New OSF HealthCare Center for Health in Bloomington is blessed, ready to open
BLOOMINGTON — A new, three-story medical complex was blessed and dedicated Oct. 2 on the campus of OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center here.
The $25.3 million, 53,000-square-foot OSF HealthCare Center for Health, located at 210 St. Joseph Drive, will be home to services including an OSF PromptCare, the OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute, an infusion clinic, occupational health services, and several primary care providers.
Lynn Fulton, president of OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, called the new facility “amazing” and thanked the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis “for making this incredible investment in the health and well-being of the Bloomington-Normal community.”
“Across our ministry, we’re addressing how we deliver health care, asking how we can provide it easier, faster, and more convenient for the patients we serve,” said Fulton. “This building is an answer to that.”
Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF, spoke of the sacredness of the work that will take place in the new facility.
“We’re all giving our lives in the service of human life and to do it with the mind and heart of Christ himself. That’s sacred,” said Sister Judith Ann, chairperson of the boards of OSF HealthCare.
“And the ground on which we serve is sacred ground,” she continued. “And every person we have the privilege to touch, to support, and to care for here, they are sacred, too.”
Two physicians who spoke at the blessing ceremonies described the services that will be offered on each of the new facilities three floors.
Dr. William Novak said the second floor, for example, will house services of the OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute formerly based in three separate locations. On that floor alone will be 20 exam rooms, an infusion clinic, and six rooms for non-invasive testing.
Several family medicine providers will be based on the third floor, said Dr. Richard Ginnetti, director of physician practice for OSF Medical Group. The top floor includes 25 exam rooms, a treatment room, and three lab stations.
Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner noted the “welcoming” design of the new facility and agreed with Sister Judith Ann that it will be “an incredible contribution of ministry, not just of industry.”
Presiding at the blessing ceremonies was Father Rogers Byambaasa, AJ, chaplain of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. After asking God’s blessing on “all those who will be patients here and all those who devote themselves to caring for the sick,” Father Rogers sprinkled holy water throughout the new facility.
An open house for the OSF HealthCare Center for Health – Bloomington took place on Oct. 3. Following are move dates for the various offices to be located in the new facility:
- OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute: Oct. 14
- OSF Medical Group – Family Medicine: Oct. 21
- OSF Occupational Health: Oct. 23, and
- OSF PromptCare: Oct. 23.
EDITOR’S NOTE: More photos from the blessing ceremony and ribbon cutting have been posted to The Catholic Post’s site on Facebook.