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The summer months provide plenty of opportunities for children to head to their local neighborhood playground. While HSHS St. Francis Hospital certainly encourages children to engage in physical activity, parents should take caution when their children play on playground equipment during the heat of summer.

This week, HSHS St. Francis Hospital, an Illinois critical access hospital, was awarded a $200,000 federal grant to fund a one-year project that creates the Heroin Opioid Prevention Education (HOPE) Telehealth Consortium. This funding is provided for planning to support treatment for and prevention of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in several rural Illinois communities. The grant is provided by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning Program. The federal grant will be matched by $20,000 from the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation.


HSHS St. Francis Hospital is offering an online stop smoking class through Bridget Rolens, mind-body health services educator at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. The online classes will be held every Monday, July 8, through Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Friday, July 5, and the suggested donation is $60. Individuals may contact Rolens at (217)544-5483 or bridget.rolens@hshs.org to register for the class.

HSHS St. Francis Hospital is offering a Healthy Steps class through Bridget Rolens, mind-body health services educator at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. The classes will be held every Monday, July 8, through Aug. 19 in the hospital’s lower level auditorium from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The suggested donation is $10.. For more information or to register for this class, email bridget.rolens@hshs.org or call (217)544-LIVE (5483).


4/11/2019
Coloring Contest
There will be a special coloring contest for Nurses Week 2019. One winner will be chosen in each of three categories, Pre-K, Kindergarden-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Entries due on or before May 3. Winners announced May 10, and each will receive a $25 gift card. Additional coloring pages available in the HSHS St. Francis Hospital main lobby. Return to: HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Coloring Contest, P.O. Box 1215, Litchfield, IL 62056. Click here for a copy.

HSHS St. Francis Hospital has begun construction on a new emergency department in the hospital which will open in early 2020. “Our emergency department treated more than 11,000 patients last fiscal year. It is a vital part of the hospital services offered at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. This emergency department is an original part of the hospital which opened in 1971,” said Jim Timpe, president and CEO of the hospital. “Improvements have been made in the past several years to the ambulance garages and the emergency patient registration and waiting areas, but space restrictions did not allow for enlarging trauma or patient rooms. After several hospital construction projects the past few years, which included opening a new surgery center and bringing a new MRI in-house, we now have space formerly used for these areas that are available for this important project.”
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