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2017
November
16,
2017
As part of National Rural Health Day November 16, the Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) have announced overall excellence rankings, reflecting top quartile...
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November
14,
2017
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center is saving energy – and money – after a unique treasure hunt at the facility. OSF Saint Joseph became the first hospital in the country to participate in an “Energy Treasure Hunt,” the voluntary program of t...
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November
09,
2017
Imagine having to deliver your baby prematurely and then having your own complications during birth sending you to the Intensive Care Unit and your baby to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It could be days before you’re able to see or touch your chi...
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November
02,
2017
New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. The letter grades are designed to provide the most complete pic...
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November
01,
2017
In Washington DC this week, leading obesity experts and researchers from around the world have gathered to share innovation and breakthroughs in the science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity. The Obesity Society (...
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October
30,
2017
Becker's Hospital Review has named OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center to its "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs" list for 2017. OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute sh...
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October
26,
2017
Early detection of breast cancer influences a woman’s chance of survival. The traditional way this is done is through routine mammograms which women typically begin after the age of 40. However, OSF HealthCare is adding another layer of protection th...
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October
23,
2017
As part of its ongoing investment in the Bloomington/Normal community, OSF HealthCare is building a new primary care and PromptCare office in Normal, Illinois. On Friday, OSF HealthCare joined community members and town leaders for a ceremonial gr...
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October
19,
2017
Lynn Fulton has been named president of OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center. She will begin transitioning to her new role on November 5. Fulton replaces Chad Boore, who now serves at the Chief Executive Officer of OSF HealthCare’s Eastern Reg...
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October
18,
2017
The tragic death of a 21-year-old Pekin, Illinois mother in an automobile accident in mid-October drew attention to one important statistic: child safety seats save lives. While the young mother lost her life when she was broadsided by another car, h...
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October
17,
2017
A robotic hand capable of gently squeezing a rubber ball, an immersive virtual reality environment for medical students to learn procedures and a computer-based game that helps in the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. These are just a f...
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October
16,
2017
Becker’s Hospital Review, the leading magazine for hospital news and analysis, recently announced OSF Innovation is on the 2017 list of 58 Hospitals and Health Systems with Innovation Programs. Launched in 2016, OSF Innovation is a multidisciplinary ...
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October
12,
2017
To expand ultrasound capabilities in its radiology department and offer safe, less invasive imaging to its pediatric patient population, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center purchased an AplioTM i800 ultrasound system from Toshiba Medical, a C...
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October
11,
2017
An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes, including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the disease. The percentage of adults with diabetes increases with age, reaching a high of more than 25% percent among ...
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October
06,
2017
Heyworth Junior/Senior High School is official a model school for Project Fit America (PFA), a national public charity dedicated to getting kids fit since 1990. Friday the school hosted its Opening Day Kick Off and Fitness Celebration for the program...
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October
05,
2017
Members of the Washington Community High School Girls Tennis Team paid a visit to OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois on Thursday, October 5. Some of the Lady Panthers varsity and junior varsity players made a decision early in their se...
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October
05,
2017
OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, is investing in PatientWisdom, a Connecticut-based company that’s developed an online platform focused on capturing patient perspectives. PatientWisdom is a digital application that mak...
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October
05,
2017
Just as education, early screening, testing and treatment has made breast cancer - in many instances - a less dire diagnosis, the option of breast reconstruction surgery no longer needs to be an agonizing one for survivors. Dr. Pedro Rodriguez, Pl...
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October
03,
2017
OSF HealthCare has rolled out OSF ConstantCare (eICU) at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center. The remote monitoring technology provides an added level of clinical support and helps hospitals prevent potential patient complications within the...
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September
29,
2017
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the medical center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher st...
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September
29,
2017
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has received two American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) 2017 Mission: Lifeline® Awards for its treatment of patients who suffer severe heart atta...
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September
29,
2017
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center Wound Care Clinic, which offers state-of-the-art treatment practices and protocols to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal, has appointed Marc Leonard DPM as medical director. Dr. Leonard will be r...
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September
28,
2017
This is the latest in a series with Dr. Sandeep Gupta, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. ...
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September
26,
2017
Garrett Vygantas, M.D., MBA, joins OSF Ventures, a part of OSF Innovation, as a Managing Director. He will partner with innovative health care companies seeking to make an impact in the provider-patient ecosystem. With more than two decades of hea...
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September
07,
2017
By now, your family has settled into its school year morning routine. But does that routine including making sure your child has breakfast before heading out the door? The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that about ten percent of all scho...
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August
31,
2017
This is the second in a series with Dr. Sandeep Gupta, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. ...
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August
24,
2017
It’s been a little over a year since the OSF Innovation space opened on the third and fourth floors of the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center. The co-working environment is purpose-built to house a variety of disciplines within OSF and act as...
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August
17,
2017
OSF HealthCare has been named to Becker's Hospital Review’s 2017 list of 110 ACOs to Know. The list includes a variety of Medicare and commercial payer ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations), led by hospitals and health systems, physician groups and...
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August
01,
2017
For many, summer fun means some time on the water. Whether that means cooling off in open water or a pool, splashing around can turn serious quickly. Last year in Illinois, 21 children drowned. These tragedies are wholly preventable, and children ...
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August
01,
2017
As part of its commitment to the Bloomington-Normal region, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center is excited to announce that neonatology services will be added to the Birthing Center, beginning in September of 2017. Neonatology coverage will b...
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