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HHH Happenings

January 3, 2020

A quick update to reflect on some of the major accomplishments of Hammond-Henry Hospital during 2019, to thank all our staff, medical staff, leadership team, Board of Directors, Foundation Board, Auxiliary and volunteers for a great year and to set the stage for a challenging and progressive 2020.


A few 2019 highlights include;

  • Expanded the Regional Health Partners (RHP) Kewanee Family Medicine Clinic in November, now includes Urgent Care and X-Ray services
  • Approved relocating the Annawan Urgent Care Clinic to a new location - with anticipated opening in early 2020, will include X-Ray services
  • Expanded to Port Byron opening a Family Medicine Clinic, with Drs. Dodds and Brown
  • Completion of Emergency Department (ED) renovation project
  • Secured a $1M USDA loan / $640k in community donations – toward the ED project
  • Continued growth of the 340 B pharmacy program
  • Improved investment yields
  • Refinanced long-term bonds, saving over $150,000 per year
  • Purchased Melvin Lane property for future parking expansion
  • Received Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) 5-star rating for Long Term Care for eight consecutive years
  • Continuation of CMS 4-star rating for Hospital - only 4-star hospital in the region
  • Received successful surveys from DNV, ISO 9001 certification and Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Transition of Julie Brown, M.D. practice to Hammond-Henry Hospital
  • Promotion of Wyatt Brieser, DPT to Long Term Care Living Center Manager
  • Continued quality/patient satisfaction/national award recognition
  • Sustained volume growth and financial performance
  • Continued an excellent culture, with a sense of community, team and purpose


Special thanks to our patients, their families and the communities we serve for your support, confidence and partnership in working together toward health and wellness. We look forward to serving you in the New Year.


Mark J. Kuhn
Chief Executive Officer, Hammond-Henry Hospital

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