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HSHS St. Francis Hospital

Ace Sign company is donating "Hearts for Healthcare Workers" yard signs to benefit HSHS St. Francis Hospital.

HSHS St. Francis Hospital has received a lot of support already during this COVID-19 health crisis with some asking what they can do to further offer support. Following a nationwide trend, HSHS St. Francis is offering an option that families can do to show their appreciation for health care workers.

As potential shortages of masks and other personal protective equipment are being reported in the news, the hospital has received messages from the community asking if homemade, sewn cloth masks would be accepted. 

As COVID-19 cases spike throughout Illinois, the nine Illinois hospitals with HSHS Illinois system and Memorial Health System will no longer allow visitors – with some exceptions. The restrictions took effect at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital and Decatur Memorial Hospital Friday morning. They will begin at the other hospitals by 7 a.m. Saturday, March 21. The decision was made as part of the hospitals’ ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect patients and healthcare professionals.

Due to concerns about COVID-19, influenza and other illnesses, HSHS St. Francis Hospital has decided to postpone or cancel non-essential events/classes (except prenatal classes) at the hospital through the end of April. Events or meetings directly related to patient care will not be cancelled.  All essential hospital functions will continue as usual. For a complete list, go to

February is National Heart Month and HSHS St. Francis Hospital and the Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois will co-host a special heart month program on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the hospital.
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