About Memorial Health System
One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois, Memorial Health System is a four-hospital community-based, not-for-profit corporation based in Springfield that is dedicated to patient care, education and research. Memorial Health System serves Illinois patients in a 40-county region.
With a teaching hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, two critical access hospitals, 7,000 employees, behavioral health and home services and over 90 employed physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants, Memorial Health System is the largest private employer in the greater Springfield area.
About Memorial Medical Center and Pharmacy Services
Memorial Medical Center is a 521 bed teaching hospital that serves as a primary teaching site for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU-SOM). Memorial also serves as a pharmacy teaching site for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SIUe-SOP), and also precepts students from Midwestern University-Downers Grove and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Memorial is a designated Magnet hospital for nursing, a Bariatric Center of Excellence, a Kidney and Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Center, Regional Cancer Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center. In addition, Memorial is known for general surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiac services, critical care services, renal services, maternity services, psychiatric and rehabilitative services. The Pharmacy Department utilizes an advanced robotic dispensing system which allows unit-based pharmacists to provide a wide variety of clinical pharmacy services.
Clinical pharmacy programs/services include:
- Team rounding including, critical care, internal medicine, trauma, transplant, bariatric surgery, lung volume reduction surgery, neurology/stroke and neurocritical care
- Heart failure disease state management
- Unit-Based Medication Therapy Management
- Antimicrobial stewardship
- General drug information
- Pharmacokinetic dosing
- Investigational drug services
- ED clinical services
Memorial is a clinical practice site for SIUe School of Pharmacy faculty, with practices in internal medicine and critical care. Pharmacists at MMC participate in many hospital committees and provide education to physicians and other healthcare professionals.
About Springfield, Illinois
Springfield is the state capital of Illinois and has a population of about 117,000. The city offers a variety of public and private-sector jobs. Healthcare, government and education are among the top employers. The home of Abraham Lincoln, Springfield is also a tourist destination and cultural center. A lively music scene includes the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, jazz, blues, community theater, municipal opera, comedy and live bands all over town. In addition, the city hosts several art fairs, festivals and is the home of the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Springfield is known for its great restaurants and shopping areas, and is conveniently located between St. Louis and Chicago. Citizens enjoy a world-class city that is affordable and friendly. For outdoor fun, Springfield has a wildlife sanctuary, zoo, Lincoln Memorial Garden, many public parks and biking trails, botanical gardens and outdoor music festivals and concerts throughout the summer.