Canton Main Street May Spotlight Graham Health System

ByShannon J. Cortes

May 31, 2022

CANTON – Canton Main Street announced that Graham Health System is the spotlight of the month for May.

In 1909, Alice and Carol Graham donated the original structure of the hospital to the community. It was their belief that a hospital was needed to better serve the Canton community. Since then, Graham Hospital has steadily grown into the comprehensive and progressive healthcare system we know today.

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The past 100+ years have included many renovations, building additions, as well as new construction to help deliver on the promise Graham was founded on, “Quality Care for All”.

In 2022, a time when there are very few independent community hospitals left, Graham Health System remains a strongly independent healthcare system serving patients in central and western Illinois.

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Graham Health System is an independent community hospital. Graham’s President and CEO, Robert G. Senneff, lives locally and has led the healthcare system since 2006. The administrative team, board of directors, and many medical staff live locally or serve on committees and local events to ensure community engagement.

Graham Health System includes Graham Hospital, five medical group clinics serving central and western Illinois patients, Convenient Care – Urgent Care, Graham Home Medical Equipment, Graham Wellness Center, and the Walnut Street Terrace Nursing Home newly refurbished and renamed located within the walls of Graham Hospital.

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Services offered include:

• Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation

• Diabetes management

• Ear nose throat

• General surgery – including robotic surgery

• Imaging services

• Laboratory services

• Obstetrics and gynecology services

• Orthopedic care and surgery

•Pain management

• Podiatry care


• Vascular health

•Women’s health

• Wound care/lymphedema care

Graham Medical Group’s physicians, surgeons and advanced practice providers serve patients in five different locations, providing primary care, surgical services, pain management and women’s health care.

Canton-Offering patients access to:

• Family physicians and advanced practice providers

• Internal doctors

• Pediatricians

• Surgical and specialized care

• Laboratory and general radiology

Elmwood-Offering patients access to:

• Family physician and advanced practice providers

•Pain management

• Laboratory and general radiology

Farmington-Offering patients access to:

• Family physician and advanced practice providers

• General surgeons

• Orthopedic surgeons

•Pain management

• Laboratory and general radiology

Lewistown-Offering patients access to:

• Family physicians and advanced practice providers

• Pediatrician

• Laboratory and general radiology

Williamsfield-Offering patients access to:

• Family physician and advanced practice providers

The Graham Health System team supports many local charities and/or civic councils by being active council members and contributing to the community.

In the past year, Graham Health System funded a $500,000 scholarship to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for the advancement of rural medicine and launched a scholarship program at the Spoon River College with a $500,000 donation. The scholarships were created to help aspiring healthcare professionals stay in or join the community.

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Graham Health System recently added 1,200 square feet of clinical space to its Graham Medical Group in Lewistown. The additional space will provide much needed space for a full-time family medicine provider in Lewistown. The expansion will also include additional parking spaces. Graham Hospital is currently adding four additional patient rooms to the intensive care unit. The intensive care unit will accommodate 10 patients when completed.

Graham Health System is proud to be the county’s largest employer and very proud to be a member of Canton Main Street and its commitment to the revitalization and preservation of downtown Canton.

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