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. This $17.2 million project will update outdated ICU rooms and add eight new ICU beds. The project also includes adding 32 “medical/surgical” beds in existing space on the third and fourth floors. It will bring the total number of licensed beds to 422.

Julie Goebel, vice president of strategy for the Central Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System said, “We appreciate the board’s finding that our modernization and bed expansion project is in conformance with all board criteria, and there is no opposition to this project. This will enable St. John’s to make needed upgrades to our ICU and increase the number of beds in ICU and the medical-surgical areas to meet regional demand for tertiary services.”

With today’s approval, this project will begin in the first quarter of 2020.

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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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