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3/19/2018

HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Launches App for Parents


In this digital world, everything is a click away. Getting information to improve your family’s health shouldn’t be any different. The HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital’s Family Care app can help you better care for your little loved ones!  
 
The five main sections of the app include:
  • The symptom checker which helps parents make smart decisions on what level of care – if any – is needed for their child and how to provide quick symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries.
  • The seek help tab gives parents the option to call their child’s doctor, the St. John’s emergency department, Anytime Care – which is like Face Timing with a doctor – poison control or even 911.
  • The medication tab allows parents to customize a medication and allergy list for tracking important information about their family’s prescriptions as well as pediatric dosage tables that are sorted by weight for common over-the-counter medications.
  • The kids tab helps parents easily find pediatric specialists, explore St. John’s services and call the Parent Help Line.
  • The perinatal tab gives parents information about St. John’s Hospital’s Women and Infants Center and high risk pregnancy services. Parents can learn more about the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or if they have questions about labor and delivery, they can call one of St. John’s personal birth consultants straight from our app.
“Health problems and parenting issues can arise anytime – evenings, weekends, when you’re at work, traveling or when your doctor’s office is closed. Our app is designed specifically for these challenges,” said Vernessa Glover, executive director of HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services. “Our app can help guide you and your family to better health. We hope you’ll take the time to download it.”
 
The HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital’s Family Care app is available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. For more information, visit www.sjchildrens.org/familycareapp.

About HSHS St. John’s Hospital
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois is a regional medical center offering a comprehensive array of health care services to central and southern Illinois. Founded in 1875, St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System and is home to the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, St. John’s Women’s Services, St. John’s Neurosciences Institute, St. John’s Cancer Center, orthopedic services and AthletiCare. St. John’s now has one of the most advanced surgery centers in the nation and a renovated patient tower with all private rooms. St. John’s is designated as a level I trauma center, has its own college of nursing and is a teaching hospital for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For more information about St. John’s Hospital, visit www.st-johns.org.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org

 


Media Contact

Erica Johnson
Manager of Communications
Office: (217) 814-4307
Cell: (217) 303-6344
erica.johnson@hshs.org


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