By Steve Rensberry, Editor
Anderson ExpressCare celebrated the opening of its new facility in Troy on April 1 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Present were representatives from Anderson Hospital, the city of Troy, and the community.
Ground breaking for the $4.25 million facility, located at the corner of Illinois Route 40 and Main Street, took place in September 2018.
Anderson Hospital now operates several ExpressCare facilities in the area, including ones in Collinsville, Glen Carbon, Bethalto, and now Troy.
The center’s primary services involve the treatment of a “wide variety of minor illnesses and injuries,” the hospital says.
Hospital President Keith Page stated in the Jan/Feb 2019 hospital publication “Anderson Times” that work had progressed well on the project. “The opening of the Troy facility will coincide with the closure of the Highland ExpressCare facility as the building lease expires in 2019,” Page stated. “All Highland staff will relocate to the Troy facility. The Troy location will also include an Anderson Medical Group primary care office.”
At the ribbon cutting Monday, Page said they were really excited with the opening of the new facility in Troy and the opportunity to serve residents in the community, and that with the Highland lease expiring, the timing was right to make the move.
“We really love this location,” Page said, noting that the new building is just a bit larger than the one they had in Highland.
Troy Mayor Al Adomite said the ExpressCare facility was a great addition to other commercial development that has taken place near the intersection of Main Street and Troy-O’Fallon Road recently, including the new MCT lot, and to the other healthcare related services the town is home to.
Hours at the ExpressCare Center will be from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. , Monday-Friday. Hours at the Collinsville and Bethalto facilities are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and in Glen Carbon the hours are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Hours for Quest Lab Draw Services available the location are 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Among the ailments and injuries treated at the center: nausea, back pain, constipation or diarrhea, earaches, insect bites, rashes, sore throat, toothache, urinary tract infection symptoms, Flu, and sprains, strains, bumps, sniffles, sneezes, fevers, and lacerations (cuts) not involving the face, joints or tendons.
One thing the center does not have is IV capabilities, for treatment for such things as dehydration. People needing this are urged to seek emergency care instead.
Anderson Hospital is among nine different entities under the umbrella of Anderson Healthcare. Others include Community Hospital of Staunton, Maryville Imaging, Anderson Mercy Cancer Care, Anderson Medical Group, Anderson Hospital Foundation, Friends of Community Hospital of Staunton, Anderson Real Estate, and Maryville Medical Services.
Page noted the changes that has taken place over the years, and that Anderson Healthcare is now made up of six organizations with 27 different location and more than 1,600 employees.