A welcome from
Sister Judith Ann, O.S.F.
Since 1877, The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis have guided OSF HealthCare in its Mission to “serve persons with the greatest care and love.” Today, our OSF Ministry reaches more than 3.7 million people in communities throughout Illinois and Michigan.
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
A true transformation in health care demands innovation. And the latest epicenter is the new Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) in Peoria, made possible by a $25 million gift from Jump Trading. A collaboration between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Jump is a virtual care laboratory where innovators, medical students, physicians and researchers are working together to replicate every area of patient care. The facility is already proving to be a regional and global incubator for health care learning and innovation.
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Empowering advancement through virtual procedures in authentic settings, hands-on practice and comprehensive debriefing sessions.
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Empowering advancement through research that improves patient safety, ensures access to high quality care and bends the cost curve.
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Empowering advancement through future-focused ideas that improve health care outcomes for patients and solve clinical problems.
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The official kickoff of Jump brought together a community of educators, caregivers, researchers, donors and thought leaders. Here’s one of the videos that celebrated the opening.
OSF Animal-Assisted Therapy Program
When Theresa Geraci’s father was receiving cancer treatment in 2008, she noticed that the only thing that made him smile was a visit from her dogs. As an OSF Saint Anthony surgical nurse, that got her thinking. Were there pet therapy programs out there creating similarly positive outcomes? Turns out, yes. So after a little research Theresa pitched the idea to administration. Today, the OSF Animal-Assisted Therapy program has 59 canine volunteers that routinely visit patients in Rockford and in Peoria at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. The program, which uses many rescue dogs, is modeled after the successful Paws 4 Therapy, Inc. program which has been cited as a Joint Commission “Best Practice.”
When dogs from our Animal-Assisted Therapy
program visit patients, the benefits add up.
In 2013, we continued to build on our commitment to improving the quality of patient care by launching OSF ConstantCare. Simply put, it offers patients and their families an extra layer of critical care when it matters most. Staffed 24/7, critical care specialists serve as a second set of eyes for our physicians and nurses. Together, they continuously monitor critically ill patients to identify subtle changes in conditions sooner, avoiding complications in the process. As a result, there are faster recovery times and less time spent in the ICU. It’s truly a win-win for patients.
OSF professionals describe how OSF ConstantCare is providing the highest
possible levels of care for the most critically ill or injured patients.
Population Health Management
OSF Medical Group made dramatic strides in continuing our Accountable Care Organization rollout. Since being named one of the earliest Pioneer ACOs in the nation, OSF has created a Centralized Care Management Team that coordinates care for our sickest patients. That care includes clinical attention but also addresses non-medical barriers to good health. As monitored through EPIC, the data suggests we are succeeding in providing higher levels of quality care while lowering Medicare expenditures.
ACO models can be complex and difficult to explain. To help communicate our participation to our caregivers, we introduced “Ted,” an animated primer on what it means to belong to an ACO.
The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. Just like its name implies, accountable care holds organizations accountable for specific levels of quality care, including what we call our “ACO TripleAim.”
Mayo Clinic Care Network Affiliation
In 2013, OSF Healthcare became one of the first health care organizations invited to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network. This unlocks a variety of opportunities for us. We can collaborate on complex problems. We can access Mayo’s vast research, protocols and medical libraries. We can extend our OSF care well beyond current geographic boundaries to make sure patients are receiving the best care possible.
Seamless Care Transitions
We work together to help diagnose and treat complex medical diagnoses locally. If the Mayo Clinic Care Network is needed, we can coordinate the care from start to finish.
Collaboration Close to Home
From consultations to research resources, our partnership has powerful tools that benefit patients.
The Sisters Of The Third Order
Of St. Francis Governing Board
Sister Judith Ann Duvall, O.S.F.
Sister Diane Marie McGrew, O.S.F.
Sister Agnes Joseph Williams, O.S.F.
Sister Theresa Ann Brazeau, O.S.F.
Sister Rose Therese Mann, O.S.F.
Annual Gross Patient Services Revenue
OSF HealthCare Employees
OSF Medical GroupLocations 206 Employed Primary Care Providers 330 Employed Specialty Care Providers 362 Patient Visits 1,472,800
OSF Home Care ServicesHome Health Annual Visits 185,717 Hospice Average Daily Census 267
OSF Healthcare FoundationTotal Contributions $19,917,388
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