HSHS St. Francis Hospital News

How to help children cope with stress

 September 24, 2020

Helping children cope with anxiety and stress. Advice for parents and caregivers.

 

The Value of Vaccines

 September 15, 2020

Six things to know about vaccines.

 

Back-to-School Health Tips

 September 10, 2020

HSHS Illinois offers good sleep and nutrition tips for your family.

 

Masking tips for safety and comfort

 August 13, 2020

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state of Illinois highly recommending that people help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by wearing cloth face coverings...

 

Blood donors needed to raise critical blood product shortages

 July 27, 2020

Increasing levels of activity at local hospitals and past cancellations of blood drives throughout the region have led to critically low levels of blood product supplies. Leaders from Central...

 

Staying Cool in a Heat Wave and Warning Signs of Heat-Related...

 July 20, 2020

With the excessive heat warnings for the region, it is important to take steps to stay safe in the heat. The hospitals of HSHS Illinois are providing tips for staying cool and how to know the...

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital named One of Best Hospitals for Nurse...

 July 15, 2020

HSHS St. Francis Hospital received top marks on patients' HCAHPS surveys for nurse communication, as reported recently by the Becker’s Hospital Review publication.

 

In-Person prenatal education classes to resume

 July 15, 2020

HSHS St. Francis Hospital is excited to announce the availability for in-person breastfeeding and childbirth classes for pregnant moms in the region.

 

Sun Screen Safety and Frequently Asked Questions

 July 13, 2020

As we spend more time out of the house with outdoors activities such as spending time on the beach, hiking, swimming, etc., it is important everyone take steps to prevent sun damage on their skin...

 

As a Reminder

 July 1, 2020

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or might have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, call your Primary Care Physician or the Macoupin County Health Department...

 

Be Safe this 4th of July Holiday

 June 30, 2020

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, thoughts turn to celebrating the holiday with fireworks. Although fireworks can be exciting, festive and fun, your HSHS Illinois hospitals want to...

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital begins limited reopening of front entrance

 June 17, 2020

As of Monday, June 15, 2020, HSHS St. Francis Hospital began a limited re-opening of the front entrance to the hospital to allow outpatients and visitors access to the facility without having to...

 

Ticks and Lyme Disease

 June 17, 2020

With the official start of summer just around the corner, many are spending more time outdoors in areas where ticks are active. Follow these tips and reminders to help everyone recognize and treat...

 

Shelter Insurance Foundation donates $1000 to Food Pantry

 June 1, 2020

The Shelter Insurance Foundation and its local agent, John Blank, who has his insurance office at 300 South State Street in Litchfield, recently awarded the St. Clare Center food pantry with a $1...

 

Blood Drive set for June 16

 May 22, 2020

Giving blood is critical to ensure an adequate supply to meet patient needs during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the normal utilization needs of hospitals, in general. HSHS St. Francis...

 

EMS Week Honors Front-line Professionals

 May 18, 2020

During National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, HSHS St. Francis Hospital recognizes the tremendous role that local EMS partners make to improve health in this region and in communities...

 

Hearts for Healthcare Workers Yard Signs to Benefit HSHS St. Francis

 May 14, 2020

Ace Sign Company has teamed up to raise money for the HSHS St. Francis Foundation by donating “Hearts for Healthcare Workers” yard signs. Each sign costs $8.95 and are available in...

 

Hearts For Healthcare Workers

 April 2, 2020

HSHS St. Francis Hospital has received a lot of support already during this COVID-19 health crisis with some asking what they can do to further offer support. Following a nationwide trend, HSHS St....

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Announces Medical Supplies Being...

 March 23, 2020

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Announces Medical Supplies Being Collected for COVID-19 Shortage

 

HSHS Illinois Hospitals Will Implement No-Visitor Policy to Reduce...

 March 20, 2020

As COVID-19 cases spike throughout Illinois, the nine Illinois hospitals with HSHS Illinois system and Memorial Health System will no longer allow visitors – with some exceptions.

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Postponing/Cancelling Non-Essential...

 March 15, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19, influenza and other illnesses, HSHS St. Francis Hospital has decided to postpone or cancel non-essential events/classes (except prenatal classes) at the hospital...

 

Heart Month Program

 February 3, 2020

February is National Heart Month and HSHS St. Francis Hospital and the Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois will co-host a special heart month program on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the...

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital and IDPH Recommend Visitor Guidelines...

 December 31, 2019

With regional influenza activity continuing to increase, The Illinois Department of Public Health and HSHS St. Francis Hospital recommend the following visiting guidelines:

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Shares Winter Safety Tips

 December 31, 2019

HSHS St. Francis Hospital encourages everyone to stay safe in the winter weather this holiday season.  When recommended by local weather and safety experts, stay inside and off the roads.

 

Stop Smoking - Start Living Classes

 December 20, 2019

HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield will hold “Stop Smoking – Start Living” classes in the lower level auditorium on Mondays beginning Jan. 13 through Feb. 17, 2020 from 5:30 ...

 

SFH Honored for Excellence in Quality of Care Outcomes

 December 9, 2019

The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care, during a ceremony held...

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Receives 2019 Press Ganey Guardian of...

 November 20, 2019

HSHS St. Francis Hospital announced it has been named a 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for clinical quality by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing...

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Gives Newborns a Special Thanksgiving...

 November 7, 2019

Every baby born at HSHS St. Francis Hospital this month leading into Thanksgiving will go home with a special Little Turkey newborn onesie.

 

Certified Application Counselor for Market Exchange Available at...

 November 7, 2019

The open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act for the Market Exchange is Nov 1 through Dec 15. December 15 is the final day to enroll.

 

Robinson Brothers Homecoming Concert Success

 October 10, 2019

HSHS St. Francis Hospital officials announced that $140,000 was raised at the Robinson Brothers Homecoming Concert II on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  The HSHS St. Francis Foundation hosted the...

 

Tata Vega with Join Robinson Brothers at Concert

 September 4, 2019

Tata Vega will join Robby and Rex at the Robinson Brothers Concert II on October 5. Due to a conflict, Alita Allen cannot attend the event and Tata will join us during the evening. Oscar &...

 

Mind-Body Health Classes

 August 23, 2019

The next series of mind-body health classes at HSHS St. Francis Hospital begin in September. The mind-body health classes are held Mondays throughout the year.

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Receives Prestigious International Award

 August 2, 2019

LITCHFIELD, IL - Baby-Friendly USA, recently announced that HSHS St. Francis Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. Shown left to...

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Offers Playground Safety Tips During...

 July 16, 2019

The summer months provide plenty of opportunities for children to head to their local neighborhood playground. While HSHS St. Francis Hospital certainly encourages children to engage in physical...

 

Federal Grant Awarded for Rural Opioid Response Planning

 May 16, 2019

This week, HSHS St. Francis Hospital, an Illinois critical access hospital, was awarded a $200,000 federal grant to fund a one-year project that creates the Heroin Opioid Prevention Education (HOPE...

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Offers Online Stop Smoking Class

 May 14, 2019

HSHS St. Francis Hospital is offering an online stop smoking class through Bridget Rolens, mind-body health services educator at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. The online classes will be held every...

 

HSHS St. Francis Hospital Offers Healthy Steps Classes

 May 14, 2019

HSHS St. Francis Hospital is offering a Healthy Steps class through Bridget Rolens, mind-body health services educator at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. The classes will be held every Monday, July 8...

 

Coloring Contest

 April 11, 2019

There will be a special coloring contest for Nurses Week 2019. One winner will be chosen in each of three categories, Pre-K, Kindergarden-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Entries due on or before...

 

New Emergency Department in 2020

 April 8, 2019

HSHS St. Francis Hospital has begun construction on a new emergency department in the hospital which will open in early 2020. “Our emergency department treated more than 11,000 patients last...

 

Dr. Aquino Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

 July 9, 2018

Dr. Calixto F. Aquino Jr. received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Association of Filipino Physicians of Southern Illinois at a recognition event held in O'Fallon, Illinois April 18, 2018...

 

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