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HSHS St. John’s Foundation Gives Behind-The-Scenes Tours of the Hospital

On Thursday, Nov. 7, HSHS St. John’s Hospital will give a progressive, behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital as part of the Spirit of Philanthropy Passport to Health Care event. The tour will feature HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Prairie Heart Institute (PHI) and the new St. John’s College of Nursing Mobile Simulation Lab.
“Spirit of Philanthropy is going to be a wonderful opportunity for people to come to the hospital and get a behind the scenes look at all of the things that we offer here at St. Johns,” said Bev Neisler, chief development officer, HSHS St. John’s Foundation. “Contributions have made so many things possible and this event is really going to highlight all of those things that make us special.”
The children’s hospital tour will include pediatric rehab in the women and children’s clinic, the recently remodeled pediatric units, the pediatric healing garden. Dr. Beau Batton, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) medical director, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, will also give a short presentation on the NICU renovations.
In St. John’s, attendees will visit the surgery center and operating rooms, the sculpture collection, the oncology center and the college of nursing’s mobile simulation lab.
At Prairie Heart, the tour will feature the heart failure clinic, electrophysiology lab and cardiac rehabilitation. In addition to the tour, there will be a hands-only CPR demonstration as well as a brief talk with PHI president Dr. John Scherschel.
“I think it is a great opportunity for all of you to get to know St. John’s even better and, also be able to see how your dollars can support our great foundation,” said E.J. Kuiper, president and CEO of HSHS St. John’s Hospital.
The event will kick off at 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Dove Conference Center in the Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. Anyone interested in attending the event can RSVP by calling 217-814-5160 or emailing The deadline to RSVP is Friday, Nov. 1.
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
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 For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit

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