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About Us

Our Mission

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

Joint Commission Seal
NRRS 5-Star Logo

Memorial Hospital is Dedicated to You

Memorial Hospital in Chester is Gold Seal Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO) and ranked as a 5-star hospital by our patients. In addition to an active staff of family practice medicine and general surgery, Memorial is proud to feature a wide range of medical specialties. Memorial offers a wide range of surgical procedures, performed on out-patient and in-patient basis, as well as many diagnostic procedures.

Memorial Hospital is a 25 bed critical access hospital. All rooms are private. We also have a 2-bed ICU.

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Building for Your Future Needs

Memorial Hospital in the process of a multiphase remodel to “Build for your future needs.” These improvements help Memorial continue its efforts in providing the best quality healthcare for the community. As healthcare needs change and technology advances, Memorial continues to improve the critical access of care provided to Randolph County and the surrounding area.

Newly renovated areas include the ER, Same Day Surgery, Chemo/Infusion Center, Main Entrance, Medical Surgical Unit, Pharmacy, Cardiopulmonary and Nuclear Medicine Departments. Renovations are planned for the next few years to improve access to patient services, update equipment, and improve workflow across the continuum of care. 

Memorial Hospital features all-digital diagnostic imaging, including MRI, CT, Mammography/3DMammography, Ultra Sound, Bone Densitometry and Nuclear Medicine. Our Therapy and Sports Rehab Center features state-of-the-art exercise equipment and an aquatic rehab pool. We have a full service laboratory, cardiopulmonary department, and sleep studies lab, and provide chemotherapy for our cancer patients.

Memorial Hospital is always improving to meet your needs.

Partners in Building a Healthier Community

Brett Bollmann, CEO

Message from the CEO, Brett Bollmann

As Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital, I personally welcome you to explore Memorial Hospital and our community. When you visit our facility, you will find a team of health care professionals who embrace our mission – a commitment to professional excellence in providing safe, high quality health care, compassion and service to patients, the community and to each other. The Memorial Hospital team has achieved award winning accomplishments, growth and outcomes putting us at the top of the health care class in our region.   Our dedicated staff are invested in the community and appreciate life within a region filled with a rich history of progress, opportunity, and core values that provides a culture of excellence for the very best patient experience.   


Thank you for exploring the Memorial Hospital website and we hope you will visit often to learn more about Memorial Hospital and the services we provide.



Brett Bollmann, CEO

2023 Memorial Hospital-Chester CHNA cover

Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

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

Joint Commission Gold Seal of National Quality Approval

Joint Commission Accredidation

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.

Chester Bridge

About 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. 

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NRRS 5-Star Certification
ICAHN Top Performer Award

Notice of Privacy Practices

Notice of Privacy Practice Effective 9/9/13 Memorial Hospital, Chester, Illinois This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Click here to read Privacy Policy.

Board Members

Board Meetings 2024

Tom Search, Chairman

Grant Deterding, Vice Chairman
Evelyn Schuwerk, Secretary

Dan Colvis, Treasurer
Trent Vasquez
Casey Parker
Mary Brown
Mary Sulser
Gregory Crain

Location: Memorial Hospital, Chester, IL, Board Room    
Time: Start time will be 5:30 p.m.


2024 dates will be as follows:

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024

Monday, March 4, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024

Monday, June 3, 2024

Monday, July 1, 2024

Monday, August 5, 2024

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Monday, October 7, 2024

Monday, November 4, 2024

Monday, December 2, 2024


Special Committee Meetings:

Joint Conference Committee – Tuesday, April 16, 2024, starting at 12:00 pm.

Finance Committee – Tuesday, May 14, 2024, starting at 12:00 pm.

As a patient, family member, community representative 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).

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