Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
top story

OSF adds cancer center to St. Joseph campus

  • 0
092619-blm-loc-2osf

Project manager Sean Larson, walks toward the OSF HealthCare Center for Health, 210 St. Joseph Drive, in September 2019. Construction of the $25.3 million, 52,704-square-foot building was completed in October 2019.

BLOOMINGTON — OSF HealthCare has announced the addition of the OSF Cancer Center to the OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center campus in Bloomington.

Patients will have access to cancer services, including radiation therapy, a nurse navigator, infusion, genetic counseling, pastoral care and clinical trials.

OSF announced Tuesday that cancer treatment services are located at the OSF Center for Health, 210 St. Joseph Drive, Bloomington. The program begins with the use of a mobile unit containing a Halcyon Radiation Therapy system. A permanent site for the cancer center is expected to open on the main level of the Center for Health next summer.

The announcement followed the decision in August that OSF and Carle Health would transition on Sept. 1 from joint ownership of what was then called the Community Cancer Center, 407 E. Vernon Ave., Normal, to full ownership by Carle Health.

OSF HealthCare and Advocate Aurora Health, previously Advocate Health Care and BroMenn Regional Medical Center, had jointly owned the stand-alone cancer center. It opened in 1999 after leaders of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington and BroMenn in Normal decided to collaborate on outpatient cancer care.

Advocate Aurora sold BroMenn and affiliated medical facilities in Central Illinois to Carle Health in July, prompting a review of the cancer center joint venture agreement.

The cancer center announced in October that it had changed its name to Carle Cancer Institute-Normal.

Lynn Fulton

Fulton

OSF Cancer Center in Bloomington is connected to the OSF cancer services based at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

"We are elated that OSF HealthCare is expanding cancer care services for the Bloomington-Normal community," said St. Joseph President Lynn Fulton. "The new OSF Cancer Center provides a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to cancer care for patients and their families. Our vision is to provide coordinated care that is individually tailored for each patient. Our (nurse) navigator is a resource to our patients throughout their journey."

How we are: 6 Bloomington-Normal residents tell personal stories of COVID 

How we are: 6 Bloomington-Normal residents tell personal stories about life during COVID-19

The Pantagraph has been following six area residents since the spring and speaking with them about how life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to them recently about Thanksgiving.

  • 0

The Pantagraph has been following six area residents since the spring and speaking with them about how life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to them recently about Thanksgiving.

top story
  • 0

The Pantagraph has been following six area residents since the spring and speaking with them about how life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to them recently about Thanksgiving.

  • 0

The Pantagraph has been following six area residents since the spring and speaking with them about how life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to them recently about Thanksgiving.

editor's pick
  • 0

The Pantagraph has been following six area residents since the spring and speaking with them about how life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to them recently about Thanksgiving.

  • 0

The Pantagraph has been following six area residents since the spring and speaking with them about how life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to them recently about Thanksgiving.

  • 0

The Pantagraph has been following six area residents since the spring and speaking with them about how life has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to them recently about Thanksgiving.

Contact Paul Swiech at 309-820-3275. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_swiech.

0 Comments
0
0
0
0
0

Build your health & fitness knowledge

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

The declining availability of intensive care unit beds in McLean County, because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, took on increased urgency on Wednesday when the county health department reported that 96% of the county's ICU beds and 97% of hospital beds overall were occupied.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News