(March 30, 2021 | MONMOUTH, Illinois) – The OSF HealthCare Foundation is excited to announce a $2.75 million gift from the Community Health Foundation of Warren and Henderson Counties. The gift will support a redesign of the emergency department at OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center.
The generous gift will create a new emergency department which will provide more than 10,000 square feet of innovative space including 10 treatment rooms. Also included with be a dedicated triage area; private family consultation and behavioral health rooms; an ambulance bay with private entrance; and a decontamination room, which is crucial for the care necessary for those living in a rural community. The redesigned space will also include a multifunctional area for emergency and surgery patients.
This partnership between OSF Holy Family and the Community Health Foundation of Warren and Henderson Counties brings innovative and advanced medical options to the community and will allow for more than 10,000 community members to be served in the new space each year.
“OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center has always been a top priority for the Community Health Foundation Board,” said Dorothy Ricketts, chairperson of the Community Health Foundation of Warren and Henderson Counties. “The ultimate goal of the Board of Directors of the Foundation is to maintain an up-to-date medical facility in the area, so that local residents have good access to quality medical care, and so that the medical caregivers have a great facility in which to practice. This gift is an example of the continued commitment of the Foundation to OSF HealthCare and our community.”
“I see this gift as the ongoing support from a community that believes in the health of the population and what is needed to assure continued services today and into the future,” said Roxanna Crosser, CEO, Western Region for OSF HealthCare. “What I have witnessed is a true partnership with the Community Health Foundation and OSF HealthCare. A partnership is based on trust. The Community Health Foundation wants to continue to be very involved and connected with OSF HealthCare, to understand and be innovative in what health care is and how to deliver health care to rural areas.”
Construction of the new emergency department will begin this year with completion of the project expected by early 2022.
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OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs more than 23,600 Mission Partners in 147 locations, including 14 hospitals – 10 acute care, four critical access – with 2,097 licensed beds, and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. The OSF HealthCare physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare, through OSF Home Care Services, operates an extensive network of home health and hospice services. It also owns Pointcore, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. More at osfhealthcare.org.
The OSF HealthCare Foundation serves to help insure the future integrity of the OSF HealthCare Mission. For more information, visit osfhealthcarefoundation.org