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) on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m.
This calming and inspiring photography will help enhance the healing environment. Patients recover in the CVICU after open heart, cardiovascular, vascular and thoracic surgeries. The $7.9 million renovation, completed in July 2018, added larger rooms that include showers, reclining chairs, televisions, storage space for personal belongings and large windows for access to natural light.
A reception was held in the hallway outside of the CVICU to celebrate the photographers who were chosen. Hospital colleagues and leadership were in attendance.
The photographs, taken by HSHS colleagues, were chosen by a panel of colleagues, caregivers and representatives from the St. John’s Foundation’s medical arts committee. More than 150 photographs were submitted for the contest.      
“It’s an honor to showcase the talent of our colleagues in a meaningful way for patients and their families,” said Kristin Doster, executive vice president of Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. “These photos add a personal touch to the beautifully remodeled CVICU.”
The winners and names of their photographs are:

  • Aimee Eby, “Road by Lake Springfield”

  • Madeline Frye, “Feather”

  • Rahul Nayani, “Bird at the Beach”

  • Carla Meier, “Reflection of a New Day”

  • Marsha Funneman, “Full Bloom,” “Life in Early Spring” and “Monarch’s Afternoon Snack”

  • Sachin Goel, MD, “Horseshoe Bend” and “Vineyard Terrace”

  • Eric Grider, “Bee Larvae”

  • Jennifer Miller, “Butterfly”

  • Tamie Yost, “Paddle Wheel” and “River Reflections”

  • Lane Fowler, “Sweet Pollen”

  • Melinda Garner, “Insert Hallelujah Chorus Here” and “Peaceful Country Sunset”

  • Leanne Harbour, “Reflect”

  • Teresa Elmore, “Fall Flower Explosion” 

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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