The Mid-Illinois Medical District (MIMD) is a one-square mile designation just north of downtown and the Illinois State Capitol on 640 acres in Springfield. Established in 2003 by an act of the Illinois General Assembly, the MIMD is a vibrant environment that supports patient care, bio-medical research, new medical technologies and advanced medical-related activities.

The Mid-Illinois Medical District is anchored in the heart of central Illinois by four health care institutions including, Springfield Memorial Hospital, HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield Clinic and the internationally acclaimed Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. It includes more than 13,000 employees and 4.7 million square feet of health facilities. The providers in the MIMD bring world-class healthcare, training, and research to heal families and serve the community.

More than $600 Million

in Capital investment

More than 4.7 Million

Square feet of medical buildings

1 Square Mile

Just north of downtown Springfield

Healthcare in the Springfield Community

The strong healthcare community in Springfield and Sangamon County is an asset for additional economic development opportunities in the area. Collaboration between the community healthcare partners and the academic medical advancements driving better systems of care creates a compelling environment for growth and development.


SIU School of Medicine is one of two medical schools in the world to hold ASPIRE AWARDS of EXCELLENCE in at least five areas. ASPIRE awards are International Recognition of Excellence in Medical Education presented by AMEE, an International Association for Health Professions Education.