I am born and raised in Vienna, IL. just about 20 miles south of Carbondale. Marion, I WOULD NOT WORK THERE, that place just has an evil spirit. We had awful clinic rotations there during school. If I worked at any of them I would choose 1 Carbondale due to their sevices of more medical treatment with surg and other things, then I would choose Herrin. Herrin is building and building, they at one time were trying to find a heart surgeon. If you dont mind living in the middle of where you work and your wifes job in carbondale you then can open yourself up to another half dozen hospitals. Where i live paducah ky is 30 minutes away and has 2 awsome hospitals that offers everything except transplant services. If you live in anna, then it is a 20 min drive to carbondale and then you could drive 35 miuntes to cap which has 2 awsome hospitals as well. if you have any more questions jsut email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you more information, I have rounded at just about every hospital in southern ill western ky and southest mo.