Great access to markets and a well-prepared workforce

This target includes establishments that provide healthcare to individuals on an outpatient (doctor’s office and testing facilities) and an inpatient basis (hospitals and residential care facilities).

Edwardsville has an emerging healthcare and social assistance sector.  In May 2019 Anderson Hospital broke ground on an $8.5 million campus for a surgical center in Edwardsville.  This surgical center will offer an array of services available for adults and children, including private patient pre- and post-operative areas, two operating rooms, and a procedure room. A lab draw station and plain film x-ray machine will be on-site to complement surgical services as well as provide an additional outpatient service to local residents. The overall plan for the Goshen Campus is to eventually construct four separate buildings — the surgical center, a physicians’ office building, an urgent care center, and an imaging center.

Edwardsville schools make college and career readiness a priority, and it shows. At 97%, the graduation rate is one of the best in the state, and 86% of students graduate ready with the skills they need to enter college or the job market.

The SIUE School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program has been ranked sixth nationally by registerednursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization.

Community colleges play an important role in preparing the area’s workforce for healthcare-related jobs. Lewis & Clark Community College in Edwardsville and Southern University Illinois Edwardsville offers degrees and certificates in many key areas, including:

  • SIUE offers degrees
    • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
    • PharmD and Master of Business Administration (MBA) concurrent degrees
    • Master of Science, Nurse Educator (NE)
  • Certificates in:
    • Healthcare Information Systems
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate

Click on the links to learn more about the many benefits the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry in Edwardsville enjoy.

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