Cancer Services at HSHS St. John's Hospital brings powerful oncology resources to preventing and fighting cancer.
As a teaching hospital we have physicians and researchers 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.
St. John’s Children’s Hospital takes special care of kids with cancer, too. Pediatric oncologists at the Cancer Institute 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.
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 and group smoking cessation counseling. Call (217) 544-6464, ext. 75537 for more information.
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.
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 seven 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 Day Hospital
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.