Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence


The Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s received the first Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) in Illinois for its cardiac catheterization lab.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care


HSHS St. John's Hospital was designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care by BlueCross BlueShield in November.

The Leapfrog Group Award


For the seventh consecutive ranking, St. John’s received an “A” in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. St. John’s is the only hospital in Sangamon and the surrounding counties to receive this top rating awarded bi-annually.

Gold Plus Recognition


Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital earned Gold Plus recognition from the American Heart Association's "Get With the Guidelines®" program for its care of heart failure and heart attack patients.


Level II Pediatric Trauma Center


In October, The Illinois Department of Public Health certified HSHS St. John’s Hospital as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. HSHS St. John’s Regional Trauma Center is the only Level I Trauma Center in the region to achieve this certification.

Lotus™ valve


Physicians at Prairie Heart were the first in the U.S. and the seventh in the world to successfully complete a procedure to implant a medical device, known as Lotus™ valve, in a patient with an existing artificial heart valve.

Platinum Performance Achievement Award


Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital earned the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology for implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients in July.

Women’s Choice Award®


In April, St. John's received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care.