SHELBYVILLE, IL – There are still seats available! Beginning July 30 through August 2, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital will host their second annual Vacation Body School for children in grades 4th, 5th or 6th. Class times will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the rehabilitation services department, 201 South Cedar, Shelbyville. The classes are free and pre-registration is encouraged but may take place on the first day of class. Children may attend one class or all week.

There will be fun lessons on the heart – including how it works, what happens when it doesn’t and how to prevent heart failure. Each day will begin with a short prayer and snacks will be provided. The curriculum will include lessons, physical activities and games. On the last day of the school, a box lunch will be provided to the students and awards will be presented.

The lessons from this vacation school will focus on the hospital’s core values which are respect, care, competence and joy.

“Last year was our pilot program for Vacation Body School. Each day we saw more children as word spread as to what a fun program this is. We hope to see that again this year. We also hope all the kids who can join us will learn healthy habits and some fun and positive life lessons,” said Tonya Bowrey, rehabilitation services manager for HSHS Good Shepherd.

About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit   

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis,

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HSHS Illinois
Office: 217-464-5610

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