OSF HealthCare has been here, innovating solutions to meet your changing needs, caring for the underserved and providing opportunities for people to develop and thrive professionally.
That feeling of knowing your neighbor has you covered, no matter what your health needs are – it’s available only at OSF.
OSF HealthCare is devoted to serving with the greatest care and love. That means we never stop working to make your health care more effective, more accessible and easier to navigate. We have the most complete range of resources for your health in the Peoria area, and we’re always evolving.
As Peoria’s largest employer, OSF provides competitive pay and benefits to every member of the OSF team. And with our growth comes the need for new facilities, prompting construction projects that improve services for the community and provide work for the construction trades.
As a leader in health care, OSF also attracts people to our region from all over. Whether it’s to get care they can’t get anywhere else or to learn about the latest innovations, OSF helps make the Peoria area into a destination. This helps bring revenue to local hotels, restaurants and other businesses.
As an academic medical center, OSF Saint Francis trains and teaches the health care professionals of tomorrow. We provide several residency programs through a partnership with University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.
We also provide opportunities for those who want to further their knowledge and develop the skills needed to succeed in health care. Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing educates and trains nurse graduates to be fully prepared for success with their certification exams and in future nursing career paths.
Sister M. Frances Krasse and a handful of Sisters of the Fraternal Order of St. Francis arrive in Peoria to set up a hospital in a house on Adams Street.
St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing opens to Sisters only. Thirteen years later, the school accepts applications from lay students.
A first-of-its-kind surgery to repair the aorta of a 3-month-old is performed in Peoria
OSF Saint Francis opens the first intensive care unit in Peoria.
An OSF crew completes the first helicopter transport of a premature newborn in the nation.
OSF Saint Francis is designated as the region’s trauma center.
The first open heart surgery at OSF Saint Francis is performed.
The first CT scan equipment in Peoria arrives at OSF Saint Francis.
OSF launches the children’s heart surgery program.
OSF Saint Francis makes national news for lifesaving treatment of the smallest patient – a premature baby weighing 1 lb., 12 oz.
The first use of MRI in central Illinois occurs at OSF Saint Francis.
The first kidney transplant in central Illinois is completed at OSF Saint Francis.
Peoria’s first heart transplant is performed at OSF Saint Francis.
OSF PromptCare starts seeing patients.
Sisters' Community Health Care Center is opened to help the underserved in the south side of Peoria.
The Jim and Trudy Maloof St. Jude clinic is relocated to OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
The first procedure to use stent grafts for an aortic aneurysm in central Illinois is performed at OSF Saint Francis.
On February 15, a groundbreaking is held for RecPlex – later named RiverPlex – a joint effort between OSF Saint Francis and the Peoria Park District.
The first transmyocardial revascularization, or TMR, in central Illinois is performed.
Gamma Knife, a groundbreaking technology for neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists, is installed at OSF Saint Francis.
The OSF Center for Health opens in north Peoria. It contains ambulatory surgery, lab, imaging, radiology, an OSF PromptCare, women's services and doctors' offices.
Ten days of events surround the opening of the new OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois and OSF Saint Francis building. It’s the largest construction project in the history of Peoria up to this point.
OSF Center for Health in Pekin opens its doors to patients.
OSF takes over the former LR Nelson Company building and renames it the Franciscan Prairie building.
Almost Home Kids – a division of OSF Children’s Hospital – opens its doors to families needing respite care or transitional care for their children with complex medical needs.
OSF HealthCare holds a groundbreaking for OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute. The location will be just the second center in Illinois offering proton beam therapy to treat patients, reducing treatment times, side effects and disruption in the lives of patients and caregivers.