JCH Joins South-Central Hospital Alliance

Carlinville, IL – Jersey Community Hospital has entered into a Definitive Agreement with the South-Central Hospital Alliance. The alliance was formed in 2019 and includes Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics, Hillsboro Area Hospital, and Pana Community Hospital. The alliance allows these Hospitals, a mixture of critical access and PPS designated facilities, to collaborate on mutually beneficial opportunities in order to maintain professional, community-based, high-quality healthcare in their local communities. This alliance is not a formal affiliation, merger, or acquisition and will not change the independent status of each hospital.

While the four hospitals serve distinct, rural, south-central Illinois communities, they share similar missions, goals and challenges, and currently collaborate in a variety of ways. All four hospital leaders along with their Boards of Directors, believe that the hospitals can be stronger together through this collaborative alliance.

Rural hospitals face major regulatory, geographic, social and economic challenges which demand creative, collaborative thinking to ensure rural communities continue to have access to local, high-quality healthcare, including new technology and physician specialists, while at the same time increasing efficiencies and lowering costs. The addition of Jersey Community Hospital to the alliance will better position all four hospitals to face current and future challenges and enable them to continue to provide quality care in their communities.

Beth King, CEO of Jersey Community Hospital stated, “We are excited to join this Alliance and work together as a team through collaboration and common goals for our community hospitals and communities we serve.”
More information on the South-Central Hospital Alliance can be found at

For more information, please contact: Paige Cox, Marketing Manager P: (217) 854-3141 x255| E: 20733 North Broad Street, Carlinville, IL 62626

About Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics

Carlinville Area Hospital and Clinics (CAH&C) is a rural-based independent, healthcare provider offering award-winning inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation care to the people of Carlinville and surrounding communities in and around Macoupin County. This comprehensive offering also includes a 24-hour STAT Stroke and STAT Heart designated emergency department staffed with emergency medicine physicians. A group of progressive leaders, expert physicians and dedicated team members help to define the culture and belief system of valuing everyone who walks through the doors. Coupled with innovation, modern facilities and a strong medical community that includes vast expertise in over a dozen specialties and subspecialties, CAH&C work every day to ensure the best patient experience.

Posted in News on Jan 24, 2022