Travel iconic Route 66 to Springfield, IL for your next meeting. From convention downtime to pre and post opportunities, experience one of America’s most beloved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Relax at one of our local wineries or breweries while enjoying the ultimate cuisine. Discover vibrant arts and architecture, including the Illinois State Capitol and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House. Snap a photo along Route 66 as you stop to check out attractions including the Route 66 Twin Drive In, Cozy Dog Drive In and Motorheads Bar, Grille & Museum.
In Springfield, you will enjoy unique, customizable meeting and convention space throughout the three areas of Springfield. Boasting nearly 4,000 overnight rooms and 325,000 square feet of flexible meeting space we can create the perfect meeting. Offering a wide variety of services and decades of talent and experience Visit Springfield is here to take the stress out of planning.
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, education and development.
The Mid-Illinois Medical District (MIMD), a $600+ million Capital investment, 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.
Additionally, the 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.
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.
Pictured here is the Memorial Learning Center. The center helps support and develop the capabilities and capacities of our healthcare workforce to meet current and future demands. The Memorial Learning Center also promotes a culture of continuous learning and improvement to support the strategies and business goals of Memorial Health.
Memorial Health maintains a facility where colleagues, residents and physicians advance their skills and learn the latest medical techniques to deliver the best possible care to our patients. Providing colleague and leadership development courses as well as community educational opportunities and degree and certification programs in conjunction with their academic partners. Fostering communication, education, collaboration and innovation within the healthcare workforce is a top priority.
The Memorial Learning Center strives to communicate through the sharing and exchange of news, information and ideas; educate by formal instruction and supervised practice; collaborate by working with others in order to achieve the best possible patient care; and innovate by finding new ways to deliver the highest in quality and safety.
Partnerships with individuals and organizations who share our vision for healthcare workforce development, patient care research and innovation are vital to the mission that launched The Memorial Learning Center.
Book your next medical convention or event in Springfield and meet in the heart of a medical mecca.