OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center – Peru Opens

The newly opened hospital is more focused on outpatient services.

By HFT Staff

OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center – Peru opened its doors to the public on Sunday, April 7. 

The Peru hospital, which is the second campus of OSF Saint Elizabeth in Ottawa, is opening in phases. Phase 1 is completed and includes a full emergency department and two inpatient medical beds, as well as ancillary services that support the emergency department and inpatient beds including diagnostic imaging, laboratory, dietitian, pharmacy, EKG and respiratory. 

The second phase, which will take place later this year, will include opening 12 inpatient beds as well as outpatient services. 

The new hospital reflects a shift in healthcare where there is more of an emphasis on outpatient services.

Related: Peru Hospital Reopens Under OSF Healthcare

OSF HealthCare acquired the former Midtown Plaza complex, Midtown Clinic and Granville Clinic in June. Those sites opened last July and included OSF PromptCare, OSF Medical Group – Primary Care locations, OSF Occupational Health and OSF Rehabilitation. 

Other new primary care locations opened in Spring Valley and Ogelsby, along with OSF Medical Group – Obstetrics & Gynecology in Peru. OSF HealthCare hired more than 450 former employees, physicians and advanced medical providers of St. Margaret’s Health to staff the hospital and other locations.  

OSF HealthCare closed on the purchase of the hospital less than five months ago, and Mission Partners (employees) got busy getting the hospital ready to open. Hundreds of Mission Partners were involved in cleaning, repairing and upgrading systems to get the Peru campus up and running. 

Dawn Trompeter, president of OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, adds that as the rural healthcare landscape has changed across the country, OSF HealthCare has been very intentional in its planning for the future. That includes the announcement that OSF HealthCare plans to build a new OSF Saint Elizabeth hospital across the street from the current campus in Ottawa, Illinois. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2027. 

April 15, 2024

Topic Area: Construction

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