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Marshall Browning Hospital Invites Community to Open House of New Chapel


Du Quoin, IL - January 14, 2011 - Marshall Browning Hospital proudly announces the Open House of the new Chapel at the hospital. The Open House will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a special dedication service to be held at 2:00 p.m.

The hospital board of directors recognized the need for a chapel and approved offsetting a portion of the cost with the hospital Auxiliary's 2009 Tree of Life Campaign. "Obviously, many families in this community had a part in helping to make the Chapel possible through their gifts to the campaign," said William Huff, CEO.

The chapel will be a place for those in need to reflect in an atmosphere that encourages depth and meaning. Designed as a non-denominational location for reflection and prayer, the chapel will provide an area where pastors, families, staff members and the community may come for meditation, and find a quiet place to rest and experience God's healing and his presence in their daily lives.

Huff commended the Chapel Committee with creating a beautiful chapel that will benefit families in the community for years to come. "Each committee member played a role in making this chapel happen." The committee was comprised of Rev. Rich Luh of St. Johns United Church of Christ; Rev. Gerald Wright, of Spirit of Life Christian Church and President of the Du Quoin Ministerial Alliance; Colleen Furry, Auxiliary Member; Sam Macaluso, MBH Auxiliary Tree of Life Co-Chair; Marceil Reminger, Hospital Retiree and Auxiliary member; Dr. Craig Furry, President of Medical Staff; Lyle Vanzandt, Director of Support Services; and William Huff, CEO.

"We are pleased that our patients, visitors and staff, as well as local pastors, will now have a chapel available for their needs and convenience" added Huff.
All physicians and mid-level providers furnishing services are independent contractors and are not employees of Marshall Browning Hospital with the exception of Dr. Gladstone Tucker, Dr. Malcolm Schulz, Dr. E. Clay Travis, David Dickinson, DPM, Mariah Charles, FNP, Danielle Klump, FNP, Kathy Laird, APN, Mandie Bagwell, NP, Ariele Loiacono, FNP, Elizabeth Harbison, FNP, Michael Staff, PA-C, Heather Rice, PA-C, and Heather Burns, RD/LDN, CDE. Emergency Room physician services are provided by Integritas Emergency Physician Services. Hospitalist services are provided by Integritas. Radiology services are provided under the auspices of Cape Radiology and pathology services are provided by SEMC Pathology. Specialty Clinics physicians holding clinics at Marshall Browning Hospital are independent contractors and are not employees of Marshall Browning Hospital. Anesthesia services are provided under the auspices of Southern Illinois Medical Services.
INDEPENDENT PHYSICIAN FEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Independent physicians providing services at Marshall Browning Hospital bill for their services separately and the Hospital Financial Assistance application does not cover nor apply to fees charged. Independent physicians include but are not limited to emergency room physicians (Integritas Emergency Physician Services), radiologists (Cape Radiology), anesthesia (Southern Illinois Medical Services),and pathologists (SEMC). All specialty clinic physicians also bill for their services separately and the Hospital Financial Assistance application does not cover nor apply to fees charged with the exception of the following physicians: Endocrinology Clinic: Issa Abed, M.D.; Gastroenterology Clinic: Christine Hachem, M.D., Alex Befeler, M.D., Bruce Bacon, M.D., Jason Taylor, M.D.; Pain Management: Paul Juergens, M.D.; Pulmonology: Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Rheumatology: Frederick Pfalzgraf, M.D.; Sleep Clinic: Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Surgery & Wound Clinic: Malcolm A. Schulz, M.D.
MARSHALL BROWNING MEDICAL CLINIC:
Marshall Browning Medical Clinic and Marshall Browning Family Health Center are hospital-based rural health clinics operated under Marshall Browning Hospital. Eligibility for financial need assistance as determined through the Patient Financial Assistance application will apply to services billed through the Marshall Browning Medical Clinic and Family Health Center.