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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.”

Jim Timpe has been selected to serve as the new president and CEO at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He started in this new role on Dec. 11, 2018. Timpe comes to St. Francis from HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield where he most recently served as the director of imaging services, rehabilitation services, sleep and neuro-diagnostics. He had been in that role since 2011.

HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield will hold “Stop Smoking – Start Living” classes in the lower level auditorium on Mondays beginning Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, 2019 from 5:30 -6:45 p.m. Quitting smoking is not just about breaking a bad habit. It is about changing habits so cigarettes are no longer a part of your life. This six-week program is designed to empower individuals to enjoy a smoke-free life.


The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized HSHS St. Francis Hospital for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care, during a ceremony held October 29 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL. The hospital was recognized for achieving a ‘5-Star’ HCAHPS rating. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the HCAHPS Star Ratings for consumers to more quickly and easily access the patient experience of care information provided on the Hospital Compare website. Star ratings will also allow consumers to more easily compare hospitals.
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