COVID-19 Resources: Testing, Vaccine Information and Service Updates

Inclement Weather Updates & Closings

2/15/2021

Below is a list of delays or closures as of 02/16/2021 8 a.m.

Closed Tuesday, February 16:

  • All SIH Outpatient Rehabilitation locations
  • SIH Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Rehabilitation Physician Services located at Logan Park
  • Outpatient Wound Care appointments at SIH Herrin Hospital and SIH St. Joseph Memorial Hospital
  • SIH Walk-in Clinic at John A Logan College
  • All SIH Outpatient Laboratory locations
  • Outpatient Imaging Services
  • The Breast Centers in Carbondale and Marion are closed for imaging procedures such as mammograms and ultrasounds. Breast clinic appointments with Jamie Hulgren, NP, and Arsalan Salamat, MD, in Carbondale are being held as scheduled.
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SIH Cancer Institute joins Siteman Cancer Network

12/9/2020
SIH Cancer Institute has joined the Siteman Cancer Network to improve the health of Southern Illinois communities and residents through cancer prevention, research and access to specialized care, for patients who need such care, at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis.
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Emergency Department Visitation Process Change

9/14/2020
ED_Visitor Policy Change
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in our region, SIH continuously evaluates all of our operational practices to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, and visitors. As a result, starting Wednesday, September 16th, SIH hospitals will change the process by which visitors enter the Emergency Departments (ED).
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Face coverings are being made available to community-based organizations at no cost

6/16/2020
The HHS Partnership Center is supporting HHS and FEMA’s efforts to make face coverings widely available in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. The face coverings, produced and delivered in partnership with USPS and the National Council of Textile Organizations, are being made available to community-based organizations at no cost (and while supplies last).
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Recovered from COVID-19? Consider Donating Plasma.

6/15/2020
A single plasma donation from a recovered COVID-19 patient could help up to four patients fight the virus. SIH is now part of a Mayo Clinic study investigating convalescent plasma as a treatment option. The large-scale analysis features collaboration among more than 2,200 hospitals and healthcare entities across the country.
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Medical expert: Don’t wear gloves in public

5/14/2020
Infectious disease experts say, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, you should leave your gloves at home the next time you run an errand. "We do not recommend the public wears gloves when they're outside--especially in the supermarket or anywhere else," said Doctor Sarah Altamimi with SIH. "Wearing gloves just adds a false security sense that you are not really benefiting from at all."
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Southern Illinois doctor says don't wait until May 1 to start wearing masks

5/14/2020
Illinoisans will be required to wear face masks or other face coverings starting May 1 in public places where they cannot maintain social distancing. Southern Illinois doctors hope everyone takes Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker's new mask requirement seriously. Dr. Matt Winkleman with SIH said there's no need for people to wait until May 1 to start wearing masks. They should start today.
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