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Simulation projects get a $25 million jump; could become $50 million

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Peoria will be a focal point in a $50 million project intended to revolutionize clinical simulation, education and health care.

A $25 million gift from Jump Trading will be matched through a fundraising challenge accepted by the OSF Healthcare Foundation to form a partnership of doctors and engineers called the Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation, or Jump ARCHES.

The partnership will create...

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Health assessment identifies problem areas

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medical symbolDrug and alcohol use among young people and poor eating and exercise habits are the greatest health issues in central Illinois, according to the first-ever Tri-County Community Health-Needs Assessment released on Monday.

The year-long assessment, done in a collaborative effort by leaders from UnityPoint Health Methodist-Proctor, OSF Saint Francis...

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Beat the heat: Cooling centers open

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Cooling centers are opening throughout the region to provide relief from the extreme temperatures and humidity hitting central Illinois this week, according to several sponsoring agencies, including the American Red Cross Central Illinois Chapter.

The cooling centers are to help those who have little or no access to a cool environment, particularly during the hottest hours of the day.

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Proctor Hospital will merge with UnityPoint - Methodist

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proctor2Proctor Hospital will merge with UnityPoint Health-Methodist in a move that will form one health system and keep both Proctor and Methodist campuses and their affiliated offices operating.

The affiliation of the hospital campuses, outpatient clinics and other sites of care will create a stronger, broader system of care to better serve patients in the region,...

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OSF resource center moved

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OSF SaintFrancisMC stacked brownThe OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Breastfeeding Resource Center has moved to a new location.

The center is now located at 7800 N. Sommer Street, Suite 508, just off Pioneer Parkway in Parkway Plaza in Peoria. Services are no longer available at 4911 Executive Drive.

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OSF To host 'Party with a Purpose'

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osf-logoTo continue its efforts to  educate the community about lung cancer, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center will host the Third Annual Party For a Purpose. on Sunday on Peoria's riverfront.

The Lung Cancer Awareness event will be from 5 to  9 p.m. Organized by the Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center at OSF Saint Francis in conjunction with the Illinois...

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