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2019
March
11,
2019
OSF HealthCare has marked another way it is investing in the communities it serves with the latest unveiling of signage on the main gallery at the Jacoby Arts Center in downtown Alton, Illinois which now bears the name of OSF Saint Anthony’s Gallery....
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March
08,
2019
Dr. Trent Barnhart wishes it could be called something else. Because, he believes, it's too important to be confusing.  Dr. Barnhart is the medical director for post acute care at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center. He also oversees in...
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March
07,
2019
Three OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois physicians have been presented with a Congressional Record, honoring their careers dedicated to transforming the landscape of pediatric care in the Peoria community. Dr. Stephen Bash, Dr. Richar...
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March
07,
2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recognizing OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center as meeting all requirements of its evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program. The full recognition acknowledges OSF Holy Family is meeting the st...
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March
01,
2019
"OSF saved my life at eight months and again at (age) 31."  That's how Kristy Nielcen sums up her three decades of experience with congenital heart disease (CHD).    She's part of the one percent of infants born with congenital heart problems, ...
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February
25,
2019
Using simulation in health care is becoming more and more popular as a way to provide innovative learning experiences and to improve competency among health care providers.  Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, recently became one of only 16...
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February
20,
2019
OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac announces it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most sig...
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February
20,
2019
It's a lesson they hope they never have to use. However, its the reality of being a teacher today. Incidents that could result in serious injury can happen anywhere at any time. School districts have become acutely aware that their commitment to s...
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February
18,
2019
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has recognized OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center with a Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are national...
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February
15,
2019
The health risks are numerous for people who are overweight. Primary concerns have always been heart disease and diabetes.In some cases, cancer too can be directly correlated to obesity. Now, a new study by the American Cancer Society suggests can...
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February
12,
2019
Frank Abagnale, renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, bestselling author, and the subject of the Steven Spielberg movie “Catch Me If You Can” says his early life as a con artist began at age 16, when he was asked to pick which parent he...
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February
12,
2019
You’ve heard the expression ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’ and that certainly applies to high school students who are considering career options, particularly in the rapidly changing health care field. A select group of students from Wheelin...
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February
09,
2019
Carrie Taylor grew up in a house where both parents worked and dinners were often spent in front of the TV. She admits as an adult, she brought that bad habit into her own family's life and sometimes meals spent together are more for a special occasi...
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February
08,
2019
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, today announced a company it has established to help ensure health systems have continuous and affordable access to shortage medications, as well as those in categories that lack ...
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January
31,
2019
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) has been designated by OSF HealthCare to provide blood and blood components to 11 of the health system’s facilities. MVRBC is already the exclusive provider to five OSF HealthCare facilities. This chan...
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January
31,
2019
While it’s been a focus for OSF HealthCare for many years, the delivery of medical services in a rural community, like Streator, is only recently gathering momentum across the US. That resulted in the creation of the Root Cause Coalition, a group ...
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January
28,
2019
Being restricted to using a walker or wheelchair can be hard enough, but when someone lives in a rural community, traveling a long way to see a doctor can be a challenge too big to overcome. A new kind of partnership, aimed at providing more conve...
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January
25,
2019
Celebrities today are owning up to having some level of bladder control issues. Katy Perry, Kate Winslet, Tony Romo and Kris Kardashian are among the celebrities admitting to having mild to more serious forms of incontinence, a problem of accidental ...
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January
24,
2019
A healthy employee is a more productive and happy employee. Sounds simple, but believing it and actually making it happen are two very different things. However, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center believes it's found a solution and is alread...
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January
21,
2019
Peoria, IL- An OSF HealthCare campaign among five hospitals to keep non-working Christmas lights out of the landfill was incredibly successful, resulting in diverting one-and-a-half tons from the waste stream. It is estimated household waste incre...
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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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