New ER. Investing in you.


At HSHS St. Francis Hospital, we are committed to investing in our hometown. We are proving that with our newly remodeled emergency department.

Our New ER


Our new ER has the latest technology which allows our nurses and doctors to provide excellent care right here in Litchfield. We have nine rooms including two trauma rooms and one safe room for behavioral health patients. We also have a centralized nurses’ station which helps nurses coordinate your care and provide the best experience possible.

Telehealth Technology


We are also able to connect to specialists at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield within minutes though telehealth technology. And, we have access to helicopters 24 hours a day to ensure our patients receive the care they need as quickly as possible. We are equipped to take care of any patient who comes to St. Francis Hospital.

Stat Heart Program


The Emergency Services Department physicians at HSHS St. Francis Hospital provide treatment for patients 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The nursing team is certified in cardiac life support, pediatric life support and trauma. We also work closely with the Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL to provide the Stat Heart program.

The Stat Heart Program streamlines emergency heart care to meet the national goal of providing angioplasty (a non-surgical procedure to treat diseased arteries) within 90 to 120 minutes from a patient’s arrival at the hospital. 

When a suspected heart attack patient arrives in the St. Francis emergency room, an overhead announcement alerts representatives from lab, radiology, cardiopulmonary and ICU, as well as key nursing staff, to respond to the ER. If a heart attack is confirmed the patient is transferrred to a hospital with a cardiac catheritization lab within 90 minutes of arrival. 

Not an Emergency? Virtual visits available through HSHS Anytime Care


Virtual visits through are available for minor medical issues or a COVID-19 assessment.

If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, please dial 9-1-1 or visit an Emergency Room.

Patient Stories

Denise's Story

Denise: We've got good care right here.

“They took me right in. They were calm and kept me calm. I was never afraid. I just felt very confident in what they were doing. We’ve got good care right here. It’s a difference between being here tomorrow or not,” said Denise, heart attack survivor.

Charlie's Story

Charlie: It became real I was in distress.

Charlie had a 99.9% blockage in an artery in his heart. While at the grain elevator, he passed out. They called 911 and the ambulance took him to HSHS St. Francis. “Once we got to the hospital it became real I was in distress. Without the help of the elevator staff and the ambulance service to the emergency room, I wouldn’t be here."

New ER. Investing in you.