7:45 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Area hospitals asking to limit visits amid flu season

Peoria’s hospitals are asking people to limit visits during the heightened part of the flu season.  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.  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. 

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4:53 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

State board approves Kewanee Hospital merger with OSF

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.

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2:57 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Sen. Mark Kirk back in hospital

Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk was back in the hospital this weekend to have  his gall bladder removed.

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11:16 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Parking, entrance improvements planned for UnityPoint Health-Methodist

UnityPoint Health-Methodist plans to add a new hospital entrance and surface parking at the corner of Glen Oak and Hamilton.  

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4:03 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

State removes Health Alliance from retiree contracts

The state of Illinois has removed Urbana-based Health Alliance from its list of retiree contracts, as of January 2014. 

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