WGH News

Dr. Jani Joins Wabash General Hospital

Dr. S. B. Jani’s privately owned practice will be owned and managed by Wabash General Hospital in July, 2019.  WGH looks forward to continuing to serve all the patients of Dr. Jani.  President & CEO Karissa Turner stated, “We are delighted to have Dr. Jani join the Wabash General Hospital team!  Dr. Jani has made a great contribution to meeting the healthcare needs of our community and he continues to provide high quality care to the people we serve.  We look forward to collaborating with Dr. Jani and his practice team.  Our partnership will add value to the patients we mutually serve by allowing us to work cohesively to enhance services provided to our community.  Having our medical staff work together as a unified team greatly enhances our ability to offer streamlined high quality care to the residents we serve.”

Dr. Jani said, “I’m looking forward to the relationship with Wabash General Hospital.  With the change in the healthcare environment, this is the right step to better serve the community. I really appreciate the efforts made by previous and current administration.”

Dr. Jani graduated from Gujarat University in India with his undergraduate degree and then completed his medical school at N.H.L. Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, India.  He then went on to finish his internship at Mt. Vernon Hospital in Mt. Vernon, New York.  Dr. Jani completed his residency at Easton Hospital in Easton, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Jani is a fellow of American College of Physicians, a member American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and a member American Medical Association.  He is board certified in the fields of internal medicine, geriatric medicine, critical care, and sleep medicine.  Dr. Jani is also the Medical Director of WGH’s Sleep Lab.

Dr. Jani and his wife, Gigi, resides in Mt. Carmel.  Dr. Jani has been providing healthcare for his community since 1984 when he opened his own practice and plans to continue providing service to the community for many more years. 

Dr. Jani and Alicia Kinsolving, PA-C will continue to see patients at his current office location, 1106 Oak Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  Please contact 618-263-6575 to schedule an appointment.

WGH Named Best Place to Work in Illinois

Wabash General Hospital was recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Illinois. The awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, MRA-The Management Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council and Best Companies Group.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The 2019 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is made up of 30 companies in the small employer category (15-99 U.S. employees), 21 companies in the medium employer category (100-499 U.S. employees), and 18 companies in the large employer category (500 or more U.S. employees). Wabash General Hospital has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois in the medium category.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Have at least 15 employees working in Illinois;
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the state of Illinois; and
- Be in business a minimum of one year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Illinois. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Illinois and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

Wabash General Hospital will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony coordinated by The Daily Herald Business Ledger on Thursday, May 9. The final rankings will be announced at the event, posted on the Business Ledger website (www.dhbusinessledger.com), and published in a special commemorative section on June 24.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinIL.com.

New WGH Orthopaedic Clinic Opening in Flora

After the successful openings of the Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinics in Carmi, Fairfield, Lawrenceville, and Albion, Wabash General Hospital will open another off-site orthopaedic clinic at Clay County Hospital Medical Clinic located at 929 Stacey Burk Drive, Flora, Illinois on May 1, 2019. We are honored to be able to provide high quality orthopaedic care close to home to the Clay County area.

President & CEO of Wabash General Hospital, Karissa Turner, stated, “We are very grateful that Clay County reached out to us to bring high quality orthopaedic services to their area. We are thankful for their tremendous support in making our new partnership a success for their community. Our orthopaedic team brings many years of experience and knowledge to the service area. We look forward to serving the residence of Clay County!”

Dr. Julko Fullop will see patients on alternating Wednesdays. No physician referral is necessary. Patients can call 618-508-8020 to schedule an appointment.