Southern Illinois Healthcare

The people of Southern Illinois Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care system, are dedicated to promoting the health and well being of all of the people in the communities we serve. Our mission is guided by our values: compassion, collaboration, quality, stewardship, integrity and respect. Over 2,000 employees, along with physicians and volunteers, are working together to achieve our mission and ensure that the health care needs of those we serve are met by treating patients in SIH facilities, by offering services in rural clinics, by collaborating with some of America's best hospitals and by improving the quality of life in our communities with our charitable community benefits programs.


Herrin Hospital, an 94-bed acute care facility serving Herrin and its surrounding communities since 1913, is expanding with a $19 million, three-floor addition. It will increase space for rehabilitation services and move outpatient services to the main floor, making them more accessible. The main floor of the addition will be used for outpatient therapy and expansion of the imaging and emergency departments. The second floor of the addition will be used for new inpatient beds and acute rehabilitation.

The hospital is home to over 135 doctors in 39 areas of specialization. It has a modern intensive care unit and surgical suites. The hospital is known for its emergency medicine services, orthopedic surgery and high quality cardiology services made possible by our work with Prairie Heart Institute, one of the premier heart centers in Illinois. It is also home to the acclaimed Acute Rehabilitation Center, part of a strategic alliance with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, recognized since 1991 as the best rehabilitation hospital in America. Through this strategic alliance patients recovering from orthopedic, neurological or other physically debilitating injuries receive high quality rehabilitation care close to home.

Herrin Hospital staff and administration are constantly adding services and making facility improvements. Radiology has improved imaging services with the introduction of a filmless, digital picture archiving system (PACS) that instantly makes any x-rays or other images taken of patients immediately available on secure computers throughout the SIH system. The hospital also features PET (Positron Emission Tomography) for cancer diagnosis, high speed 3-D CT scanning and MRI scanning for high-resolution pictures of bones and organs.

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale opened in 1959 and, with 132 beds, it is the largest SIH facility and serves southern Illinois as a regional medical center.

It is home to Illinois’ largest and most spacious birthing center south of Springfield and more women choose to have their babies at Memorial than any other hospital in the region.

It is also home to the leading open heart surgery and cardiac care program in southern Illinois, with outcomes that exceed national standards. The high quality cardiac services are possible through an affiliation with the Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, a nationally recognized cardiac care provider.

The hospital is also home to a regional cancer treatment center, the only Level II-plus neonatal intensive care unit south of Springfield, and the only pediatric unit in southern Illinois. The hospital also features the area’s most advanced imaging center with a new, filmless, digital picture archiving network that makes all images made at the hospital instantly available on secure computers throughout the SIH system. The hospital is affiliated with Southern Illinois University's Medical School through its Family Practice Residency Program.

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital was purchased by Southern Illinois Healthcare in 1995 from the ASC Health System. Located in Murphysboro, Illinois, St. Joseph has retained its Catholic identity and reputation as a “high touch” hospital. It is home to the successful Sleep Disorders Center, the only accredited sleep study center in deep southern Illinois, a high quality cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation center, and emergency medicine services. Physical and occupational therapy at Rehab Unlimited is offered through an alliance with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, recognized as the "Best Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report. St. Joseph Memorial Hospital recently expanded, adding new rooms for outpatient procedures such as lithotripsy and endoscopy.

Opened in 1897 as St. Andrew's Hospital, the Franciscan Sisters operated the facility for 58 years. In 1956, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Ruma Province, assumed operation of the hospital and, with the support of the community, built the present 49-bed facility in 1960. Since its inclusion in the SIH system, the spiritual focus on the patient that characterizes St. Joseph has positively influenced patient care in the entire SIH system.

Physicians providing services at our hospitals are independent contractors with privileges to admit and care for patients at our hospitals.

Southern Illinois Healthcare

1239 East Main St.
Carbondale, IL 62901