Connect for consults, transfers and transports


Connect, HSHS St. John’s Hospital’s regional referral center, is the only call physicians need to make when they need consults, transfers and transports.

RNs with clinical expertise answer and manage every call, start to finish.
  • Advanced protocols minimize waiting time for you and your patients.
  • You are kept informed of your patients’ status—and so is their primary care physician.
  • St. John’s dedicated transport teams can handle transferring your patients by ground or air.
  • Connect has physicians committed to assisting with your patient transfers from leading area physician groups: SIU HealthCare,  Orthopedic Center of Illinois, HSHS Medical Group, Central Illinois Kidney and Dialysis Associates and Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants
If St. John’s cannot accept your transfer patient, we will find out who can—guaranteed. When you call St. John’s Hospital, your Connect RN will need the following information to smoothly expedite the process:
  • Diagnosis
  • Service/Specialty Requested
  • Transferring Physician
  • Caller’s Name
  • Direct Callback Number
  • Transferring Facility & Department Names
  • City
  • Patient’s Name (Last/First/Middle Initial)
  • Patient’s DOB & Gender
  • Patient’s Weight & Height
  • Current Vitals