Today is our 123rd birthday! We’ve come a long way since Henry Sherman donated a two-story house and a lot on the corner of Channing & North Streets to the Woman’s Club of Elgin who made it their mission to establish and manage a hospital. Here’s a quick look back at how far we’ve come!
Sherman was sure to think of everything a mother could want for her and her baby with the Birthing Center. Each year, almost 3,000 families choose Sherman Hospital’s Birthing Center and you have the opportunity to take a tour to see why. The Birthing Center tour is usually offered Monday evenings and are free, but [...]
When the new Sherman Hospital opened a year ago, it ushered in a new era of patient-centered care. During the construction process, patient comfort was consistently a design priority. Thanks to this patient-centered focus, the new hospital has a comfortable feel to it that was simply not present in other facilities from decades past. Whether [...]
You already know that the geothermal lake at Sherman heats and cools the hospital using geothermal energy, that it provides beautiful views from the patient bed tower, and that it has a great walking path around it for exercise. Those features are so talked about, it might be easy to forget about another aspect of [...]
We’ve talked a lot about the great new technology of the geothermal lake, and that it heats and cools the hospital in one of the most eco-friendly new ways, using the core temperature of the earth. But we haven’t focused much on one other major aspect of the lake—its beauty. Almost every patient room has [...]