Healthcare

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale with 132 beds 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

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital. In addition to serving the community as an inpatient facility for primary care, the hospital is home to several unique outpatient programs in the region, including the Center for Senior Renewal, the Sleep Disorders Center and a cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation program.