In the last 50 years, SIU School of Medicine’s physician practice has grown from a small medical school providing patient care with the help of community clinicians to a nationally recognized institution, partnering with hospitals, clinics and associations across Illinois. Today, SIU School of Medicine is a key player in the continued advancement of medical care in Springfield, Decatur, Quincy, Carbondale and dozens of towns in between.
SIU Medicine, the health care arm of SIU School of Medicine, is the largest multi-specialty physician group in the region, with nearly 300 full-time physicians and other medical professionals who provide patient care to more than 125,000 individuals each year.
The South-Central Illinois Perinatal Center, led by SIU Medicine providers, is the largest group in downstate Illinois and provides tertiary care services to 30 hospitals and 36 counties. SIU Medicine’s telemedicine network provides maternal-fetal medicine services to rural hospitals and clinics in central and southern Illinois.
SIU is providing accomplished team-based, multidisciplinary care through the following state-designated centers:
• Neuroscience Institute at SIU Medicine
• Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine
• SIU Medicine Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related
• SIU Medicine Parkinson’s Disease Center
• SIU Center for Rural Health and Social Service
Development (based in Carbondale)