1900  State Street, Chester, IL 62233 618-826-4581

Memorial is a Joint Commission Gold Seal approved hospital. We provide our patients the highest level of quality care in a secure safe environment.

Our Mission Statement
The Memorial Hospital Team is committed to professional excellence in providing safe, quality healthcare, compassion and service to patients, the community and each other.

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) was performed in support of the mission and genuine desire to provide the best possible health care and contribute to improving the community’s overall health. The process of assessing our community’s health needs has given us an opportunity to learn more about our community through the analysis of various data. Download PDF of CHNA

Memorial Hospital of Chester, Illinois has achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval.
Joint Commission Accreditation means that an organization complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care. The Joint Commission is an independent,non-for-profit organization established over 50 years ago and is the world leader in evaluating the quality and safety of care delivered in over 17000 healthcare organizations across the country. Memorial Hospital is committed to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients as well as providing a safe environment in which the care is provided.

As a patient, family member, community representatie or employee of Memorial Hospital in Chester, you have the right to notify the Joint Commission regarding any concern about the quality of care provided, or safety of the environment in which care is provided. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid information about such matters should click here for details. notify: Division of Accreditation Operations online complaint form. For more contact information on the Joint Commission.

Anyone wishing to contact the management of Memorial Hospital, in Chester, to report concerns about patient safety and quality of care may contact the hospital (618.826.4581) Chief Executive Officer- Ext. 1298; Chief Nursing Officer – Ext. 1700; or Safety Director – Ext. 1143 The public also has the right to contact the Illinois Department of Public Health at 535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, Illinois 62761 (Phone 1.800.252.4343).

The History of Chester
Chester is located on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in Historic Randolph County. For nearly a century, the late 1600's to 1763, this area was under French occupation thus creating the rich French history found in Chester. This area of the Mississippi River Valley provided an ideal center for the French explorers with its fertile land, abundant wildlife, and access to the mighty Mississippi. The century of French control ended with the French & Indian War. France was forced to relinquish most of their stakes in North America and Great Britain took control of the Illinois Country. British occupation lasted through 1778 when the area was claimed by the United States. After a series of name and boundary changes, Illinois became a state in 1818 with Kaskaskia as its first capital. Chester provided the first governor, Shadrach Bond, and the lieutenant governor, Pierre Menard. This explains Randolph County’s motto, “Where Illinois Began.” Chester offers an abundance of early American history as well as a scenic view of the Mississippi River.

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