OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center

Alton, Illinois

Patient Advocacy

A Resource to Handle Patients’ Concerns

It is the focus of OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center to provide extraordinary service by serving persons with the greatest care and love, focusing our attention on Christ’s merciful love and compassion. We encourage you to let us know how we can serve you better. Most concerns can be handled by talking with your physician or caregivers. If you would like additional assistance, we welcome you to call our Patient Advocate at 618-474-6395, or have the operator page them. It is important that our patients and families feel assured that their concerns are heard and taken seriously, and we will do our very best to address any issues or concerns you may have.
 

If Your Concern Needs Further Attention  

If you are not satisfied with the Patient Advocate’s response to your concern, you may file an appeal through the hospital grievance process. A patient’s or patient representative’s written request for an appeal review should include a description of the specific concern, detail of dissatisfaction with the current response, as well as a specific statement of what you would like to attain from the appeal review. The Grievance Committee will conduct an appeal review of the actions taken in response to your concern as soon as possible, and within thirty (30) days of receipt of a written request. Send correspondence to: OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, Patient Advocate, 1 Saint Anthony’s Way, Alton, IL 62002-0340.
 
While most grievances can be resolved directly with the hospital, you may directly contact the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The address and phone number of IDPH is Illinois Department of Public Health, 525 West Jefferson, Springfield, Illinois, 62761, or phone 1-217-782-4977, 1-800-447-6404 (TTY), or Hotline 1-800-252-4343.

You may also contact The Joint Commission directly at (800) 994-6610 without first filing a grievance with the hospital. Written correspondence can be sent to Joint Commission Office of Quality Monitoring, One Renaissance Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

The patient has the right to file a grievance with the hospital's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) regarding a quality of care issue or premature discharge. Medicare patients may contact: KEPRO (the Medicare Beneficiary Helpline for the state of Illinois) toll-free at: (855) 408-8557.  TTY users should call (855) 834-4776.  Mailing address: 5201 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 900, Tampa, Florida  33609, Attention: Beneficiary Complaints.

To assist Illinois Medicare consumers, KEPRO provides a toll-free contact number: 1-855-408-8557, where experienced team members are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays in all local time zones. Outside of normal business hours, a beneficiary can leave a message at KEPRO’s toll-free numbers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Translation services are available for beneficiaries and beneficiary caregivers who do not speak English. For additional information, visit www.keproqio.com .

The national Medicare Information Hot Line: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). This nationwide number is available for your questions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. TTY users should call (877) 486-2048. Mailing address: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850.