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New SIU Clinic to Open at Taylorville Memorial Hospital

January 15, 2019
TAYLORVILLE, IL - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is opening a Center for Family Medicine clinic inside Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
 
The new SIU primary care clinic will open on Jan. 15 and will initially be located in the Specialty Clinic space, near the nonprofit hospital’s Laboratory and Rehab Services departments.
 
Dr. Janet Albers, physician assistant Christine Albers and nurse practitioner Airn Etherton will see patients three half-days per week. A nurse will be available Mondays through Fridays to take calls. To make an appointment, call 217-824-1134.
 
Albers is the chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at SIU and has practiced full-scope family medicine for 28 years. “I am so excited to be part of this new clinic, and our team is eager to see any patients needing primary care services. We will be providing services including well child care, chronic illness management, women’s health, geriatrics and behavioral health.”
 
Taylorville Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital with a mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System.
 
The SIU Department of Family and Community Medicine serves patients in 10 sites in central and southern Illinois, united by a common vision and passion for the health of the people they serve. In addition, the department strengthens the primary care workforce by graduating 27 family physicians and 40 physician assistants each year.