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Patients & Guests

As a regional health care provider, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital is proud to offer many services and specialties right here in the communities that we serve.

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Our Gift Shop

The hospital’s Gift Shop, which is served entirely by volunteers, is located  and features many fine gifts such as collectibles, stuffed animals, and seasonal items. The Gift Shop also carries flowers, cards and candy, as well as limited sundries.


Monday through Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Hours are subject to change.

For questions, call 217-464-2101

Guest services

Guest services include patient transport, the hospital switchboard, the patient information desk in the main lobby, patient greeters at the outpatient entrance, and assisting patients and guests. 

We pride ourselves on providing superior service to our patients and visitors. 

Services at the patient information desk are offered daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays The switchboard operator is always available to assist callers and answer questions at 217-464-2966 or by dialing 0 while in the facility.

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Mind, Body and Health

Here at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, we understand that exceptional health care, supported by the latest in technology and delivered with compassion and respect, has the power to transform lives—physically and spiritually.

Founded by three sisters from the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, HSHS St. Mary’s has a long legacy of providing compassionate care to those in need. Inspired by St. Francis, we focus on caring for you as a whole person—body, mind and spirit—and on building relationships. We are confident that you will notice the difference this makes in your care experience.

While we focus on the spiritual side of medicine here, just as importantly, we are at the forefront of bringing the latest in medical technology and the best physicians to Decatur, Illinois.

Our commitment to holistic care, combined with the latest in medical science, makes HSHS St. Mary’s the kind of hospital where the best doctors come to practice the best medicine.

Like scientists, our medical team constantly challenges the status quo, searching for the best possible way to treat each and every patient. We are continually examining and thoroughly testing the newest research before putting it to practical use—all to ensure you are receiving the best care possible.

In short, we reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people by providing the best care you will find anywhere—care that encompasses your physical, emotional and spiritual needs, all delivered by the hands of our exceptionally trained, compassionate staff.