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.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

IMA & JCH Plan to Integrate

Illini Medical Associates, SC (IMA) and Jersey Community Hospital (JCH)
have announced plans to integrate operations in the summer of 2014.

According to Michael McNear, M.D., Chief Executive Officer at IMA, the two organizations expect a smooth transition as they work to meet all regulatory requirements. “While both JCH and IMA have longstanding track records of success, we will be stronger by becoming an integrated system.”

JCH CEO Jon Wade agreed, “The goals of the new integrated delivery model will be to deliver the highest quality and safest patient care possible. Integrated delivery systems are in a better position to successfully navigate the challenges both organizations face in a dynamic and evolving environment.  This new structure also develops exciting new possibilities for expansion of services in the future.”

Integrated for Greater Service
IMA’s multispecialty practice is composed of pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and adult psychiatry. JCH features a newly remodeled ER, state of the art imaging, cardiopulmonary, laboratory and orthopedic departments; as well as many other diagnostic and treatment related services.  Together, IMA and JCH will be able to offer an effective solution that is built upon more physician and hospital staff collaboration and coordination of patient care.

IMA began serving Jersey, Greene, Calhoun, Madison and Macoupin counties more than 20 years ago.  With eight locations in these counties, IMA includes 18 physicians and nine mid-level providers.

As an independent facility, owned by the people of Jersey County, JCH is focused on providing and being the areas primary healthcare resource. The hospital has been serving the tri-county areas of Jersey, Greene and Calhoun counties since 1954. JCH is a general medical and surgical hospital in Jerseyville, Ill., with 65 beds.