125th Anniversary Capital Progress Fund

The Capital Progress Fund will advance our mission and vision with much needed support for new technology, equipment and facility improvements so that we can continue to meet the needs of our community and keep care local and close to home for you, your family and friends.

Phase I: Surgical services (operating rooms) and ICU

The 125th Anniversary Capital Campaign is focused on the first phase of our 2nd floor renovation.  Phase I is devoted to renovating the Operating Rooms, Intensive Care Unit and creating an Intermediate Care Unit.  Our community funding goal is $2.5 million.
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital’s Operating Rooms and ICU were originally constructed as part of the new hospital in 1978. The ICU has undergone cosmetic updates in the last two years; however, the Operating Rooms have remained virtually the same as when constructed.


Operating Rooms

  • In 2014, more than 2,509 surgeries were performed in our Operating Rooms.
  • Currently we have five Operating Rooms that average 370 square feet in size. Larger medical equipment combined with the smaller room size, impedes access of equipment and presents workflow challenges for physicians and colleagues.


  • Located on 2nd floor next to surgery instead of a medical/surgical unit.
  • Shared patient restroom facilities.
  • Family waiting area is outside of the unit.

Operating Rooms

  • The complexity and acuity of surgical cases is increasing.
  • Increase the size of our five Operating Roomsto 600 square feet to accommodate more complex cases and equipment.
  • In anticipation of future growth, shell in a sixth operating room.
  • Increase the electrical capability for advanced technology used by surgeons.
  • Provide a high-tech environment, modern efficiencies and increase our opportunity to attract the next generation of highly-skilled surgeons and surgical nursing colleagues. 


  • Research has shown that Intensive and Intermediate Care Units (ICU), a unit for critically ill individuals, is better when in close proximity to a medical/surgical unit. This unit will be relocated to our 5th floor and be in vertical positioning with our 4th floor medical/ surgical unit.
  • Population of patients we serve are aging and have more severe illnesses; therefore, increasing our need for an expansion of this unit.
  • Family waiting area within unit to keep family and visitors close to their loved ones.
  • Enhanced infection prevention measures to decrease the risk of spreading illnesses.

Creating a new Surgical Services and ICU will:

  • Improve patient safety and security
  • Increase privacy
  • Improve efficiency
  • Enhance our patients’ experience

Support our Capital Progress Fund today – Make a Gift Here!

#GivingTuesday: Join us in this global celebration of generosity!

#GivingTuesday is an international movement to celebrate generosity and give back to our communities. This year it will take place on Dec. 1, 2015. On that day, people and organizations from around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and give. 
#GivingTuesday was started in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations as an effort to create a national day of giving during the holiday season, and gives us all a reason to show the world for what we are most grateful. 
Whether it’s contributing money or time to a local charity, giving someone a gift or shoveling our neighbor’s snow, every little thing we do adds up and makes our communities better places to live.

Your gift matters

HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is participating in the effort this year. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital that treats all people, regardless of their ability to pay. A charitable donation to this hospital makes up for the shortfalls of Medicaid and Medicare payments, and provides care for many patients who have no insurance or are underinsured. 
Monetary donations also help us go above and beyond in treating the patients, their families and other visitors who come through our hospital doors. Here are some examples of what donations of any size can do:
  • $10 could provide a stuffed animal to provide comfort to kids in our hospital. 
  • $50 could provide a massage, music and art therapies to hospice patients.
  • $75 could provide lodging to a low-income family who traveled from hours away to visit a patient in our care.
  • $200 could host a HALO (Hope After Loss Organization) memorial service for parents and families who lost a baby at birth.
There is no donation too big or too small – and all gifts are valued for the difference they make in the life of another.

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