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Sarah Bush Lincoln is a prominent non-profit healthcare organization located in downstate Illinois. It operates a two-hospital system, consisting of Sarah Bush Lincoln based in Mattoon, IL which has 150 beds, and SBL Fayette County Hospital based in Vandalia, IL, with 25 beds. In 2022, SBL purchased Fayette County Hospital and is working toward fully integrating the two organizations. The healthcare system also operates more than 57 clinics spread across a 10-county area and a stand-alone surgery center, regional cancer center and hospice house. Decisions are made locally which gives the Health System the agility to respond quickly to changing markets.

The organization employs nearly 3,000 people, including a medical staff of approximately 230 members. SBL is known for its contemporary facilities and commitment to providing advanced equipment and services for diagnosis and treatment. Sarah Bush Lincoln has an expanding robotics program, which showcases its dedication to adopting innovative technologies.  

The healthcare system has a strong culture and brand that is integrated throughout the organization. The community trusts the staff at Sarah Bush Lincoln with its care, and the organization has consistently scored well in patient experience surveys conducted by Press Ganey. It is also highly ranked by Women’s Choice Award and US News & World Report. More people than ever are choosing to receive their care at Sarah Bush Lincoln. It has experienced prolonged record-breaking patient census throughout much of 2022 and 2023.

The staff at Sarah Bush Lincoln is highly engaged as reflected in the most recent Press Ganey Employee Engagement and Safety Survey. The organization is actively pursuing Magnet designation, which recognizes excellence in nursing, and plans to undergo evaluation in fall 2023. SBL supports career growth through its Learn Now program, which provides employees with various education funding opportunities.

Beyond its medical facilities, Sarah Bush Lincoln plays an integral role in the community. It actively participates in various activities that promote health, wellness, education, economic development, and housing. The involvement demonstrates the organization’s commitment to the overall well-being and development of the communities it serves.