Author Archives: Lauren Hoefert

OSF OnCall Brings Nighttime Relief to Rockford Resident

Kim Kaufman, of Rockford, was going on day three with severe congestion and drainage. She tried different homeopathic options and over-the-counter medicines to help with the symptoms, but nothing seemed to provide any relief. Kim, a mediation specialist, suspected she had a sinus infection. The Sunday after Thanksgiving, she woke up at 2 a.m. feeling […]



New Emergency Center Saves Streator Native’s Life

In August 2016, Carol Biroschik woke up one morning with pain in her neck, jaw and down both of her sides. “I had worked outside in my flower bed the day prior, so I thought it might have been aches and pains from doing that,” Carol, a Streator native, said. But when Carol’s pain persisted […]