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Partners In Care

A team approach that ensures that the patient remains at the center of all we do.

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Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)

Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a multi-institutional health care system comprised of 15 hospitals and an integrated physician network across Illinois and Wisconsin.

The mission of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is “To reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry”. In this tradition, HSHS is privileged that patients and families, trust us with their care and the care of their loved ones. We deliver on that trust by placing our patients at the center of what we do, consistently providing safe care of the highest quality. We are committed to the people in the communities we serve.

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HSHS Medical Group

HSHS Medical Group is the physician and provider organization of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). Launched in 2009, HSHS Medical Group is a critical component of the HSHS Care Integration strategy, which focuses on bringing physicians, technology and patients together to improve the overall health of our communities. Today, HSHS Medical Group is comprised of over 1,300 colleagues in locations throughout central and southern Illinois. HSHS Medical Group is powered by the Franciscan history of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, and our faith-based identity led us to the single most important tenet of the HSHS Medical Group philosophy — patient-first care. 


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Prairie Education & Research Cooperative (PERC)

Founded in 1983, Prairie Education and Research Cooperative is a not for profit organization that focuses on medical education and research in an effort to improve our overall healthcare environment. By participating in research, both locally and non-locally, we are improving treatments and discovering better technologies that will improve the quality of life for those in our community and beyond. Our participation includes our involvement in current clinical trials (Local Site), developing protocols and providing data management for current and future trials (MultiCenter), doing outcomes research, as well as wound and angiographic analysis (SynvaCor). In addition, PERC provides continuing medical education (CME) opportunities to our health care professionals so that they are kept abreast of these treatments and technologies and are well educated and qualified to care for their patients; one such opportunity is the Prairie Vascular Fellowship. PERC is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System and closely aligned with Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd. 

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Prairie Heart Foundation

The Prairie Heart Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Prairie Heart. Gifts to Prairie Heart Foundation impact heart and vascular patients from central and southern Illinois and beyond. Whether it’s supporting a groundbreaking procedures, bringing new treatments and technologies to our region, or establishing innovative practices – Prairie Heart donors ensure the best heart and vascular care in the nation is available locally.