Great Plains Orthopaedics Now Part of OSF HealthCare

7/18/2016 - Peoria, Illinois

  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Chaplain Monsignor Michael Bliss conducts a blessing ceremony at OSF Orthopedics

  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Chaplain Monsignor Michael Bliss blesses the OSF Orthopedics building

  • The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis attend the blessing of OSF Orthopedics

OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce that effective July 17, 2016 Great Plains Orthopaedics joined with OSF HealthCare and is now known as OSF Orthopedics.

A blessing ceremony, a dedication held for all new OSF HealthCare facilities, was held at the Great Plains Orthopaedics Kumpf Boulevard location Friday, July 15, 2016.

The surgeons, other providers and staff will transition with the group, and locations stay the same: 303 N. William Kumpf Boulevard and 7800 N. Sommer Street in Peoria, as well as OSF Medical Group Kewanee and OSF Galesburg Clinic. All phone numbers remain the same.

“Our commitment to provide excellent patient care remains unchanged,” said Jeffrey Garst, MD, President, Great Plains Orthopaedics. “Our decision to join with OSF HealthCare was made after carefully considering many factors, most importantly, the impact on our existing patients and to the Peoria area. We believe that integrating fully with OSF HealthCare will increase our opportunities in continuing to serve patients with the highest level of competence and compassion long into the future.”

“This affiliation will allow us to expand our regional system of orthopedic services and create greater access for patients,” said Mark Nafziger, CEO Ambulatory Care for OSF HealthCare. “It will build on our current relationship with Great Plains to ensure clinical excellence and adoption of new techniques that enhance patient care.”

By aligning with OSF HealthCare, Great Plains Orthopaedics will be able to offer additional services, including OSF myChart, through which patients will be able to access portions of their medical records online or through their mobile devices. Additionally, all patient orthopedic medical records will now be part of the OSF electronic medical records system and the necessary information about a patient’s health condition is available to physicians at all points of care within OSF.



Shelli Dankoff
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