Nursing professionals are a valuable and instrumental part of our hospital. We appreciate our nurses for the excellent care they provide during each shift they work, 365 days a year. They are the heartbeat of hospitals. They are the women and men at the bedside caring for the well-being of not only their patients, but the patients' families as well.
At HSHS St. Francis, the commitment to nursing is as strong as the hospital's roots in the community. Founded in 1875 by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, St. Francis Hospital continues to provide outstanding care to every patient. Also, the St. John's College of Nursing in Springfield began in 1886 and is among the first Catholic hospital-based schools of nursing. The college continues to be a leader in nursing education today.
HSHS St. Francis Hospital's tradition of nursing care in this area is something to admire. National Nurses Week was developed to raise awareness of the value of nursing as a profession and to help educate the community about the vital role nurses play in the health of the community. To help fulfill that purpose, please join us by thanking the wonderful nursing professionals who have positively impacted your life.
John Peipert, Chief Nursing Officer
HSHS St. Francis Hospital
Allison Paul, Chief Nursing Officer
HSHS Central IL Division