Emergency & Trauma

WHEN SECONDS COUNT. At HSHS St. John’s, you will find board-certified emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses and other specially trained staff ready to treat anyone seeking emergency medical care.

group of emergency care physicians and providers bringing a patient into surgery

As a certified Level I Trauma Center - and a certified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center - St. John's offers our community experienced surgeons 24/7, an advanced surgery center and an on-site helipad.

In an emergency, seconds matter. That's why we provide real time medical oversight and direction using evidence-based practices to first responders when they're in the field treating patients and can activate special alert processes for heart attack and stroke patients..

EMS Continuing Education
EMS training is available in‐person at your agency, here at St. John's or through distance‐learning.  We will customize your learning utilizing our team of experienced clinicians to deliver lecture or hands‐on training to simulate all types of adult and pediatric, medical or traumatic scenarios in the EMS setting.  
Contact our EMS Educator, Bob Kayma at bob.kayma@hshs.org to discuss your training needs.
EMS Instructor and Candidate Resources
EMS Contact Us

HSHS St. John's Hospital
800 E. Carpenter  |  Springfield, IL 62769
(217) 757-6815  |  Fax: (217) 757-6047


Brian Churchill, EMT-P, MSHA, CHEC
EMS & Emergency Management Facilitator


Bob Kayma, EMT-P, LI, LSSGB
EMS Educator


Scott Pasichow, MD, MPH
EMS Medical Director
Board Certfied in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services

Emergency room doctor and nurses pushing hospital bed

Regional Trauma Center

As a certified Level I trauma center and a certified Level II pediatric trauma center, St. John's is prepared to provide the highest level of care for patients of all ages at a moment's notice. Our highly trained professionals provide real-time medical oversight and direction to paramedics when they're in the field treating patients and can activate trauma-specific processes.

Trauma patients requiring follow-up can be seen in the trauma clinic. To learn more, or make arrangements, call 217-528-7541.

Saints Flight helicopter

Air transport

When seconds count, our team of professional medics take flight to transport you to our trauma center in order to ensure you receive life-saving care. Aviation services provided by Air Methods® Corporation.

Here with you for life-saving care

Chris suffered a traumatic head injury and laid on his kitchen floor for 13 hours before he was found and rushed to HSHS St. John’s Hospital. He and his family are grateful for the expert, compassionate care that saved him and carried them through their darkest moments.