Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Healthcare Providers at Jersey Community Hospital and Illini Medical Associates Combine to Create JCH Medical Group

As of January 1, the healthcare providers at Jersey Community Hospital (JCH) and Illini Medical Associates, SC (IMA) have combined to create the JCH Medical Group.

JCH CEO Jon Wade said, “While JCH and IMA have had longstanding track records of success separately, the staff is now stronger as one practice – JCH Medical Group. The goal of this new group is to deliver the highest quality, seamless and safest patient care possible by offering a broad spectrum of quality healthcare providers and specialties that are affiliated with the hospital. With the integration of JCH Medical Group, Jersey Community Hospital is also now the largest employer in the tri-county area with more than 400 employees.”

The hospital name will remain the same as Jersey Community Hospital while primary and some specialty physician services will be provided through JCH Medical Group.

Integrated for Greater Service
JCH Medical Group serves several counties, with 10 clinics in seven cities (Alton, Carlinville, Carrollton, Hardin, Jacksonville, Jerseyville and Roodhouse). The group consists of 36 providers: 23 physicians and 13 mid-level providers. Specialties include: family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, OB/GYN, orthopedic, pediatrics, psychiatry-adult, and pulmonary care.

Friday, September 05, 2014

JCH Receives Help with Emergency First Response

Kathryn Clendenen- Administrative Assistant for Monsanto, Beth King-CFO,  Kera Bishop- Safety Technician at  Monsanto, Zach Martin-Testing Operation Manager at Monsanto, Sonny Renken-EMS Coordinator, Patty Mossman-ER Director, Lynn Poglajen-JCH Foundation, Jon Wade- CEO
$6,000 grant to fund new emergency response vehicle
Owned by the people of Jersey County, Jersey Community Hospital is an invaluable community resource caring for nearly 50,000 area residents each year.  Financial support is vital to their mission, so employees from the Jerseyville Monsanto site have chosen the organization to receive a $6,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, as part of their 2014 site grant initiative. The grant will be used towards the purchase of a new emergency response vehicle for Jersey Community Hospital.
“Our emergency service department has a limited number of ambulances to serve a wide area,” said Lynn Poglajen, director. “This smaller community response vehicle will be utilized at the many sporting events, fairs, 5K runs, and community gatherings that require an emergency vehicle on hand.  Having the community response vehicle at these events frees an ambulance for 911 calls, improving the response time for all the community’s emergency needs.”
Poglajen continued, “With this special vehicle, Jersey Community Hospital will also be able to extend rescue service to rural, rugged, or more remote locations in order to lend emergency assistance to hunters, farmers, or off-road adventurers with greater ease.”
“It is a great honor to present this check to the Jersey Community Hospital to help continue their efforts to support our community,” said Zach Martin, site manager.
This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations through the site grant initiative.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

JCH Brings Local Talent to the Organization

Jersey Community Hospital (JCH) is excited to announce that Beth King and Michelle Lyons have accepted roles in the Fiscal Department. King has been named Chief Financial Officer and Lyons has been named Controller.  

King has over 15 years of financial and audit reporting experience. She has worked with different industries including healthcare, insurance and not-for-profit. A Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, she was previously employed at Stone Carlie & Company in Clayton as a Principal. King received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A resident of Jerseyville with her husband and two daughters, King volunteers in the local school district and is active in her church. 

Lyons attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has worked at Logan University and MacMurray College over the last 15 years in the accounting and financial affairs departments. Before joining JCH this year, Lyons worked as an independent contractor at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in St. Louis, Mo. She stays very busy taking care of her three daughters, along with volunteering for various organizations including Jerseyville United Methodist Church, Whiz Kidz 4-H Club, Jerseyville Public Library Board, United Methodist Church Sonshine Kids Daycare and Learning Center Board. Lyons is also a member of the Dr. Silas Hamilton Chapter of D.A.R. and P.E.O. Chapter GB.

 “I’m pleased to find this level of talent and experience right here in Jerseyville,” stated Jon Wade, CEO of JCH. “Michelle is highly experienced as a Controller and has a good working knowledge with other public agencies, and Beth is widely known for her expertise in healthcare accounting with a proven track record of performance. Both have excellent critical thinking skills and a strong loyalty to Jerseyville and JCH.” King and Lyons are both hometown girls who graduated from Jersey Community High School. Both of their mothers were teachers in the district and taught business and accounting classes for many years. If you would like more information, visit or contact the Community Relations Department at (618) 498-8466.