OSF HealthCare - Archive (feature)

2018
August
03,
2018
Stoke survivors and their caregivers spent a special weekend in Princeton, Illinois at Stroke Camp. Stroke Camp is sponsored by OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute. It provides a safe place to gather with people who truly understand day...
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August
03,
2018
Statistics show that only one in 10 Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables. For low-income individuals the numbers are much worse. When it comes to social determinants of health, food and housing insecurity are prominent along with a need for...
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August
02,
2018
This is not your father or mother's way of learning. Understanding that today's student has access to technology, information and resources never before available or seen, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony College of Nursing has adopted a new way of pr...
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July
27,
2018
Representing a quarter of the U.S. population, there are more than 83 million Millennials (those born between 1982 and 2000) in the U.S., surpassing the number of Baby Boomers alive today by nearly 8 million people. They’ve grown up in a digital age ...
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July
20,
2018
The year was 1973. America was in the midst of the Watergate scandal, an energy crisis, and trying to bring an end to its involvement in Vietnam while the Cold War still raged. 1973 was also the year Mike Simmons went to work at OSF HealthCare Sai...
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July
19,
2018
Just like the weather, our lives can't always be sunny. But, when those times of personal overcast become more frequent, it would be nice get some help to part the clouds. Providing that immediate assistance is what OSF HealthCare's "Silver Cloud"...
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July
17,
2018
Everyday throughout central Illinois, people have difficulties making ends meet, and are often faced with impossible decisions: Do I buy groceries or pay the utilities? Do I risk foreclosure, or keep my car running in order to get to work? Because...
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July
12,
2018
Every year, thousands of children across the country receive some type of therapy, be it physical, occupational, feeding, speech, or other developmental therapy service. The earlier a child receives help, the better the potential for a positive outco...
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July
06,
2018
It’s estimated that one in 20 people will get appendicitis. Although it can strike at any age, it’s most common between the ages of 10 and 30, with more than 650,000 appendectomies performed on children each year. It is the most common pediatric abdo...
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June
22,
2018
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center took a step back into history Friday. OSF HealthCare leadership marked 50 years at the Bloomington hospital’s East Washington Street location by opening a time capsule. The time capsule was sealed in the hospi...
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June
21,
2018
Construction on the  OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Almost Home Kids facility in Peoria is on the homestretch, with about two months remaining. Almost Home Kids is the first care model of its kind in the country. In a comforting ho...
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June
15,
2018
"This is the next step in OSF's transformation of healthcare in the Riverbend."  That's how Ajay Pathak, president and CEO of OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Health Center describes the investment and commitment being made to create a new state-of-th...
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June
08,
2018
If a person has been diagnosed with a terminal or life-limiting illness such as cancer or heart failure, there comes a time when they or their family may seek Hospice care, which is specially designed with a focus on a patient’s physical, emotional, ...
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June
07,
2018
It's welcomed news for thousands of women who have been or will be diagnosed with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer. They can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease. Focused on cases where the...
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May
31,
2018
Telehealth is something we can all benefit from, and the state of Illinois needs to move into the current century to expand the possibilities of that care to more than just rural areas. That was one of the key takeaways during a visit to OSF Healt...
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May
24,
2018
Ten years ago, Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo heard the words no family wants to hear: You have cancer. He was just 18 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and underwent six months of chemotherapy, just as his professional...
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May
24,
2018
It was 1959 when William H. McCoy, investment broker and former industrialist, stepped up to chair the $2.5 million fundraising campaign that would help build a new Saint Anthony Hospital on an undeveloped stretch of East State Street, east of Alpine...
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May
24,
2018
People who have suffered a stroke will benefit from new diagnostic software now being offered at OSF HealthCare hospitals in Bloomington, Peoria, and Rockford, Illinois. Recently published medical guidelines show there is an expanded window of tre...
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May
17,
2018
Five students receive their diplomas as the first graduating class of the Saint Anthony Hospital School of Nursing. The year was 1918. This month the 2018 class - 99 students - of the now OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony College of Nursing, will recei...
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May
11,
2018
More patients across the country are taking an easy breath, thanks to a procedure that dramatically improves quality and quantity of life for patients with aortic stenosis. Now OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute physicians who specalize in TAVR ...
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May
02,
2018
We've all been there.  Wanting to quickly hit the delete button on that cell phone photo we took of ourselves that doesn't quite show us looking our best. However, it appears that for some the critical assessment of their image has gone beyond bla...
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April
29,
2018
Tom Brewer, 72, has walked some of the most challenging trails in the world, including the 2,194 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the United States and the 45 mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains in Peru. But it's hikes like the 13...
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April
26,
2018
The planning and creation of the newly opened North Tower at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, in Rockford, was centered on the patient experience.  The 78 private rooms are designed to maximize patient healing and wellness. For example...
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April
24,
2018
OSF HealthCare became the first healthcare system in the nation to receive system-wide accreditation for its Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Fellowship. The fellowship brings together newly-licensed advanced practice nurses and physician’s assistan...
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April
19,
2018
It's been two years of change, uncertainty and anxiousness for the residents of Streator.  The community's in-patient hospital closed in early 2016 and OSF HealthCare announced it would take over the property, but the health care delivery model wo...
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April
17,
2018
On average, hospitals in the United States produce over 33 pounds of waste each day per staffed bed. With over 950,000 staffed beds in hospitals across the country, that results in nearly 6 million tons of waste per year. OSF HealthCare recently impl...
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April
05,
2018
It's been a long anticipated - nearly three years to be exact - but the day is finally here. OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center is ready to open the doors on its brand new North Tower addition. The centerpiece of the 144-thousand square f...
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March
29,
2018
Atrial fibrillation, commonly referred to as AFib, is when the two upper chambers of the heart beat irregularly and out of coordination with the two lower chambers of the heart. The result is less blood flow to the body that can lead to heart palpita...
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March
23,
2018
OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center further establishes its position as the number one hospital for stroke care in Rockford with the designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. OSF Saint Anthony is the first and only medical center in north...
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March
22,
2018
The statistics should get your attention: More than 420,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest every year in the United States. 9 out of 10 of them will die. In 2012, the rate of survival in the state of Illinois was so poor it was selected to re...
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