‘We have so much in common,’ new OSF mission partners in Urbana, Danville told

Longtime and new OSF HealthCare mission partners applaud a speaker during a welcoming program Feb. 1 at the newly renamed OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

While transitioning two medical centers to new ownership was a complicated task that involved months of preparation across the business spectrum, the common Catholic health care traditions and missions of the facilities in Urbana and Danville also made it a time of grace. “We have so much in common,” said Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF, […]

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Mass, programs welcome Urbana and Danville medical centers into OSF ‘family’

Msgr. Mark Merdian, episcopal vicar for health care in the Diocese of Peoria, accepts a framed portrait of Mother M. Frances Krasse, foundress of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, from Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF. A Celebration Mass on Feb. 1 marked the transition of Catholic medical centers in Urbana and Danville into the OSF HealthCare System and honored the religious communities that are part of their histories. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Intense overnight preparation led to a morning of celebratory prayer as Catholic medical centers in Urbana and Danville were welcomed into the OSF HealthCare family on Feb. 1. “Throughout the history of religious orders in the church, one order has completed its mission and another carries it forward. This is the setting in which we […]

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