Healing Patients Together
OSF’s story has always been about our Mission, as we seek to broaden our ability to help and heal patients. Building the OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute in Peoria will propel our entire Ministry’s growth in the area of cancer care. There is no end to its impact. We can already see how it will fortify and bolster the standing of every location in our network — from our other five cancer centers to our community hospitals — leading to our ultimate goal of National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. We can already project how much our surgeons, Mission Partners and specialists will learn, grow and lead with access to advanced treatment options — ones that can transform cancer outcomes. Most importantly, we can already feel how the lives of our patients will move with greater ease and access to life-saving cancer care through the help of our entire Ministry.
A Stronger OSF Network
Every care provider in our OSF Ministry, from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the farthest boundaries of Illinois, will gain higher-level access to tomorrow's cancer-fighting resources, leaving a legacy of more survivors' stories.
Through the new OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute, Peoria will become the central hub and greatest resource for the 14 other hospitals and five cancer centers within the OSF Ministry. With Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center and through our partnership with University of Illinois Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, the possibilities are limitless.
Through the Advanced Imaging and Modeling (AIM) Lab at Jump, we can apply VR and 3D technology to surgical planning, making an impact on both medical education and surgical oncology. Nearly 50% of current oncology cases viewed in VR result in a change to surgical planning thanks to this technology. Together, we will transform cancer treatment with a shared purpose to improve outcomes through innovation.
For our patients, expanded resources bring immeasurable advantages. With advanced technology available within the OSF Ministry, they will no longer have to travel outside our network to receive life-saving treatment, including proton therapy and FLASH therapy. This increased access within the OSF system will allow our medical teams to stay in constant communication with one another, assuring our patients get the best possible care.