Press Releases


February 22, 2024

CHRISTOPHER, ILLINOIS — Franklin Hospital located in Benton, Illinois is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location, Christopher Family Healthcare Clinic, at 905 N. Victor Street, Christopher, Illinois. Malori Newbury, FNP-C will practice at the Christopher location and is currently scheduling appointments. Opening on Monday, March 4th, the clinic is owned, operated and staffed by Franklin Hospitals...Read More


February 09, 2024

Jim Johnson, CEO, Franklin Hospital District, Benton, was named Secretary-Treasurer of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) Board of Directors during its 2023 annual conference. In his new role, he will support the organization and its mission to strengthen and provide assistance and resources to its 59-member rural hospitals...Read More

Expanding Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

December 20, 2023

BENTON, ILLINOIS — Franklin Hospital, located in Benton, Illinois is announcing the addition of Darla Allan, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C to expand availability of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. Darla will begin seeing patients on January 17, 2024. The office is currently accepting appointments for new patients by calling 618-435-9760. Darla’s practice will be located on the 3rd floor of Franklin Hospital....Read More

Franklin Hospital Partners with National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to Offer Free Health Screening

August 1, 2023

BENTON, ILLINOIS — The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming up with Franklin Hospital to provide a free kidney and health screening on Monday, September 18, 2023 for all community members. The screening will be held at Franklin Hospital from 12:00pm-4:00pm, and anyone interested in getting screened for kidney disease, high blood pressure or diabetes is encouraged to attend. There is no cost...Read More

Allison Reider, RN, BSN to serve as next Chief Nursing Officer at Franklin Hospital

July 26, 2023

BENTON, ILLINOIS — Franklin Hospital, located in Benton, Illinois is delighted to announce Allison Reider, RN, BSN as the next Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), effective August 21, 2023. In this leadership role, Reider will oversee the strategy and vision of the hospital’s nursing practice following the mission of Franklin Hospital. Allison joins Franklin’s leadership team after...Read More

Beginning Wednesday, August 2, 2023 Franklin Hospital will offer Lab Draws at West Frankfort Clinic

July 24, 2023

BENTON, ILLINOIS — Franklin Hospital, located in Benton, Illinois, is pleased to announce expanded services at the West Frankfort Family Healthcare Clinic in West Frankfort, Illinois. Beginning on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 outpatient lab services will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday...Read More