Pulse Podcast Archive


Bridget Rolens, mind body skills instructor for the Mind-Body Health Services at HSHS St. John’s Hospital and HSHS St. Francis Hospital, will teach us some techniques that are useful for taking control of the things we do that rob us of our holiday spirit. Listen here to learn more!

On this Pulse we take you inside the unveiling of the 1908 Race Riot exhibit and healing garden at the new Women and Children's Clinic at HSHS St.John's Hospital. We spoke with Teresa Haley, Illinois and Springfield Chapter President of the NAACP; Nell Clay, the president of the board of directors for Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum; and E.J. Kuiper, president and CEO of HSHS Central Illinois Division. Listen here to learn more about this amazing addition to St.John's Hospital, and the important history it represents.

Dave Newton, Program Coordinator for Children's Miracle Network at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital, talks about the everyday heroes he respects and admires. We chat about the people that make the upcoming CMN Radiothon for SJCH possible...the donors! Listen here.

This week, Vicki Bauer shows us around the 5th floor at HSHS St.John's Children's Hospital for an in depth tour of the pediatric floor, Joey's Classroom, the playroom and the healing garden. A lot of care and special touches go into the 5th floor to make it a friendly and welcoming place for children and their families. Listen here.

This week on Pulse, we'll talk to Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, the new director of marketing and communications for the HSHS Central Illinois Division (CID) hospitals. Sara has a lot of experience being in the public eye. Her career includes journalism,communications and politics. Listen to her story here!

This week on our tenth episode of Pulse, we talk to Dr. Beau Batton, director of newborn services for HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital and chief of neonatology with SIU School of Medicine, and Katie Stauffer, RN, BSN, about the Beyond the NICU Program. Beyond the NICU serves the Springfield and Decatur area, giving aid and support to families with newborns making the transition from the NICU to a home environment. Listen here.

This week on Pulse, we check in with Leah Wilson, the director of Kidzeum! Making a huge splash in Springfield this summer with a grand opening July 21-22, 2018, Kidzeum has something for all ages. St. John's is a proud sponsor of Kidzeum and excited to see this long awaited dream become a reality!" Listen here.

Our guest this week is Beth Sonneborn. Beth's daughter Lexi was born at St. John's Children's Hospital at just 27 weeks. Lexi is now the proud Children's Miracle Network Champion of 2018. She is a wonderful ambassador for the Children's Hospital, and Beth was kind enough to share their story with us. Listen here

This week on Pulse, we introduce you to Jason Sukut, a flight paramedic and clinical base supervisor with Air Methods and Saints Flight (pictured in the middle).  What is a typical day like for someone who saves lives on a helicopter? Find out here! Listen here.

Guests this week are Brandy Grove, Major Gifts Officer at HSHS St. John's Foundation, and Marybeth Miller, Nurse Manager of the NICU at HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital. The Imagine Tomorrow campaign originated as a way to expand resources and services "for our most vulnerable patients." If you'd like more information, contact Brandy Grove, at brandy.grove@hshs.org, or call (217) 814-5177.
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Mary Rogers, an outreach representative for HSHS St. John's Hospital, talks about the upcoming Downtown Farmers' Market and the role St. John's plays in this staple of Springfield. Kim Leistner Root, founder of Springfieldmoms.org, talks about the relationship between her website and the hospital that made it possible. Listen here.


HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital Medical Director Doug Carlson, MD, talks about this year's flu outbreak, not only in central Illinois, but across the nation. Listen here.