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Mission & Values

Our core values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy will be lived by all who work here and felt by all who use our services.

Our History

The History of Hospital Sisters Health System

Transforming Health Care

Providing patients with a seamless, highly integrated experience

Patient Financial Services

HSHS Policies & Programs

Our Promise


HSHS continues to advance its mission through its care integration strategy by working closely with physician partners in Illinois and Wisconsin to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care. Together, we strive to ensure each patient who enters our system has seamless access to health and wellness programs, primary and specialty care, and acute and post-acute care. 

Through their commitment to our care integration strategy, HSHS physician partners coordinate closely with our hospital and clinic colleagues to provide our patients with holistic care that meets their individual needs.

By leveraging the latest technology, emphasizing the importance of relationships, and living its values, HSHS is making a positive difference in the lives of the patients and families it is privileged to serve.

FY2021 Quick Facts

  • Population Served: 1.7 million people
  • Inpatient Admissions: 64,448
  • Emergency Department Visits: 251,606
  • Inpatient Surgeries: 12,804
  • Outpatient Surgeries: 41,306
  • Physicians on Medical Staff: 2,125
  • Total Colleagues: 12,606
  • Volunteers: 2,600+
  • Operating Revenue: $2.6 billion
  • Community Benefit: $211.7 million

Hospital Sisters of St. Francis 


St. Francis of Assisi devoted himself to solitude, prayer and service to the poor. He continues to be the guiding spirit for our ministry endeavors. Our compassionate care for the poor, outcast and oppressed is the Franciscan spirit.

The Hospital Sisters of St. Francis are women who have dedicated their lives to and for the love of Christ Jesus, and to their brothers and sisters in Christ. Public vows made to God, through the church and community, are the manifestation of a life of simplicity and service to the sick and poor.

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About Us

A Mission To Heal

We offer a comprehensive approach for all your health needs, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up support.

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Latest News

HSHS Announces Minimum Wage Hike to $15 an Hour for Colleagues

 October 15, 2021

SPRINGFIELD—Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is increasing the minimum wage for its colleagues to $15 an hour. This change will provide a rate increase to...


Hospital Sisters Health System Announces New President and CEO

 March 18, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, IL - HSHS is pleased to announce that Damond W. Boatwright, MHA, MHS, FACHE, has accepted our offer to serve as president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System. He will start in...


President and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System Announces 2021...

 December 15, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Mary Starmann-Harrison, president and CEO of HSHS, has shared her plans to retire in the second half of 2021. Starmann-Harrison has led the system for almost 10 years and will...