Our Initiatives

Coordinating Care That's All Together Better

Nurses with Pediatric Patient As health care continues its rapid evolution, it has become obvious that fragmented care cannot deliver the outcomes our communities need. That’s why it’s never been more important to coordinate care across our entire Ministry.

That’s where OSF Care Transitions come in.

OSF Care Transitions is a series of six major system projects designed to help in transforming the health care model within OSF HealthCare.

The goal is better-coordinated patient care that results in a higher quality of care standard and fewer re-admissions.

Bringing Together the Best Medical Minds

In 2013, OSF HealthCare became one of the first health care organizations invited to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

This unlocks a variety of opportunities for us. We can collaborate on complex problems. We can access Mayo’s vast research, protocols and medical libraries. 

We can extend our OSF care well beyond current geographic boundaries to make sure patients are receiving the best care possible.

Room Service That's Delivering Healthier Outcomes

Meds to Bedside Program It’s a fact: Most patients are discharged from the hospital with at least one prescription – and 20 percent don’t fill their prescription within 48 hours of discharge. That’s a problem because it can slow recovery rates and even lead to re-hospitalization.

The Meds to Bedside Program, currently available to all OSF Saint Francis Medical Center patients and ambulatory surgery patients, is out to change that by making sure our patients have the medications they need before they leave the hospital.

Before discharge, a pharmacy tech pays the patient an in-room visit and explains, if the patient is interested; their prescriptions can be filled and delivered to them before they leave the hospital, at no additional costs.

Best of all, the program is dramatically increasing patient medication compliance, an important step in our commitment to meeting population health management goals and improving patient outcomes.