Newsroom OSF HealthCare

OSF HealthCare Features

January
21,
2021
| 10:55 AM America/Chicago
The start of a new year is typically filled with setting health-driven goals and resolutions that include exercising more frequently, losing weight, eating healthier, and more. But for women, scheduling your annual mammogram should be included on
January
07,
2021
| 14:12 PM America/Chicago
A recent report by AARP found that fewer than 1% of Americans live in long-term care facilities, but 40% of COVID-19 deaths have occurred there. The report details a multitude of reasons why this has happened, especially in the early days of the
January
05,
2021
| 21:28 PM America/Chicago
It can be relaxing and peaceful to enjoy the snow if you are able to look at it from inside the warmth of your own home. But in most cases, we need to venture out at some point. Going out into wintery weather means cold hands and clearing paths to
December
15,
2020
| 07:55 AM America/Chicago
While there is a roughly 97% recovery rate among the 16 million Americans who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since March, that doesn’t mean all of them have returned to good health.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center to Offer Cataract Surgeryopens in new window
In this radio interview with host Vanessa Wetterling of WMOI-WRAM Radio in Monmouth, Dr. Linda Auer , an opthamologist who has been practicing in Galesburg for more than two decades announced she'll begin offering cataract surgery at Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth to meet a growing demand from the community's older residents.
20
Jan
2021
977wmoi.com
Central Illinois Couple Raising Money for Families of OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinoisopens in new window
Amanda and Joe Pilger of Monmouth, Illinois have been raising money for five years and have delivered more than 500 care packages to families who have infants requiring specialty care in the Neo-intensive Care Unit at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois inside Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. The Pilger's daughter Amelia, who is now a healthy 11 year-old, required surgery for a severe gastrointestinal issue as an infant and the Pilgers want to support other families who might need to commute to the hospital for care of their newborn.
20
Jan
2021
977wmoi.com
Q & A with New Leader of Distillery Labs Innovation Hub in downtown Peoriaopens in new window
Paul Leamon brings 30 years of experience in entrepreneurship, fundraising and corporate development into his position as the new executive director, of Distillery Labs, a 50-thousand square foot technology and innovatino hub in downtown Peoria, supported in part, by OSF HealthCare. He'll start in the role on Jan. 4 and this story features an interview covering everything from how Leaman will grow partnerships and the unique challenges to launching the hub during a pandemic.
10
Dec
2020
www.peoriapublicradio.org
During COVID-19, Some Peoria Medical Students Continue Training In Virtual Realityopens in new window
This story highlights how Virtual Reality Lessons Created at OSF HealthCare's Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria are helping prepare medical students for real life scenarios at a time when their ability to do bedside rounds and sit in on surgical procedures is not an option because of COVID-19.
07
Dec
2020
: https
COVID-19 Accelerated Healthcare Innovation But True Promise of AI Has Not Yet Been Realizedopens in new window
Two OSF Innovation leaders were part of an industry roundtable discussion about the future use of Artificial Intelligence in health care, hosted by Pieces, a healthcare AI company. Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Innovation Dr. Sarah de Ramirez told the panel, "During the pandemic, natural language processing (NLP), automated patient screening, and digital care navigation really helped to democratize access to care in ways we couldn't have done in the past." Dr. Garrett Vygantas, managing director, OSF Ventures said AI improved COVID-19 testing capabilities.
03
Dec
2020
www.brenhambanner.com