Sadly, some pregnancies end in miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or a child is lost who is past the age of infancy. For these parents, grief is intense and can feel all-consuming. 'I Lost a Child' is a program which nurses provide in-house grief support to families experiencing the loss of a child. 

Although we no longer hold monthly bereavement meetings, ILAC continues to provide information about both local and online resources that include parent-led support groups or professional bereavement counselors. ILAC also participates in memorial observances in which bereaved families can remember their children. Every December, parents are invited to hang an ornament on the Memory Tree in the lobby of SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. 

For more information please call 618-549-0721 ext. 65224. Please leave a message and one of our staff will return your call within 3 days.  You can also email at


Bobbie Borgman, RN

Jamie Carney, RN