Big Donation to Help Mental Health Patients

Memorial Aux Donation

On October 24, the SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Auxiliary presented a $150,000 check to the SIH Foundation in support of the renovation and expansion of the SIH Mulberry Center in Harrisburg. The major gift kicks off the fundraising effort for the proposed $18 million project to add beds and create a medical psychiatric unit. It's the first time an SIH auxiliary has earmarked funds for a sister facility.

Survival Kits Offer Comfort to Homeless Individuals in Murphysboro

ER Survival Kits

“There are times that we have patients that come to our ED or are admitted that don’t have housing. We wanted to be able to send them with something to help protect them from the elements and provide shelter,” Johnna Smith, chief nursing officer at SIH Memorial Hospital of Murphysboro.

It’s Second Act’s Silver Anniversary!

Second Act Celebration Generic

April 25, 1999, a memo was distributed to SIH staff announcing the start of a new aging services program. At the time it was called it SIH Senior Advantage. That was 25 years ago! With that, a small team set out to bring education, resources and fun for our Southern Illinois senior adults.

Strike Out Stroke

Rich Davis has been working on his fastball.

Eighteen months ago, Davis had a massive stroke that affected the left side of his body. Without warning, blood flow to part of his brain was interrupted. He realized something was happening, but he was not sure exactly what.