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2019
January
17,
2019
It began with one invitation from a school seeking to provide their students a medical perspective to the dangers of using E-cigarettes, or vaping. Now, Jennifer Kelsey, Pediatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with OSF Medical Group-Ottaw...
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January
10,
2019
While surveys show fewer people are doing it than previously, losing weight is still at the top of the list for New Year's resolutions in 2019. But, as most of us know, it's easier said than done. There are plenty of considerations when committing...
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January
07,
2019
OSF HealthCare is excited to announce the addition of its hospice care to the Champaign-Urbana and Danville markets. Hospice services are an important part of the continuum of care for patients and their families. “Hospice helps people focus on ma...
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2018
December
21,
2018
The color alone helped brighten the day for those inside the Patricia D. Pepe Center for Cancer Care at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center. But aside from wearing pink, these ambassadors also definitely put patients' emotions in the pink. ...
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December
14,
2018
It's a growing concern for the state of America's overall health. Nearly ten percent of Americans have diabetes and one-and-half million more of us are diagnosed with it every year.  Those statistics come from the American Diabetes Association, or...
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December
13,
2018
The OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute’s (INI) Stroke Center at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has once again been named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associatio...
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December
07,
2018
OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth joined OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group in Escanaba, Michigan among the top 118 hospitals in the nation according to health care watchdog Leapfrog Group in its annual report. ...
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December
07,
2018
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois cares for patients from throughout Illinois and annually recognizes those who are making a difference in the lives of children. Community Advocacy Awards were recently presented to the following: Bill...
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December
07,
2018
Part of the fun and elation of Christmas is finding a present under the tree. Now, thanks to the generosity of OSF HealthCare Mission Partners in the Rockford region nearly 300 foster children will be able to experience that. For more than 20 year...
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November
30,
2018
When Wayne Lenover dropped a pair of boots he was carrying, he didn’t think anything of it. He was also ready to look past a numbing sensation in his face and hand. But when he fell in front of his wife Kathy and brother Earl, they realized as they h...
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November
26,
2018
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center has once again received Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing. This latest designation means the Medical Center is one of only 58 health care organizations in the country to have received the honor f...
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November
21,
2018
It was April 7th and a perfect early spring day to get work done on the farm. 20 year old Ryon Richardson, working a field in Amboy, Illinois, was applying anhydrous ammonia, a colorless gas used as an agricultural fertilizer with fumes that can suff...
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November
16,
2018
It's a celebration of life, but also death - with dignity. OSF Hospice - Escanaba was the first all-volunteer hospice in Michigan and one of the first overall in the United States.  For many of its years, Dr. Steve Dosh has been the medical dir...
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November
15,
2018
The OSF HealthCare Foundation recently received a $1 million gift which will be used to support neuroscience innovation focused on assistive technologies, improving access to care, and aiding in earlier diagnosis to benefit patients with ALS (Lou Geh...
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November
09,
2018
OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute inverventional cardiologist Dr. Sudhir Mungee has been named a 2018 Rock Doc Award recipient by the The Illinois CancerCare Foundation. The Rock Doc Award is presented to physicians who work in the healthcar...
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November
09,
2018
Leaves are falling and so are temperatures. That means you need to pay closer attention to your heart .So says a new study from Sweden and they know all about cold weather.  Lund University research shows that the risk of a heart attack greatly in...
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November
08,
2018
As an Indiana family prepares to bury their three children, the conversation about school bus safety and distracted driving is at the forefront. A 9-year-old girl and her 6-year-old twin brothers were killed in late October after being struck as t...
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November
08,
2018
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month – a time designed to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population) have diabetes, including 7.2 million wh...
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November
02,
2018
The plan is cutting edge. Develop a road map for residents in rural communities to stay healthy while providing them the resources and services they'll need to find their way. So, it's only appropriate that the cutting of ribbon signified the opening...
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November
02,
2018
OSF HealthCare has been recognized as one of the MOST WIRED in the country, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) HealthCare’s Most Wired survey results. This marks the seventh consecutive year for this achi...
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October
25,
2018
The old saying goes, "time heals all wounds." Don't tell that to the more than six-and-a-half-million Americans who are affected by chronic wounds, like diabetic foot ulcers.  And predictions are that number will increase by two percent annually o...
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October
23,
2018
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center is pleased to announce Toni Bishop-McWain, RN, DNP(c), MSN, has accepted the role of Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer for OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center. Her new role was effective September 24....
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October
19,
2018
Type-click-stand-click-type-sit-type-stand-click. Sounds like exercise. Actually, it is and can result in health benefits like any daily activity that gets your body moving.  Just ask anyone who uses a standing desk. Those are the ergonomic workst...
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October
08,
2018
The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis met in a General Chapter in early October, which occurs every six years. On October 6, 2018 they elected a Major Superior and her Council who comprise the Governing Board for the Religious Congregation. T...
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October
05,
2018
Research shows a growing number of job seekers are using smartphones to find their next opportunity.   A 2015 Pew Research Center survey found that 28 percent of U.S. adults, including 53 percent of those 18-29, have used a smartphone as part of a...
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October
03,
2018
OSF HealthCare and Danville Polyclinic have signed a letter of intent for OSF HealthCare to take ownership of the clinic in early 2019. This move is a continuation of the commitment OSF HealthCare made to Danville and the surrounding communities to p...
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September
28,
2018
It was a ribbon cutting for cutting edge cancer treatment. Mission Partners from OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center joined Ottawa area community and business leaders in celebrating completion of a project to enhance diagnostics for pati...
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September
28,
2018
Starting October 6, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center will begin offering mammography services on Saturdays by appointment. Saturday screenings will take place from 8am-noon. To make an appointment for a screening, mammography patients shou...
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September
26,
2018
Following 20 years of dedicated service to OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois, and patients throughout central Illinois, Dr. Richard Pearl is retiring, effective October 1, 2018. Dr. Pearl wears many hats, not just in the operating roo...
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September
26,
2018
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, part of OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute, is now a member of the MidAmerica Regional Coordinating Center of the NIH StrokeNet. The National Institute of Healt...
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