St. John’s is a regional medical center serving the Central and Southern Illinois area. St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System, a health care ministry with 13 hospitals and multi-specialty medical groups in Illinois and Wisconsin. St. John’s has more than 3,000 staff members and is one of the largest employers in the Springfield area. In addition, our Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital is the largest heart program in Illinois and the St. John's Children’s Hospital is the only comprehensive child health care facility in south-central Illinois. The medical staff numbers nearly 700 doctors, podiatrists and dentists.More than 15,000 surgical procedures are performed at St. John’s each year. Our goal every day, and for everyone, is to provide the inspired care and visionary medicine people can believe in.
Awarded "Best Place to Work in Central Illinois 2012" by the Springfield Business Journal
St. John's Prairie Heart Institute received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. This accreditation recognizes center that meet or exceed quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack. For the first time in its history, the Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital was recognized by HealthGrades for national excellence in three difference categories: Cardiac Care Excellence Award, the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award and the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award.St. John's Prairie Heart Institute performed the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure in downstate Illinois on January 12. This revolutionary new procedure does not require traditional open heart surgery, but instead uses a catheter through an incision in the leg to replace the aortic valve. Read an article about TAVR and Prairie Heart in the April 2012 issue of Cath Lab Digest.Thomson Reuters named St. John's Prairie Heart Institute as one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2011. This is the fourth time St. John's has been recognized with this honor. A Prairie Heart Institute physician implanted the first pacemaker safe to use with MRI. It has been estimated there is a 50 to 75 percent probability that cardiac device patients will need an MRI over the lifetime of their devices.U.S. News and World Report named St. John's Prairie Heart Institute as one of the best regional hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery for 2011 and 2012.