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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lisa Adams, Marketplace Magazine Brett Baltz, Egyptian Workspace Partners Ryan Boike, Belleville School District #118 Cathy Dupertuis, People Ready Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville Carol Haffner, Beacon Ministry Jerril Jones, Center for Racial Harmony Jared Katt, Chelar Tool & Die, Inc. Mary Lamie, Bi-State Development Dan Lovekamp, Auffenberg Dealer Group Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Kayla Mitchell, Scheffel Boyle CPAs David Nosacka, Hospital Sisters Health System Jessica Orelt, Albert Orelt Allstate Agency Amy Richter, Hospice of Southern Illinois Bill Rickher, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc Scott Schanuel, Holland Construction Services Ron Stephens, Bank of Belleville Kevin Vick, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Emily Vosse, Beno J. Gundlach Co. Ben Wanless, Commerce Bank Joseph Weissert, Ameren Illinois
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Chairman Mark Kern, St. Clair County Christine Spargur, Scott Air Force Base
Mike McManus, President Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.
CHAMBER STAFF Wendy J. Pfeil Executive Director Diana Goebel Marketing & Communications Manager Beth Tucker Office Manager Peggy Schifferdecker Membership/Event Manager Alicia Slocomb Belleville Main Street Manager
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Dr. Jeff Dosier, Belleville Township High School Dist. #201
It has been a pleasure t o serve as
especially import ant considering
President of the Great er Belleville
t he dedicat ion, commit ment , and
Chamber of Commerce for 2018.
sacrifice required of t he milit ary
Aft er having been involved in the
personnel and t heir families.
Chamber for several years, I
Please continue t o be involved in
t hought I knew a lot about what
t he Chamber’s effort s t o support
happens at the Chamber. In my
t he Base and welcome t he milit ary
role as President , I found out
and t heir families into our
about t he amazing support the
businesses and organizat ions in the Great er Belleville area provide
Belleville is a wonderful
t o t he Chamber. It t ruly is an
communit y. The volunt eer spirit
organizat ion that benefit s from
and support from t he communit y
the collect ive effort s of it s
are valuable resources for our
communit y. Please continue t o support t he Chamber in 2019. Find
It is import ant t o recognize the
a way t o be involved, whet her it is
st rong leadership t hat Wendy Pfeil
volunt eering at one of t he many
provides for t he Greater Belleville
Chamber event s or serving on a
Chamber of Commerce. Wendy
commit t ee. Bot h of t hese are
works well wit h t he community
essent ial in a st rong Chamber of
and wit h t he members of the
Chamber. She cont inues t o build
our Chamber by focusing on t he
As t he Chamber moves forward in
collective st rength of our
2019 wit h Mike McManus as
membership. I would be remiss if
President, I look forward t o t he
I didn’t ment ion t he excellent st aff
Chamber becoming stronger and
at t he Chamber. Bet h Tucker,
more influent ial as we work t o
Peggy Schifferdecker, and Diana
meet the goals and object ives set
Goebel help creat e a cult ure for
forth in t he St rat egic Plan. The
t he Chamber t hat is bot h
Great er Belleville Chamber of
welcoming and ent husiast ic.
Commerce host s many event s
Belleville Main St reet Manager,
during the year t hat enrich our
Alicia Slocomb, and Tourism
communit ies and provide
Direct or, Cat hleen Lindauer work
members opportunit ies to
well wit h t he Chamber t o promote
network. Many excit ing t hings are
Belleville. We are lucky t o have
happening in Belleville and the
such a professional st aff!
Great er Belleville area. I am eager t o see the continued progress and
The support the Chamber shows
growt h in our communit y. Thank
for Scot t Air Force Base is
you for t he opport unit y t o serve as President in 2018!
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Michael McManus Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.
As we look forward to 2019, I want
cont inue implement ation of our
to recognize t he individuals and
strategic plan. In addition, we will
businesses who support the
be completing renovat ions and
Greater Belleville Chamber of
repairs t o the Chamber offices and
Commerce – you are absolut ely
building. This is YOUR Chamber.
the best. We appreciat e your
I urge you to make t he most of
cont inued involvement and
your invest ment wit h the Chamber
investment in helping to make the
by joining one of our committ ees,
great er Belleville area a great
volunteering t o help wit h an event
place to live, work and play.
or t wo, and encouraging other businesses to join us or at t ending
Thank you to our 2018 President ,
one or more of the networking
Dr. Jeff Dosier, for his leadership
opportunit ies available to you.
and oversight in implementing our strategic plan. Last year, the
Thank you t o all of our members
Chamber membership saw st eady
for your support . I’d also like t o
growt h and it was exciting t o see
t hank our great Chamber t eam –
the t errific support of Chamber-
Wendy Pfeil, Executive Direct or;
sponsored events t hroughout t he
Bet h Tucker, Office Manager;
year. We continue t o strengt hen
Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership
our partnership with Scott Air
& Event Manager; Diana Goebel,
Force Base; thank you to all who
Market ing & Communications
are part of this wonderful
Manager and Alicia Slocomb,
relationship. Collectively, we
Belleville Main Street Manager.
have built a collaborat ive
They do a wonderful job day in
environment for businesses t o
and day out in making our
grow, prosper and become even
Chamber st ronger.
stronger economic drivers in our communities.
I look forward t o working wit h all of you during 2019 to furt her
During 2019, I plan to focus on
strengt hen our mission. Thank
programs to enhance member
you for t his opportunity and for
all you do to support our
economic development and
Wendy Pfeil, Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce
As 2018 ends I can’t help but to ref lec t
The Chamber has been blessed with
on the journey these past 10 years have
great leadership over the years and this
been with the Chamber. When I started
year was no dif f erent under the
with the Chamber my sons were 6
leadership of Dr. Jef f Dosier. Jef f , I
months and 2 ½ and today I have a
c annot thank you enough f or your
teenager that has learned the value of
leadership in 2018. This year will be no
commitment and volunteerism f rom
diff erent. Under the leadership of Mike
watching the Chamber grow over the
McManus I expec t the Chamber to move
past ten year. I mention this bec ause
in new direc tions under new visions
this is the c ommitment the entire team
that have not been presented bef or e.
has to the Chamber. Beth, Peggy , Diana,
Along with Mike’s leadership The
Alic ia and even Cathleen give up
Chamber has a great Exec board:
c ountless hours to make sure that we
Edmond Brown, Justin Pric e, Jef f
are living our Mission every day of
Dosier and new this year is Kevin Vic k.
“Advancing Business, Supporting
Your expertise and experienc e will help
Community” and many times that means
to propel the Chamber the next several
enlisting the help of our own f amily
years. However, this year we had
several long time board members retire:
Pat Hill, Kevin Ric hter, John Reic hert
In order to live our mission it means
and Roger Wigginton, it is hard to think
making decisions that are not easy
of a time during my last 10 years where
dec isions, ones that take a risk and
you were not on the board. Your
ones that sometimes our members may
guidance and passion you expressed
not understand. I c an remember when I
during your tenue will be hard to matc h.
first started and I would bring an idea
to the table the question back to me
As we looked at our strategic plan, one
was always tell me more and how would
of The Chamber initiative is to build a
that aff ec t or benef it our members.
better Board.By this we mean we want
That is a question that is still proposed
to engage them more. Lean on their
today. In order f or the Chamber to
expertise and c ontinue to have board
move f orward in 2019 we had to take a
members that are passionate about the
hard look in 2018 at ourselves to make
Chamber and our c ontinuing missions. I
sure that our c ommittees, events and
am please d to welc ome new board
policies matc hed the strategic plan that
members: Lisa Adams, Cathy Dupertuis,
w as adopted in 2017.
Dan Lovekamp, Tray Mc Collum, Kayla Mitc hell, Jessic a Orelt and Amy Ric hter.
This has allowed us to form new partnerships with members who were
To you our members, Thank you.
not as engaged. It will allow us to revise
Bec ause of your dedic ation to our
or revamp our c ommittees to allow
mission and vision the Greater
them to have more actionable items. It
Belleville Chamber of Commerc e has
will allow the Chamber to do away with
onc e again been named the 3rd Largest
programs that are not benefic ial to you
Chamber in the St. Louis Metropolitan
our members and focus on programs
area, ac c ording to the St. Louis
that are a benefit. After all YOU are the
Business Journal, Book of List. Your
reason the Chamber exist. You have
support of our events allows us
spoken and the Chamber is listening.
to c ontinue and c reate new programs
and servic es that best serve you our members. Speaking of partnerships, I would be remissed if I did not thank Mayor Mark Ec kert and the entire City of Belleville. Eac h and every year your team helps the Chamber to put on a safe and suc c essf ul Chili Cook-of f. We truly apprec iate the support we receive from the Polic e, Fire, Sanitation and Streets department. There is no way we could do this without your support. Chairman Mark Kern and St. Clair County; thank you f or being a vast resourc e of knowledge. Every time The Chamber had a question or needed answers you and your team are more than willing to provide advice, guidance and leadership where we need it. All of us working together will build a stronge r f uture f or Belleville, St. Clair County and the surrounding c ommunities inc luding our friends at Sc ott Air Forc e Base. What an enjoyment it is to interact with our Military and support their mission at Sc ott. It is a true gem in our back yard. Finally, when you c onsider your next projec t, purc hase or business partnership, please c onsider our Chamber Members f irst. Together we c an c ontinue the Chamber mission of ADVANCING BUSINESS, SUPPORTING COMMUNITY.
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Chair: Susan Wobbe, St. Clair County Office on Aging
The Ambassador Club is the face of the chamber at many events throughout the year. Ranging from welcoming people at Business After Hours, congratulating individuals at ribbon cuttings for a new business or a milestone in their company, saying thank you to members when they renew their membership, to honoring groups or persons their commitment to the community for their continual investment in Belleville and the Chamber.
61 New Members Celebrated 36 ribbon cuttings. Thanked over 400 members. Awarded 4 Commitment to Community Awards: Jack Weck Roy-El Catering TheBank of Edwardsville Breakthru Beverage, The Callison Family
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Civilian Chair: Geri Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group The mission of the Belle-Scott Committee is to promote a positive relationship between the local business community and Scott Air Force Base personnel. The Committee, comprised of civilian leaders and Base leadership, was established in 1950 and remains strong as it enters its 69th year.
• Participated in two Civic Leader events at SAFB. • Celebrated the 68th Annual Belle-Scott Enlisted dinner, with a packed house of nearly 300, including 90 enlisted men and women, and we honored 5 veterans for their service to our country. • Developed the Golden Eagle Award to honor Belle-Scott distinguished civilian members and gave the first Golden Eagle Award to Bob Dintelmann at the Enlisted Dinner for his 26 years of extraordinary service to the organization. • Provided over $1000 to the 375 Special Christmas Fund to support the enlisted airmen over the holidays. • Hosted a cook-out for the SAFB dorms which included serving 75 airmen. • Sponsored the Belle-Scott Fall Harvest Festival at Eckert's, with deployed families from Scott as our guests. Total attendance was close to 200, including 100 deployed family members. • Held a golf tournament at St. Clair Country Club for military leaders and their spouses. • Hosted a progressive dinner in Downtown to acquaint both civic and military leadership with the many exceptional small businesses on Main Street.
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The Belleville Main Street Committee is committed to the renovation, economic growth, and business retention of downtown Belleville. The Committee works with downtown merchants, business leaders, activity Chair: Scott Schmelzel Manager: Alicia Slocomb
community members, and the City of Belleville to revitalize downtown.
events including Sparkles, Suds & Sweets Walk, Lucky Leprechaun 5K
Organizat ions financially
Run/Walk, St. Pat rick’s Day Block
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Chair: Scott Schanuel, Holland Construction Services Members of the Economic Development Committee work with the community, Chamber leaders, and other organizations to promote business creation and growth, help retain existing businesses and jobs, stimulate overall economic growth, and improve the quality of life in the greater Belleville area. Economic Development • Work together to leverage their collective network of business relationshi ps to expand the reach of Ci ty staff by spreading the message that Belleville is “open for business” • Interact with commerci al and residenti al developers and stakeholders to i denti fy potential business opportunities
Work Force Development • Work wi th local schools, industri es and St. Clai r Co. Workforce Development Group to help i denti fy ski ll gaps i n our area • Create an Employment Showcase where di fferent trades, ski lled workers, and local employers can interact wi th students to i denti fy future avenues of
Manufacturi ng • Conti nue to focus on the needs of local manufacturers • Host round tables to i dentify new i ssues they are facing, supply chai n opportunities,
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Chair: Brian Mentzer, Belleville Township High School District #201 The Education Committee is a collaborative effort between schools and the business community to address issues facing our educational system (public & private). The committee serves as a vehicle to inform the business community about current educational developments, and the business community informs the committee of current needs within the community. The committee also assists the Chamber with the promotion of instructional materials for relocation purposes of potential businesses and private individuals.
Hosted: • 9th Annual Back to School Fun Fair • Belleville Chamber of Commerce Issues & Eggs with Tony Smith, Ph.D. • Chamber Business After Hours at Belleville West High School featuring Career Technical Education programs Partnered with Scott Air Force Base Belleville Dorm by providing monthly care packages, gifts, and greetings to the airmen. Supported Drive Away Hunger, a community-wide effort to collect food donations for area food pantries.
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Hosted Two Issues & Eggs: • “How Are Today’s Youth Preparing to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders?” featuring students from the Belleville CEO, BASIC, & Teen Court programs who explained and discussed their experiences and their learning derived from the programs. • "Exploring What the Amazon HQ2 Effort Taught Us and the Path Forward" featuring the Regional Economic Development. This informative presentation offered several speakers that were intimately involved with developing, strategizing, negotiating and presenting the St. Louis area sales and incentive package to Amazon for their second headquarters. Hosted Annual Government Officials BBQ.
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Chair: Carla Boswell, Programs and Services for Older Persons The Healthcare & CSA Committee's mission is to bring awareness of resources and services for the health and well-being of the community.
January – Hosted the Leadership Belleville Healthcare, Aging, & Community Service Day March – Assisted in collecting food items for the Dist. #118 Drive Away Hunger Food Drive April - Collected enough items to create over 375 hygiene kits for those in need in the Belleville area during the committee's annual Hygiene Kit Drive, May – Compiled over 218 lbs. of food and $175 for the Inter-Faith Food Pantry during annual Funnel Cake Food Drive. August - Raised nearly $600 for high school scholarships during Gift Card Raffle Tree Fundraiser. November – Hosted annual Glove Drive, collecting a generous amount of winter gloves for the community.
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The INforM (Information and Networking for Members) committee addresses the needs of businesses by providing informational opportunities, including monthly Coffee Cup Connections and Lunch & Learn workshops as well as other educational seminars. Both Coffee Cup Connections and Lunch & Learn events are free for Chamber members to attend as part of their membership benefits..
• 12 different member businesses highlighted throughout 2018. • 20-30 people in attendance per event. Lunch & Learn: Presented 8 different topics including "How to Separate Yourself From Your Competition", "Public Speaking", "Tax Reform for Businesses", "Safety in the Workplace", "Generations in the Workplace", "Workforce Development", and "Seeing Opportunities Others Don’t See". Hosted annual "Think Tank" that allows members to provide input on topics for the following year.
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leaders established Personal Enhancement Panels to
discussions, on-site tours and question and answer
define and develop their leadership characteristics.
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Chair: Terri Dambacher, Compu-Type IT Solutions The mission of the PR/Marketing Committee is to assist the Chamber in their efforts to market value-added benefits to the membership and assist the Chamber in fundraising activities, including the Belleville Ale Fest, Otto Golf Classic, Annual Dinner and Chili Cook-off.
Assisted the Chamber with events including: • Annual Dinner & Silent Auction held at it's new location, the St. Clair County Event Center • 6th Annual Belleville Ale Fest at 4204 Main Street Brewery Tap Room & Banquet Center • Otto Golf Classic at the St. Clair Country Club • 35th Annual Chili Cook-off • 6th Annual Chili Chase 5K Run/walk and Kids Pepper Dash
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• 6 socials including locations at GCS Ballpark for a
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The Young Professionals is a group open to members of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce that connects and empowers young professionals by creating and encouraging a community of likeminded, diverse professionals who have the desire to advance business and support community in the greater Belleville area.
• 5 luncheons with speakers including Kelly Barbeau HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Patty Gregory-Art on the Square, Jim Schneider & Lynn Clapp-Vertical Performance, Lisa Phillipson-Hospice of Southern Illinois, Megan Rector-Regions Bank. Reached over 100 Young Professionals.
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IMPACT Strategies Impact Strategies began their business in 2002 in the Greater Belleville area. Since then, I mpact has grown to become one of the top construction companies in our area. This is evident by their professionalism, experience, and financial success. Over the years, Impact Strategies has been responsible for many large projects in the area including but not limited to the Belleville E ast High School campus renovations and baseball stadium, multiple Belleville Crossing improvements, TheBank of Edwardsville: Belleville East, SWIC building renovations and baseball and softball drainage systems, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital renovation; St. Clair County building, courtroom and jail renovations, Memorial Hospital West, and the development of the Hofbrauhaus. I mpact Strategies is dedica ted to the Belleville area. Over the years, I mpact has participated several times in Belleville Helping Belleville Services Day. In 2014, their carpenters volunteered to help build the chalets for the Chistkindlmarkt, which was a large part of our Bicentennial Celebration. They are also great supporters of the Greater Belleville Chamber by sponsoring various events including our annual Government Official’s BBQ and tonight’s Silent Auction. Impact Strategies has a history of developing deep trust and confidence from their clients. They value the City’s resources and their impeccable character has truly made a difference in our community.
Grimm & Gorly Florist & Gifts Grimm & Gorly first opened its doors in St. Louis over 100 years ago. I t later moved to East St. Louis, and finally settled in their current location at East Main and South Charles in Belleville during the 1950’s. I n 2000, Jeff Bair became the new owner and embarked on continuing the tradition of florist excellence. His son, Zach, soon joined the team and together they lead an expansive business that includes the floral and gift shop, home decorating for the holidays, weekly floral and plant upkeep for commercial businesses, and now Pour322, coff ee shop and desserts business next to Grimm & Gorly. They also hold community workshops so others may learn in a hands-on setting. When Jeff & Zach see a business niche that needs to be filled, they find a way to fill it. Grimm & Gorly/Pour322 is one of the unsung supporters of the Belleville community. They are consistent supporters of the St. Clair County Junior Service Club, Belleville Area Hu mane Society, Memorial Hospital's Women's Center, Heartlands Conservancy, Art on the Square, Belleville Main Street, The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and more.
Amy Richter, Hospice of Southern Illinois Class of 2011 Amy continues to use the expertise she learned in Leadership Belleville, which includes the value of community, through her continued support of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as a new board member for the Chamber and annually volunteers her time during our Chili Cook-off. Amy also supports her staff’s commitm ents to the Chamber by allowing them to attend various events during business hours. As President and CEO of Hospice of Southern I llinois, Amy Richter has invested her company even more into the Belleville community with the recent purchase of their second building in Belleville. The original building sits at 305 South Illinois as their administration building. Their most recently purchase of 333 South Illinois Street will soon be the new home to for their clinical team. Amy is leading Hospice of Southern Illinois into 2019 as a continued proud community partner with the city of Belleville and the Belleville
Kurt Schroeder, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
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When thinking about individuals who have outstanding contributions and service to the Belleville community, Kurt proves this through the accomplishments of the or ganizations he works with. With more than 30 years in real estate law, Kurt’s experience representing
national, regional, and local clients in complex legal matters has earned him the respect of peers and clients alike. He has served as a Director for Memorial
Group, Inc. and Memorial Hospital East, and continues to serve as co-chair of the Memorial Hospital Foundation Capital Campaign. He has also served as a Belleville Township High School District 201 board member since April
1999, and served as President of the Belleville Township High School District 201 Board of Education for 8 years. Kurt has also served the community through
other organizations such as the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Okaw Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, and Rotary Club of Belleville.
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Belleville, Illinois Tourism Cathleen Lindauer, Director The mission of Belleville, Illinois Tourism is to market and promote the Belleville Community to 5.1 million visitors to bring in additional outside revenues f or the City of Belleville. Out-of -town visitors enjoyed over 300 spec ial events and festivals. Our advertising and marketing ef f orts showc ased Belleville’s attractions, dining and shopping fac ilities throughout the city’s borders. Our holiday season marketing inc luded various media outlets to make our holiday season another succ ess. New Tourism Highlights for 2018: 1. Hofbrauhaus Opening in April – German Experienc e 2. Expansion at T he Edge with Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Bowling & more 3. Follow the Route to Fun Broc hure showc ases Rt. 15 Attrac tions & Venues 4. Distributed 100,000 Belleville Calendar of Events & Holiday Broc hures 5. Greeted Bus Tours, Sc hool Tours & the Leisure Market 6. Hosted a 2-Day Belleville Tour f or IL State Mayor’s Conf erence in Belleville Many thanks to our 15 dedic ated c ommittee members who volunteer in providing of f ice assistanc e and helping hands in distributing broc hures. These broc hures are plac ed and mailed to Metro and Southern Illinois c ities, attractions and various tourism venues throughout Missouri and Illinois hotels, restaurants, attrac tions, and hotels. On behalf of the Belleville Tourism Committee members and myself , I would like to thank the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerc e Board & Staff along with Mayor Mark Ec kert & Country Chairman Mark Kern f or their continued support. Be sure to Shop, Dine, Stay, & Play in Belleville!
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Scott Field Heritage Air Park Larry Strube, President This year was a very productive year for our committee as the parking lot curbs and paving was finally completed. The handicap design of the parking lot opens the air park to even more visitors. Working with the 375 Air Mobility Wing, we laid out future projects to conform to the wing’s strategic vision for the air park. This fall we received a grant from the St Clair County that will allow us to complete the majority of the sidewalks in the air park. We are planning on starting this construction in 2019. Finally, we recognized Brig Gen John Hughes with a plaque on the KC-135 aircraft. The ceremony for this event included family and friends and was a fitting tribute for Gen Hughes’ military service. We encourage you to visit the Air Park and learn more about the aircraft assigned to Scott AFB and Air Mobility Command. The air park is located directly outside the Scott AFB Shiloh Gate on Seibert Road and is open to the general public.
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MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BELLEVILLE U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
IN ST. LOUIS AREA
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EAST HEALTHGRADES AWARDED US:
OUTSTANDING PATIENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
TOP 15% OF HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE
MAGNETÂ® Memorial Belleville and Memorial Care Center re-accredited as Magnet facilities, a distinction held since 2008 Memorial East recognized with Magnet status, the ultimate benchmark in quality of care, in 2018