OSF http://peoriapublicradio.org en Saint Anthony’s Health System seeks to join OSF Healthcare http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/saint-anthony-s-health-system-seeks-join-osf-healthcare <p></p><p>Saint Anthony’s Health System signed a letter of intent to affiliate with OSF Healthcare. &nbsp;The Alton-based hospital says the potential partnership will allow it to offer more specialty services and boost its ability to recruit doctors and nurses. &nbsp;Both OSF HealthCare and Saint Anthony’s Health System next enter into the phase of due diligence, the exploring the potential affiliation. A decision on whether to move forward is expected later this year.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:18:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20391 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Saint Anthony’s Health System seeks to join OSF Healthcare OSF receives high Trauma Center designation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/osf-receives-high-trauma-center-designation <p>The OSF Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency Department has received a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center designation. &nbsp;OSF says it’s the first such state-designation in downstate Illinois. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:03:15 +0000 Peoria Public Radio 18848 at http://peoriapublicradio.org OSF receives high Trauma Center designation Kewanee Hospital to join OSF Healthcare http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kewanee-hospital-join-osf-healthcare <p>Kewanee Hospital is set to join the OSF Healthcare System next spring. &nbsp;Both groups signed an agreement, pending approval from the state review board in December. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:29:11 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13508 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kewanee Hospital to join OSF Healthcare Peoria Children’s Hospital gets $75,000 for cancer radiation research http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-children-s-hospital-gets-75000-cancer-radiation-research <p></p><div>The Children’s Hospital of Illinois is getting $75,000 to help track radiation exposure in cancer patients. &nbsp;Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded the grant to the hospital. &nbsp;The non-profit group’s mission is to help find a cure for childhood cancer. &nbsp;Doctor Karen Fernandez is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital. &nbsp;She says it’s important to track radiation exposure in patients when they receive an X-Ray or CT Scan:</div><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:18:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 11103 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Children’s Hospital gets $75,000 for cancer radiation research Area medical research on display at symposium http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-medical-research-display-symposium <p></p><div>New medical research was on display at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria. &nbsp;More than 40 resident physicians with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria presented their findings. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:20:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5640 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area medical research on display at symposium OSF joins Mayo Clinic Network http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/osf-joins-mayo-clinic-network <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;OSF HealthCare is joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network. &nbsp;The system allows O-S-F physicians to access medical resources from the Mayo Clinic. &nbsp;Doctor Kathleen Forbes is the Chief Clinical Officer of the O-S-F Healthcare System. &nbsp;She says the partnership will allow doctors to use an online tool called Ask-Mayo-Expert:</div><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:33:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4272 at http://peoriapublicradio.org OSF joins Mayo Clinic Network Proctor Hospital transitioning services to OSF HealthCare http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/proctor-hospital-transitioning-services-osf-healthcare <p></p><p>OSF&nbsp;HealthCare System is taking over eight medical sites from Proctor Hospital. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex&nbsp;Rusciano&nbsp;reports:</p><div> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:45:26 +0000 Sean Flavin 1627 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Proctor Hospital transitioning services to OSF HealthCare Simulation training for OSF resident physicians http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/simulation-training-osf-resident-physicians <p></p><div>Resident physicians at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center are using simulation training to learn how to put neck and chest catheters into a patient. &nbsp;The simulation walks-through how to prepare the patient, use the tools and insert the catheter. Jessica Short is a clinical research coordinator with OSF. &nbsp;She says the training allows resident physicians to learn at their own pace:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:13:03 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1297 at http://peoriapublicradio.org