center http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 Peoria LISC looks to financial center, neighborhood growth in 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-lisc-looks-financial-center-neighborhood-growth-2014 <p></p><div>The group working to revitalize Peoria’s struggling neighborhoods hopes to open a Financial Opportunity Center in 2014. &nbsp;Peoria’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, plans to work with community groups and non-profits to combine financial services into one place. &nbsp;Brandon Holmes is the Executive Director of the Peoria LISC. He says that will make it easier for residents to get financial help:</div><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:57:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16857 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria LISC looks to financial center, neighborhood growth in 2014 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 Resource center opens for Gifford recovery http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/resource-center-opens-gifford-recovery <p></p><div>Residents in the Champaign County town of Gifford are getting additional help after last week’s tornado. &nbsp;Officials opened a resource center that offers a single destination for donated items and access to social service agencies. As parents take advantage of these services, children are also getting extra help.</div><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:40:48 +0000 Sean Powers 15508 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Resource center opens for Gifford recovery State funding announced for Moline I Wireless Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-funding-announced-moline-i-wireless-center <p></p><div>The state of Illinois will help modernize the I Wireless Center in Moline. Thursday, Governor Pat Quinn came to the Quad Cities to formally announce a four-million-dollar grant from the public works program, Illinois Jobs Now.</div><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:25:19 +0000 Herb Trix 13911 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State funding announced for Moline I Wireless Center National accreditation for Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/national-accreditation-peoria-county-juvenile-detention-center <p></p><div>The Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center has received national accreditation for its health services. &nbsp;The National Commission on Correctional Health Care recognized the facility at its meeting last month. &nbsp;Brian Brown is the Center&rsquo;s Superintendent. &nbsp;He says the accreditation measures the detention center&rsquo;s entire operations:</div><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:02:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13159 at http://peoriapublicradio.org National accreditation for Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center Renowned cancer researcher resigns from UICOMP http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/renowned-cancer-researcher-resigns-uicomp-0 <p>A renowned professor and researcher with the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria has resigned his post. Doctor Jasti Rao resigned Monday morning due to health concerns. Doctor Rao headed the Cancer Research Center at U of I College of Medicine and was also a professor of cancer biology and neurosurgery. &nbsp;The College of Medicine Dean,Doctor Sara Rusch, says she will fill Doctor Rao’s roles until a replacement is found. &nbsp;Doctor Rao’s research efforts have led to a patented discovery of an anti-cancer treatment and more than $30 million in grant funding.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:17:17 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2978 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Renowned cancer researcher resigns from UICOMP