(EFFINGHAM, IL – HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recently honored members of the hospital leadership groups and Medical Staff at its Annual Recognition Social held December 3 at the Village Wine & Gifts in downtown Effingham. The 2018-19 Annual and Community Benefit Report of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) Southern Illinois Division (of which St. Anthony’s is a part) was distributed at the event as well. 
 
This event is held annually to thank members of the Board of Directors, various hospital committees, and the hospital Medical Staff for their service. The board committee members that were honored at this event for completing their term of service were:
 
From the HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation Leadership Council

  • Mike Mumm

  • Dr. Chuck Schumacher

  • Tracy Willenborg

From the Quality Care Committee

  • Sister Ritamary Brown, OSF

  • Kelly Sager

 From the Institutional Review/Ethics Committee

  • Carolyn Myers

  • Kelly Sager

 From the Board of Directors

  • Sister Ritamary Brown, OSF

  
As Sister Ritamary Brown concludes her nine-year term of service, HSHS St. Anthony’s welcomes Sister Marguerite Cook, OSF, to the hospital’s Board of Directors. The hospital’s Board of Directors is comprised of leadership from the hospital and HSHS, physicians, community members, and a Hospital Sister of St. Francis.  Having the perspective of a Hospital Sister on St. Anthony’s Board is an important way to ensure that that strategic plans and goals set by the Board are grounded in the hospital’s Mission and Franciscan ministry.
 
Sister Marguerite Cook has served on many HSHS boards in Wisconsin and Illinois. Her profession is as an Occupational Therapist working in Behavioral Health. She has worked at a number of hospitals including HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL; HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, WI; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL and currently works in Behavioral Health at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
 
Medical Staff Honorees
The hospital also honored members of the Medical Staff for their years of service to St. Anthony’s. St. Anthony’s annually recognizes all active members of the Medical Staff celebrating their tenth anniversary and subsequent anniversaries in five-year increments.  Eleven members of the Medical Staff were honored this year for their service.  The physicians honored this year were:
 
For 10 years of service:

  • Jason McAllaster, DO

  • John Sudkamp, MD

 For 20 years of service:

  • Thomas Heischmidt, MD

  • Hope Knauer, MD

  • John Opilka, DO

  • Lana Schmidt, MD

 For 25 years of service:

  • Colleen Bingham, MD

  • Kelly Haller, MD

 For 30 years of service:

  • Peter Bonutti, MD

  • James Graham, MD

 For 40 years of service:

  • Ruben Boyajian, MD

 
For more information about HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital or to download a copy of HSHS Southern Illinois Division 2018-19 Annual and Community Benefit Report, visit St. Anthony’s web site at stanthonyshospital.org, and click on “Publications & Forms,” at the bottom of the home page.
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PHOTO: HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recently welcomed Sister Marguerite Cook, OSF, to the hospital’s Board of Directors.
 
PHOTO CAPTION #2: HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recently honored members of the hospital leadership groups and the Medical Staff at its Annual Recognition Social.  The top Medical Staff honoree for years of service this year was Dr. Ruben Boyajian, honored for 40 years of service on the Medical Staff.

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Brad Ochiltree

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (217) 464-1161
bradley.ochiltree@hshs.org

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