Our OSF Family grew last year, and that means we have the privilege and responsibility to serve new patients and communities. It also means more caregivers and support teams members earned a very special title: Mission Partners. As family and Mission Partners, our newest team members learned from us, and we learned from them. Together now as One OSF, we continue to serve with the greatest care and love.

Mendota Community Hospital became the 11th hospital to join the OSF HealthCare family in April 2015, becoming OSF Saint Paul Medical Center.

The 25-bed critical access hospital has remained the same hospital Mendota residents have come to know and trust, but with new access to OSF HealthCare specialists and a network of more than 700 physicians.

OSF Saint Paul is one of the largest employers in the community, with more than 300 employees on staff. Directed by a volunteer board, the hospital is an acute-care non-for-profit corporation. In December 2011, OSF Saint Paul moved to its brand new state-of-the-art facility located at 1401 East 12th St. As part of OSF HealthCare, OSF Saint Paul patients receive access to Illinois Neurological Institute, OSF OnCall, HeartCare Midwest, Children’s Hospital of Illinois and a Children’s Hospital Clinic specializing in congenital heart and pediatric cardiology. The Children’s Hospital Clinic is located at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center.

Altonintegration3It was a busy inaugural year for OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center. After joining the OSF HealthCare System in November of 2014, the Health Center has not only transitioned into the OSF Family smoothly, it has flourished. The winners in this partnership have been the residents of the greater Alton area and its surrounding communities. OSF HealthCare has made significant capital investments in the technology and infrastructure of OSF Saint Anthony’s. Some of the major improvements include:

  • New imaging equipment to assist in surgical procedures.
  • Complete replacement of the existing cardiology equipment with the addition of a state-of-the-art 3D ultrasound machine.
  • A complete overhaul of the IT infrastructure and the implementation of a new electronic health record system – Epic.
  • The renovation of an entire floor of the Physician Office Building – improving efficiency through a patient-centric focus.

Looking to the future, OSF Saint Anthony’s plans to grow and offer a wide variety of specialty services while continuing to provide high quality Catholic health care to area residents by recruiting more doctors and expanding services.

OSF HealthCare last year partnered with the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to form OSF IPMR, which connects the talents and skills of professionals at two rehabilitation entities.

OSF_IPMR_BlessingThis partnership has allowed us to expand our locations and services throughout the communities we serve, resulting in improved access for those who are in need of specialized care while recovering from a disabling illness, injury or surgery. OSF IPMR service offerings include outpatient rehab therapies, and wellness programs including acupuncture, massage therapy, specialty exercise and Senior World Adult Day Services.

In September 2015, The Rockford Surgical Service and Perryville Surgical Associates, both of Rockford, Illinois, joined the OSF Medical Group to create the largest surgical group in the region. Named OSF Surgical Group – Rockford, the group includes 14 surgeons and a nurse practitioner and offers a broad range of surgical services including General, Cardiovascular, Trauma/ Critical Care, Burn Care, Colorectal, Breast, Peripheral Vascular and Oncology.


These surgical disciplines complement and expand the subspecialty surgery practices of Orthopedics, ENT, Gynecology and Plastic Surgery which were already a part of the OSF offerings. The partnership builds upon and expands the medical center’s long history of innovation, providing the widest breadth and depth of sophisticated surgical techniques including robotics and minimally invasive vascular care. In addition, as part of the OSF Surgical Group – Rockford, the surgeons now have access to Mayo Clinic resources as part of OSF Healthcare System’s participation in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.