OSF Healthcare

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OSF Healthcare
Non-profit organization
Industry Healthcare
Founded 1877
Founder The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
Headquarters Peoria, Illinois, USA
Area served
Illinois, Michigan
Key people
Sister Judith Ann Duvall, O.S.F., Chairperson
Kevin Schoeplein, CEO
Sister Diane Marie McGrew, O.S.F., President
Revenue $3.7 billion[1] USD (2008)
Owner The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
Number of employees
11,722[1]
Website http://www.osfhealthcare.org/

OSF Healthcare is a not-for-profit Catholic health care corporation that operates a medical group, hospital system, and other health care facilities in Illinois and Michigan.[1] Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, the OSF Healthcare is owned and operated by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis.[2]

The sisters arrived in Iowa City, Iowa in 1875 from Germany. At the request of Rev. Bernard Baak in Peoria, Illinois, six sisters were sent there to care for the sick in 1876. The sisters became an independent religious community in 1877.[3] A major expansion of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, the largest of the corporation's hospitals, was completed in 2010. In April 2012, the Sisters dropped a bid to acquire health care corporation in Rockford after the Federal Trade Commission challenged the merger as anti-competitive.[4] Also, in April 2012, Sister Judith Ann Duvall gave an interview to the Peoria Journal Star, a rarity, and emphasized that charitable aid, not solely profit, was the core basis for the Order's and OSF Healthcare's existence (though the Peoria hospital is well situated financially, and with a large endowment).[5] Sister Judith Ann is also the subject of the 2013 documentary Divine Prescription: Stories of Faith, Community and Healing,[6] produced by Diva Communications.

The OSF Healthcare system is the subsidiary that operates acute care facilities. The system includes eight hospitals, two colleges of nursing, and two long-term care facilities.[1]

The OSF Medical Group has 52 locations, and employs 158 primary care providers and 16 specialty care providers.[1] The OSF Home Care has an average daily census of 198.[1] OSF Saint Francis, Inc. and OSF Healthcare Foundation are also operated by OSF Healthcare.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Facts and Figures" (PDF). OSF Healthcare. Retrieved March 23, 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Frost, Peter (2013-04-19). "Mayo makes another push into Illinois". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  3. ^ "History". OSF Healthcare. Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ Westphal, Melissa (2012-04-12). "OSF Healthcare and Rockford Health System drop merger bid". Peoria Journal Star. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  5. ^ Adams, Pam (2012-04-08). "For OSF's Sister Judith Ann Duvall, health care is foremost 'a sacred ministry'". Peoria Journal Star. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  6. ^ Excerpt from Divine Prescription (2013) http://vimeo.com/64253091

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