Crossroads Hospital Purchased by Deaconess Health System


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Beth Ann Gailey, Southern Illinois Marketing Director (618) 798-3167 Deaconess to Purchase Four Southern Illinois Hospitals MARION, IL (Oct. 5, 2022)—Deaconess Health System, Inc. and Deaconess Regional Healthcare Services Illinois, Inc. have signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL, Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, IL, Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud, IL, and Union County Hospital in Anna, IL.

“The network is a natural fit for us geographically and strategically, as we join its continuum of care for the Tri-State Area,” said Ed Cunningham, VP of Southern Illinois Market and CEO of Heartland Regional Medical Center. “We are excited to join this 130-year legacy of progressive, patient-centered care.”

The purchase, subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions, is expected to be completed before the end of the year. At this time, the four Southern Illinois hospitals will join Deaconess’ continuum of care across a Tri-State area. Deaconess is located east of the Southern Illinois network—with a footprint of 12 hospitals, two of which are in IL. Their health care services span 48 counties in three states (IN, IL, and KY).

“We look forward to further enhancing access to quality care for our current and future patients in Southern Illinois,” said Shawn McCoy, CEO of Deaconess. “As with other hospitals that have joined Deaconess in recent years, we will maximize the strengths of each organization to enhance the community’s most needed services.”

About Deaconess Health System
Deaconess Health System is the premier provider of health care services to 48 counties in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. The system consists of twelve hospitals, a fully-integrated multispecialty group featuring primary care and specialty physicians; a freestanding cancer center, urgent care facilities, a network of preferred hospitals and doctors, more than 70 care sites, and multiple partnerships with other regional health care providers. For more information, visit

About Crossroads Community Hospital
Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois is a 47-bed facility offering inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic imaging, emergency services, and surgical care.

About Heartland Regional Medical Center
Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, IL is a 106-bed facility offering a comprehensive range of health and hospital services to the residents of the greater Williamson County, including diagnostic, medical, surgical, and emergency services.

About Red Bud Regional Hospital
Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud, IL is a 25-bed facility offering inpatient and outpatient care, emergency, medical and surgical services, rehabilitation, and diagnostic imaging. Connected to the hospital is a 115-bed skilled nursing facility.

About Union County Hospital Union County Hospital in Anna, IL is a 25-bed facility with inpatient and outpatient care including emergency, medical and surgical services.