St. Anthony’s has been serving the healthcare needs of the Effingham community and surrounding area for nearly 130 years and continues to expand to keep pace with the needs of a growing community. The dedicated medical staff at St. Anthony’s consists of 80 local physicians and the Hospital offers medical, surgical, pediatric and obstetrical services, as well as an intensive care unit. Outpatient services include state of the art diagnostic, surgical, imaging, laboratory, cardiac and rehab.
Effingham was named one of the best small towns in America for business by Site Selection Magazine. Because Effingham serves as a regional hub for a significant population, the medical community benefits from a broad influx of people seeking services in Effingham, resulting in world-renowned specialists located in the community. Effingham is located at the intersection of Interstates 57 and 70 and just a 1.5 hour drive from St. Louis and 1 hour from Champaign-Urbana, home to the University of Illinois. People from across the nation have found a home in this central Illinois community. It offers big city conveniences with small town attitudes. The Effingham Park district offers a variety of modern gyms, recreation centers and three parks, all that include tennis courts, ball diamonds, and quiet wooded trails. Effingham also features 800 acre Lake Sara, with campgrounds, resort cabins and plenty of picnic facilities that draw outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Locals and visitors alike enjoy beautiful Lake Sara for the abundant fishing, boating and water sport opportunities.