hospital http://peoriapublicradio.org en Area hospitals asking to limit visits amid flu season http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-hospitals-asking-limit-visits-amid-flu-season <p>Peoria’s hospitals are asking people to limit visits during the heightened part of the flu season. &nbsp;OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and UnityPoint Health Methodist-Proctor say the request is voluntary, but may change if necessary to reflect community health concerns. &nbsp;Both hospitals request that anyone under 18 refrain from visiting to limit exposure to children. They also ask people to avoid visiting if they feel sick, to cough into a tissue and wash hands frequently.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:45:05 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17978 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area hospitals asking to limit visits amid flu season State board approves Kewanee Hospital merger with OSF http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-board-approves-kewanee-hospital-merger-osf <p>Kewanee Hospital is joining the OSF Healthcare System in April under a new name. A state review board approved the merger between the two groups. Kewanee Hospital will be re-named OSF Saint Luke Medical Center during a dedication ceremony in the spring. The Kewanee Hospital CEO says the move allows the hospital to better serve its area patients.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:53:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16477 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State board approves Kewanee Hospital merger with OSF Sen. Mark Kirk back in hospital http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-mark-kirk-back-hospital <p></p><div>Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk was back in the hospital this weekend to have&nbsp;&nbsp;his gall bladder removed.</div><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:57:04 +0000 Brian Mackey 16075 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sen. Mark Kirk back in hospital Parking, entrance improvements planned for UnityPoint Health-Methodist http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/parking-entrance-improvements-planned-unitypoint-health-methodist <p>UnityPoint Health-Methodist plans to add a new hospital entrance and surface parking at the corner of Glen Oak and Hamilton. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:16:45 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14948 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Parking, entrance improvements planned for UnityPoint Health-Methodist State removes Health Alliance from retiree contracts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-removes-health-alliance-retiree-contracts <p>The state of Illinois has removed Urbana-based Health Alliance from its list of retiree contracts, as of January 2014.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:03:48 +0000 Jeff Bossert 12829 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State removes Health Alliance from retiree contracts