The Mid-Illinois Medical District (MIMD) is a one-square mile designation in the heart of Springfield just to the north of downtown. 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 Mission of the Medical District is to promote the orderly development and expansion of health care facilities and medical-related industries. The Medical District is governed by an eleven member commission appointed by the Governor of Illinois, the Mayor of Springfield and the Sangamon County Board. The Medical District is anchored by two major hospitals, Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John’s Hospital, as well as the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Springfield Clinic.