Monday, May 15, 2017

JCH Hires Two Certified Family Nurse Practitioners

JCH Medical Group would like to welcome two new Certified Family Nurse Practitioners, Kaci Havlin, to the Roodhouse Clinic and Allison Sagez, to the Carrollton Clinic.

Kaci Havlin, FNP-C,  began her post high school education at Lewis and Clark Community College where she graduated in 2008 with associate’s degree in nursing.  Kaci then went on to further her education at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where she graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Most recently, in 2016, Kaci was awarded a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Maryville University.  Kaci holds an American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification. 

Kaci was a Registered Nurse (RN) for nine years on the Medical/Surgical floor along with three years’ work experience in Cardiac/Pulmonary rehabilitation. 
In her free time, Kaci enjoys spending time with her husband and 14 month old daughter.


Allison Sagez, FNP-C received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2012. She then went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University.   

Ali has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Christian Hospital on a telemetry floor and most recently at Jersey Community Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit.  Because of her love for fitness, Ali also has experience as a health coach and fitness instructor.  

Along with her husband and fur babies, Ali lives in Hardin.  Her hobbies include running, hiking, gardening, kayaking, and cooking healthy meals!  Ali loves to be outdoors and active.  “My goal is to empower others to live their healthiest life so they can feel their best, both mentally and physically!​”

Monday, April 10, 2017

JCH Welcomes Leah Hawk as Emergency Department Director

JCH recently hired Leah Hawk as the new Emergency Department Director.  

Leah began her career as a nurse 8 years ago at Passavant Area Hospital in the Emergency Department.  In 2013, Leah expanded her nursing experience as a fight nurse for Air Evac Lifeteam in Jacksonville.  In order to further her education, Leah obtained her credentials as a Certified Emergency Nurse last year.  She plans to still further her education as she works towards a Master’s Degree in the Fall of 2017.

Leah presently resides in Roodhouse with her husband, Rob, and their sons, Bennett (6) and Adler (4).  Additionally, Leah’s family includes 3 dogs, one of which is Rob’s K9 partner, Neko.  Together, they work for the Green County Sheriff’s Office in Carrollton.  When she is not working, Leah enjoys reading and playing checkers with her sons.  Although their life is loud and at times chaotic, Leah enjoys the fun and fast pace.  “I have been given a very warm welcome from everyone here at JCH and I look forward to many years with this organization” stated Leah.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Jersey Community Hospital Awarded Hospital & Laboratory Services Accreditation From The Joint Commission

Jersey Community Hospital today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital and Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 
Jersey Community Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey on September 12th. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors conducted onsite observations and interviews. The Joint Commission awarded Jersey Community Hospital for a three-year period.
            JCH Laboratory Services was evaluated on compliance with laboratory standards related to several areas, including document and process control, healthcare-associated conditions, risk reduction, and staff qualifications and competency. The surveyor also conducted onsite observations and interviews. JCH Laboratory Services were awarded for a two-year cycle.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals and labs with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations,” said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals and labs enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend Jersey Community Hospital for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”
“Jersey Community Hospital and the JCH Laboratory Services are pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Jon Wade, CEO at Jersey Community Hospital. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s hospital and lab standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.