General Description

    Franklin Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Benton, Illinois in Franklin County. In
    the early 1950's the residents of 11 out of 12 townships in Franklin County voted to create a
    hospital district per Illinois statute. In 1955, the Franklin Hospital began operation with 115
    beds. Franklin Hospital partners with SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in nearby Mt.
    Vernon, Illinois to offer county residents access to their network of physician specialists.

    TYPES OF PUBLIC RECORDS MAINTAINED BY THE HOSPITAL


    The types of public records maintained by the Hospital and available for inspection include the
    following:

    GENERAL

    Board meeting schedules, Board minutes and resolutions, policies and procedures,
    legal notices, employee names, titles, and dates of employment, official bonds,
    records of ownership of real or personal property, and contracts,

    FINANCIAL

    Annual budgets, tax levies, audit reports, bills or invoices issued and received by
    Hospital, receipts for revenue.
    Note: Exemptions under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act may allow non-disclosure of
    some parts of public records maintained by the Hospital.

    NOTICE OF PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING RECORDS

    Requests for public records must be in writing and may be submitted through the fill-in form on
    the Hospital website or by sending an email or letter to:

    Attn: Rhonda Boehne
    FOIA Officer
    Franklin Hospital District
    201 Bailey Lane
    Benton, IL 62812
    (618) 439-3161, x375
    rhonda.boehne@franklinhospital.net

    The Hospital will provide electronic records when possible. For paper copies, no fees shall be
    charged for the first 50 pages of black and white, letter or legal sized copies requested. After the
    first 50 pages, the fee for black and white, letter or legal sized copies shall be 15¢ per page.
    Actual cost will be charged for other documents not of standard size and for the recording
    medium (e.g. compact disk, tape, DVD). The Hospital may waive or reduce fees if the person
    requesting the records states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or
    reduction of fees is in the public interest.

    Administration:


    Jim Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
    Rikki Bonthron, Chief Financial Officer
    Terri Hermann, Chief Nursing Officer

    Locations


    Main Hospital, Family Health Clinics
    201 Bailey Lane
    Benton, IL 62812
    618-439-3161

    West Frankfort Family Health Clinic
    309 W. St. Louis Street-Suite B
    West Frankfort, IL 62896
    618-932-2200