New medical office building planned for OSF St. Joseph campus in Bloomington

An architect's drawing of the $24 million, 53,000 square foot medical office building expected to be completed on the campus of OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington by August of 2019. (Provided photo)

BLOOMINGTON — With prayers for the safety of construction workers and excitement for improvements it will bring to health care in the region, groundbreaking ceremonies took place Aug. 29 for a $24 million medical office building to be built on the campus of OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center here. “This is God’s work,” said […]

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Ground blessed, construction begins on OSF ‘Almost Home Kids’ facility in Peoria

Taking part in groundbreaking ceremonies in Peoria on Nov. 15 for the Almost Home Kids facility to be owned and operated by OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois were, from left: Dr. Suzanne White; Dr. Jeffrey Ruskusky; Debbie Grisko, president and executive director of Almost Home Kids; Robert Sehring, chief executive officer of OSF HealthCare; Dr. Michael Cruz, president of OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center; Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF, chairperson of the board for OSF HealthCare System; Kelly Nierstedt, president of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois; Dr. Divya Joshi, chief executive officer of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois; Theresa Murphy, strategic philanthropy officer of OSF HealthCare; and Jay Harms, a member of the Children’s Hospital of Illinois Community Advisory Board. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Proclaiming it “holy ground in the service of human life,” OSF HealthCare officials hosted blessing ceremonies Nov. 15 as construction began on an $8.5 million transitional home for children with complicated health needs to be located at 5200 N. Hamilton Road in Peoria. The 21,000-square-foot home will be the third “Almost Home Kids” facility in […]

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‘We’re breaking ground for you’: Major project at St. Bede Academy under way

Before ground was broken at St. Bede Academy, students in each class were blessed with holy water and incense by Father Ronald Margherio, OSB, chaplain. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PERU — Looking at the construction crew and equipment already hard at work at St. Bede Academy, Abbot Philip Davey, OSB, acknowledged that ground had already been broken for the new Science Center and Student Commons. “Perhaps you’ve noticed,” he said, with a smile. “But none of you were here. Since we’re breaking ground for […]

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New wing at Bloomington school will unite student body on one campus

Taking a moment to commemorate the groundbreaking for the new junior high wing at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Bloomington are (from left) Faith Banister; Ava Sivore; Bridget Wieland; architect David Leggans; contractors Paul Berns and Bob Berns; principal Gwenn Roche; Father Tony Lee, pastor, and Father Jeff Windy, parochial vicar, of Holy Trinity and Historic St. Patrick parishes, Bloomington; Father Dustin Schultz, then administrator of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary, Downs; Dr. Sharon Weiss, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Peoria; Father Michael Pica, parochial vicar of St. Patrick Church of Merna and St. Mary, Downs; Cole Certa; Liam Campbell; and Danny O’Brien. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

BLOOMINGTON — By next fall, the body of Christ will be one body at Corpus Christi Catholic School. Ground was broken for a new wing on Sept. 23 that will bring the junior high students to what is now the elementary school campus and unite the school at 1909 E. Lincoln St. Next year’s sixth- […]

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