Kewanee

Health
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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Health
5:29 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Kewanee Hospital to join OSF Healthcare

Kewanee Hospital is set to join the OSF Healthcare System next spring.  Both groups signed an agreement, pending approval from the state review board in December.  

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State News
7:42 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Report: Il doesn't provide enough mental health care to youth prisoners

A new report says Illinois doesn’t provide adequate mental health care to its youth prisoners.  The head of a prison watchdog group says the people in charge of the Department of Juvenile  Justice are to blame. IPR'S Patrick Smith has more.

Illinois juvenile offenders who are seriously mentally ill are sent to the youth prison in Kewanee. They’re housed there along with juvenile sex offenders and kids who need maximum security. John Maki’s  the head of prison watchdog, The John Howard Association.

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