Eunice Smith Home

1251 College Avenue AltonIL  62002 618-463-7330

Bethesda Health Group and BJC HealthCare, two highly respected names in acute care and senior living, collaborated in 2014 to allow Bethesda to begin managing Eunice Smith Home, a 62-bed skilled nursing community (commonly known as ‘nursing home’), as a result of a management agreement with Alton Memorial Hospital, effective January 1, 2015.

Eunice Smith Home has been serving the Alton community since 1966. The senior care community, which also includes Short-Stay Rehab & Therapy services for seniors, is adjacent to BJC’s Alton Memorial Hospital.

In 2016, Eunice Smith Home is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Many activities are taking place this year, with the culmination of the celebrations occurring on the Eunice Smith Home campus during the weekend of October 14-15.

We welcome the employees, residents and family members of Eunice Smith Home to the Bethesda family!

For more information on Eunice Smith Home or to arrange for a tour, please contact Hazel Morgan, Admissions Counselor, at 618-463-7336, or send an email to hlmorgan@bethesdahealth.org.

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Eunice Smith Home to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Eunice Smith Home, 1251 College Ave. on the campus of Alton Memorial Hospital, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The general public is encouraged to tour the facility, and refreshments will be served. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions about the history of the facility, the campus and the Smith family.eunice-smith-50th anniversary sign

The 62-bed skilled nursing facility opened in 1966 and is named after Eunice Smith, who donated the land on which Alton Memorial Hospital was built in the 1930s. The nursing home site was part of the Elm Ridge estate where the Smith family lived. Ellen Smith Hatch, sister of the home’s namesake and co-founder of Alton Memorial Hospital, provided the land for the home to help realize Miss Eunice’s vision of long-term care services on campus in addition to the care provided by the hospital. Miss Eunice died in 1955.

Eunice Smith Home offers occupational, speech and physical therapy, dietitians, resident activities and the Memory Lane Secure Dementia Unit. The facility in 2015 was the first nursing home in the state to earn an “E for Excellence” award from the American Health Care Association

Eunice Smith Home is not-for-profit and part of Alton Memorial Hospital and BJC Healthcare. In 2015, BJC entered into an agreement with Bethesda Health Group to manage the home. Bethesda Health Group has more than125 years of experience as an elite not-for-profit provider of health care services.

For more information about the open house, call 618-463-7330.

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