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

Not only did the hospital reach its goal of 30,000 diapers, but thanks to the overwhelming support of hospital staff and the community, the goal was surpassed in a big way. On Dec. 5 and 6, St. John’s Hospital collected 52,390 diapers, 85,233 wipes and more than $4,000 for our must vulnerable babies and their families.

Hospital staff would like to thank all who donated to this project, as well as Children’s Miracle Network partners – Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart – for being drop-off locations for the drive.

Beyond the NICU is a home care program to help premature babies and their families make a smooth transition from the hospital to home in both the Springfield and Decatur areas.

Monetary donations are welcomed on an ongoing basis for this program. Financial support for Beyond the NICU is provided by HSHS St. John’s Hospital Foundation. To learn more about this program, please visit www.sjchildrens.org/beyondtheNICU.

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About HSHS St. John’s Hospital
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois is a regional medical center offering a comprehensive array of health care services to central and southern Illinois. Founded in 1875, St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System and is home to the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, St. John’s Women’s Services, St. John’s Neurosciences Institute, St. John’s Cancer Center, orthopedic services and AthletiCare. St. John’s now has one of the most advanced surgery centers in the nation and a renovated patient tower. St. John’s is designated as a level I trauma center, has its own college of nursing and is a teaching hospital for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For more information about St. John’s Hospital, visit www.st-johns.org.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org

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HSHS Illinois
Office: (217) 814-4307
Cell: (217) 303-6344
erica.johnson@hshs.org

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