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About half of Bloomington-Normal’s hospital workers have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, officials said Monday.

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The head of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington says staffing remains "solid" despite the need for increased personnel to care for more coronavirus patients.

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Top doctors in McLean County say they have a better handle on how to treat COVID-19 patients than they did at the start of the pandemic, but also say patient care is still very much trial and error.

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The Bloomington-Normal YMCA is breaking ground on a new facility it will share with Easterseals Central Illinois.

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In some areas of the country, demographers point to so-called hidden deaths from the pandemic. Those are deaths far above expected average death rates, even considering confirmed COVID-19 fatalities.

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Bloomington-Normal hospital officials said Thursday they have planned for surges in COVID-19 cases that could demand "desperate action."

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OSF HealthCare has launched an updated digital solution to help educate and triage people who are concerned about COVID-19 and risking exposure to go to a doctor's office.

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The chief medical officer at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington says the hospital is prepared for an expected rise in COVID-19 cases, but they could become overwhelmed as the coronavirus spreads.

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Health officials in McLean County say flu season has been relatively mild this fall.

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The head of the Community Health Care Clinic said six months into operations of the new dental clinic they are only scratching the surface of filling the need for tooth care for low-income people in the Twin Cities.


One of the leaders of an expanding health care technology partnership in Illinois says their work will lead to better outcomes for patients in rural areas.


Every month, a handful of people gather on Bloomington’s east side to make music together. The tunes they produce aren’t headed to the top of the charts, but the sounds are likely to improve their lives.

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Bundle up before going outside in the Midwest’s subzero temperatures this week. When your fingers stop tingling and the redness subsides, your frostbite is actually getting worse.

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OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington is one of at least three medical facilities in Central Illinois that are asking the public to limit visits due to a spike in flu cases.

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Bloomington-Normal has a lot of things that would make other communities jealous.

OSF Opens First Urgo Retail Clinic In Normal

Dec 5, 2018
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OSF Healthcare’s first Bloomington-Normal Urgo retail clinic allows patients to add an urgent care-style visit to their list of errands.

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OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center marked its 50-year anniversary Friday by unearthing a time capsule buried when the hospital was being built.

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UPDATED 8:15 p.m. | A power outage at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington has put elective surgeries and procedures on hold. Power is expected to be restored Thursday.

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The Community Health Care Clinic’s new program that connects patients with primary care physicians instead of using hospital emergency rooms for treatment is on pace to save Advocate BroMenn and OSF Healthcare a combined $1 million in its first year.

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Dr. Ramsin Benyamin views the opioid epidemic almost like he would a patient. If you ask Benyamin how he’d fix the opioid issue—how he’d treat it—he starts with a diagnosis.

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OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington will be adding neonatology services to its birthing center next month, hospital officials announced Tuesday.