Friday, May 01, 2015

Wellness for Life Series

“Wellness for Life” Series Starting Soon

The University of Illinois Extension is excited to be partnering with the Jersey Community Hospital Wellness Center to provide the Wellness for Life series. These classes will meet once a month to discuss topics such as gluten, eating out, cooking for one or two, and being budget savvy by cooking from food in your cabinets. Hand-outs and recipes will be provided.
The series will run from 10:00 - 11:00am at the Jersey Community Hospital on the third Monday of the month. These classes are free to the public. The classes are not continuous, so feel free to sign up for one or all of them.
             May 18th - Is Gluten-free Right for Me?

            June 15th-Dining out without Filling Out

            July 20th-Cooking for One or Two

            August 17th- Cooking from the Cabinets

Anyone interested in attending a class is asked to sign up at the front desk of the Jersey Community Hospital Wellness Center in Jerseyville or by calling the JCH Wellness Center at 618-498-3500.
For further questions about the classes, please contact Lisa Peterson at the Extension Office at 618-498-2913 by email at    
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office.        





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.