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Saint Anthony’s Health Center


From advanced healthcare technology and home-like birthing suites in the Women’s Pavilion to rehabilitative services and supportive living residences for seniors overlooking the Mississippi, Saint Anthony’s Health Center provides quality healthcare for every stage of life.

Saint Anthony’s Health Center

Saint Anthony’s Health Center has been rooted in the greater Alton community for more than 80 years. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, the 229-bed health system operates with two main campuses - Saint Anthony’s Hospital and Saint Clare’s Hospital. And with a family of related services, River Bend residents count on the compassion and quality that are unique to Saint Anthony’s. The Health Center is home to advanced cancer and heart technology, nationally-certified rehabilitative services, advanced surgical services, the area’s premier wound center and an emergency room where healthcare professionals are committed to treating patients immediately, with compassion that is our hallmark.

Highlights of Health Center services include:
Cancer Center of Excellence: Through surgical intervention, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, Saint Anthony’s cancer care professionals have a proven track record in the treatment of cancer. In fact, The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons awarded Saint Anthony’s Cancer Center of Excellence their Approval with Commendation - the only cancer facility in Alton to receive such distinction. With links to national clinical trials and teaching facilities, Saint Anthony’s cancer professionals offer the latest in cancer treatments and technology.

Emergency Department

Heart Center of Excellence: Experienced interventional cardiologists on the medical staff of Saint Anthony’s Health Center lead a specially trained staff to provide a variety of procedures, from balloon angioplasty, pacemaker implants and implantable defibrillators to stress testing and stent placement. Saint Anthony’s Cardiac Rehabilitation features state-of-the-art equipment for individuals seeking rehab after open heart surgery or heart attacks. From diagnosis and treatment to rehab, Saint Anthony’s Heart Center of Excellence is here for the area’s heart health.

Emergency Department: Saint Anthony’s commitment to the community means providing quality care -- day and night. At Saint Anthony’s Emergency Department, the treatment team includes physicians trained in emergency room care who are committed to seeing patients within 30 minutes of arrival or less, then treating them with state-of-the-art technology. In fact, Saint Anthony’s Emergency Department is the only emergency department in the area to offer special cardiac technology to quickly and painlessly diagnose congestive heart failure - so treatment can begin immediately. In emergencies, every second counts - area residents count on the unmatched technology and compassion of Saint Anthony’s Emergency Department.

Joint Replacement Center: The Joint Replacement Center located at Saint Anthony’s Hospital specializes in the care of patients who are having knee or hip replacement surgeries, with a focus on patient education and wellness. A cooperative effort between local orthopedic surgeons and Saint Anthony’s healthcare professionals, the Joint Replacement Center creates a unique and special environment for patients undergoing these commonly performed procedures. Special amenities await those who stay in the Joint Replacement Center, including private rooms, room service, hair styling, and a few other pleasant surprises during their hospital stays.

Women’s Pavilion: Since 1988, more than 8,000 area babies have been welcomed into the world by experienced physicians and Mission Partners of Saint Anthony’s Women’s Pavilion. Nationally ranked in the 99 percentile in patient satisfaction, Saint Anthony’s Women’s Pavilion staff demonstrates that caring for patients is at the top of their list. The Women’s Pavilion prides itself in family-centered maternity care -- a recently renovated unit provides a home-like, cheerful atmosphere for our birthing families. Mothers labor, deliver, and have their post-partum period in the same room that is like home. Families and friends of parents are welcome to visit. Saint Anthony’s Women’s Pavilion wants to be sure that this lifetime blessed event is a truly memorable experience!


Rehabilitative Center of Excellence: With a focus on quality patient care delivered with skill and compassion, the specially trained rehabilitative team of Saint Anthony’s Health Center has earned national recognition through CARF -The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission. As the area’s only hospital-based CARF-accredited program, the inpatient unit recently expanded to 21 beds, providing first-rate rehabilitation to area residents with strokes, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and a variety of orthopedic conditions.

Saint Clare’s Villa: Be sure to check out Saint Clare’s Villa, the area’s only hospital-based supportive living facility for seniors who need some health care assistance, located at 915 East Fifth Street in Alton, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. Located inside of Saint Clare’s Hospital on the second through fifth floors, Saint Clare’s Villa offers lovely studio and one-bedroom apartments for senior citizens. Residents enjoy three meals a day in a spacious dining facility, as well as weekly laundry and housekeeping service. Lots of social events and weekly entertainment keep the residents motivated and active!

For more information about Saint Anthony’s Health Center, call 618-465-2264.

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