OSF Mission Partners Roll Up Their Sleeves to Make History
OSF HealthCare Welcomes Governor J.B. Pritzker and Dr. Ngozi Ezike
Tuesday Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, along with the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health Dr. Ngozi Ezike and Illinois State representative Jehan Gordon-Booth visited the campus of OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria to witness some of the first front line workers in the state receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
The OSF HealthCare Mission Partners (employees) who received the vaccine Tuesday exemplify the wide range of front line caregivers who make up the first wave of eligible recipients.
- Chemica Jones, CNA, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center.
- Juan Fernandez, transporter, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center
- Doug Meyer, respiratory therapist, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center
- Evelyn Tatum, Environmental Services, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center
- Victor Chan, chief of Emergency Services, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center
OSF HealthCare is encouraged by the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of an emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. A vaccine is our best shot to eradicate the virus, and OSF is proudly offering the vaccine to our eligible frontline caregivers.
Below you will find comments from Governor J.B. Pritzker, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, OSF Saint Francis president Robert Anderson and vaccine recipients Chemica Jones and Doug Meyer.