Transforming St. John's Hospital
St. John’s is undergoing the most exciting physical transformation since its initial construction in the early part of the 20th century.
Traveling around the hospital campus during construction
The skywalks from the main hospital to the 3rd and 5th Floors of Prairie Heart Institute and the skywalk to the Pavilion are closed. The 4th Floor skywalk to Prairie Heart is closed as well.
To get to Prairie Heart Institute visitors should take St. John's main lobby elevators to the 5th Floor and follow detour route signs to Prairie Heart.
To get to the Pavilion, visitors should go from the 5th Floor hallway of the main hospital to the 5th Floor of Prairie Heart and follow the signs to the 3rd Floor of Prairie and then through the Mason Street ramp. An enclosed walkway has been constructed in the Mason Street ramp.
The traffic pattern in front of the Pavilion stayed the same. Those coming to the Pavilion should park in the Mason Street parking garage or the parking lot on the corner of 9th and Madison. Both parking areas, and pedestrian access from the lots to the building, will remain open during the construction.
Seventh Street is reduced to one lane but will not close permanently. The west lane is open.
The Patient Tower project
This $41 million construction project will create all private rooms and specific nursing units on floors six through nine in the patient tower. Orthopedic, oncology and neurology patients, for example, will receive care in specialty units with nurses and clinical staff focused on their treatment protocols.
The expected completion date for the patient tower portion of the construction project is February 2014.
The Surgery Center project
St. John’s $121 million Surgery Modernization construction project will replace St. John’s existing inpatient surgery department. The project also will link St. John’s Pavilion to the hospital’s patient tower and Prairie Heart Institute. The new surgery space is scheduled to open 2014.
The Surgery Modernization project will put all surgery services, including cardiac, pediatric and Main Surgery into one space. Similar to how Prairie Heart Institute spans 7th Street, the new Surgery Center will span over Mason Street.
The project will include 16 new surgical suites, satellite pharmacy, Central Sterilization, offices, conference rooms and space for a future Emergency Department.
Want to learn more?
St. John's representatives are happy to come and speak to local community or civic groups to discuss the construction project and its impact on St. John's and the Springfield community. Call (217) 544-6464, ext. 44301.