Jump & OSF Leaders Attend Unveiling of MATTER Chicago

2/13/2015 - Peoria, Illinois

  • Illinois State Governor Bruce Rauner, United States Senator Dick Durbin and other notable delegates cutting the ribbon at MATTER Chicago

  • Sister Diane Marie McGrew, O.S.F., President of OSF HealthCare, shaking hands with Chicago, Illinois Mayor Rahm Emanuel

  • Executive Director of Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, Matthew Warrens, talks with Sister Diane Marie McGrew, O.S.F., President of OSF HealthCare

OSF HealthCare and Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center leaders today joined Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Senator Dick Durbin and the heads of more than 50 health IT, medical device, diagnostic and biopharma startup companies to open MATTER Chicago.

“Our involvement in MATTER puts us on the frontlines of health care technology development,” said Jump Executive Director Matthew Warrens. “We will get a first-hand look at emerging technologies, be able to mentor the entrepreneurs developing those technologies, and an opportunity to bring those innovations here to Jump to further refine or to deploy throughout the OSF HealthCare Ministry to benefit our patients.”

Jump will help in the development and operation of the simulation space in the Chicago-based incubator for health care companies. Jump, OSF and UICOMP experts will advise entrepreneurs and assist in the development of new health care innovations. OSF HealthCare is the largest health care system partner in MATTER. 

CEO of OSF HealthCare, Kevin Schoeplein, stated, "We are excited about our involvement in Matter.  It aligns very well with our Vision to lead the transformation of health care.  We see our collaborative efforts with others involved in Matter as a way to help understand and help shape how innovations in technology, diagnostics, and information technology positively impact the overall cost of health care as well as improving the health of our patients and our communities."

MATTER is a not-for-profit organization developed by a team of entrepreneurs and industry leaders from a range of fields including health care IT, medical devices, diagnostics and biopharma who are passionate about creating products and services that advance the health care industry. 

MATTER is supported by the state of Illinois and recently secured private-sector commitments of over $4 million which complements the $2.5 million grant and $1.5 million loan provided by the State of Illinois.

About Jump
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center is a collaboration of OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The virtual medical training center combines actual medical equipment and the latest simulation technology for better education, performance training and research. Jump also is a training- and testing-ground for medical innovations and research. The mission of Jump: to improve patient health outcomes and lower health care costs.