HSHS St. Anthony's temporarily closing main lobby entrance. Patients and visitors should enter through Prairie Heart/Outpatient or Emergency Department entrances.

Out of an abundance of caution, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is temporarily closing its main lobby entrance off of Maple Street effective Tuesday, August 17 until further notice.  

Patients and visitors should enter the hospital through either the Prairie Heart Institute/Outpatient entrance off of Maple Street or the Emergency department (ED) entrance off of Mulberry Street. 

As a reminder, masks are still mandatory. The CDC still requires that masks be worn in all health care settings at all times and visitors should also expect to be screened upon entry.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ryan Jennings shared, “With the rise in COVID-19 positivity rates in in our county and other areas in our region, we are taking actions to proactively protect patients, visitors, and colleagues to control the transmission of COVID-19 in our hospital and throughout the community. In addition to limiting visitors as we announced recently, restricting our entrances is an additional safety step we are taking to limit travel throughout the hospital,” he said. “We greatly encourage all to get vaccinated and to continue to practice good hand hygiene to slow the spread of this disease.”

The Prairie Heart Institute entrance is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Patients coming to the hospital for the following outpatient services should continue to enter through the Prairie Heart Institute entrance:

  • Outpatient diagnostic imaging
  • Outpatient cardiology testing 
  • IV therapy
  • Appointments with the clinical dietitian 

Patients coming for the following services should come through the Emergency Room (ER) entrance:

  • Pain management 
  • Wound Healing Center
  • Surgery
  • OB
  • ER 

HSHS St. Anthony’s thanks everyone for their understanding and assistance in keeping their patients, colleagues and community safe.

Media Contact

Ashley Gramann

Communications Manager
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 526-5439

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