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April
14,
2021
| 14:21 PM America/Chicago
To look at him now, you would never guess 22-month-old Beau Kientzle was different than any other energetic and curious toddler. But flashback to June 1, 2019 – the day Beau was born – and it’s a different story.The first child of Trianna Stark and
April
09,
2021
| 17:09 PM America/Chicago
April is National Donate Life Month, and few people understand the value of that kind of gift more than April Post of Normal, Illinois. The busy single mom is living her best life because of someone else’s sacrifice.Post has been through it before.
April
02,
2021
| 11:08 AM America/Chicago
Before the COVID-19 pandemic even struck, food insecurity in the senior population was a real problem in America. The most recent report from Feeding America found that 7.3% of the senior population – or 5.3 million seniors – is food insecure.The
March
15,
2021
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
OSF HealthCare is excited to announce a successful start to the heart transplant program at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.The first heart transplant in this reignited program occurred Saturday, February 27. The
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
Saliva-based COVID Tests Coming to Schoolsopens in new window
This story explains a partnership between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will bring a COVID-19 test using saliva to schools, businesses and other organizations in the community. The goal of the initiative --"To make the tests available, very convenient, and very reliable, and at the very minimum costs,” according to OSF Innovation leader Dr. John Vozenilek.
25
Mar
2021
www.wcia.com