As the Richard E. Workman Sports Complex is taking shape, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness department is prepping for their move to the Sports Complex at the end of January.
St. Anthony’s outpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy services will be moving to their new, larger area in the Sports Complex on Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29. Beginning February 1, these outpatient therapy services will be provided at the Workman Sports Complex located at 1301 North Maple Street. St. Anthony’s is leasing 8,000 square feet of space in the new Sports Complex, with a location near the entrance. The hours of operation for outpatient therapy at the Sports Complex will be 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Although outpatient therapy services will be provided off the hospital campus, St. Anthony’s will continue to provide therapy services for hospital inpatients at St. Anthony’s through a team of therapists who will remain at St. Anthony’s.
Once the outpatient Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness department is relocated to the Sports Complex, people having outpatient therapy will be able to register for their therapy appointments in the Physical Rehab and Wellness department at the Sports Complex. They will not need to come to the hospital to register. In addition, patients of the Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness department will not have to have a membership at the Sports Complex to use the hospital services located there. St. Anthony’s will be providing more detailed information about this transition to their current outpatient therapy patients and local physicians’ offices in January.
Candy Jansen, St. Anthony’s Director of Rehab and Wellness, shared her thoughts about the move to the Sports Complex. “We are excited about this collaboration with the Effingham Park District, which has been in the planning stages for 18 months,” she said. “Locating our outpatient Physical Rehab services to this public location supports our commitment to our area residents’ overall wellness and partnering with our community.”
The collaboration with the Park District at the Sports Complex also provides an opportunity for St. Anthony’s to expand the therapy services offered to the community. Jansen explained, “Once the pool is completed at the Sports Complex, St. Anthony’s Physical Rehab and Wellness staff will have use of the Lazy River portion two hours each morning, Monday through Friday, to provide aquatic therapy to patients, a service we have not been able to provide in our current location.” In preparation for this move to the Sports Complex, Physical Therapy staff are currently receiving training in aquatic therapy.
For more information about HSHS St. Anthony’s Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness services, contact Candy Jansen, Director of Rehab and Wellness, at 217-347-1243 or visit St. Anthony’s Web site at stanthonyshospital.org. Physical Rehabilitation services are provided at all the hospitals in the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which includes HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.