HSHS St. John's News

How to Help Children Cope with Stress, Anxiety: Advice for parents...

 September 23, 2020

As the United States enters the sixth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, children are facing additional stress related to back-to-school, fall sports, or lack thereof, and many new routines

 

The Value of Vaccines: Six things to know about vaccines

 September 14, 2020

With flu season approaching and efforts underway on the creation of a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, now is the time to educate yourself on the importance of vaccinations.

 

Construction Begins on the Pediatric Healing Garden

 September 8, 2020

Renovations have begun on the Pediatric Healing Garden at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Ace, Primo Present Hearts for Healthcare Contribution to Hospital...

 July 31, 2020

Ace Sign Company and Primo Designs presented contributions totaling $24,000 to the Memorial Medical Center Foundation and the HSHS St. John’s Foundation. The contributions are part of a...

 

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Receives Million Dollar...

 July 22, 2020

HSHS St. John’s Foundation received a generous donation of $1,000,000 for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital from retired Springfield...

 

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Receives NICU Technology Grant...

 July 1, 2020

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital received $10,000 for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) through the Pampers Bright Beginnings NICU Technology Grant.

 

Area Medical District Partners Encourage Blood Donations

 June 24, 2020

Leaders from HSHS Illinois, Memorial Health System, SIU Medicine, Springfield Clinic and the Sangamon County Department of Public Health are partnering with the Central Illinois Community Blood...

 

HSHS Illinois Hospitals & Memorial Health System Update Visitor...

 June 10, 2020

Visitor restrictions put in place at Memorial Health System (MHS) and HSHS Illinois hospitals in March have been updated due to a decline in COVID-19 numbers in central and southern Illinois...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Resumes Offering Elective Surgeries and...

 May 6, 2020

In accordance with Governor J.B. Pritzker announcement of a modified Stay-At-Home order through May that allows certain elective surgeries for non-life-threatening conditions, HSHS St. John’s...

 

Hospital Shares Important Message During COVID-19 Pandemic: Don’t...

 May 1, 2020

Heart attacks, strokes, accidents and injuries: These are just a few examples of medical emergencies that can occur at any time, in any place and to any one – even in the midst of the COVID...

 

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Provides COVID-19 Time Capsule...

 April 23, 2020

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital posted a COVID-19 time capsule booklet on its website and Facebook page.

 

Ball-Chatham School District Donates 3D Printed Ear Savers to HSHS...

 April 10, 2020

Ball-Chatham School District donated and delivered 275 ear savers made on 3D printers Friday, April 10 at HSHS St John’s Hospital. The district plans on donating 750 total ear savers to the...

 

Ace, Primo Sell Hearts for Healthcare Workers Items to Benefit...

 April 8, 2020

Ace Sign Company and Primo Designs have teamed up to raise money for the Memorial Medical Center Foundation and the HSHS St. John’s Foundation. 

 

HSHS Home Care and Hospice Delivers Baskets of Blessings to Patients

 April 3, 2020

HSHS Home Care & Hospice Southern Illinois and HSHS Home Care Central Illinois teamed up to prepare and deliver Baskets of Blessings to their home care and hospice patients.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Receives Donation From Ford Motor Company

 April 1, 2020

HSHS St. John’s Hospital received 6,000 FDA-approved plastic face shields from Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday.

 

HSHS Illinois, Memorial Health System, Springfield Clinic and SIU...

 March 23, 2020

At the request of HSHS Illinois (including HSHS St. John’s Hospital and HSHS Medical Group), Memorial Health System, Springfield Clinic and SIU Medicine, Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach...

 

HSHS Illinois, Memorial Health System Hospitals Will Implement No...

 March 20, 2020

As COVID-19 cases spike throughout Illinois, the nine Illinois hospitals with HSHS Illinois system and Memorial Health System will no longer allow visitors – with some exceptions.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital to Hold Blood Drive for Colleagues

 March 20, 2020

To help ease the impact COVID-19 has on the local blood supply, HSHS St. John’s Hospital is holding a blood drive for its colleagues on campus on Friday, March 20 from 10...

 

Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John’s Hospital Institute New...

 March 17, 2020

Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John’s Hospital on Tuesday morning began screening emergency department patients for COVID-19 symptoms in an triage area near the emergency department...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Postponing/Cancelling Non-Essential Events...

 March 12, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19, influenza and other illnesses, HSHS St. John’s Hospital has decided to postpone or cancel non-essential events/classes (except prenatal classes) at the...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Postponing/Cancelling Non-Essential Events...

 March 12, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19, influenza and other illnesses, HSHS St. John’s Hospital has decided to postpone or cancel non-essential events/classes (except prenatal classes) at the...

 

Local Agencies Hold Active Shooter Exercise at HSHS St. John’s...

 March 7, 2020

HSHS St. John’s Hospital, the Springfield Police Department and the Springfield Fire Department held an active shooter exercise Saturday on the campus of St. John’s Hospital.

 

HSHS Central Illinois Hospitals Helping Hospitalized Patients Vote

 March 2, 2020

The HSHS hospitals in central Illinois are working with their respective county clerks’ offices to help hospitalized  voters get information on how to cast their ballots in the upcoming...

 

Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital to Reopen Newly...

 February 11, 2020

After a blessing today, the Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital will open its newly remodeled cardiac unit the week of February 17.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Announces 2019 Colleague of the Year

 January 14, 2020

Sue Curry, a cardiovascular technician, was named HSHS St. John’s Hospital Colleague of the Year today at the hospital’s annual colleague of the year luncheon. Sue was selected from the...

 

Amelia, Oliver and Levi Were Springfield’s Top Baby Names in 2019

 January 6, 2020

Amelia was the most popular name for a baby girl in Springfield in 2019, while the most popular name for a boy was a tie between Oliver and Levi, according to information from Springfield’s...

 

HSHS St. John’s Foundation to Host Miraculé Children’s Hospital Gala

 January 3, 2020

The HSHS St. John’s Foundation is inviting the public to attend its inaugural gala benefitting HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The event is named...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Recommends Visitor Guidelines During Flu...

 December 16, 2019

With regional influenza activity continuing to increase, HSHS St. John’s Hospital recommends the following visiting guidelines.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Receives Approval for $17.2 Renovation...

 December 10, 2019

HSHS St. John’s Hospital received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board today for its intensive care unit (ICU) renovation and expansion project.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Diaper Drive Surpasses Goal

 December 9, 2019

Last week, HSHS St. John’s Hospital hosted a Diaper Drive for the babies in our Beyond the NICU program.

 

Slumberland and Parent Help Line at HSHS St. John’s Children’s...

 December 9, 2019

Slumberland and Parent Help Line at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital are looking for families in need of bed donations. This year, Slumberland is donating 31 twin bed mattresses, box...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital to Present 12 Days of Choirs

 December 6, 2019

HSHS St. John’s Hospital is once again presenting 12 Days of Choirs: A Christmas Celebration in the chapel. This year’s event is Friday, Dec. 6 through Monday, Dec. 23.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital to Host Diaper Drive on Dec. 5-6

 December 4, 2019

HSHS St. John’s Hospital will be collecting diapers and wipes for the babies in our Beyond the NICU program.

 

HSHS St. John’s Foundation Awards Nearly $4 Million in FY19

 November 15, 2019

In honor of National Philanthropy Day, HSHS St. John’s Foundation announced it has awarded grants totaling nearly $4 million in FY19 to HSHS St. John’s Hospital, HSHS St. John’s...

 

ACA Enrollment Events Scheduled at HSHS St. John’s Hospital

 November 11, 2019

Certified application counselors will be available by appointment only at HSHS St. John’s Hospital to help individuals and families sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable...

 

HSHS St. John’s Foundation Gives Behind-The-Scenes Tours of the...

 October 25, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 7, HSHS St. John’s Hospital will give a progressive, behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital as part of the Spirit of Philanthropy Passport to Health Care event. The tour...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Celebrates the Feast of St. Francis with A...

 October 7, 2019

HSHS St. John’s Hospital will host a blessing of the animals on Thursday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The service will take place on the St. John...

 

HSHS St. John’s NICU Construction Project Begins with Demo Day

 October 4, 2019

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital and O’Shea Builders hosted a demo day to celebrate the start of construction on the much-anticipated neonatal intensive care unit (NICU...

 

St. John’s College of Nursing to host 3rd Annual Scrubs RuN

 September 12, 2019

The 3rd Annual St. John’s College Scrubs RuN 5k will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Washington Park. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the race will start at 9 a.m.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Unveils Award-Winning Photography in...

 September 4, 2019

HSHS St. John’s Hospital unveiled 18 photographs, chosen from a colleague call for photography photo contest, in the hallway outside the renovated cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU...

 

Express Employment Professionals to Sponsor Mini Horse Visits at...

 July 29, 2019

Express Employment Professionals in Springfield has agreed to a $5,000 commitment to sponsor mini horse therapy at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital. The sponsorship will allow mini...

 

HSHS St. John’s Community Pharmacy Opens Today

 May 22, 2019

SPRINGFIELD —HSHS St. John’s Community Pharmacy, which opens today, is a full-service pharmacy that offers an easy way to fill medications upon discharge or after an appointment...

 

HSHS Central Illinois Division Hospitals Celebrate National Nurses...

 May 10, 2019

In honor of National Nurses Week, HSHS St. John’s Hospital hosted a Nursing Exemplar Awards Ceremony for the HSHS Central Illinois Division Hospitals (CID).

 

Nurses are a vital part of our community

 May 5, 2019

At HSHS St. John’s Hospital, nurses are vital to the patient experience and make a clear difference in the quality and well-being of patients’ lives. Each nurse has a compelling story...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Lifts Flu Season Visitor Guidelines

 April 30, 2019

HSHS St. John’s Hospital has lifted visitor restrictions and mandatory masking for colleagues.

 

108 Local Students to Participate in Rising Stars Dance Program’s...

 April 26, 2019

This Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m., 108 kids from Sangamon County will take the stage for their grand performance in the Kohl’s Gotta Dance Rising Stars program at Sangamon Auditorium...

 

EJ Kuiper Named HSHS St. John’s Hospital President and CEO

 April 16, 2019

EJ Kuiper, MHA, DPT, FACHE, has been selected to serve as the president and CEO at HSHS St. John’s Hospital.

 

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital to Team with Child Safety USA...

 April 3, 2019

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital is teaming up with Child Safety USA to provide free, FBI-ready identification cards for parents and guardians of children 18 and younger on Saturday,...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital to Paint the Campus Blue in Honor of Child...

 April 1, 2019

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Safe Families for Children and HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital will commemorate the start of...

 

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Names Hokey Pokey Queen...

 March 15, 2019

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital announced six-year-old Madison Austin as its 2019 Children’s Miracle Network local champion child on Friday, March 15, 2019, at a hokey pokey...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital to Offer Six-Week Smoking Cessation Program

 February 12, 2019

Quitting smoking is not about just breaking a bad habit, it is about changing your life so cigarettes are no longer a part of it.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Recommends Visitor Guidelines During Flu...

 January 25, 2019

With regional influenza activity continuing to increase, HSHS St. John’s Hospital recommends the following visiting guidelines

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital shares the Most Popular Baby Names at 2018

 January 4, 2019

SPRINGFIELD— A name says something about a person – noble, kind, charitable or a namesake. Below were the top 10 baby names at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in 2018.

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Names New President and CEO

 December 11, 2018

Jim Timpe has been selected to serve as the new president and CEO at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He started in this new role today.

 

Slumberland and Parent Help Line at HSHS St. John’s Children’s...

 December 7, 2018

Slumberland and Parent Help Line at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital are looking for families in need of bed donations.

 

ACA Enrollment Events Scheduled at HSHS St. John’s Hospital

 November 28, 2018

Certified application counselors will be available by appointment only at HSHS St. John’s Hospital to help individuals and families sign up for health care coverage through the...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Unveils 1908 Race Riot Healing Garden and...

 November 13, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Hospital has unveiled an exhibit that commemorates the 1908 Race Riot, featuring a centerpiece painting by artist Preston Jackson depicting the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Receive ‘A...

 November 8, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital were awarded ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. These HSHS hospitals were the...

 

New Women and Children’s Clinic Blessed Before Opening

 October 30, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Hospital, SIU Medicine and HSHS Medical Group unveiled the new women and children’s clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 with an event that included a blessing, ribbon...

 

HSHS Central Illinois Division Hospitals Helping Hospitalized...

 October 23, 2018

The hospitals within the HSHS Central Illinois Division are working with their respective county clerks’ offices to help hospitalized voters get information on how to cast their ballots in...

 

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital is Inviting All Kids to Sign Up...

 October 2, 2018

Kohl’s Gotta Dance has openings for its Modern Dance classes. It is an expressive style of dancing. Classes are free and open to first through eighth graders.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Partners with Advanced ICU Care® to Offer...

 September 17, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Hospital introduced its new tele-ICU partnership with Advanced ICU Care today. Tele-ICU uses technology that combines clinical management software with virtual care tools to...

 

HSHS St. John's Hospital Selects Artist Preston Jackson to...

 September 11, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Hospital has commissioned artist Preston Jackson to create a work of art depicting the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis caring for victims of the 1908 Race Riot, one of the...

 

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Cares for Babies and their...

 August 24, 2018

Beyond the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) is a pre-term infant home care nursing program to help premature babies and their families make a smooth transition from the hospital to home in both...

 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Signs HSHS Telehealth Expansion Plan...

 August 22, 2018

Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) today announced that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed telehealth legislation, Senate Bill 3049, into law. It will go into effect on January 1, 2019.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Using EASE App to Communicate with...

 August 21, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Hospital recently began using the EASE app to send real-time updates, photos and videos to family members while their loved one is in surgery. EASE is a one-of-a-kind mobile...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Unveils New Transport Ambulance for...

 August 17, 2018

In partnership with American Ambulance Service Inc., HSHS St. John’s Hospital has unveiled its new children’s hospital ambulance for specially trained neonatal intensive care (NICU...

 

American Hospital Association to Present National Award in...

 August 14, 2018

The American Hospital Association will present a national award later this month in Enos Park to HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center for their work to improve the health and...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Celebrates Cancer Center Renovations with...

 August 1, 2018

Renovations to HSHS St. John’s Cancer Center at 301 N. 8th Street are complete. The new center includes an infusion center, medical oncology physician clinics and radiation oncology as well...

 

Sara Wojcicki Jimenez to Serve as Director of Marketing and...

 July 31, 2018

Sara Wojcicki Jimenez has accepted an invitation to serve as director of marketing and communications for the HSHS Central Illinois Division (CID) hospitals which includes HSHS St. John’s...

 

Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital Successfully...

 July 23, 2018

The cardiology team at Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital has successfully performed its first mitral valve repair using the innovative MitraClip® XT-r procedure.

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Seeks Artist to Commemorate the 1908 Race...

 July 20, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Hospital is looking to commission an artist who will create a work of art depicting the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis caring for victims of the 1908 Race Riot, one of the...

 

American Hospital Association Honors HSHS St. John’s Hospital...

 July 18, 2018

The American Hospital Association is recognizing Springfield’s two nonprofit hospitals for their collaborative effort to improve community health in Enos Park, a low-income neighborhood...

 

Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital to Open...

 July 9, 2018

After a blessing today, the Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital will open its new cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) on Monday, July 16. Colleagues and visitors were...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Colleagues Preparing for Medical Mission...

 May 8, 2018

On July 21, 17 individuals from the Springfield area, including eight RNs from HSHS St. John’s Hospital, will travel to southeast Haiti for a week-long medical mission trip in conjunction...

 

Installation of HSHS St. John’s Hospital Sky Bridge Over Ninth...

 April 10, 2018

On Wednesday at 8 p.m., the installation of the HSHS St. John’s Hospital sky bridge over Ninth Street will begin. Once complete, the sky bridge will connect HSHS St. John’s Children...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital to Paint the Campus Blue in Honor of Child...

 April 2, 2018

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital will commemorate the start of April as National Child Abuse...

 

Meet Mylas: A Miracle Baby from the HSHS St. John’s Hospital NICU

 March 28, 2018

We often find ourselves feeling inspired by our patients. Meet Mylas, a little guy who has overcome some incredible obstacles in his short time so far in this world. See and read more about...

 

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Launches App for Parents

 March 19, 2018

In this digital world, everything is a click away. Getting information to improve your family’s health shouldn’t be any different. The HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital...

 

IHOP Pancake Day on Tuesday Benefits HSHS St. John’s Children’s...

 February 23, 2018

On Tuesday, February 27 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day. The restaurants in Springfield, Decatur, Jacksonville and Greenup will be giving away free short stacks* of...

 

Prairie Heart Institute Doctors Reminds Community to Dial Don’t...

 February 22, 2018

Each year, 1.2 million Americans will suffer a cardiac emergency. About one third of these patients will die before they reach the hospital for one critical reason: A delay in receiving crucial...

 

HSHS St. John’s Hospital Now Accepting More Health Insurance Plans

 January 26, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Hospital is now accepting more health insurance plans in the new year. St. John’s Hospital recently added Current Health Solution and UHC Medicare to the list of...

 

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Names Local Champion Child

 January 18, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital announced eight-year-old Lexi Sonneborn as its 2018 Children’s Miracle Network local champion child on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at an ice cream...

 

Springfield Hospitals, County Health Department Collaborate on...

 January 11, 2018

HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Memorial Medical Center and  the Sangamon County Department of Public Health are once again collaborating on a project to assess the health needs of the...

 

Free GO! 217 Fitness Programs Help Kick off New Year’s Resolutions

 January 2, 2018

To help people kick-start their new year’s resolutions, the first GO! 217 workout will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 inside Erin’s Pavilion at Southwind Park. Springfield’s own...

 

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