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    The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that more than 100 million adults in the United States are living with high blood pressure. That’s almost half the adult population in the Read more
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    Jason Huston of Keithsburg, Illinois said he was “driving in the fast lane for 41 years and enjoyed it.” Now, Huston says, “I’m on the shoulder of the road with four flat tires.” The 47 year-old Read more
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    Remember "nap time"? It's probably been a while. Those carefree days, most likely in kindergarten, when you would grab your blanket and take a quick mid-afternoon snooze.  Well, now a new Read more

OSF HealthCare Features

September
06,
2019
| 06:16 PM America/Chicago
The mnemonic FAST, the title of a new book written by OSF HealthCare neuro interventionist Dr. Akram Shhadeh, serves a double purpose. It signifies the letters all of us need to remember if we suspect we, or someone we witness, might be having a
August
29,
2019
| 07:47 PM America/Chicago
"We're in the home stretch." That's how Don Damron, Vice President of Ambulatory Services at OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, describes the few short months remaining in renovation work to the OSF Center for Health -
August
23,
2019
| 05:53 PM America/Chicago
One in five children under 18 years old is considered obese, a number that has held steady in recent years. 8% of children are considered severely obese – their Body Mass Index (BMI) is 120% over where is should be for their age and gender. That
August
14,
2019
| 02:59 PM America/Chicago
Any student will tell you, you can only learn so much from a book. It's only by actually applying what's being taught that what has been learned can be truly measured. That's why Dr. Daniel Butterbach, Medical Director for OSF EMS at
Health Care CFOs Look Forward to Value-based Care Consumerismopens in new window
OSF HealthCare Chief Financial Officer Mike Allen joins other CFOs in discussing the importance of patient engagement , proviing a more consumer-driven, retail-like experience with price transparency in the transition to value-based care .
09
Sep
2019
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Improving Health Care for the Deaf Communityopens in new window
This story highlights how OSF HealthCare responded with innovative approaches to help deaf patients have a better experience.
09
Sep
2019
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How to Grow Leadership Skills on the Jobopens in new window
This story features a Q and A with Jen Hopwood who started her career at OSF HealthCare 21 years ago as a bedside nurse in the intermediate medical-surgical unit at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Today, Hopwood is chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services and she discusses what makes a good leader and how to advance into leadership roles by seizing opportunities.
09
Sep
2019
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How OSF HealthCare is Tackling Health Issues at Their Roots, Outside the Hospitalopens in new window
This story focuses on how OSF HealthCare is using data and community partnerships to come up with community-based solutions to barriers individuals face to good health such as poverty, transportation, and access to healthy food. It features interviews with Innovation leaders Sarah de Ramirez and Joe Garrison who explain some of the early solutions that have come from collaborating with community partners.
15
Aug
2019
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OSF to Partner with SIU-E for an Inovative Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program.opens in new window
OSF HealthCare will serve as a clinical partner on a four-year, $2.75 million dollar grant designed to increase the number of nurse practitioners who practice in rural and underserved communities throughout Illinois, by promoting a natural transition from the student role to practicing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) into these areas.
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2019
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