Memorial Medical Center (Springfield, Illinois)
|Memorial Medical Center|
|Memorial Health System|
Memorial from 1st and Miller streets
|Location||Springfield, Illinois, United States|
|Hospital type||Teaching, Research, & Referral|
|Affiliated university||SIU School of Medicine|
|Emergency department||Level I trauma center|
|Founded||April 19, 1897|
|Lists||Hospitals in Illinois|
Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is a 500-bed non-profit teaching hospital located in the Springfield, Illinois. Founded in 1897, Memorial Medical Center is one of two hospitals in the Springfield metropolitan area. It also is home to the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, a 72,000 square foot educational learning center. MMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is recognized as a Magnet hospital. In 2016, the hospital was the first within Illinois to be awarded the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality for leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety in patient care by the American Hospital Association.
In the year 2015, Memorial Medical Center had 24,469 admissions, 65,821 emergency room visits, and 19,973 surgical procedures. The Echocardiography and Vascular labs are Intersocietal Accreditation Commission accredited. Inpatient rehabilitation programs at the hospital are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Memorial Medical Center has been a teaching hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine since 1970 in order to provide training for medical residents. UIC College of Nursing, Benedictine University, Lincoln Land Community College, and other educational institutions teach nursing education programs at the hospital.
The hospital originally opened on April 19, 1897, as Springfield Hospital and Training School with twelve patient beds at the corner of Fifth Street and North Grand Avenue. The original hospital was affiliated with the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, but in 1931 the church broke ties with the hospital. In 1941, the hospital was renamed to Memorial Hospital. A new building was erected in 1943 at its current campus location at First and Miller Streets with a patient capacity of 270. The first kidney transplant in Springfield occurred at the hospital on October 21, 1970. The procedure lasted for five hours and the patient previously had a heart valve replaced just under nine months earlier. In 1974, the hospital was renamed to its current name, Memorial Medical Center.
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