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, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the new Women and Infants Clinic building located at 400 N. Ninth St. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No appointment is necessary.
 
The ID cards include inkless fingerprints, physical descriptions, a current photo and parent/guardian information. Fingerprints and a photo taken at the event are scanned to a document and printed on-site. Personal information is left blank for the parent/guardian to fill in; no personal information will be shared or stored.
 
According to the FBI, there were more than 424,000 children reported missing in 2018. Providing readily available information to law enforcement the moment a child is reported missing can save precious minutes identifying and locating a child.
 
Members of the Springfield Police Department will also be on hand to provide Internet safety tips. Parents and guardians will learn ways predators use electronic devices and social media to target, groom and recruit children.
 
For more information, contact Mary Rogers at 217-814-4308.
 
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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

Media Contact

Erica Johnson

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

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