Ninth St. closure announced for HSHS St. John's Hospital Sky Bridge work

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -  A blessing will be held for a new cardiovascular intensive care unit in the Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John's Hospital.

The 14-bed unit will help patients recover from open heart, cardiovascular, vascular, and thoracic surgeries.

Renovations began last year.

The blessing will take place Monday at 4 p.m. at 800 E. Carpenter St.

Tours will be available following the blessing.