Springfield's medical and health care sectors are a core industry for central Illinois. We are the headquarters for the Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) and Memorial
Health Systems and our two main hospitals, St. John's Hospital and Memorial Medical Center are currently
undergoing major expansions at cost of $200 million and $140 million respectively.
The community is also home to Springfield Clinic; Prairie Heart Institute; Prairie Education and Research Cooperative; Southern Illinois School of Medicine (SIU); Simmons
Cancer Institute; along with St. John's School of Nursing and the University of Illinois at Springfield's nursing program.
Springfield is a regional provider of health care services. An example of the confidence that our medical community has in the central location is most recently evidenced
by the action leading up to the 2015 opening of Memorial Medical Center's 72,000-square-foot, four-story Center for Learning and Innovation. As only one of six in the nation,
the Center houses a state-of-the-art Simulation Center, providing learners with the opportunity to develop their skills through simulation and skills training in settings that
include a nursing station, general medical patient care room, operating room, emergency treatment and trauma room, labor/delivery room, physician exam room, and outdoor ambulance
setting and a home setting in addition to featuring classrooms, training rooms and a conference center.