OSF HealthCare - Archive (news)

2017
December
15,
2017
Becker's Healthcare, an independent evaluator of medical centers and health systems, says the orthopedic programs at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, in Rockford, are among the best in the nation. Their list of the top 100 programs in ...
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November
22,
2017
OSF HealthCare has reached an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) to ensure patients have uninterrupted access to extensive high quality, in-network, medical care and services, including pediatric, neurologic, and cardiovas...
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November
22,
2017
A recent study funded by the National Institute of Health found that nearly one quarter of American women suffer with one or more pelvic floor disorders, which include a range of health problems that can cause physical discomfort and limit activity. ...
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November
16,
2017
As part of National Rural Health Day November 16, the Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) have announced overall excellence rankings, reflecting top quartile...
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November
16,
2017
Improving a person's quality of life and avoiding medical disease is the goal of a new employee wellness clinic on the campus of Rock Valley College (RVC) in Rockford. Called "RVCare" the clinic is a partnership with OSF HealthCare Medical Group. ...
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November
14,
2017
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center is saving energy – and money – after a unique treasure hunt at the facility. OSF Saint Joseph became the first hospital in the country to participate in an “Energy Treasure Hunt,” the voluntary program of t...
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November
02,
2017
New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. The letter grades are designed to provide the most complete pic...
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October
30,
2017
Becker's Hospital Review has named OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center to its "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs" list for 2017. OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute sh...
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October
26,
2017
Robert Sehring is the new CEO for OSF HealthCare, taking over on October 21, 2017 from Kevin Schoeplein who retired following a 39+ year career with The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. ...
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October
23,
2017
As part of its ongoing investment in the Bloomington/Normal community, OSF HealthCare is building a new primary care and PromptCare office in Normal, Illinois. On Friday, OSF HealthCare joined community members and town leaders for a ceremonial gr...
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October
19,
2017
Lynn Fulton has been named president of OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center. She will begin transitioning to her new role on November 5. Fulton replaces Chad Boore, who now serves at the Chief Executive Officer of OSF HealthCare’s Eastern Reg...
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October
12,
2017
To expand ultrasound capabilities in its radiology department and offer safe, less invasive imaging to its pediatric patient population, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center purchased an AplioTM i800 ultrasound system from Toshiba Medical, a C...
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October
10,
2017
OSF HealthCare is still part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO plans through December 31, 2017. At the beginning of this month, while still engaged in active negotiations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois announced plans to drop thr...
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October
03,
2017
OSF HealthCare has rolled out OSF ConstantCare (eICU) at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center. The remote monitoring technology provides an added level of clinical support and helps hospitals prevent potential patient complications within the...
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September
29,
2017
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes the medical center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher st...
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September
29,
2017
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has received two American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) 2017 Mission: Lifeline® Awards for its treatment of patients who suffer severe heart atta...
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September
29,
2017
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center Wound Care Clinic, which offers state-of-the-art treatment practices and protocols to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal, has appointed Marc Leonard DPM as medical director. Dr. Leonard will be r...
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September
20,
2017
OSF HealthCare Pharmacy Services is using telemedicine technology to keep a pharmacist’s eyes on every drug order that comes through, no matter the time of day. The effort has earned this year’s Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacy Best Practic...
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September
07,
2017
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the internal organs, arms and legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis (buildup of plaque). PAD can...
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August
25,
2017
When it comes to an emergency, first responders and hospital staff need to be ready to act, no matter the situation. Wednesday, staff at OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center were the front line of a simulated radiation cont...
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August
17,
2017
OSF HealthCare has been named to Becker's Hospital Review’s 2017 list of 110 ACOs to Know. The list includes a variety of Medicare and commercial payer ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations), led by hospitals and health systems, physician groups and...
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August
10,
2017
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. OSF Saint Francis is ranked 5th in Northwestern Illinois, and is ranked nationally for Gynecology (#47), Pediatric Urology (#2...
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August
08,
2017
OSF HealthCare and Presence Health have signed a Letter of Intent for OSF HealthCare to take ownership of Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Illinois. The two organizations are c...
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August
04,
2017
The former HeartCare Midwest building at 5405 N Knoxville Avenue in Peoria received its new signage on Wednesday, August 3. HeartCare Midwest is now OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute. The name changed July 1, but the signage wasn’t official unt...
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August
01,
2017
For many, summer fun means some time on the water. Whether that means cooling off in open water or a pool, splashing around can turn serious quickly. Last year in Illinois, 21 children drowned. These tragedies are wholly preventable, and children ...
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August
01,
2017
As part of its commitment to the Bloomington-Normal region, OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center is excited to announce that neonatology services will be added to the Birthing Center, beginning in September of 2017. Neonatology coverage will b...
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July
26,
2017
Headquartered in Peoria, OSF HealthCare is committed to the central Illinois region, consistently reaffirming that after 140 years, its dedication is stronger than ever. The most recent example of this is the blessing of The Franciscan Prairie Buildi...
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July
11,
2017
Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, held an educational opportunity in the recently opened OSF Simulation Stage at MATTER in Chicago, July 10 & 11. This is part of a larger effort by Jump Sim to share its best practices with simulation centers...
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July
10,
2017
OSF HealthCare has been recognized as one of the MOST WIRED in the country, according to results from the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. This marks the sixth consecuti...
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June
30,
2017
A new piece of technology means liver disease patients in central Illinois can have their liver assessed without an invasive biopsy. Liver elastography is a new assessment technique that uses ultrasound shear wave elastography to provide a noninva...
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