Category Archives: Cardiovascular Services

Army veteran finds passion in health care administration

As a young man in Montana, Shawn Wagner followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the U.S. Army. Now, 35 years later, Shawn is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and serves as the director for the Army National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) and vice president of OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute. Shawn has come a […]



Pastor’s Heart Restored With Coordinated Emergency Care

Thankful. That’s what Mike Morrell feels when he reflects on his emergency experience with OSF HealthCare. It was just two days after Mike had retired as a pastor from Mendota First United Methodist Church that he woke up in the middle of the night with what felt like heart burn. After realizing over-the-counter medication wasn’t […]



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 […]