OSF Saint Francis Medical Center http://peoriapublicradio.org en OSF Saint Francis CEO retiring http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/osf-saint-francis-ceo-retiring <p>The long-time President and CEO of OSF Saint Francis Medical &nbsp;Center is stepping down at the end of this year. Keith Steffen has served in the role for 17 years, but has been with the hospital for about 34 years. Steffen says he’s leaving the position to spend more time with family.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:32:03 +0000 Denise Molina 25454 at http://peoriapublicradio.org OSF Saint Francis CEO retiring Local doctor hoping to build a "Library of Hearts" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/local-doctor-hoping-build-library-hearts <div>3D printing technology at Peoria’s Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center is changing the way doctors perform surgery. A pediatric cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is using the technology to better evaluate congenital heart disease in children. It’s already changed the outcomes of surgeries and the lives of his small patients.</div><div> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Denise Molina 23182 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Local doctor hoping to build a "Library of Hearts" Future emergency physicians get first-response education http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/future-emergency-physicians-get-first-response-education <div>Some area fire fighters and paramedics got to teach future doctors how they respond to emergency situations. The East Peoria Fire Department presented various types of emergency simulations to 30 emergency department residents with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. The residents also got hands on experience in how to respond to those situations.</div><div> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:51:32 +0000 Denise Molina 14236 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Future emergency physicians get first-response education Saint Francis and Methodist recognized as Top Performers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/saint-francis-and-methodist-recognized-top-performers <div>Two area hospitals are being recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in the ways they treat certain medical conditions.</div><div> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:19:34 +0000 Denise Molina 14169 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Saint Francis and Methodist recognized as Top Performers OSF Saint Francis conducts flu vaccinations and disaster drill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/osf-saint-francis-conducts-flu-vaccinations-and-disaster-drill <div>A local hospital took the opportunity to vaccinate most of its staff while performing a disaster drill Wednesday. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center executed a three-hour lockdown early in the morning to determine if it could control access to the facility through three main entrances. It also gave the hospital an opportunity to see if it can vaccinate all of its employees.</div><div> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:42:34 +0000 Denise Molina 12818 at http://peoriapublicradio.org OSF Saint Francis conducts flu vaccinations and disaster drill RMERT reviews emergency equipment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rmert-reviews-emergency-equipment <div>Hospitals in the 18-county area are making sure they are equipped to deal with large scale disasters. The Regional Medical Emergency Response Team are meeting just outside Peoria to train personnel how to use emergency medical equipment and make sure it works properly. The team is made up of representatives from 25 area hospitals.</div><div> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:26:37 +0000 Denise Molina 11775 at http://peoriapublicradio.org RMERT reviews emergency equipment OSF Saint Francis offering 3D mammograms http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/osf-saint-francis-offering-3d-mammograms <div>OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health are offering three-dimensional mammograms.</div><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:38:38 +0000 Orko Manna 10494 at http://peoriapublicradio.org OSF Saint Francis offering 3D mammograms Groundbreaking transplant patient dies http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/groundbreaking-transplant-patient-dies <div>A Korean toddler who received a pioneering trachea transplant in Peoria has died. A spokesperson with the Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis says 2-year old Hannah Warren passed away on Saturday.</div><div> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:01:32 +0000 Denise Molina 8502 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Groundbreaking transplant patient dies Peoria Area EMS Medical Director stepping down http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-area-ems-medical-director-stepping-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Area EMS Medical Director is stepping down. </span>OSF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Saint Francis Medical Center announced Cheryl </span>Colbenson’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resignation is effective July </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She’s leaving to complete a fellowship in Integrative Medicine.</span></p><div> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:28:50 +0000 Denise Molina 7144 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Area EMS Medical Director stepping down State recognizes local pediatric care doctor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-recognizes-local-pediatric-care-doctor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Peoria Doctor is being recognized for outstanding pediatric care.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Teresa </span>Riech<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (</span>REESH<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) is the Emergency Department Pediatric Medical Director at </span>OSF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Saint Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois. She is receiving the State’s Ron W. Lee Pediatric Care Award.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 21:53:44 +0000 Tanya Koonce 5984 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State recognizes local pediatric care doctor