physicians and nurses to care for patients in separate areas, maintaining their individual dignity and confidentiality. We hope this renovation will better meet the needs of our emergency and trauma patients. In-house emergency physicians are available 24 hours a day to provide care for your emergency needs.
The hospital partners with SSM Healthcare in St. Louis and Mt. Vernon to provide specialists to come to our local community hospital for easy access for patients. Instead of driving to St. Louis or Mt. Vernon patients can see their cardiologist, orthopedists or vascular surgeon right here in town. Washington County Hospital is currently licensed for 58 beds; 15 acute care; 10 skilled care beds (swing beds) and 33 long-term care beds. We employ over 190 highly qualified staff that provides patients a caring environment with tech equipment, delivered with a personal touch.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Washington County for their support over the past 40 years. We are committed to provide you and your family with individual care and to continue to expand healthcare services as necessary to meet your needs. It is our privilege to care for your family.