The OSF HealthCare Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of The Mark and Jeannette Kleine Pediatric Wellness Center at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
The announcement of the $1.5 million gift was made Monday, August 15, 2016 during a reception at Soangetaha Country Club in Galesburg.
The Mark and Jeannette Kleine Pediatric Wellness Center will be a multi-faceted program which will include a pediatric resource center; mental health prevention and treatment; advocacy programs, including parent education; and healthy living resources, including a focus on diet, exercise and wellness education.
Mark and Jeannette own and operate the Kleine Companies, based in Galesburg, IL.
“OSF HealthCare and Children’s Hospital of Illinois provide outstanding pediatric healthcare services,” said Mark Kleine. “Our ultimate goal is to see those services available to children throughout Galesburg and the surrounding area and to work with local providers and the OSF team of specialists to develop services and programs specific to the pediatric needs of our community.”
“Mark and Jeannette have demonstrated a commitment to revitalizing our community. The Kleine Pediatric Wellness Center will allow us to take the necessary steps toward a healthier community,” said Roxanna Crosser, President of OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
“The Galesburg community is fortunate to have forward-thinking and generous leaders who understand that a life of good health begins in childhood, and that a child’s health, to a large degree, is formed by the community they live in and we are proud to partner with them in that effort,” added Dr. Divya Joshi, OSF HealthCare Children’s Service Line CEO.
Development of specific programs and services for the Kleine Pediatric Wellness Center is underway in partnership with OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF Galesburg Clinic and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.