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OSF HealthCare - Archive (feature)
2017
August
10,
2017
For Normal, Illinois resident Steve McAllister, retired life was going well. This past spring the former banker was spending his days with his wife of 44 years and was expecting his first grandchild. McAllister was painting houses in his spare tim...
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July
19,
2017
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois has a new fleet of souped-up Radio Flyer wagons, thanks to the ingenuity of a Eureka family, and the generosity of the Radio Flyer company. First time parents Logan and Kara Ruder of Eureka welcomed t...
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July
12,
2017
The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis were founded in Peoria, Illinois on July 16, 1877, by Mother M. Frances Krasse, O.S.F., the first Major Superior of the religious community, and Bishop John Lancaster Spalding, the first Bishop of the Cat...
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July
05,
2017
In the United States, chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people, and that number is expected to rise 2% every year over the next decade. An aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and the effects of r...
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June
29,
2017
Just the smell alone is tough to resist. So, how do you survive the diet-spoiling parade of picnics and barbeques that tempt you all summer long?  The biggest key, says Nathan Hamman, Manager of Wellness and Weight Management at OSF HealthCare Sai...
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June
26,
2017
Retired Chicago Bears cornerback Charles 'Peanut' Tillman was in Peoria on Monday, June 26 as the featured speaker at the Best of Central Illinois Preps Banquet. Prior to the event he made at stop at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois ...
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June
22,
2017
Summer is the season for family fun. Road trips to the beach, amusement parks and visiting relatives and friends. Often the hectic schedule can lead all of us to let down our guard when it come to prevention and safety. That's why it's important t...
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June
14,
2017
Eliana Reyes, Peyton Wilson and Chloe Gomez love to read and so do their friends. Recently, the fourth graders at Kinnikinnick School, in Roscoe, IL, near Rockford, turned that passion into a project.  The idea began simply enough, by making bookm...
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June
03,
2017
After 68 years of family fun, Wee Tee Golf Center in Peoria is closing. The site will become Almost Home Kids, an affiliate of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Almost Home Kids will bridge the gap between hospital and home. It will ...
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May
31,
2017
Whether you’re a first time mom, or an experienced mom, bringing a new baby into the world is an exciting and special time. But, it can also be confusing, with conflicting information online and advice coming out of the woodwork. For Ottawa reside...
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May
26,
2017
Streator’s YMCA joined OSF HealthCare on Friday, May 26 to announce a $1,000,000 contribution from OSF HealthCare in support of programs that impact health and wellness of the communities the YMCA serves. When the change of ownership from HSHS to ...
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May
25,
2017
On average, treating 80 to 100 acute burns annually, along with 500 clinic visits, the OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center Burn Unit is an important regional asset. This is just one recent challenging, but successful case.  ...
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May
23,
2017
What do you get when you mix kids, food and a video studio? A recipe for fun! Enjoy this sneak peek at OSF HealthCare's upcoming Cooking with Kids summer video series. ...
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May
22,
2017
When you clean windows for a living, the chance to put a smile on a sick child's face would be a good day at the office. Captain America - aka Brian Baxter - and Batman - aka Rhett Winford - made the day for children and their families at OSF Heal...
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May
18,
2017
OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center leaders put shovels in the ground today, to mark the start of construction of a new primary care and PromptCare site in Godfrey, Illinois. The OSF HealthCare medical group primary care office will be lo...
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May
18,
2017
You've seen them all over social media - videos that show you quick and easy recipes that you can make at home. The videos make it look so easy! OSF HealthCare does a series of healthy videos of its own, prepared by one of our dietitians. Most are...
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May
18,
2017
Media stories in recent months have painted a picture of the medical air ambulance industry as one that’s all about the bottom line – focusing on making money rather than the patient. The OSF HealthCare Aviation Life Flight program has the opposit...
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May
17,
2017
On a very windy Wednesday in Pontiac Illinois, volunteers converged on a plot of land behind OSF HealthCare Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center. They were there to try their hand at health care grown from the ground up. “The idea is to ...
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May
11,
2017
Illinois EMT crews have a new tool in their arsenal that can help save a child’s life – when seconds matter. Providing emergency treatment for children can be one of the most stressful situations for first responders, but now EMS crews in central ...
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May
11,
2017
Great stroke care requires a great team, and the stroke treatment team at Rockford’s number one hospital for stroke care now has a new tool to improve the odds for many stroke patients. ...
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April
27,
2017
April, 27, 1987 is a day forever etched in the memory of Doris Thomas. At 55-years-old, the Marseilles, Illinois resident became the first person to receive a heart transplant in Peoria at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Now 85 (she will turn 86...
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April
20,
2017
OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce that OSF Life Flight has started the daily relocation of a Peoria-based helicopter to OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. This repositioning will occur weather permitting, during daytime hours and...
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April
11,
2017
Like any retiree, Arthur Ambrosi has things to do and people to see. “I’m going to Kansas with all my old buddies. We’re going on a turkey hunt. Last October I was up in Wisconsin fishing for muskies with another old friend,” he said. ...
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April
07,
2017
For months, Mori Jo Meling was planning her dream wedding, a special ceremony set for March 8, with close friends on the beaches of Mexico. That is, until, she became ill and was rushed to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center for emergency surgery to rem...
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April
07,
2017
On Tuesday, February 28, a deadly tornado ripped through the city of Ottawa, Illinois – leaving destruction and heartache in its wake. The storm system killed two people in the state of Illinois, and at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa...
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April
07,
2017
On March 2, 1987, Ron and Roz Helms of Peoria, Illinois welcomed four daughters and a son, in an era when multiple births such as theirs were not common. ...
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March
17,
2017
Angela Mueller, reporter with the St. Louis Business Journal, wrote the following story about the work OSF HealthCare is leading in Alton.  ...
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March
09,
2017
Leaders of OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton announced a series of new investments and actions Thursday, designed to transform health care for residents of the Riverbend community. These plans underscore OSF HealthCare’s commitment to improv...
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January
27,
2017
More patients across the country are taking an easy breath, thanks to a procedure that dramatically improves quality and quantity of life for patients with aortic stenosis. Now physicians who specalize in TAVR are focusing on the future. Transcath...
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January
23,
2017
January 10, 1967 marked the first helicopter transport of a premature infant to what is now known as Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Shannon Perry, who was then known as SIster Andre, returned to Peoria on the 50t...
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