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How Being A Chaplain Gave One Pastor A Sense Of Urgency In The COVID Fight

CHAMPAIGN — Keith Thomas wears many hats in the Champaign-Urbana community. He’s a full-time pastor at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. And he’s also been on the frontlines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working as a hospital chaplain at OSF HealthCare. Thomas says the hardest situations he’s been in — as...
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Petoskey News-Review

Munson to mandate coronavirus vaccine for staff, providers

GAYLORD — Munson Healthcare will require its employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine in a move to comply with anticipated vaccination requirements for hospitals and health systems recently unveiled by President Joe Biden. The Traverse City-based organization said its current workforce, providers, contract workers, and students must receive their COVID-19...
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OSF to offer Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic Sept. 30

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — For one day only, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination will be available at OSF Healthcare. The vaccination is one dose and will be administered on Thursday, Sept. 30, for anyone over the age of 18. Appointments are required and available between 8:20 a.m. and 12...
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OSF offering single-day single-dose J&J COVID-19 vaccine clinic

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) -- OSF HealthCare will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow, Thursday, September 30. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online, here. They are available between 8:20-noon and 1-4 p.m. at OSF Medical Group – Diabetes & Endocrinology, 1800 Knoxville Ave., Peoria.

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony's Celebrates Cancer Survivors with a drive-up event

ALTON – Beautiful sunshine streamed down on a celebration of cancer patients and survivors during a drive-by parade Friday, September 24 at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center. Mission Partners (Employees) and other supporters celebrated their heroes: those who are facing or endured the fight against the second leading cause of death in the U.S. The team at the OSF Moeller Cancer Center honors cancer survivors in a memorable way every year. Since the start of the pandemic, Continue Reading

OSF PromptCare in Princeton moving to new location with a new name and change in hours

OSF PromptCare in Princeton is excited to announce a move to a new location across the street from OSF HealthCare Saint Clare Medical Center. OSF PromptCare and OSF HealthCare – Community Health will now be known as OSF HealthCare – Medical Group. Patients will continue to receive the same high-quality, expert care the they’ve come to expect. Services begin at the new location on Saturday, October 2.

Drive-thru Flu Vaccines at OSF Saint Anthony

Flu season is here and OSF HealthCare is ready. Flu vaccinations for adults and children are now available through local OSF Medical Group – Primary Care offices. Specific time slots may be viewed and reserved online, and patients can self-schedule through the OSF MyChart app. The app allows users to search for and select any office by current location, home address or zip code.

McLean County Health Waits For IDPH Guidance On COVID Boosters

It's not clear yet when the McLean County Health Department (MCHD) will make the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots available to certain populations. The Centers for Disease Control approved boosters for certain groups after six months of becoming fully vaccinated. It's for people with underlying health conditions and frontline workers who could be at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Common Seasonal Virus, RSV, Hitting Earlier

A highly contagious virus that can seriously impact infants and the elderly has arrived earlier than usual. Respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise known as RSV, is hitting at the same time health leaders are worried about the flu and COVID-19. What’s so concerning is that RSV is the leading cause of...

McLean County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach 4-Month High

COVID-19 hospitalizations in McLean County reached a four-month high on Thursday, while the availability of intensive care beds in Bloomington-Normal shrunk to 4%. The McLean County Health Department (MCHD) reported 33 McLean County residents are in the hospital with COVID. That’s up three from Wednesday and the county’s highest mark since May 14, according to data provided from the health department and compiled by WGLT.

COVID-19 treatment improves, but prevention through vaccination is key to recovery

COVID-19 has become the most deadly pandemic in American history, with deaths at more than 650,000, surpassing the estimated deaths from the 1918 Spanish flu. But a lead infectious disease doctor for Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare says over the course of the pandemic, medical providers have found ways to save lives with improved, more standardized care.

OSF HealthCare Needs Your Help in Addressing Community Needs

Every three years OSF HealthCare is required to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment survey to put together a plan to meet the community needs informs Diabetes Education Coordinator Tina Canada:. “Once those surveys are tabulated, then it kind of shows us what the community health needs are here in...
Escanaba Daily Press

OSF seeks community input on priorities

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is requesting input from Delta County residents to determine and prioritize community-based health needs. A survey is now available online. To participate, go to by Oct. 8.

OSF HeathCare Saint Elizabeth Announces Lee Jerde, DAISY Award Winner

As a partner in the international DAISY Award program that recognizes nurses' extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care, OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center recently awarded its DAISY Award to Lee Jerde. Lee is a registered nurse and works in the Intensive Care Unit at OSF Saint Elizabeth. Jerde has...