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Alerts for the Monmouth, Illinois Area

OSF HealthCare Limiting and Screening Visitors

Mar 31, 2020 - To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and the spread of COVID-19, we are asking the public not to visit hospitalized patients.

To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and Mission Partners (employees), OSF HealthCare facilities in Kewanee and Monmouth will implement a strict no visitor policy effective April 1, 2020, with a few exceptions:

  • One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations

All people entering the hospital will be screened for signs of respiratory illness.

Walk-in appointments (non-scheduled) after 4 p.m. on weekdays or after 11 a.m. on Saturdays at OSF Saint Luke Rural Health Clinic will not be available, so please plan accordingly.

“Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says Jackie Kernan, president of OSF Holy Family and OSF Saint Luke. “These safety measures are aligned with our Mission and CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”

If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.

Closings & Cancellations - Monmouth Area

Mar 13, 2020 - Out of an abundance of caution and based on recommendations from state and local health agencies, we have decided to reschedule some of our events.

The following OSF HealthCare offices and activities have been cancelled or postponed:

  • In order to safeguard the health of our Mission Partners and community, patients and visitors to OSF Holy Family Medical Center are being asked to comply with wellness screening practices in order to enter the building. To streamline patient flow at our facility and enforce the flu masking restrictions currently in place, we are limiting the number of public entrances to our hospital. Visitors approaching the Outpatient/Visitors entrance as well the Main Entrance will be redirected to the Emergency Department Entrance for screening. Rehab-Specialty Clinic Entrance and OSFMG Entrance remain open.

  • For the safety of our patients we have cancelled screening mammography appointments for at least the next two weeks.  This includes our walk-in Wednesday and Saturday appointments and walk ins. We ARE doing diagnostic mammography with an appointment.  If a patient has a breast symptom he/she should contact the provider for further instructions and an order.

  • Wellness/Phase 3 program at OSF Holy Family is being closed to the public until further notice.

  • Masses in the OSF Holy Family Chapel have been suspended.

  • All bone density screening appointments have been postponed until further notice.

  • Volunteer Services have been suspended. 

  • The Gift Shop has been closed until further notice.

  • March 13
    A1C Screening at Save-A-Lot, Monmouth - cancelled
    A Matter of Balance Classes - all remaining sessions cancelled

  • March 18
    A1C Screening at Costello Terrace, Monmouth - cancelled

  • March 23
    Diabetes Support Group - cancelled
    Healthy Workplace Event - postponed

  • March 24
    Be WELL Meeting - cancelled

  • March 28
    Nutrition Poster Contest Awards - cancelled

  • March 31
    Be WELL Meeting - cancelled

  • April 2
    Healthy Kids U Open House - cancelled

  • April 9 - May 21
    Healthy Kids U - postponed to fall 2020