Springfield, IL

Memorial Medical Center

Located in Springfield, Illinois, Memorial Medical Center is the facility most closely associated with Memorial Health System because it is our founding hospital. We pride ourselves on leadership, and some consider us to be a “flagship.” Yet all of the facilities in our network carry the banner of excellence, setting an example for others to follow.

As a Magnet-designated acute-care facility and a Level I Trauma Hospital, we offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. With 500 licensed beds, we perform more than 20,000 surgical procedures and serve 400,000 outpatient visits a year. Memorial Medical Center offers the advantages of:

  • A teaching hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Original membership in the BJC Collaborative
  • One of the region’s top clinical ladder programs
  • Published RNs
  • Learning grants and opportunities for professional growth
  • Hands-on training
  • Strong partnerships with colleges to enhance your career development
  • An on-site medical school where you can earn CEUs
  • A training and guidance center
  • A high rating by colleagues as a “Learning and Growth” facility
  • Strategic expansion with the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, state-of-the-art operating rooms, and a private room tower

Are you interested in being part of a team whose goal is true leadership—for the entire medical profession? You’re ready for Memorial Medical Center.

Review the complete list of our medical services and programs.

Learn more about the BJC Collaborative.








In April of 1897, the Springfield Hospital and Training School was founded under the auspices of the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church. The by-laws of the institution were amended in 1931, changing the charter to a general non-denominational hospital, with the community assuming operation and control of the hospital.

In 1941, the corporate name was changed to Memorial Hospital of Springfield. In response to community need, and following a $1 million fundraising campaign, a 270-bed structure was completed at the corner of First and Miller Streets in 1943. In January, 1974, the hospital was renamed Memorial Medical Center.

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