Health Care

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale / Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale is the flagship hospital for Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) and regional referral center for the 16 county southern Illinois region. Memorial paves the way to bring big city medicine home. Physicians in nearly 45 different specialties practice here, bringing expertise and new procedures, but successfully tailoring them to the particular needs of a rural setting. The success has earned them HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for several consecutive years.

Programs & Services

  • 154-bed tertiary care hospital
  • Accredited by the Commission on Cancer for comprehensive cancer treatment
  • Affiliated with SIU School of Medicine through its Family Practice Residency Program
  • The core hospital for SIH's comprehensive, regional heart program, Prairie Heart Institute
  • High level surgical capabilities including daVinci technology
  • Neuroscience program including neurosurgery and the region's only Primary Stroke Center
  • Only dedicated pediatric unit in the region
  • Southern Illinois' largest and most spacious birthing center with Level II Plus Special Care Nursery