2014 is a watershed for Southern Illinois Healthcare as Herrin Hospital celebrates 100 years of continuous service to its communities.
Herrin Hospital has stood as caregiver and healthcare provider in the face of what can only be described as a tumultuous time in Herrin. In an era of riots and gang wars during the late teens and twenties, the hospital withstood. Perhaps no other building in all of southern Illinois has experienced the contrast of machine gun fire of the warring gangland factions; yet also known the compassion exhibited by doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals for a century; has known the joys and sorrows of birth and death to such a degree; has seen firsthand the willingness to serve others 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Today, the 114-bed hospital stands as a sophisticated provider of health care and an economic anchor for this Williamson County community.
Please join us in celebrating this look back at Herrin Hospital’s storied past and ahead to its vibrant future in this commemorative video honoring the hospital’s centennial.