OSF HealthCare - Archive (news)

2018
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
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
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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September
20,
2018
Alton, IL | September 19, 2018 – More than 300 cancer survivors, family members and caregivers, came together last Thursday to experience a “Night of HOPE” at the annual Cancer Survivors Celebration sponsored by OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Cancer ...
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August
29,
2018
As part of its ongoing investment in central Illinois, OSF HealthCare broke ground Wednesday on its new Medical Office Building in Bloomington. The new building will be located on the OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center campus at 210 St. Joseph ...
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August
28,
2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is recognizing OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center with its Mission Award for support of the society’s fight against cancer; assisting individuals before, during and after their diagnosis. The American Cance...
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August
27,
2018
The American Association for Physician Leadership® announced Omar Khokhar, MD of OSF Healthcare St. Joseph Medical Center and Kashif Zaheer, MD of OSF HealthCare Medical Group in Belvidere have earned the prestigious Certified Physician Executive (CP...
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August
08,
2018
U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger made a stop in Pontiac Tuesday to speak with regional leaders about topics that affect rural health care. The congressman took part in a health care roundtable discussion at OSF HealthCare Saint James-John W. Albrec...
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July
30,
2018
Three OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center laboratories have been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). OSF’s main laboratory at Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL, and laboratories at both Center for ...
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July
30,
2018
The OSF Saint Anthony Wound Healing Center, in Rockford, IL has received the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award. The Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 perc...
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July
27,
2018
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner made a stop in Peoria Thursday, July 26, to sign SB 3527, a bipartisan bill improving and expanding the River Edge Redevelopment Zone (RERZ) Historic Tax Credit. The successful economic development incentive now will be...
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July
13,
2018
OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce Clifford Martin, MD, has accepted the role of Regional Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Regional Medical Director of Specialty Services in Galesburg, Monmouth and Kewanee. This includes leading medical a...
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June
15,
2018
As the costs of prescription drugs continue to rise, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined leaders and doctors at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois to discuss new efforts to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable and lower pric...
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June
13,
2018
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is expanding pediatric specialty clinic services in the Champaign-Urbana area with the opening of a multi-specialty clinic in the OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Office Building, 1405 W. Park St., U...
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April
03,
2018
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, in collaboration with the YMCA and Easterseals, is going to build a community center on property adjacent to the Bloomington, Illinois hospital. OSF HealthCare is donating the land, valued at $3 million, for ...
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March
29,
2018
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria has been selected to receive a $1,100,000 grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to fund a Trauma Recovery Center in partnership with Peoria Public Schools.  ...
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March
23,
2018
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois, as part of the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS), has been recognized as a John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award winner by The Joint Commission and the National Quali...
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March
23,
2018
OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute has welcomed Arun Talkad, M.D. as Ministry Medical Director of Stroke. In that role, Dr. Talkad will oversee and help determine how to standardize and optimize stroke care for the 12 hospitals in the ...
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March
13,
2018
In March of 2017, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center announced sweeping changes to how it will enhance health care to the Riverbend community, adding convenient sites throughout the region and creating care teams that provide a coordinated ...
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February
28,
2018
A course available in Pontiac can help EMTs on their paramedic career tracks, state-wide. ...
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February
23,
2018
OSF HealthCare leadership was happy to host Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) on February 19. It was the first time the Peoria-based health system has had an extensive conversation with the state's junior Senator. Included in the conversation w...
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February
22,
2018
OSF HealthCare prides itself on providing the highest level of medical care to those we serve. Often that begins with helping parents bring new life into the world.  Recently, several OSF HealthCare hospitals were recognized for their expertise in...
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February
08,
2018
The newborn babies at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center’s Birthing Center are slumbering in style. The birthing center has purchased 15 new HALO Bassinest® Swivel Sleepers – a new concept in the world of bassinets. The Swivel Sleeper is the on...
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February
08,
2018
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has recognized five OSF HealthCare hospitals with Blue Distinction® Maternity Care designations as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated...
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February
08,
2018
As they grow, kids are expected to hit certain developmental milestones, from taking a first step, to properly holding a pencil. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move. However, for some kids, these developmental marke...
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February
07,
2018
While very rewarding, a career in nursing can be one of the most demanding and rigorous when it comes to learning and training. That’s what makes Saint Anthony College of Nursing’s most recent ranking from the National Council Licensure Examinatio...
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January
29,
2018
OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce that OSF Life Flight will be basing a helicopter in the eastern region of its service area to better serve OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Me...
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January
26,
2018
PJ Hoerr, a Peoria-based contractor, has been hired to oversee the $30.5 million renovation of the OSF Center for Health-Streator. Both exterior and interior renovations are planned for the Spring Street facility. These include a new entrance and ...
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