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June
11,
2021
| 10:18 AM America/Chicago
Having a cup of coffee in the morning is a standard practice for 62% of Americans – and the average coffee drinker consumes more than two cups per day. Enjoying your daily cup of Joe or a diet soda here and there is not an issue in and of itself.
June
02,
2021
| 12:35 PM America/Chicago
June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that almost half of the adult population have experienced a headache at least once within the last year. These headaches can
June
01,
2021
| 18:44 PM America/Chicago
People living in Urbana and its surrounding communities now have a new life saving resource at OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center.OSF HealthCare celebrated the completion of a new OSF Life Flight helipad on the campus of OSF Heart of Mary
May
21,
2021
| 11:15 AM America/Chicago
Spending time outdoors to get fresh air, sunshine, and a break from computer screens is a great way to reduce stress, soak in some vitamin D, and stay active. While Memorial Day typically marks the unofficial start of summer, the warm weather has
OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois Doctor Honored for Service to Kidsopens in new window
Two state agencies are honoring a Peoria doctor for a lifetime of medical care, particularly for his care of children.Dr. Girish Deshpande works in pediatric critical care for Children's Hospital of Illinois at Peoria's OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Dr. Deshpande is a recipient of the Ron W. Lee, M.D. Excellence in Pediatric Care for lifetime achievement.
21
May
2021
week.com
OSF HealthCare Medical Students Use Simulation to Train on Treating COVID-19 Patientsopens in new window
COVID-19 has limited the ability of medical students to do in-person observation and rounds at hospitals and other clinical sites, so they're using simulators to help provide "real life" scenarios. This story features students from OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford during their recent training using exercises developed at OSF's Jump Simulation and Education Center in Peoria.
15
Apr
2021
wrex.com
OSF OnCall Leader Testifies for Continued Telehealth Care Options and Reimbursementopens in new window
Senior Vice President of OSF digital health Jennifer Junis, who oversees OSF OnCall testified before lawmakers in Springfield in favor of HB 3498, a bill that would require insurance companies to fairly reimburse health care providers that offer telehealth services. The bill seeks to prohibit restrictions on telehealth by location, meaning patients can be treated at their home and can see a provider of their choosing but they are also not obligated to use the service.
01
Apr
2021
www.pantagraph.com
OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center announces $2.75M gift for new emergency departmentopens in new window
The Community Health Foundation of Warren and Henderson Counties have pledged $2.75 million to add 10,000 square feet of space to the emergency department at OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. The money will transform the department to include 10 treatment rooms, a dedicated triage area, private family consultation and behavioral health rooms, plus an ambulance bay with private entrance and a decontamination room, which is crucial for the care necessary for those living in a rural community.
31
Mar
2021
www.galesburg.com
Artificial Intelligence: 5 Considerations for Health Systemsopens in new window
Garrett Vygantas, MD, managing director, Venture Group, OSF Innovation, OSF HealthCare was among four key leaders weighing in on a panel discussion hosted by Health Leaders Magazine which looked at the impact and use of artificial intelligence by health systems. Dr. Vygantas said, "AI allows us to harness the insights (from data) that would otherwise be nearly impossible or very limited in scale on a human level."
25
Mar
2021
www.healthleadersmedia.com