OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

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OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
OSF Healthcare System
A driveway with a covered pedestrian crossing leads to automatic sliding doors with a sign above reading "Center for Advanced Medicine"; behind the entranceway, a small cylindrical glass and steel atrium leading to a brick building.
Center for Advanced Medicine at OSF St. Joseph
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center is located in Illinois
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
Geography
Location Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Coordinates 40°28′58″N 88°57′22″W / 40.4828°N 88.9561°W / 40.4828; -88.9561Coordinates: 40°28′58″N 88°57′22″W / 40.4828°N 88.9561°W / 40.4828; -88.9561
Organization
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type General
Services
Standards Joint Commission (#7248)
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Beds 149[1]
History
Founded March 22, 1880 (1880-03-22)[2]
Links
Website http://www.osfstjoseph.org/
Lists Hospitals in Illinois

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center is a 149-bed Level II trauma center hospital complex in Bloomington, Illinois, and is part of the OSF Healthcare System.[1]

St. Joseph Hospital accepted its first patient on 1880. The original hospital was a two-story brick mansion on Jackson Street. The current site on East Washington Street was opened in the 1960s.[2]

Among the hospital's claims of firsts in central Illinois were the first successful Caesarian section birth;[2] the 1929 first blood transfusion; first successful radiation therapy in the 1940s;[3] the 1990 first open heart surgery;[2] and first "beating heart surgery", in which the heart is not stopped, in 2000.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us". OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. Bloomington, Illinois: OSF Healthcare System. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ a b c d "History". OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. Bloomington, Illinois: OSF Healthcare System. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Central Illinois "Firsts"". OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. Bloomington, Illinois: OSF Healthcare System. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 

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