Low-dose CT scan availableThe Cancer Center at HSHS St. John's Hospital brings powerful oncology resources to preventing and fighting cancer.

Our center includes an infusion center, medical oncology physician clinics, radiation oncology and lab services, all inside St. John's Pavilion. Infusion chairs face a bay of windows overlooking the Pavilion lawn to allow patients to see out, but not allow passersby to see in.

As a teaching hospital, we have physicians who provide patients with cutting edge cancer therapies. Our patients have access to clinical researchers exploring cancer-fighting treatments for adult and pediatric cancers.

As a research facility we exchange information with other cancer centers across the country, and we maintain a cancer registry of more than 20,000 case studies of treatments and techniques.

A nurse navigator is available to help guide cancer patients during this challenging and difficult time. She identifies needs and coordinates services for care and designs individualized survivorship care plans after treatment is complete. To learn more, call (217) 814-5591.

St. John’s Children’s Hospital takes special care of kids with cancer, too. Pediatric oncologists at the Cancer Center participate in nationwide clinical trial protocols from the Children’s Oncology Group to give our patients access to the same clinical research trials as other major children’s research hospitals nationwide.
Pink flowers and cross on the wallSpiritual care ministers (chaplains) can provide spiritual comfort for the mind, body and spirit. Call (217) 544-6464, ext. 55675 for more information.

Clinical trials are available for adults through NRG Oncology - a national cooperative group. To learn more, call (217) 814-5591.

Dietary services are available from registered dietitians who can perform nutritional assessments and give advice on dietary problems. For more information. call (217) 544-6464, ext. 44894.

Home health services are available after a hospital admission. These individuals can provide comfort in the home setting along with support and education. Call (217) 544-6464, ext. 55641 to learn more.

Inpatient oncology social workers can help with home services, placement of patients, transportation, crisis intervention and community resources. Care coordination for patients is done through this service, especially in outlying areas. For more information, call (217) 544-6464, ext. 45095.

Mind-body health services offers services for lifestyle management and mind-body health. Services range from mind/body skills instruction and mindfulness classes to individual smoking cessation counseling. Call (217) 544-6464, ext. 75537 for more information.

Occupational, speech and physical therapy services are helpful for cancer patients from the initial diagnosis, through survivorship or the end stages of care. Cancer and its treatment sometimes improve physical abilities, but not functional outcomes. Therapy interventions used are holistic and comprehensive. Varying services are offered at HSHS St. John's Hospital outpatient clinics in Springfield, Chatham, Rochester and Virden. Call (217) 535-3685 for more information.

Palliative care, pain management and hospice services can help patients and their significant others understand health care decisions to help guide a plan of care that is in line with their personal beliefs and values. The team also offers a comprehensive assessment of pain and other symptoms and can work with the patient's primary health care provider to improve quality of life. For more information, call (217) 544-6464, ext. 45275.

Radiation therapy offers state-of-the-art radiation for cancer patients. The Infusion Center offers an outpatient area for chemotherapy, blood infusions, dressing changes and antibiotics. Call (217) 525-5666 or (217) 544-6464, ext. 45395 for more information.

The Regional Wound Care Center heals chronic, non-healing wounds. To learn more, call (217) 757-6644.

Wound, Ostomy, Continence Services range from wound care, ostomy appliance teaching and continence service for any patient needing these services. Call (217) 544-6464, ext. 44035 for more information.
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