OSF HealthCare has named Melinda Cooling Executive Director of Advanced Practice Providers.
Cooling, of East Peoria, has been serving as the Advanced Practice Provider Director in the Peoria region and maintains an active practice in the OSF Medical Group.
In her new role, Cooling will work with other leaders in building future models of care for patients with Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants serving a vital role within the health care team.
Cooling started her career with OSF HealthCare in 1997 as a medical office assistant. She earned her BSN from the Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing and her Masters and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degrees from the University of Illinois. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Executive and has an MBA in Health Care Administration.