SHELBYVILLE – On August 27, the HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital and HSHS Medical Group will welcome Suzanne Clarke, MD, to the HSHS Good Shepherd Family Health Clinic at 207 S. Pine St., Shelbyville, Ill. She comes to the community with nearly 20 years’ experience as a family medicine physician.
Dr. Clarke received her Doctorate of Medicine from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in 1995. She performed her residency at the Kline Family Practice Residency Program in Harrisburg, Pa. She is also board certified in family medicine.
Her tenure in medicine has taken her practice to several states including Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Texas. She has also taught medicine at the University of Tennessee as an associate professor.
“I am looking forward to working in the Shelbyville community,” Dr. Clarke said. “When I visited, I found the community very kind and welcoming. We are looking for ground on which to buy or build a home and anxious to move forward with that. My passion is serving quality care within rural communities. That’s where I feel I am most needed. I was so impressed with the HSHS history and philosophy. I feel like that we are like-minded.
“I am also excited to be part of a holistic approach to medicine. I believe in the numbers of science but also the spiritual side of caregiving. I have prayed with my patients before. In fact, during my residency, I spent a semester working with reverends and priests. It is nice to see medicine broadening from physical healing to include a more holistic approach. Our patients are important and worthy of this approach. I take extreme pleasure to be able to serve them. Though I have been in practice since 1999, I still learn a great deal from my patients.”
Starting August 27, Dr. Clarke will be accepting new patients and looks forward to serving pediatric patients through senior adults at HSHS Good Shepherd Family Health.
“I love what I do. I love to share that passion with the people I work with and my patients. I am very excited to begin my next chapter of medicine in Shelbyville with the HSHS Medical Group,” said Dr. Clarke.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Clarke, please call 217-774-4400.
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.
About HSHS Medical Group
HSHS Medical Group is the physician organization of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). Launched in 2009, HSHS Medical Group is a critical component of the HSHS Care Integration strategy, which focuses on bringing physicians, technology and patients together to improve the overall health of our communities. Today, HSHS Medical Group is comprised of over 1,500 colleagues in 95 locations throughout central and southern Illinois. HSHS Medical Group is powered by the Franciscan history of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, and our faith-based identity led us to the single most important tenet of the HSHS Medical Group philosophy — Patient-First Care. For more information about HSHS Medical Group, visit www.hshsmedicalgroup.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.