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Dr. Kasey Nelson has joined SIH as the associate medical director for the system emergency departments.

In this new role, Nelson will provide patient care in the EDs at SIH Herrin Hospital, SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and SIH St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, as well as assist the medical directors at each of the three emergency departments.

“I will be playing a role in all three facilities," Nelson said in a news release. “I am working to gain a better understanding of how each facility is unique and what each can bring to the table to help the others grow stronger.”

Nelson joins SIH from Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, Michigan.

Nelson will also work towards decreasing lengths of stay and streamlining transfers to other units.

Nelson resides in Herrin with his wife and two sons.

— The Southern

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