OSF HealthCare introduces new orthopedic provider at Galesburg High School ‘Go Pink’ basketball game

1/15/2022 - Galesburg, Illinois

  • Coach Chad Thompson and Dr. Craig Wilson supporting breast cancer awareness at the Galesburg High School Basketball game.
  • OSF HealthCare t-shirts that were thrown out to the crowd at Friday night’s game introducing Dr. Craig Wilson joining OSF HealthCare.
Coach Chad Thompson and Dr. Craig Wilson supporting breast cancer awareness at the Galesburg High School Basketball game. OSF HealthCare t-shirts that were thrown out to the crowd at Friday night’s game introducing Dr. Craig Wilson joining OSF HealthCare.

Dr. Craig Wilson has been a longtime supporter of the annual ‘Go Pink’ campaign that is among the most popular promotions to raise awareness about breast cancer. The Galesburg native and orthopedic surgeon was the presenting sponsor at this year’s Galesburg High School boys basketball game against Quincy, Friday night at John Thiel Gymnasium.

Dr. Wilson also revealed at the game that he has joined the OSF HealthCare team at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, allowing him to continue serving the needs of the community. The former Cottage Hospital specialist has expertise in arthroscopic shoulder surgery and total joint replacement of the hips, knees, and shoulders. His approach promotes quicker recovery than traditional solutions, and helps bring relief to those suffering from severe arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases.

Additionally, the beloved local doctor is trained to meet the unique needs of children, teens and adults who have highly complex conditions.

“I consider myself a people person, and I strive to listen and help each person address their individual needs and goals – whether that’s getting back on the field, or being able to sit comfortably in the bleachers without being in pain, said Dr. Wilson. “Functional movement helps everyone live their best life. That’s what I strive to support.”

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Wilson joining the team because we know he cares deeply about our community and his patients, said Lisa DeKezel, president of OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg and OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. “Dr Wilson’s expertise will add to an already strong line-up of board certified orthopedic physicians and surgeons at OSF HealthCare.

Dr. Wilson received his medical training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois where he also completed his orthopedic residency. He resides in Galesburg with his young family.

Dr Wilson will be practicing at Galesburg Clinic, 3315 N. Seminary Street. Appointments can be made by going online to www.osfhealthcare.org or by calling (309) 344-1000.

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