• Connect for consults, transfers and transports 


    Connect, HSHS St. John’s Hospital’s regional referral center, is the only call physicians need to make when they need consults, transfers and transports.

    • RNs with clinical expertise answer and manage every call, start to finish.
    • Advanced protocols minimize waiting time for you and your patients.
    • You are kept informed of your patients’ status—and so is their primary care physician.
    • St. John’s dedicated transport teams can handle transferring your patients by ground or air.
    • Connect has more than 300 physicians committed to assisting with your patient transfers from leading area physician groups:
    • SIU HealthCare
    • Orthopedic Center of Illinois
    • HSHS Medical Group
    • Central Illinois Kidney and Dialysis Associates
    • Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants

    If St. John’s cannot accept your transfer patient, we will find out who can—guaranteed.

    Connect now  

    For consults, transfers and transports, call St. John’s Connect at 888.544.6464.

    When you call St. John’s Hospital, your Connect RN will need the following information to smoothly expedite the process:

    • Diagnosis
    • Service/Specialty Requested
    • Transferring Physician
    • Caller’s Name
    • Direct Callback Number
    • Transferring Facility & Department Names
    • City
    • Patient’s Name (Last/First/Middle Initial)
    • Patient’s DOB & Gender
    • Patient’s Weight & Height
    • Current Vitals

    Connect with outstanding care  

    HSHS St. John’s Hospital, centrally located in Springfield, Illinois, is home to some of the region’s most acclaimed physicians and facilities:

    • Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital has been named a Top 50 Hospital by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and performs more cardiovascular procedures than any other hospital in the state.

    • St. John’s Children’s Hospital is the region’s only Pediatric Critical Care Center and home to the area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, with dedicated air and ground transportation support.

    • Carol Jo Vecchie Women’s Center cares for women through all phases of life, offering an innovative Birth Center, digital mammography, osteoporosis program and much more, all focused on issues specific to women’s health.

    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine partners exclusively with St. John’s as a major teaching facility educating more than 300 medical students and 150 resident physicians each year.

    • More than 15,000 surgical procedures are performed at St. John’s each year.

    • Other special care areas include the Center for Living, Cancer Institute, Regional Wound Care CenterSleep Center and AthletiCare™ sports medicine.

    • Complete list of services