Thursday, February 21, 2008
Kenneth Hall Hospital moves testing services, loses outpatient facilities
BY CAROLYN P. SMITH
EAST ST. LOUIS --
Officials with Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation are planning to consolidate and move several more services from Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital to Touchette Regional Hospital that it said are being duplicated.
A press statement issued through Touchette's marketing department listed the outpatient cardiopulmonary services as including electroencephalogram (brain wave test), electrocardiogram (EKG), pulmonary function test, echocardiogram, and Holter monitoring (heart rhythm monitor).
Foundation spokeswoman Ronda Sauget said these services, which Kenneth Hall provided on a volunteer basis, will move to Touchette in Centreville effective March 3.Kenneth Hall Hospital moves testing services, loses outpatient facilities