Media Inquiries

The OSF HealthCare Media Relations team is available to assist with all media needs. Contact information and areas of support are listed below, but feel free to reach out to any of us for your media needs.

Shelli Dankoff

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Email: shelli.dankoff@osfhealthcare.org 
Office: (309) 655-3897
Cell:    (309) 634-8583

Areas Supported:
OSF HealthCare Ministry and C-suite
OSF HealthCare Foundation
OSF HealthCare Oncology service line
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center - Peoria
OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois | Children's Service Line
OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center - Bloomington

About Shelli:
I was a television news anchor, reporter, and producer for nearly 20 years and have been with OSF HealthCare since 2008. I am the Supervisor of our Media Relations team. My background helps in knowing what reporters want, and how and when they need it. I enjoy helping tell the stories and look forward to working with you.
 

Colleen Reynolds

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Email: Colleen.Reynolds@osfhealthcare.org 
Office: (309) 308-5025
Cell:    (309) 825-7255

Areas Supported:
OSF Innovation
Jump Simulation Center
OSF Digital Health

About Colleen:
I joined OSF HealthCare in 2018 after a successful career in radio news where I received numerous awards for my reporting. I remain active in supporting journalism through the Foundation for the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and look forward to helping journalists learn about OSF Innovation and OSF Digital Health .
 

Paul Arco

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Email: Paul.Arco@osfhealthcare.org 
Office: (815) 395-5036

Areas Supported:
OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center - Rockford
OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center - Mendota
OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Ottawa
OSF HealthCare Center for Health - Streator
OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital - Escanaba, MI 

About Paul: 
I joined OSF HealthCare in 2016, returning to my health care roots after years working in print, nonprofit and the government sector. I enjoy working alongside the media, sharing the incredible stories of the work being done every day within our Ministry.
 

Lee Batsakis

Media Relations Coordinator
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Phone:    (708) 408-0720

Areas Supported:
OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center - Evergreen Park
OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center - Galesburg
OSF HealthCare Saint Clare Medical Center - Princeton
OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center - Kewanee
OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center – Monmouth
 

About Lee:
I grew up on Chicago's southwest side and have been with OSF HealthCare since 2013. I have been recognized by the Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) for my achievements and am passionate about sharing the stories of our health care Ministry. I look forward to connecting with you.
 

Tim Ditman

Media Relations Coordinator
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Office: (217) 337-2027
Cell:   (309) 838-9664 

Areas Supported:
OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center - Urbana
   OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center - Danville 
 OSF HealthCare St. Anthony Health Center - Alton
OSF HealthCare Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center - Pontiac


About Tim:
I am a Bloomington, Illinois, native and University of Illinois journalism graduate. I spent 10 award-winning years in Champaign-Urbana radio and television before joining OSF  HealthCare in 2022. I look forward to working with the media to tell the Ministry's stories.
 

Karen Brodbeck 

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Email: karen.brodbeck@osfhealthcare.org   
Phone: (815) 993-3995

Areas Supported:
Health Care Transformation
Partnerships & Growth
Reputation Management

About Karen:
I am an executive leader within the Marketing and Communications division responsible for brand strategy and strategic communication planning and execution for OSF HealthCare. The media relations team is one of my immediate areas of oversight. I enjoy sharing the OSF HealthCare Ministry with multiple audiences, and invite you to connect with me.