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), pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and maternal transport teams.
 
The ambulance includes the latest medical technology that will serve as a mobile intensive care unit for infants, children and mothers.
 
“This dedicated ambulance helps us continue to serve our patients and family within the central and southern Illinois regions,” said Vernessa Glover, executive director of HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services. “It is extremely important that we are able to transport young patients to our NICU or PICU as well as their mothers who may be in need of the expert care we provide here at St. John’s.”
 
The ambulance is brightly decorated with HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital mascots and kangaroo duo, CJ and Joey, and their friends Felix and Felicia Fox, Milo the monkey and Goldie the dog. The interior will also be designed with fun graphics in an effort to make the transport ambulance more kid-friendly.
 
Area hospitals and physicians can request the ambulance to transport infants, children and mothers to St. John’s by calling a dedicated hotline, 1-877-ALL-4KIDS, which is answered 24 hours a day.
 
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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 with all private rooms. 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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