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Join SIH Rheumatology, and contribute to the care of patients in and around the southern Illinois region.

Premier hospital system in southern Illinois
Partner of the BJC Collaborative
60+ primary care referring physicians
Rheumatology patient draw of 350,000
State of-the-art equipment, PAC system, and integrated EMR system wide

About Southern Illinois Healthcare

The people of Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), a not-for-profit health care system, are dedicated to promoting the health and well being of all of the people in the communities we serve. Our mission is guided by our values: compassion, collaboration, quality, stewardship, integrity and respect. Over 3,700 employees, along with physicians and volunteers, are working together to achieve our mission and ensure that the health care needs of those we serve are met by treating patients in SIH facilities, by offering services in rural clinics, by collaborating with some of America's best hospitals and by improving the quality of life in our communities with our charitable community benefits programs.

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

With 154 acute care beds, Memorial Hospital serves as the areas regional referral center. Memorial specializes in obstetrics and tertiary services such as vascular, oncology, neurosciences, and cardiac services through an affiliation with the Prairie Heart Institute. Other features include:

- 34,000 ED encounters annually
- Accredited Chest Pain Center and is the hub for the Prairie STAT Heart/STEMI program
- Primary Stroke Center
- Comprehensive neurosurgery
- Labor & Delivery unit with Level II Plus nursery, caring for 2000+ babies annually
- 24-hour Hospitalist program
- Dedicated cardiac ICU
- Dedicated inpatient neuro unit
- All-digital imaging center including 128 Slice CT, 3T MRI, PET/CT, interventional radiology and ACR-certified ultrasound services
- 10-suite modern surgical center with hybrid room and da Vinci capabilities
- Over 280 physicians in over 45 different specialties
- Teaching facility - SIU Family Medicine Residency

Herrin Hospital

Herrin Hospital lies about ten miles to the east of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. It hosts 114 beds and serves as our systems center for Rehabilitation Services, Bariatric Surgery, and the Bone and Joint Institute for the system. Other features include:

- 30,000 ED encounters annually
- 24-hour Hospitalist program
- Accredited Chest Pain Center with Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
- 7-suite modern surgical center
- 4 new procedure rooms
- 29-bed acute rehabilitation center that partners with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, previously known as Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
- Primary Stroke Center
- First and only accredited bariatric surgery program in the area
- Newly expanded ED
- Certified, all-inclusive joint replacement surgery program
- Home of the Healing Garden, open to the public for relaxation and patients for physical therapy exercise
- All-digital imaging center including CT, MRI, PET/CT, interventional radiology and ACR-certified ultrasound services
- Over 220 physicians in over 40 different specialties

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital

St. Joseph has been a fixture in the community for over half a century. Purchased in 1995 from the ASC Health System, St. Joseph is the only Catholic facility in the Southern Illinois Healthcare family. A 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Murphysboro, St. Joseph offers:

- 9,200 ED encounters annually
- Prairie STAT Heart activated hospital for rapid transfer of STEMI patients
- Accredited sleep center with locations at the hospital and in Marion
- Outpatient geriatric psych program
- All-digital imaging and archiving with CT, MRI, bone density testing and ACR-certified ultrasound services
- Certified cardio-pulmonary outpatient rehabilitation
- Comprehensive wound care center with hyperbaric therapy
- Area leader for outpatient endoscopic procedures
- Certified cardio-pulmonary outpatient rehabilitation
- Hospitalist program
- Over 190 physicians in over 35 different specialties

Please visit to see who we are, and what we do
Southern Illinois Healthcare is a not-for-profit integrated health system with over 3,000 employees. It is comprised of over twenty facilities, including three inpatient hospitals, two clinics, two physician office buildings, two urgent care clinics and dedicated centers that include neuro, cancer, heart, sleep and rehabilitation. It serves a 16-county area with a population over 340,000. We are guided by our values of respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration, stewardship, accountability, and quality - along with a strategic plan that sets ambitious goals to grow and improve health care in southern Illinois. Our mission to improve the health and well-being of the people in our communities defines the purpose envisioned by our founders. For us, healthcare is personal. We are as committed to quality health services today as when our first hospital opened in 1875. We strive to treat every patient as if that patient is the person we care most about in the world, and treat them like that person every single time.