OSF HealthCare expands women’s health care services

Women in the Lincoln, Decatur-Forsyth and Champaign-Urbana areas will soon have increased access to obstetrics care through a new collaboration on select services between OSF HealthCare and Advanced Women’s Healthcare in Bloomington. Clinics with Advanced Women’s Healthcare providers and OSF Mission Partners began serving patients in Forsyth, 845 US Route 51, in February, and anticipate an April opening in Lincoln, 602 Woodlawn Road. At OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana, a team of OB/GYNs and certified nurse midwives from Advanced Women’s Healthcare began seeing patients for well-woman, prenatal and postpartum care in February at the medical office building on the OSF Heart of Mary campus. “This new select service offering is in alignment with OSF’s long-standing tradition of helping women access high-quality, compassionate clinical care where they need it,” said Jennifer Ulrich, interim president of OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. “Our relationship and all services offered in our hospitals and clinics align with our OSF mission, values and our ethical commitments as a Catholic health care ministry and ensure holistic and caring obstetrics care for all women in the area communities.” Services at OSF Medical Group – Obstetrics & Gynecology will include typical care offerings at OSF HealthCare locations, such as well-woman visits, prenatal and postpartum care, pelvic floor disorder treatments and general gynecologic care. “We continue to see a shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists across the nation. This model of midwife care is an answer, allowing for a superior patient experience with more time for each woman,” said Dr. Dele Ogunleye. “We are pleased to collaborate with OSF to expand this service.” OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system founded by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Headquartered in Peoria, OSF HealthCare has 16 hospitals – 10 acute care, five critical access and one transitional care – with 2,131 licensed beds throughout Illinois and Michigan.

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