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St. Margaret’s Health, Spring Valley and IVCH, Peru, may consolidate operations

St. Margaret's Hospital is a 69-licensed bed facility in Spring Valley. It was founded in 1903 by seven Sisters of Mary of the Presentation. (Photo from aboutsmh.org)

SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Health in Spring Valley, a member of SMP Health System, and Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) in Peru announced March 4 that they have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to consolidate their operations and form a regional health network. While emphasizing that this is the beginning of a process, […]

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Daughter captures prizewinning image of mother, 103, with visitor Sr. Norberta

No words are necessary to recognize the bond between Sister Norberta Piekos and Anna Pomatto, 103, a resident of Aperion Care Spring Valley. This photo, taken by Anna's daughter, Ann, won first prize in the "People, Events, and Everyday Life" category of a photo contest sponsored by Spring Valley Boosters. (Provided photo/Ann Pomatto)

SPRING VALLEY — When Sister Norberta Piekos visited nursing home resident Anna Pomatto a few days after her 103rd birthday, Mrs. Pomatto’s daughter, Ann, thought to ask the pastoral care worker from the LaSalle Catholic Parishes to pose with her for a selfie. “Sister comes and visits very faithfully,” recalled Ann. But Sister Norberta had […]

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Spring Valley parish prays for pastor critically injured in automobile accident

Father Robert Spilman

Father Robert Spilman, pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Spring Valley, remained in critical condition at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria on Tuesday after sustaining injuries in a two-vehicle accident on March 17 on U.S. 6 east of Princeton. A prayer service for his recovery took place after 6:30 p.m. Stations […]

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