About Us

Memoral Hospital

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.

Partners in Building a Healthier Community

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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

Value of the 340B Program to Memorial Hospital:

The savings realized from the 340B program assist Memorial Hospital with opportunities to continue providing safe, quality healthcare to patients.  Memorial Hospital is proud to communicate the value the 340B program provided during Fiscal Year 2020. View Here

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.

Message from the CEO, Brett Bollmann

Welcome to the Memorial Hospital website. Thank you for choosing the hospital closest to where you live and work as the provider for your health care.  We are committed to providing the highest quality of patient care in a friendly, compassionate setting.

It is valuable to know that when it comes to getting the best help in the shortest amount of time, you don’t have far to go.  We’re here to help you get well, get healthy, and get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

Our mission is “…a commitment to professional excellence in providing safe, high quality health care, compassion and service to patients, the community and to each other.”

We hope that you will visit our website often for easy access to the most up-to-date information about the many services and medical specialties available for you and your family at Memorial. 

Brett Bollmann, CEO

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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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. More


Board Members

Board Meetings 2021

Tom Search, Chairman
Evelyn Schuwerk, Secretary
Mary Sulser
Larry Burton
Mike Vasquez
Mary Brown
Grant Deterding
Gregory Crain
Dan Colvis

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


2021 Meeting Dates:

Monday, January 4, 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Monday, August 2, 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021

Special Committee Meetings
Joint Conference Committee – Tuesday, April 20, 2021 starting at 12:00 pm.
Finance Committee – Tuesday, May 18, 2021 starting at 12:00 pm.

Chester Medical Group, LLC, Meeting - Monday, June 7, 2021 starting at 5:20 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).