OSF Saint Francis Heart Hospital Is Nationally Recognized For by wuyunyi


									                                              Keeping the OSF Family Connected
                                                                                                                      Jan. 15, 2010

                                                               OSF Saint Francis Heart Hospital
                                                               Is Nationally Recognized For
                                                               Heart Failure Care
                                                               OSF Saint Francis Heart Hospital has been awarded certification
                                                               from the Joint Commission in Advanced Ventricular Assist
                                                               Device (VAD) Care and has earned the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM
                                                               for health care quality. The Joint Commission awarded the Heart
                                                               Hospital Disease-Specific Care Certification for Heart Failure,
                                                               recognizing exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for
                                                               heart failure patients.

                                                              To earn this distinction, a disease management program
undergoes an extensive, unannounced, on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers every two years. The
program is evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of a program's processes, the program's
ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff.

VAD therapy is an important potential therapy for patients with advanced systolic heart failure. VADs can be used to
temporarily support the heart while a patient is waiting for a heart transplant or for attempted recovery of heart function if
there is an acute injury such as may occur after a heart attack, cardiac surgery, and in select patients with a cardiomyopathy
and more chronic heart failure who may have potential for recovery of heart function. VADs can also be used for chronic
support of heart function in patients who are not candidates for heart transplant and have severe advanced heart failure with
no other treatment options.

“OSF Saint Francis has had an outstanding team dedicated to the treatment of advanced heart failure dating back to 1987
when the heart transplant program was initially launched. The VAD program was initiated in early 1994 and was dedicated as
a bridge to transplant,” said Barry Clemson, MD, Cardiologist, Chair, and Physician Champion of the VAD Program. “As devices
and technology improved the potential for long term chronic VAD, support was realized. This type of utilization will expand
in the future as device size decreases and technology improves. The Joint Commission certification for
                            VAD care is an affirmation to the high quality patient care and dedicated
                            team commitment of our program. It allows us to maintain state of the
                            art care for patients with advanced heart failure and remain on the
                            frontiers of care delivery in this devastating disease,” he stated.

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                           “In the spirit of Christ and the example of Francis of Assisi, the Mission of OSF HealthCare is to serve
OUR MISSION:               persons with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates the gift of life.”
                                         DAISY Award Winners
                                         OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to announce the most recent winners of the
                                         DAISY Award, which recognizes outstanding nursing care. Winners are nominated by
                                         patients and their families.

                                        The September DAISY Award was
                                       presented to Emily Hoefler of Peoria an RN
                                    in Urology Acute. Hoefler has been with Saint
                               Francis since July 2009. Hoefler was nominated by
                         the brother of a patient. Part of his nomination reads: “Right
    from the onset his nurse was very professional and involved (both in her care
    and in her oversight of other caregivers) when she was attending other
    patients. As an RN this young lady exhibited the following highly
    commendable qualities: excellent patient/ staff communication skills,
    empathetic yet professional demeanor, very evidently excellent work ethic,
    visibly well organized, and extremely hard working, just to name a few … OSF             Pictured from left to right are: Renee Waitkus,
    is very fortunate to have this young lady on its nursing staff. Emily is definitely a Director Med/Surg, Orthopedics and Oncology; Sue
                                                                                          Wozniak, COO; Lori Wiegand, CNO; Emily Hoefler, RN
    "keeper" and she is very deserving of the DAISY Award.”                                and DAISY Award Recipient; Ron Diamond, Award
                                                                                              Nominee and Linda M. Foster, PCM for 2400.
    The October DAISY Award was presented to Veronica Frank of Peoria, an
    RN in Cardiovascular ICU. Frank started working at Saint Francis in June of 2008
    and was nominated by the daughter of a patient. Part of her nomination reads:
          “From the very first night that Veronica took care of my father she
          connected with our family, especially my mom. Although his care was
          great overall, she immediately made us feel at ease. She encouraged
2         questions all along and we never felt like we were a burden to her as she
          took care of my father. It is evident to me, as an RN also, that Veronica
    truly has a passion for nursing. She not only provides care for the patient but
    also provides for the family. The forever memorable moment with Veronica
    was when we went to leave the hospital one night and her comment was "I                   Pictured from left to right are: Keith Steffen,
    will take care of him as if he was my dad".” ■                                           President; Lori Wiegand, Chief Nursing Officer;
                                                                                          Carol Dahl, wife of patient; Veronica Frank, recipient;
                                                                                               Linda Helle, manager; Judy Ritchie, director

    Spring, summer, and fall fill

    us with hope; winter alone reminds

    us of the human condition.

    Mignon McLaughlin
                  Family Fest 2010

                  Family Fest 2010, presented by the Children's Hospital of
                  Illinois, will take place in the Exhibit Hall of the Peoria
                  Civic Center on Saturday, January 23, 2010. The event runs
                  from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                  Attractions are included with the price of admission
                  and include:
                  ■             Children's Hospital of Illinois Mobile Safety Van
                  ■             Fun on the Run inflatables
                  ■             An indoor rock climbing wall
                  ■             Children's pony rides
                  ■             Face painting                                                                                     OSF Saint Francis Medical
                  ■             Ronald McDonald's Magic Show
                  ■             Kids Scavenger Hunt (4 p.m. - 6 p.m. for the                                                      Center Trauma Services
                                first 300 children ages 14 and under)
                                                                                                                                  Offers Safe Sledding Tips
                  There will also be great door prizes and giveaways,
                  including a $1,000 gift card for the Shoppes at Grand                                                           With plenty of snow on the ground in central
                  Prairie and a family vacation package. The Grand Prize                                                          Illinois, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Trauma
                  drawing will be held at 6:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  Services offers the following tips for safe sledding:
                  Attendees will also have the opportunity to audition for
                  The Late Show with David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks or                                                       1. Scope out the area and check for holes,
                  Stupid Human Tricks. If selected, winning participants will                                                        rocks, fences, trees or other objects in
                  receive a free trip to New York and a payment for their                                                            your path.
                  appearance on the show.                                                                                                                                                 3
                  Tickets are available at the door; admission is $5 for adults                                                   2. Stay away from hills that lead to lakes, streams,
                  and children. Children 3 and under are free. A Family Four                                                         ponds or rivers. These bodies of water may
                  Pack of tickets (2 adults and 2 children) will be available                                                        appear frozen, but may not be.
                  for $15. ■
                                                                                                                                  3. Stay away from steep slopes that lead

                                                                                                  FAMILY FEST 2010 FREE TICKETS

                                                                                                                                     to roads.

                                                                                                                                  4. Never sled down a hill head first.

                                                                                                                                  5. Wear a helmet.

                                                                                                                                  6. Wear gloves and boots to protect
                                                                                                                                     against frostbite.
                                 Be one of the first to turn in this coupon and
                                   receive up to 4 free tickets to the event.                                                     7. If two are sharing a sled, the heavier person
                                                                                                                                     should be the one in front.
                                1. Must be an OSF Saint Francis Medical Center employee
                                2. Maximum 4 tickets per employee while supplies last                                             “These things may seem so simple, but some
                                    (there are a limited amount available)                                                        parents and kids never consider safety,” said Renee
                                3. If employed on-campus, must present coupon (either online                                      Kallevig, Outreach Trauma Services Coordinator.
                                    printout or printed publication) to Public Relations office
                                4. Only employees who work off-campus may submit their
                                                                                                                                  “I remember so many times over the years thinking
                                    request through email. As an alternative to the coupon, the                                   how just a minute of education could have
                                    email subject line should read “Family Fest Tickets”, the                                     prevented a traumatic death or horrible injury.”
                                    message should include what page number the coupon                                            Kallevig has 20 years experience as a nurse in the
                                    is located on and the requested number of tickets. Email
                                    signature should include name, title, and interoffice mail                                    emergency department. ■
         Job title: CEO Illinois Neurological Institute and OSF Neuroscience
         Clinical Service Line Patrick Elwood

         Number of years at OSF Saint Francis: 48 years

         Brief description of your job: Leadership of the Illinois Neurological
         Institute–Accomplishing effective integration of our programs into the
         best possible provider of clinical care, education, and research in
         neurological illness.

                                                  Most people would be
                                                  surprised to know: that I am
                                                  a committed farmer.
                                                                                                 Patrick Elwood
                                                  The last book I read is: A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the
                                                  Descent into Depression by Richard A. Posner

                                                  The CD I listen to the most is: Beethoven 9th Symphony

                                                  If I could change anything about myself, it would be:
                                                  to be more patient

                                                  I am happiest when: walking in the mountains.

         My idea of a great vacation: is walking in Glacier Park in Montana .

         One of my favorite pastimes is: painting.

         I wish I could: paint better and speak and write Italian well.
         I like the work I do because: almost each day presents a novel experience.

         I would like people to know that I: feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to do what OSF has asked
         me to do.

         A TV show that I enjoy watching is: the two travel features late Saturday afternoon on WTVP. ■

    OSF Weight Loss Center Information Meeting
                              It's a new year...are you ready for a new you? As an OSF employee, you get a 20% discount
                              on all program fees at the OSF Weight Loss Center. We know that one program isn't right for
                              everyone, so we have many weight loss programs to choose from. To learn about your
                              options, sign up for a free information meeting or webinar. There is no obligation to join!
                              Call 309-282-1612 to sign up.

                                              Meetings at the RiverPlex:        Webinars:
                                              ■ January 19, 5:00 PM             ■ January 19, 10:00 AM
                                              ■ January 20, 5:00 PM             ■ January 20, 12:00 PM
                                              ■ January 21, 10:00 AM            ■ January 21, 2:00 PM
Fight Illness With Foods
Kari Hartel, OSF Dietetic Intern                                 Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Are you looking for ways to keep your immune system              Ingredients
strong and healthy? Good nutrition is your best defense
against getting a cold, the flu, illnesses, and infections.      1 cup skim milk
While nothing can completely prevent a cold, a healthy           1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
immune system can help keep the germs that cause colds           1 banana
and the flu away. A healthy, balanced diet will help             1 cup frozen strawberries
protect you during flu season.                                   1/2 tsp vanilla extract
                                                                 1 packet Splenda (optional)
Here are a few ways you can get the most health benefits
from your diet:                                                  Directions (makes 2 servings)
                                                                 1. In a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth
■ Eat a variety of foods, especially fruits and                      (about one minute). Enjoy!
  vegetables. Adding more fruits and vegetables to               Nutrition Information per serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories 157,
  your diet will help you get the most nutrients from your       Total Fat 1 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Sodium 89 mg, Total Carbohydrate
  diet. Not eating enough fruits and vegetables can              33 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Protein 8 g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 62%,
                                                                 Calcium 25%, Iron 5%.
  weaken your body's ability to fight illness. Eat foods         Source: www.nutritiondata.com
  from all of the food groups to make sure you do not
  miss out on key nutrients.
■ Get enough vitamin A, C, and E, and zinc. These                                                                                     5
  nutrients are well known for their roles in building a
  healthy immune system. Include more citrus fruits,
  cabbage, broccoli, pumpkin, sweet potato, and               1. American Dietetic Association. (2009). Fighting illness with food.
  spinach to get their immune-boosting power.                      Retrieved from http://www.eatright.org.
                                                              2. American Dietetic Association. (2007). What you eat can protect
■ Include lean protein sources, whole-grains, nuts,                yourself from infection. Retrieved from http://www.eatright.org.
  seeds, and legumes. These foods are high in protein
  and also have zinc, iron, selenium, copper, B6, and
  folate, which are known to boost immunity.
■ Eat foods that contain probiotics. Probiotics are
  healthy bacteria that help protect our bodies against
  infection. Look for foods with live cultures, like yogurt
  and sauerkraut.
■ Follow food safety rules. Wash your hands before
  and after preparing food so you don't spread germs to
  others. Cook foods to the proper temperature. Wash
  fruits and vegetables before eating them.

A well-balanced, healthy diet offers the best
protection from illness. In addition to following a
healthy diet, get plenty of sleep and physical
activity to stay healthy during the flu season. ■
    wecare Update

    wecare Go-Live Is March 20, 2010
    The OSF Saint Francis Medical Center wecare go-live date (originally March
    6, 2010) has been rescheduled for March 20, 2010. This change is being
    made to enable us to take advantage of the lessons we learned at the
    wecare go-live at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. In
    addition, this extra two weeks will give us the opportunity to address issues
    identified during our Simulation event which will be held in late February.

                             Below is the Keith's Blog entry announcing the

                             On December 5th, 2009 Saint Anthony Medical
                             Center (Rockford, IL) went “live” on Epic wecare.
                             The preparation on the part of the IT project team,
                             the Saint Anthony Medical Center staff and
                             Physicians paid off and their activation was very
                                                                                        Jane Schwindenhammer, Tina Scheirer,
                                                                                        and Donna Aaron have been dedicated
    With every activation we learn things that worked well and things that could        to physician wecare training enrollment.
    be improved. In order to incorporate as many of those “lessons learned” as          At the close of 2009, registration
    possible there have been lots of discussion(s) with the Saint Francis               was just over 50%. Physician
    Medical Center wecare Steering Committee and the Corporate IT project               classroom training is available through
    leadership and - as a result - we have decided to move our activation               February 19, 2010. ■
        date here at Saint Francis to March 20th.

       We will use these extra two weeks to resolve issues identified during
6      our last testing event in February and to ensure that all staff and
    physicians are as prepared as possible for the transition.

    I appreciate all the hard work and effort that has gone into the wecare
    project by so many and I am confident that this extra time will help ensure
    a successful go-live here at Saint Francis Medical Center.

    - Keith Steffen, Chief Executive Officer ■

    Winter Topics For 'Kids Kare With Dr. Andy'
                                                                       Children's Hospital of Illinois and the University of
                                                                       Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria are partnering with
                                                                       WMBD-TV to provide parents and families with expert
                                                                       advice from Dr. Andy Morgan through “Kids Kare with
                                                                       Dr. Andy”, airing at 5 p.m. Mondays and during the
                                                                       Tuesday morning show.

                                                                       Viewers are encouraged to go to the Kids Kare with
                                                                       Dr. Andy page on WMBD's Web site (www.ciproud.com)
                                                                       to submit questions for topics they would like addressed
                                                                       during the segments.

                                                                       Tune in January 25 for a live question and answer session.
                                                                       Other January and February segment topics include:
                                                                       health care issues for kids going to college, lead
                                                                       poisoning, and dental health. ■
                                                Photo Contest Winners
                                                Two OSF Saint Francis employees had photos chosen as national winners
                                                in the Rebuilding Together - 2009 Spread the Spirit Photo Contest. The photos
                                                were taken while participating in Rebuilding Together's National Rebuilding
                                                Day on April 25, 2009. Photo contest winners were announced at Rebuilding
                                                Together's National Conference held in Washington, DC on November 12-14, 2009.

                                                Deb Hulet, OSF Medical Group - Peoria Administration and a member of the
                                                Rebuilding Together Peoria Board of Directors, selected & submitted photos
                                                on behalf of the Peoria
                                                affiliate. The winning
                                                photo in the Volunteer
                                                Activity category was
                                                taken by Kim Donaldson,
                                                OSF Saint Francis
Rebuilding Together Work Team Co-Captain. The photo features fellow
employees at the 2009 OSF Saint Francis Medical Center / PJ Hoerr
project. The winning photo in the Individual Experience category
was taken by Deb Hulet and shows painters from The Schauble Team
2009 project. Winning affiliates in each category received a framed
certificate, a digital video camera, and a set of camera accessories.

Rebuilding Together - Peoria is one of 200 not-for-profit affiliates nationwide that provides free rehabilitation
and critical repairs to the homes of low-income Americans, with work performed by thousands of volunteers
across the United States. National Rebuilding Day occurs on the last Saturday in April. To learn more about
Rebuilding Together - Peoria, please visit them on Facebook or at www.RebuildingTogetherPeoriaIL.com.
You may also contact Deb Hulet for more information at 309-655-3840 or deb.a.hulet@osfhealthcare.org. ■

Paws For Healing Brings Christmas Cheer!

    Storm plays Christmas elf.   Ho! Ho! Ho! Seeker in Santa hat.   Is it a reindeer or is it Biggs?   Murphy dressed in holiday wear.

The Christmas Day visit from these furry friends brought smiles to patients and staff alike. The event also received very nice
media coverage. You can view more photos and read the online story in entirety at
http://www.pjstar.com/featured/x1045395321/Furry-Christmas-at-the-hospital. ■
    Keith Steffen Receives Award                           Saint Francis College Of Nursing
                                                           Fall 2009 Dean's List
    Keith Steffen, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center CEO,
    was presented with the prestigious Boys and Girls      Saint Francis College of Nursing is
    Club of Greater Peoria's "Caterpillar Children's       proud to announce that eighty-five
    Charities" award at an event in November. ■            students have been named to the fall
                                                           semester dean's list. To qualify for this
                                                           academic honor, students must be
                                                           enrolled in at least 12 semester hours
                                                           and earn a semester grade point
                                                           average of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
                                                           Sarah Abell                       Morgan Leman
                                                           Laura Adams                       Jessica Long
                                                           Jessica Adlof
                                                           Tracy Armstrong                   Michael Mandrell
                                                           Kerri Auer                        Abby Marsh
                                                           Emily Ayres                       Mary Matulis
                                                                                             Amanda McClallen
                                                           Ashley Bachler                    Emily Miller
                                                           Danielle Basler                   Terri Miller
                                                           Morgan Beoletto                   Naobi Mink
                                                           Cynthia Blomquist
                                                           Andrew Bokus                      Corrie O'Donnell
                                                           Patricia Brooks
                                                                                             John Palmgren II
                                                           Cassandra Cady                    Lauren Paul
                                                           Darlene Caho                      Caite Pedersen
                                                           Melody Callahan                   Eric Pfeiffer
                                                           Mary Chambers                     Michelle Ponce
                                                           Annette Cherry                    Jill Prose
8                                                          Lauren Clifford
                                                           Abigail Coon
                                                                                             Amy Provine

                                                                                             James Redding
                                                           Mallory Daugherty                 Heidi Redenius
    Infection Control                                      Michelle Decker
                                                           Rachel Dellinger
                                                                                             Shannon Reid
                                                                                             Suzanne Rometti
    “Dress The Gown” Winner                                Megan Densberger
                                                           Gena Drudi
                                                                                             Audrey Ruegsegger

                                                                                             Megan Sanders
    5000-Cardio Thoracic Step Down unit was                Sarah Florey                      Mary Schmidgall
    rewarded with trays of cookies for their winning                                         Jenna Settles
                                                           Iulia Ghiorghias                  Heather Simon
    entry in the “Dress the Gown” contest held during      Holly Gibson                      Victoria Simpson
    the celebration of Infection Control Week in                                             Kristine Snyder
    October.                                               Jena Hamm                         Elise Spencer
                                                           Elizabeth Hastings                Narissa Sturm
    Infection Control                                      Michelle Heinold                  Qian Su
                                                           Amanda Herrmann
    would like                                             Melissa Hintz                     Valeska Telford
    to thank the                                           Erika Hoffman                     Katelyn Thompson
    departments                                                                              Julie Troup
    who were able                                          Amy Itschner                      Racheal Tuma
    to participate
                                                           Sherry Joachim                    Katherine Wagner
    during this                                            Melissa Jones                     Elise Waldorf
    very busy time                                                                           Jada Warmick
    of year. ■                                             Julie Kannenberg                  Jane Welch
                                                           Anne Kirchgessner                 Danielle Wernsman
                                                           Anna Kuebler                      Kirsten Wiehardt
                                                           Shannon Kunkle                    Stephanie Wieland
                                                           Heather Kypta
                                                           Stacey Landwehr                   Mantegbosh Yohannes ■
                                       Book Co-authored by OSF Saint Francis
                                       Emergency Physician
                                       Dr. John Wipfler, clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois College of
                                       Medicine and attending OSF Saint Francis Medical Center emergency physician,
                                       co-authored the newly released book “Keeping Your Family Safe - The Responsibilities
                                       of Firearm Ownership” now available at Barnes and Noble and online at Amazon.
                                       He partnered with Dr. Timothy Wheeler to create this book focusing on safety and
                                       the responsibilities of firearm ownership. Included are chapters on firearm safety rules,
                                       storage options, how to child proof a gun and how to gun-proof a child, ethics, laws
                                       of self-defense, and the importance of proper firearm training.

                                       Drs. Wipfler and Wheeler decided to write the book after seeing too many children
                                       injured or killed by the careless handling and storage of guns. According to the authors,
                                       more than half of all American homes have one or more guns. The book provides
                                       effective alternatives for defending your family and ways to keep your community safe. ■

New System-Wide Policy For
“Above And Beyond” Funds                                               HeartCare Midwest
                                                                       Has A New Physician!
Effective January 1, 2010, a new system-wide policy
will govern the criteria to gain assistance from the OSF              Dr. Jaweed Sayeed joins the HeartCare Midwest
HealthCare Foundation “Above and Beyond” Fund.                        Bloomington office as an interventional cardiologist
                                                                                                   with a special interest in
Becky Gamage, Human Resources Specialist at the OSF                                                peripheral vascular
HealthCare Corporate Office, said the policy has been
expanded to allow for assistance to cover the cost of
                                                                                                   intervention. He comes
                                                                                                   to us from a group
certain prescription drugs, specifically those which are                                           practice in Aurora, Illinois,
classified as “specialty drugs” under the OSF Group                                                where he has worked
Medical and Dental Plan and Trust. “We understand                                                  since completing a
that the expense for drugs under this new classification                                           residency and cardiology
within the group medical and dental plan may pose                                                  fellowship at St. Francis
certain financial hardships for some of our employees,”                                            Hospital in Evanston.
Becky said. “We are committed to helping employees                                                 While in Aurora, he served
with their continuing medical needs.”                                                              as the Medical Director of
                                                                                                   the Cath Lab at Rush
The Above and Beyond Fund is typically used by                                                     Copley Medical Center
employees facing a financial hardship, and can be used                and is a former Chair of the Department of Internal
to fund such needs as food and clothing, emergency                    Medicine at Provena Mercy Medical Center.
housing, transportation for employment purposes,
medical services and hospitalization, required household              Dr. Sayeed was selected by residents as “Best Teacher
utilities, and now prescription drugs.                                of the Year” two consecutive years and was also
                                                                      recognized as “Best Physician of the Year” at two
Employees must meet certain requirements and apply                    hospitals in Aurora. Although proud of these
for any financial assistance through the Above and Beyond             recognitions, he feels proudest of being the father to
Fund. All applications are reviewed and decisions made                his 4 1/2 year old twin girls. He is an avid runner and
by committees working under the direction of the Vice                 also enjoys traveling with his family.
President of Human Resources at each OSF operating unit.
Applications for assistance and full details for the Above            When asked about the best part of the job,
and Beyond program are located on your facility's Human               Dr. Sayeed says, “Working with the best creation
Resources Policy Intranet. ■                                          of God Almighty and trying to make a positive impact
                                                                      on people's lives.” ■
 The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis and the
 administration and staff of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
 extend their sympathy to:

 Michael Stauter, RN Flight Nurse, Life Flight, on the death
 of his mother-in-law

 Pat Roberts, Medical Transcriptionist II, Medical Records,            Book of Mercies, a 1952 collection of reflections
 on the death of her father
                                                                       and meditations, includes a thought provoking
 Mia Price, Surgical Tech, General Surgery, on the death               story of a man rescued from great danger by a
 of her mother                                                         complete stranger: “I tried to reward my rescuer,
                                                                       but he refused to take anything. So I said at least
 Jana Petty, RN, Call Center, on the death of her father-in-law
                                                                       tell me your name so that I can remember my
 Elizabeth Harmon, Patient Care Tech I, 3400, on the death             rescuer in my prayers. The stranger responded to
 of her brother                                                        my request with this challenge - 'If you will tell me
 Jennifer Eberle, Clinical Educator, Surgery Administration,           the name of the Good Samaritan [Luke 10:25-37],
 on the death of her grandmother                                       then I will tell you my name.'” The rescued man,
                                                                       of course, did not know the name of the Good
     Karen Seitz, Rehab Tech I, Occupational Therapy,
                                                                       Samaritan (nor do I and neither do you) which is
     on the death of her husband
                                                                       precisely the point. The challenge to name the
10   Jim Emhoff, Surgery Support Specialist, Surgery Support,          Good Samaritan was simply a way of saying to the
     on the death of his brother                                       rescued man (and a way to remind each of us) that
 Cecelia Myers, Opthalmic Tech/Assistant, Eye Center,                  the good heart and kind deed are more important
 on the death of her son                                               than naming the good hearted person who did
                                                                       the kind deed. We truly only begin to amount to
 Teresa Valerio, APN, Sleep Lab, on the death of her                   something to others and to God when we are
                                                                       careful to do kindness, and careless about who
 Ron Yingling, Biomed Equipment Tech I, Biomed Services-               gets credit for the kindness. God, who never
 Radiology Equipment Shop, on the death of his mother-in-law           forgets, knows our names. “Go and do likewise.”
 NOTE: Notification of the death of a member of an
 employee's immediate family should be made to Sharon Dyer,            Lawrence A. Bass – Pastoral Care Department ■
 Organizational Development, 655-7676.

                                                                  IF   WE HAD NO WINTER, THE SPRING
                                                                  WOULD NOT BE SO PLEASANT: IF WE DID
                                                                  NOT SOMETIMES TASTE OF ADVERSITY,
                                                                  PROSPERITY WOULD NOT BE SO WELCOME.

                                                                  Anne Bradstreet
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             Jan. 27 for the Feb. 12 issue, Feb. 10 for the                    Frigidaire - 30” self-cleaning freestanding gas range; stainless steel and black; only
             Feb. 26 issue and Feb. 24 for the Mar. 12 issue.
                                                                               2 years old and in perfect condition; 2 oven racks and 6 rack positions; 4 sealed
             Submissions must be received by noon on the
             deadline dates. Connections is distributed                        burners; built in storage drawer; electonic oven controls; delay start available.
             each payday. The deadline generally is three
                                                                               Original price was $699; asking $450. Call 266-2507.
             Wednesdays before the distribution date.
             However, that is subject to change. Any deadline                  Magic Chef - side x side refrigerator; almond; 10 years old; good condition.
             change will be announced in the newsletter prior
             to the affected issue. Every effort will be made to
                                                                               Asking $125.00. Call 694-1789.
             print materials received by the deadline. Due to                                                      – FOR RENT –
             space limitations, however, some submissions may
             have to be held for a later issue.                                House for rent - 2307 N Atlantic; 2 bedrooms; needs refrences; $500/month; call
             Connections is published by OSF Saint Francis
             Medical Center, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL                                                         – MISC –
             61637. The editor’s phone number is 655-2777.
             OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is part of OSF                   7 year old yellow and white striped male cat - looking for a good home. Very             11
             HealthCare.                                                       friendly, likes kids, neutered, no front claws. Call 697-1230.
             President/CEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Keith Steffen
                                                                               Loving home needed for a black and white female cat - unsure of age. We have
             Executive Director of
             Strategic Communications . . . . . . . . . . .Amy Paul            had her for 8 years. She is a little shy. Spayed and front declawed. Call 697.1230.
             Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barb Lloyd
                                                             Linda Nicholson
                                                                                                                   – SERVICES –
                                                               Alina Shannon   New Construction/Remodeling - General contracting (residential or commercial),
             Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kristen Johnson
                                                                               room additions, remodeling, framing, trimming, siding, roofing, dry wall repairs &
                                                                               much more. Excellent references. Call: 309-303-1861

Recent Retirement                                                              Save Money - Buy in Bulk! Farm Fresh Angus Beef for sale. Antibiotic/Hormone Free.
                                                                               Available Immediately. Call for details. (309) 678-8203
                                                                               Vehicle Detailing - Hand washing, waxing, buffing, interior shampoo, leather
Margaret Allen retired on December 31, 2009. She was                           cleaning & conditioning, tires, tar removal. Call Rupert for appointment/free estimate @
a Graded Exercise Tech in the EKG Department of OSF                            (309) 648-9430.
Saint Francis Heart Hospital. Margaret's future plans include
becoming a PRN. She is pictured with Delmar Smith,
Director of Operative and Invasive Division and Judy Ritchie,
COO of the OSF Saint Francis Heart Hospital. ■
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                                                                                  name, home and/or cell phone number and name of department where
                                                                                  you work (for office use only). With few exceptions, only non-work numbers
                                                                                  will be printed in the ad copy. Ad to be repeated must be resubmitted
                                                                                  for each issue.
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                                                                                  service to employees, volunteers and retirees only. Publishing the ads
                                                                                  does not constitute an endorsement of their content. Persons considering
                                                                                  contracting for services advertised here are encouraged to check references
       Free Power Tool Safety Class                      Tea Tasting Class                        Childbirth Education
     (provided by OSF Saint Francis                    Saturday, January 30              Monday evening sessions beginning
     Medical Center Trauma Services)                     10:00-11:30 a.m.                           February 15, 2010
 January 16, 2010 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.                       RiverPlex                  Tuesday evening sessions beginning
           Location: Pekin Sears                     Contact: Hong Ji 282-1616                      February 16, 2010
 A representative from Craftsman tools will                 Fee: $10.00                         Location: North Building,
   be on hand and a PJ Hoerr construction                                                         Branch Lecture Room
 worker will demonstrate how to safely use                  Chair Massages                This four session course for expectant
  tools. The focus will be on hand circular          First Tuesday of the month            parents should be taken 8-12 weeks
   saws, nail guns, reciprocating saws and                  8:30 a.m.- noon                      before baby's due date.
   hand grinders, but all tools available at             Private dining room                              Fee: $70
  Sears will be available for demonstration.                 Main Campus
            All ages are welcome.                                                           Register by calling the call center
                                                                                                     at 1-888-6ASKOSF
                                                               Jewelry Sale
          Joyce Thome Benefit                              Thursday, February 1
    For Children's Hospital of Illinois                                                 Childbirth Education WEEKEND COURSE
         Hosted by Jim Thome                                                                    February 27 & 28, 2010
                                                              Main Campus
          Saturday, January 16                                                                        8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
           Peoria Civic Center                                                                   Location: North Building,
                                                   Patient Care Services Bake Sale                 Branch Lecture Room
                6:00 p.m.                                 Friday, February 5
                                                                                             Content from 4 class sessions are
         Car Seat Safety Checks                                                               condensed into one weekend.
                                                             Main Campus
               January 18                                                                          Fee: $70 per couple
           Pekin Fire Station                                                               Register by calling the Call Center:
                                                            OSF OP Bake Sale
                                                          Thursday, February 11
                 Family Fest                                     Alcove
   (presented by Children's Hospital                          Main Campus                    The Eating Disorders Family
                 of Illinois)                                                                 Awareness Support Group
           Saturday, January 23                           Radiology Patient Care          Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
              10 a.m. - 7 p.m.                            Committee Candy Sale             Allied Building (behind Forest Park
    Peoria Civic Center (Exhibit Hall)                      Friday, February 12                  Building) - Room A105
  Tickets available at the door: $5.00 per                        Alcove
  person, children 3 and under are free.                       Main Campus                       The Eating Disorders
     Family Four Pack available for $15                                                         Patient Support Group
   (includes 2 adult and 2 child tickets)       Behavioral Health Services - National     Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 All Family Fest attractions included in the     Eating Disorders Awareness Week           Allied Building (behind Forest Park
             price of admission.                     February 22 - February 26                   Building) - Room A109
                                                            Main Campus                      Call 655-2738 before 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                     with questions
                                                                                              Please note time change.

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