OSF St. Joseph Introduces Surgicalist Services Program

7/08/2014 - Bloomington, Illinois

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center is pleased to announce a new, revolutionary hospital-based surgical initiative called Surgicalist Services. Our team of surgicalists includes doctors Travis Holt, Dave Naour, John Wieland, Kathy Widerborg, and Mike Young. These surgeons respond to the needs of all patients with traumatic and other surgical problems needing immediate care in the Emergency Department or inpatient setting. The members of the team also provide inpatient consultations and are available exclusively at OSF St. Joseph during the day. 

While on-call, the members of the surgicalist team do not have scheduled office hours or elective surgeries; they focus all of their efforts on the medical center. They are available for on-site care and remain with their patients from the emergency room until they are discharged home. This method ensures the patient is comfortable at all times and receives the highest quality medical care possible. 

The surgicalist program increases access to medicine and rapid response times from the Emergency Department and reduces wait time between diagnosis and surgery. Our team of surgicalists eliminates time spent waiting to receive care while simultaneously improving the quality of care. This initiative will improve efficiency for the hospital. Above all, patients will receive in-house care in a timely and continuous manner. Patient satisfaction is our goal. 

For more information about our new team of surgicalists or the Surgicalist Services initiative, please visit www.osfstjoseph.org.


Sue Necessary
Community Relations Coordinator
(309) 665-5748