Springfield has an excellent health system and is served by Memorial Medical Center, St John’s Hospital and SIU School of Medicine.
Memorial Medical Center
The flagship of the Memorial Health System, Memorial Medical Center has 562 licensed beds and more than 3,500 employees that offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Memorial Medical Center is committed to finding innovative alternatives to traditional hospital care. Located in Springfield, Illinois, Memorial is a teaching hospital, affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Memorial has over 550 physicians on staff.
St John’s Hospital
St. John’s Hospital in Springfield is a regional healthcare center serving central and southern Illinois. The hospital is licensed for over 700 beds, making it the largest hospital in downstate Illinois. Founded in 1875 by the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, it is also one of the largest Catholic hospitals in the United States.
Over 600 physicians representing 30 specialties and sub-specialties are on the medical staff. St. John’s serves as a teaching hospital for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine residents and medical students. The hospital also supports other areas of medical education including nursing, dietetics, ENDT, medical technology and respiratory therapy.
SIU School of Medicine
SIU School of Medicine is a medical school that was founded in 1970 to meet the healthcare needs of the central and southern Illinois region through education, research and service. Illinois benefits greatly from the commitment of SIU’s faculty and staff. The School of Medicine trains caring and competent physicians and develops new models for providing health care in rural areas.