A Hero to Fellow Responders

Jay and Christine Akley

A Hero to Fellow Responders

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

First responders receive thousands of medical calls each year. They are first to arrive on the scene to provide emergency assistance. Thanks to the philanthropic spirit of Jay and Christina Akley of Popular Grove, paramedics and emergency medical services (EMS) students will be better equipped in emergency situations. Through the purchase of a new mobile… Continue Reading A Hero to Fellow Responders

Administration And Mr. Knell

A Legacy To Nursing Education

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing and OSF HealthCare Foundation were honored to celebrate the retirement of the President of the College of Nursing, Dr. Patricia Stockert, on Friday, July 26. Starting and ending her career at OSF, Dr. Stockert has over 43 years of leadership and compassionate excellence in service. Close friends and… Continue Reading A Legacy To Nursing Education

Swartz Family

A Gift of Gratitude

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Patients oftentimes express their gratitude with kind words of appreciation. But once in a while, a grateful patient family decides to make a gift of gratitude. Gene and Jan Swartz did just that. This month, the Swartz family generously donated $25K to the OSF Cardiovascular Institute to show their appreciation for the OSF HealthCare family… Continue Reading A Gift of Gratitude

Helping Patients Thrive

THRIVE beyond the cancer experience

Monday, August 5, 2019

The cancer experience is different for every child who goes through it. But for many children, and the families who support them, the medical and psychosocial effects of that experience can linger like a shadow. That is why the Heller Center for Kids with Cancer at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois has developed THRIVE,… Continue Reading THRIVE beyond the cancer experience