(Breese, IL) – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese is pleased to announce that it has been included in the Becker's Healthcare's 2018 edition of the 100 Great Community Hospitals of 2018. 

This list includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems. Some hospitals serve expansive rural geographies, while others care for small communities outside of large cities. Many of the hospitals have been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact on the surrounding areas. For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines a community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds.

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s President and CEO Chris Klay shared, “It is truly an honor for our hospital to be named to this list, as it represents to our community the exceptional work and service provided by our medical staff members, colleagues, and volunteers. Their dedication to living out our Core Values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy makes a difference in the lives of those who seek care at St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese,” he said.  “We are truly thankful for this recognition which demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality care, operational excellence, and positive economic impact in our community.”

Some of the growth demonstrated by St. Joseph’s Breese that leads to recognitions like this includes a $9.4 million outpatient surgery expansion and hospital renovation project, as well as the hospital’s partnership with St. Louis-based SSM Health Cardinal Glennon to expand its neonatal telemedicine offerings.

To see the list of Becker’s Healthcare’s 2018 edition of 100 Great Community Hospital’s, visit www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/100-great-community-hospitals-2018

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