When you come to Lawrence County Memorial Hospital for your medical care, we strive to provide a positive and caring atmosphere. We have a courteous staff to help make your registration as efficient as possible. In order to meet this goal, we ask that you be prepared to help us in this matter. When checking-in, provide the following forms of identification, if applicable:
- Driver’s license
- Insurance card
- Order form from Physician
We will also ask for your demographic information along with a name and telephone number of a contact person in case of an emergency.
If your admission is an emergency, you will be admitted immediately without the financial screening. The screening can be done by a friend or family member or after admission.
Cardiac Rehabilitation (cardiac rehab) is a professionally supervised program to help people recover from heart attacks, valve replacement, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures such as stenting and angioplasty. The rehabilitation team consists of a physician, nurse, and other trained personnel to assist you in reaching your maximum physical, emotional, social and vocational potential.
Cardiac Rehab is initiated by a physician (primary care doctor or cardiologist). A medical evaluation by a qualified professional is performed to determine your needs and limitations. Using this information, measurable goals are established. A treatment program is designed to achieve these goals. Goals are revised as needed. Your progress and results of treatment are documented in the medical record and are communicated to your primary care doctor or cardiologist.
Here at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, we are working to provide our community with skilled testing and services in the cardiopulmonary department. Some of the services we provide include:
- Aerosol Therapy
- Arterial Blood Gas Puncture
- Stress Testing
- Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure Therapy
- Chest Percussion Therapy
- Education of Lung Disease and Maintenance of Disease
- Emergency Care and Transport
- HEPA Mask Fit Testing
- Nebulizer Therapy
- Oxygen Therapy
- Peak Flow Measurement
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Pulse Oximetry
- Trach Care
The Emergency Department offers emergency health services to the community 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week to patients of all ages.
The Emergency Department is staffed with qualified physicians and nurses providing care 24 hours per day. The patient care is provided by a Registered Nurse certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Many of the staff are also certified in Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum and Advanced Burn Life Support.
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital is a 5-bed emergency department that treats a variety of illnesses and/or conditions ranging from the minor cuts to life threatening emergencies. A negative air pressure room is available for patients as well as a decontamination room.
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital’s ED prides itself on its ability to provide competent, quality care while recognizing that if, after initial exam and stabilization, it would be of best interest to transfer the patient for more specialized care arrangements will be made and the care never compromised to the patient.
A helipad is located just outside the Emergency Department entrance to assist in the transport of the trauma patient to a tertiary facility if necessary.
Food & Nutrition Services
The hospital maintains a part-time registered dietitian to meet your dietary needs during your hospital stay. Outpatient nutrition services are also available by the clinical dietitian upon physician referral. For more information, dial (618) 943-1000.
Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of your treatment and recovery. Lawrence County Memorial Hospital makes every effort to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your doctor’s orders.
The cafeteria is designed to serve hospital employees and visitors. Visitors are welcome to eat in the cafeteria any time it is open. The cafeteria offers a buffet line, salad bar and a variety of hot and cold drinks/juices.
7:15 A.M.-9:00 A.M.
11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Health Information Management
Health Information Management is a vital part of Lawrence County Memorial Hospital’s functions to be able to provide qualified prompt care to our community. The Health Information Management Department is the main source for your medical records and protected health information.
Health Information Management are liable for patient records to be kept on file by all outpatient, emergency room and in-hospital stay services provided by hospital staff and physicians. This allows physician access to review patient medical record – history for assistance in providing necessary quality care.
Health Information Management professionals are responsible for the development and administration of healthcare data collection and reporting systems that ensure the quality, integrity, availability and preservation of data in support of patient safety, privacy, confidentiality and security.
Services provided in our area include release of information and coding of records for submission to insurance companies for billing purposes so that Lawrence County Memorial Hospital may continue to be a service to the community. Specific forms are necessary for any release of information as required by Lawrence County Memorial Hospital policy and federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Patients will be required to present personal identification for release of such information. A charge for the cost of copying and sending the records may also be applicable.
The Health Information Management Department of the hospital is located on the first floor of the hospital. The department is open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Every day, nurses, physicians, and other health care workers rely on the testing results that clinical laboratory professionals provide. Testing is performed on blood, urine, and other body fluids to provide information that is pivotal to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Clinical laboratory professionals are the key members in the health care team to test and provide the answers to the questions. These answers are provided to the other health care team members by using the state-of-the-art biomedical equipment, computerized technology, microscopes, and the expertise and competency of the laboratory team. Pathologists, Laboratory Technicians and Technologists can detect the presence of cancer, the presence of infection, identify bacteria, decide what antibiotic is the choice medication for an infection, measure glucose and cholesterol and drug levels, monitor Coumadin therapy, and relay all of this information to the physician so he/she knows how to treat / monitor the patient.
The staff at LCMH works very hard to provide the information in a timely manner to the physician, for your best care. We have the friendly, small-town feel with the big hospital technology and competency. We’re very proud of our staff. All of our Technicians and Technologists are certified by our nationally certifying agency. The Lab is inspected every two years and we meet, and exceed, the very strict standards placed on laboratories. Our lab is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program through the American Osteopathic Association (HFAP/AOA), a national accrediting agency.
The lab is open 24 hours every day, 7 days a week. Emergency services are provided 24 hours a day. Outpatient services are provided 7 am to 11 pm daily, including weekends and holidays.
LCMH Specialty Clinics
LCMH Specialty Clinics want our patients to be at ease with us and thoroughly informed about our clinics and their treatment. LCMH Specialty Clinic unites the efforts of an exceptional group of physicians. Each doctor is a highly-qualified specialist with extensive training, research, and experience.
You may only need the services of one of the doctors, but the support and resources of the entire clinic are ready to aid, advise or assist in your treatment.
LCMH Surgery Clinic/LCMH Specialty Clinic
Hospital – 2nd Floor
2200 W. State St.
Medical Office Building
2111 Lexington Ave.
Orthopedics – Dr. Julko Fullop & Dr. Karsten Slater
Hospital – 2nd Floor
2200 W. State St.
Fridays 8am – 4pm
Podiatric Medicine – Dr. R. J. Loesch
Medical Office Building
2111 Lexington Ave.
Phone: 618-943-7252 or 800-350-3338
Patient Safety/Hospital Report Card
In an effort to ensure patient safety and public trust, information on staffing and staff competence is maintained. In accordance with the Hospital Report Card Act (210 ILCS 86) and the Administrative Code Rule 77 IL Adm Code 255, anyone can inquire about nurse staffing information by calling 1-618-943-1000 to make an appointment with the Chief Nursing Officer.
The Medical/Surgical unit is a 25-bed unit operated on a 24 hour basis. The Medical-Surgical Unit cares for patients who are hospitalized for acute illness, surgery, and/or observation. Our highly trained, compassionate staff has a wide variety of training and is competent in attending to the needs of the very young to the elderly. Incorporated in our 25 beds are two beds that can be utilized for specialized care. All nursing staff maintains Advance Cardiac Life Support certification. Because of our smaller patient load, the nursing staff is able to provide the personalized care while maintaining a high standard of professionalism and a commitment to quality.
Occupational Medicine is a medical service provided to a company or individual. This service varies in scope from the very restricted to the comprehensive, such as managing all clinical and preventive services. The physician’s role is to understand the candidate’s intended job, assess the candidate’s medical suitability for the job and to provide a medical opinion on the appropriateness of the placement.
Listed below are several services we offer through Occupational Medicine:
- DOT Physicals
- Non DOT Physicals
- Bus Driver Physicals
- Drug Screens
- Screening Pulmonary Function Test
- Screening Audiograms
- Pulmonary Function Testing w/ respirator fit test
- On Site Testing
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital has a Certified Medical Review Officer to review and certify drug testing results.
Patient Financial Services
Thank you for choosing Lawrence County Memorial Hospital for your medical care. Our Patient Account Representatives are available to assist you with your financial concerns.
We will complete and file your claim to your insurance company. In order for us to provide this service, the proper identification card and pertinent insurance information must be provided at the time of registration.
We know that the cost of health care can be quite large, so we offer several payment options to help alleviate the stress that this may cause. Lawrence County Memorial Hospital will offer a discount on deductibles and co-insurances on accounts paid within 30 days of the statement. In order to assist you with making your payment, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, money orders, and cash. If you are unable to pay your bill within this time frame, we have partnered with Personal Finance Company to offer financing options. Financial Assistance is available if you are unable to pay your bill. Please contact a Patient Account Representative to see if you qualify.
Financial Assistance Guidelines
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital offers financial assistance to patients who have demonstrated an inability to pay for services.
For uninsured patients, a Financial Assistance Application must be completed and supporting documentation supplied. Acceptable documentation includes: most recent income tax return, two most recent pay stubs, or W-2 form.
For patients with insurance who demonstrate an inability to pay for their balances, the patient must complete a Statement of Financial Obligations and Credit Report Authorization and send copies of the same supporting documents mentioned above. The application must be completed fully and accurately. If you require assistance in completing the form LCMH has qualified Patient Account Representative available.
Upon receipt of the application and supporting documentation the following criteria will be used in examining the financial application:
- Individual or family income (All household income must be reported.)
- Individual or family net worth, considering all liquid and non-liquid assets owned less liabilities and claims against assets.
- Family size
- Employment status
- Financial obligations including living expenses and type of loan obligations
- Ratio of monthly income to monthly debt
- Amount and frequency of bills for healthcare services
To determine the amount of financial assistance write-off the Federal Register for poverty guidelines will be followed. The application must be completed annually.
Primary Care Clinic
LCMH Primary Care Clinic is located in the Medical Building at 2111 Lexington Avenue behind the hospital. The clinic is hospital based and offers healthcare for all ages from newborn to senior adults with a special emphasis to the care of families. The clinic utilizes consultation with specialists and community resources when appropriate. Family practice providers are trained to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide variety of illnesses and injuries.
The providers do a wide range of procedures including well baby checkups, biopsy, and healthy female exams, etc. Our highly trained staff includes a Family Practice Physicians and Mid-Level Providers. Together with our caring nurses and clinic staff, we provide personalized attention to our patients utilizing the most advanced technology and training available.
LCMH Acute Care Clinic
Office Hours – Monday – Friday 5pm – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 1pm
Reach them at 618-943-7214 OPT 3
LCMH PRIMARY CARE CLINIC
Office Hours – Monday-Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Closed all major Holidays
Reach the following providers at: 618-943-7214
- Dr. Valerie Burns, MD
- Dr. Steven Ramsaran, MD
- Tanna McCullough,MSN, CNP
- Anastasia Ralston, CNP
- Katie Clark, MSN, FNP – C
- Tracy Ramsey, ANP, FNP – C
The Radiology department strives to provide the highest quality radiologic services as an integral part of the healthcare team.
We strive to be respected and welcome members of the team of personnel working toward a common goal, successful patient outcomes and encounters.
This shall be achieved through continuing education an innovation so we can provide quality care to the best of our abilities.
Our skilled technical staff has specialized training in diagnostic imaging. Our Technologists are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), licensed with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and also hold advanced registries in CT, and Mammography.
Radiologists are physicians who have advanced education in the specialty of radiology. The Radiologists at LCMH are board-certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
A comprehensive list of Diagnostic Imaging Services includes:
- Diagnostic Radiology
- CT scans and CT Angiography
- Ultrasound and Vascular Ultrasound
- Nuclear Medicine
- Quality Digital Mammography (every Tuesday & Friday)
- Bone Density Studies (DEXA)
- The Radiology Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the FDA.
- Digital is the most advanced technology for breast cancer detection.
- Requires less time, & therefore less patient discomfort.
- Uses less radiation than film.
- Sharper & more detailed images resulting in better quality exams
Our staff may be reached at 618-943-7221.
Social Service Department
Meeting the needs of community members and the patients we serve. Assisting with the admissions and discharge process. Providing referrals to Home Health agencies, long term care facilities, outpatient treatments and services, skilled therapies and advanced directives (DNR forms and Power of Attorney).
The social service department works with other area community agencies on an individualized basis creating a network of trust and quality care.
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital Swing Bed Program:
- Serving the Medicare population
- Who requires a skilled need
- providing quality extended care for those patients recovering from an acute illness or condition
- Allows for personal, individualized professional care in a hospital environment without admission to a nursing home
Examples of skilled needs include:
Physical Therapy, Intravenous Therapy and wound care
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital Surgical Clinic provides the best and most up to date surgical services to the residents of Southern Illinois. We provide the most advanced treatment in the fields of general surgery, vascular surgery, endoscopy and laparoscopic surgical procedures. We care for your family as we do our own. The LCMH Surgical Clinic specializes in the following procedures and surgeries.
- Breast Biopsy
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Surgery (diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, gallbladder disease, hernia)
- Lymphoma Removal
- Liver Biopsy
- Skin Lesions
- Chronic non-healing wounds
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 2 pm
Closed most major Holidays
Please call our highly qualified staff at 618-943-3100 to make an appointment or ask your primary care physician to refer you for a consultation concerning your surgical needs.
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital is proud to offer psychiatry services. LCMH has partnered with SIU and offers services on Thursday every week. To get an appointment:
- Your primary provider will call our office at 618-943-7214 (ext 4) and schedule an appointment.
- Once your appointment has been made you will be asked to arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time to fill out paperwork.
- Then you will be taken back to the dedicated psychiatry room by our nurse and she will contact the psychiatrist.
- The psychiatrist will then see you for your appointment.
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Department consisting of physical, occupational, and speech therapy is dedicated to providing excellent patient care for our valued customers.
Therapy is a form of healthcare devoted to treating, healing, and preventing injuries and disabilities. The goals are to restore function after illness or injury and relieve pain. Those who might benefit from therapy include people with painful conditions, strokes and following accidents and surgery.
Some of the services we provide for a variety of conditions include:
- Modalities – Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Phonophoresis, Iontophoresis, Laser, Mechanical Traction, Moist Hot Packs, Cold Packs
- Manual Therapy – Massage, Manual Traction, Myofascial Therapy, Soft Tissue Mobilizations, Kinesio Taping Techniques,
- Exercise Equipment – Nustep Recumbent Bike, Treadmill, Scifit Upper/Lower Extremity Bike, Weights, Theraband, Swiss Exercise Balls, Parallel Bars
- Gait/Balance Training – Walkers, Canes, balance training surfaces, Vertigo Treatment Techniques
- Wound Care/Lymphedema – Pulsed Care Irrigation, Compression Wrapping
- Speech – Swallow Studies, Cognition, Voice and Language