Richland Memorial Hospital

800 East Locust
Olney, IL 62450
(618) 395-7340
(618) 395-7340


Richland County has deeply seeded roots as a center for healthcare services in Richland County. The tradition began when Dr. George T. Weber opened the Olney Sanitarium in 1898.  He, along with three brothers, who were also physicians, and two sisters, who operated the institution’s School of Nursing, established the Sanitarium as one of the most highly esteemed hospitals between St. Louis and Cincinnati.  Successor to the Olney Sanitarium, Richland Memorial Hospital opened its doors on July 16, 1953. 


Today, Richland Memorial Hospital is licensed at 135 beds and is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).  Our service area includes eight Southeastern Illinois counties with a total patient population of about 100,000.  RMH offers a full range of services and is pleased to have a comprehensive array of physicians and specialists.  The Medical Staff is supported by more than 500 employees working toward a common goal – the delivery of quality healthcare in an atmosphere of service excellence.  Our doctors and employees are more than caregivers.  They are friends and neighbors to our patients.  Whether they are bringing a new life into the world, helping to save a life, or assisting patients along the road to recovery, the doctors and employees of Richland Memorial Hospital have, for nearly six decades, delivered care with the same core values of caring, trust, respect, competence and communication, which began more than a century ago with the Weber family. In addition to providing quality healthcare, Richland Memorial Hospital prides itself on being a good neighbor. Throughout the year, we sponsor community wellness programs, free health screenings, and continuing education seminars for the medical community. We are also pleased to be a clinical training hub site for Southern Illinois University Physician Assistant students and an educational center for students of nursing, radiography, and numerous other health professions. It’s comforting to know that when healthcare is needed, Richland Memorial Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility with an uncompromising dedication to excellence, is close at hand with the highest quality professional care.