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New Cardiology Clinic in Centralia


Centralia, IL (June 29, 2016) — SSM Health Medical Group has opened a cardiology clinic in Centralia and it is staffed by Walter Parham, MD.  Parham is a proven and established interventional cardiologist in the Southern Illinois area.  

"We are looking forward to continuing the rich tradition of cardiovascular care at St. Mary's Hospital while furthering the relationship between our two hospitals," states Parham, also staffs a cardiology clinic in Mt. Vernon adjacent to SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital. 

Parham graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has been in practice for approximately twenty years and is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. 

"I am grateful to Dr. Parham for bringing additional high level cardiology services to our area. We are continuously working to expand access to sub specialty services to facilitate the work of the wonderful primary care physicians who work here in Centralia," states John Sigsbury, President of SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital. 

Cardiology services provided by SSM Health Medical Group include disease prevention to advanced treatments, such as open heart surgery.  Learn more at 

The new Centralia Cardiology Clinic offers an experienced staff and the latest test and treatments for cardiovascular disease. Parham is at the Clinic every Wednesday 8AM-4:30PM; it is located in the SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital building at 1054 Martin Luther King Drive, Suite 222 in Centralia.  Schedule an appointment by calling 618-899-3900.


About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Centralia

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Centralia, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 113-bed hospital acute care hospital. For six consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Centralia with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and with the Critical Care Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Centralia with the Citation of Merit Award for High-Value Healthcare.

About SSM Health

SSM Health ( is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation.

With care delivery sites in  Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM includes 19 hospitals, more than 60 outpatient care sites, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, two nursing homes, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a technology company, and two Accountable Care Organizations. With more than 1,300 employed physicians and nearly 30,000 employees in four states, SSM is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. An early adopter of the electronic health record (EHR), SSM is a national leader for the depth of its EHR integration. For more information, find us on Facebook and Twitter.


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