Chestnut Health Systems Chief Clinical Officer David Sharar named as Chestnut’s new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Russ Hagen who announced his retirement last week. Read more here.

Chestnut Health Systems Chief Executive Officer Russell J. Hagen today announced he will retire effective January 7, 2018, having spent 43 years with the organization, the last 36 as CEO. “When I joined what was then known as Lighthouse in June of 1974, I had no reason to believe that I would spend the rest of my working career with the organization,” said Hagen. Read more here.

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth tours Chestnut Health Systems, a Granite City opioid treatment facility, and then discussed the disastrous impact the Senate Republican's TrumpCare proposal would have on the facility.  Read more here.


During National Health Center Week, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited Chestnut Health Systems and discussed the important role that community health centers and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) play in our communities, especially when it comes to the fight against the opioid addiction epidemic. Read more here.

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth tours Chestnut Health Systems, a Granite City opioid treatment facility, and then discussed the disastrous impact the Senate Republican's TrumpCare proposal would have on the facility.  Read more here.


Dr. Jeffrey Barra has joined Chestnut Family Health Center, Chestnut Health Systems’ community-based health center in Granite City, Illinois.  Read more here.

Chestnut Family Health Center in Granite City (serving the Madison County community) marked its first anniversary on December 7, 2016. Since opening, staff at the Health Center has safely and compassionately provided services to 1,712 patients. Read more here.

Police Chief Danny Langloss and Lee County Sheriff John Simonton are pleased to announce that the two law enforcement groups have partnered with Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington, Ill to assist with their addiction initiatives (Lee County Safe Passage Initiative). Read more here.

Chestnut Health Systems will be delivering primary medical services at a new health center in Granite City thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more here.

Chestnut Health Systems awarded a $1.6 million federal grant designed to benefit individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. Read more here.