OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria Public Radio News
9:32 am
Wed June 25, 2014

OSF Saint Francis CEO retiring

The long-time President and CEO of OSF Saint Francis Medical  Center is stepping down at the end of this year. Keith Steffen has served in the role for 17 years, but has been with the hospital for about 34 years. Steffen says he’s leaving the position to spend more time with family. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Local doctor hoping to build a "Library of Hearts"

Dr. Matthew Bramlet holding one of the many hearts he's printed on the 3D printer at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education center.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

3D printing technology at Peoria’s Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center is changing the way doctors perform surgery. A pediatric cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is using the technology to better evaluate congenital heart disease in children. It’s already changed the outcomes of surgeries and the lives of his small patients.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:51 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Future emergency physicians get first-response education

Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

Some area fire fighters and paramedics got to teach future doctors how they respond to emergency situations. The East Peoria Fire Department presented various types of emergency simulations to 30 emergency department residents with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. The residents also got hands on experience in how to respond to those situations.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:19 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Saint Francis and Methodist recognized as Top Performers

Two area hospitals are being recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in the ways they treat certain medical conditions.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:42 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

OSF Saint Francis conducts flu vaccinations and disaster drill

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center spokeswoman, Shelli Dankoff, receives a flu shot.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A local hospital took the opportunity to vaccinate most of its staff while performing a disaster drill Wednesday. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center executed a three-hour lockdown early in the morning to determine if it could control access to the facility through three main entrances. It also gave the hospital an opportunity to see if it can vaccinate all of its employees.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:26 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

RMERT reviews emergency equipment

Hospitals in the 18-county area are making sure they are equipped to deal with large scale disasters. The Regional Medical Emergency Response Team are meeting just outside Peoria to train personnel how to use emergency medical equipment and make sure it works properly. The team is made up of representatives from 25 area hospitals.

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Peoria Public Radio News
5:38 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

OSF Saint Francis offering 3D mammograms

OSF Saint Francis Centers for Breast Health are offering three-dimensional mammograms.

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:01 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Groundbreaking transplant patient dies

Credit OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

A Korean toddler who received a pioneering trachea transplant in Peoria has died. A spokesperson with the Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis says 2-year old Hannah Warren passed away on Saturday.

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:28 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Peoria Area EMS Medical Director stepping down

The Peoria Area EMS Medical Director is stepping down. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center announced Cheryl Colbenson’s resignation is effective July 1st. She’s leaving to complete a fellowship in Integrative Medicine.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:53 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

State recognizes local pediatric care doctor

A Peoria Doctor is being recognized for outstanding pediatric care. 

Dr. Teresa Riech (REESH) is the Emergency Department Pediatric Medical Director at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois. She is receiving the State’s Ron W. Lee Pediatric Care Award. 

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