OSF HealthCare - Archive (feature)

2018
February
01,
2018
It's proven that a pet can be a big help in the healing process. Barb Roberts now knows that all too well.  As a longtime volunteer in the animal assisted therapy (AAT) program at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, in Rockford, Barb says...
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February
01,
2018
20 year old Cody Blacklock has never let an injury slow him down. The avid wakeboarder has had his share of spills and mishaps, but a major fall recently resulted in his eighth concussion, and he was having trouble recovering. “My symptoms didn't ...
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February
01,
2018
Nearly 400 patient beds.  1,400 new employees. More than 2,100 brand new devices added to a brand new network. That was just some of the monumental task facing OSF HealthCare as it welcomed hospitals in Urbana and Danville, Illinois as the n...
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January
24,
2018
February is American Heart Month, and OSF HealthCare is proud to kick off the month with The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement on February 2, 2018. Go Red for Women is designed to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke i...
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January
24,
2018
Medical advancements have led to beneficial changes for today's patients. Robotic surgery, for instance, reduces pain and discomfort, as well as the time a patient has to stay in the hospital - from weeks to days.  That was just one of the revelat...
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January
18,
2018
For 72 year old John Sumner, retirement was going well. He was spending time on the golf course and working part time at McBride’s Printing in Godfrey, IL – something he calls a hobby instead of a job. Although he had smoked for more than 50 years...
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January
18,
2018
It’s estimated that 80 percent of Americans will experience back or neck pain at some time in their lives, with billions of dollars spent each year to either treat the pain or because of lost productivity due to it. Any number of activities can ca...
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January
18,
2018
The new year brings new hope to the 4,700 people in Illinois waiting for an organ transplant. Now 16 and 17 year olds in the state can register to be organ donors - provided they have parental consent.  Allison Wallace, a hospital development coor...
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January
09,
2018
In its continuing mission to serve with the greatest care and love, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center has started a new program that will provide a free meal once a month to anyone who needs it. SmartMeals: Sharing Christ’s Love through Food i...
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January
04,
2018
It was an unexpected find: during the construction and renovation of the lobby and entrance at OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois, a time capsule was discoverd, buried behind a plaque that hung on the lobby wall. It had bee...
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January
04,
2018
While fortunately very low, cardiac arrests in school age children do occur, many of them are outside of the athletic setting. In addition, present screening practices are unable to identify every child who may be at risk. As such, it is important to...
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2017
December
28,
2017
Did you get a new smartphone for Christmas? Did it come with ear buds?  You'll want to listen to what an expert has to say before you have trouble listening at all.  Dr. Megan Haas is an audiologist for OSF HealthCare Medical Group in Escanaba,...
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December
21,
2017
Christmas is a magical time for children. That doesn’t stop just because you’re in the hospital. On Thursday, Bill Turney and Santa's Hospital Helpers made their 21st annual visit to OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois. Turney and Sa...
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December
18,
2017
We are in the midst of the season of giving, and on Monday, the Livingston Anglers brought that spirit to OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac. The group collected dozens of toys for kids, and along with OSF Heal...
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December
18,
2017
It's a winter past time that can transport you back to childhood - ice skating. As we get older, life, location and vocation can get in the way - and take you away from the rink. So when given the opportunity, the joy the rink once brought returns. ...
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December
14,
2017
Cute kids and a visit with Santa go hand-in-hand this time of year. For new parents, those precious "firsts" are moments they treasure and can never get back. Babies who, for a variety of reasons, spend their first days or months in the Neonatal Inte...
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December
13,
2017
As part of its ongoing investment in the Riverbend community, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center welcomed its newest addition, a primary care and PromptCare office in Godfrey, with a blessing and dedication ceremony on Wednesday, December 1...
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November
29,
2017
It's been more than two years since ground was broken on construction of the North Tower at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, in Rockford. The $85 million, 144,000 square foot addition to the hospital has become a dominant presence on the ...
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November
21,
2017
As the song goes 'it's the most wonderful time of the year". That is unless you're on a diet or seriously watching your weight. In addition to the family, friendship, fun and frivolity - food - and plenty of it, can make the next few weeks the most a...
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November
17,
2017
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the department of the Illinois state government sanctioned to help prevent disease and injury and regulate medical practitioners, has given its official approval for the OSF HealthCare Freestanding Eme...
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November
15,
2017
A blessing of the land and ceremonial groundbreaking took place November 15 for the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Almost Home Kids facility in Peoria. Site preparation on the 15-acre site has been underway since September. Almost ...
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November
09,
2017
For more than 100 years Rockford's Saint Anthony College of Nursing has provided guidance and training to hundreds of dedicated students who have and continue to serve those in need of healing across the northern Illinois region and beyond. This w...
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November
02,
2017
In a move designed to increase access and help patients better manage their health care, OSF HealthCare and Physicians Immediate Care have formed a new joint venture that involves operation of urgent care and occupational medicine facilities in the g...
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October
31,
2017
The staff on the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Neonatal Intensive Care, Intermedicate Care, and Small Baby Units wanted to make Halloween memories for their tiny patients, so they made Halloween costumes for each baby. The 60-bed ...
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October
26,
2017
Nearly 3 million Americans suffer from a heart condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart related complic...
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October
19,
2017
Imagine if your esophagus – the part of your body that carries food from your mouth to your stomach – felt itchy, irritated, or sore. It would be painful and would affect the way you eat. There is a condition called Eosinophilic esophagitis* - or EoE...
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October
18,
2017
"What they said they were going to do, they did."  That's how Streator, Illinois Mayor Jimmie Lansford sums up the commitment made by OSF HealthCare to make sure the region's residents had access to medical care. Lansford says the closing of St...
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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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September
28,
2017
First, a few sobering statistics. 22 people die every day while waiting for an organ transplant. However, one organ donor can save eight lives. Many states, like Illinois, have made becoming an organ donor an easy process. You simply have to indic...
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