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Our History


Marshall Browning Hospital


Marshall Browning Hospital was conceived on January 14, 1919, when Lillie F. Browning drew up her last will and testament, leaving the bulk of her estate to a trust which would have the responsibility of erecting and supporting a public hospital in or near Du Quoin. She requested the hospital be named in memory of her husband, Marshall.

Marshall Browning Hospital is licensed as a twenty-five bed Critical Access hospital established to provide quality medical, surgical and emergency health services to the residents of Du Quoin and the surrounding areas.

Marshall Browning Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and by the College of American Pathologists. The hospital is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health.

Services are provided with the understanding that patients shall, if able, pay reasonably for what they receive; those who are not able to pay fully shall pay what they reasonably can; those who can pay nothing shall be treated without payment.

The hospital serves as a community health center, cooperating in educating the healthcare personnel and the general public and participating in emergency preparedness efforts. The Hospital has expanded its services to patients through a comprehensive range of medical specialty services offered locally by visiting consultants.

In an effort to ensure patient safety and public trust, anyone can inquire about our staffing levels and staff competence. To make an appointment with nursing administration, please call (618) 542-2146, ext. 1408. All questions will be answered in accordance with the Illinois Hospital Report Card Act.
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, Danielle Klump, FNP, Michael Staff, PA-C,and Heather Rice, PA-C. 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: 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: Walid Halees, M.D., Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Rheumatology: Frederick Pfalzgraf, M.D.; Surgery & Wound Clinic: Malcolm A. Schulz, M.D.
MARSHALL BROWNING MEDICAL CLINIC:
Marshall Browning Medical Clinic is a hospital-based rural health clinic 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.