Blog Posts in June, 2018

  • IVCH July Prenatal Class Schedule

    The next series of childbirth classes at Illinois Valley Community Hospital gets underway at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the meeting room inside hospital’s office building at 1305 6 th Street in Peru, just east of the emergency department entrance. Additional sessions are set for the next three Wednesdays, July 11, 18, and 25 Taught by IVCH obstetrics unit nurses, the first two classes focus ...

  • IVCH Opens Cafeteria as Cooling Center

    Since the National Weather Service is predicting high temperatures and uncomfortable conditions for the Illinois Valley during the next few days, Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru is opening its cafeteria to serve as a cooling center for anyone seeking relief from hot and humid temperatures. Located on the west side of IVCH, the cafeteria can be entered through the hospital’s West ...

  • IVCH Red Cross Blood Drive is June 26

    Illinois Valley Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the conference room of the IVCH 6 th Street office building at 1305 6 th St., Peru. Potential donors are advised to bring photo ID’s or their blood donor cards with them. Some of the required paperwork can be done ahead of time through the ...

  • IVCH Wound Center Recognized for Clinical Excellence

    The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company. The Center of Distinction Award recognized the IVCH wound center for achieving outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months. Criteria for earning the award included ...

  • IVCH Hosts Cancer Survivors Breakfast

    Twenty-four cancer survivors who collectively have lived with the disease for 281 years attended Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s annual Cancer Survivors Day breakfast Friday morning (June 1) at the First Congregational Church in Peru. The group heard a talk by breast cancer survivor Megan Cullinan, who read selections from a blog she started when she was first diagnosed with the disease ...

  • Introductory IVCH Diabetes Prevention Program Meeting is Monday

    The next series of IVCH Diabetes Prevention Program meetings gets underway with an introductory session at 6 p.m. Monday, June 4, in the hospital’s room at Peru Mall. Led by IVCH certified lifestyle coaches, the program teaches participants how to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes through discussion and activities. “The program is for people who have diabetes now as well as ...

  • Free IVCH Program about Spring Allergies is May 24

    Dealing with springtime allergies and other warm weather ear, nose and throat problems is the topic of a free public program the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Ear, Nose and Throat Center is sponsoring at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the IVCH room at Peru Mall. Allergies, reflux, swimmer’s ear and sinus issues are among the summer health problems ENT physician assistants Angela ...

  • Lori Woods-Way is 2018 IVCH Employee of the Year

    A laboratory assistant and phlebotomist praised by co-workers for her compassion and “patients first” attitude is the winner of the 2018 Buckman Family Employee of the Year Award at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. Spring Valley resident Lori-Woods Way received multiple nominations from other lab employees for the award. “Lori is one who would put her own life on hold ...

  • Prenatal Classes Start Wednesday

    The next series of childbirth classes at Illinois Valley Community Hospital gets underway at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the meeting room inside hospital’s office building at 1305 6 th Street in Peru, just east of the emergency department entrance. Additional sessions are set for the next three Wednesdays, May 9, 16 and 23. Taught by IVCH obstetrics unit nurses, the first two classes focus ...

  • Advance Directives Program is April 19

    Advance directives and their role in end-of-life decision making will be the subject of a free public program Thursday evening, April 19, in the Illinois Valley Community Hospital room at Peru Mall. “Making My Wishes Known” is the title of the program to be presented at 6:00 p.m. by Dawn Moutray, IVCH social service director, and Dr. Mark Fernandez, Illinois Valley Hospice medical ...

  • Next Healthy Heart Screening is April 13

    Next IVCH Healthy Heart Screening is April 13 The next Illinois Valley Community Hospital Healthy Heart cardiac risk factor screening is scheduled for 6:00-10:00 a.m. Friday, April 13, at the IVCH Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics at 310 Walnut Street in Peru, next to the Illinois Valley YMCA. Offered twice a year by IVCH, a Healthy Heart checkup gives participants a complete lipid ...

  • Next Set of IVCH Prepared Childbirth Classes Starts April 4

    The next series of childbirth classes at Illinois Valley Community Hospital gets underway at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the meeting room inside hospital’s office building at 1305 6 th Street in Peru, just east of the emergency department entrance. Additional sessions are set for the next three Wednesdays, April 11, 18 and 25. Taught by IVCH obstetrics unit nurses, the first two classes ...

  • IVCH Foundation Community Variety Show is March 10

    IVCH Foundation Variety Show Lineup Set Six Illinois Valley Community Hospital doctors headline the list of performers who will sing, dance and make you laugh at the IVCH Foundation Community Variety Show Saturday night, March 10, in Matthiessen Auditorium at LaSalle-Peru High School. A fundraiser for the Foundation’s MRI fund, the show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and will go ...

  • Dr. Castro-Skoglund Joins IVCH Medical Staff

    Another internal medicine physician has joined the Illinois Valley Community Hospital medical staff. Jenecsis Castro-Skoglund, MD, works with Lyman Tieman, MD, in the IVCH Adult Medicine clinic, which is located on the second floor of the medical office building across West Street from the hospital. Dr. Castro-Skoglund graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria after ...

  • Hygienic Institute has New Director

    Carrrie Lijewski is the new director of the Hygienic Institute. A resident of Oglesby, Lijewski had been director of medical staff affairs at Pekin Hospital before coming to the Hygienic. Before working in Pekin, she had been director of quality, risk and safety at St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator. Lijewski also worked for 16 years at Mendota Community Hospital, including six years as chief ...

  • IVCH has New Chief Nursing Officer

    Robert Fortney is the new chief nursing officer at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. The new CNO came to IVCH from Arlington Heights, where he had been a vice president and service line executive for Northwest Community Healthcare, an independent, community-based health system. Before working for NCH, Fortney had been the chief nursing officer and vice president for patient care at Norwegian ...

  • Red Cross Blood Drive is February 5

    Red Cross Blood Drive is February 5 at IVCH Illinois Valley Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 5, in the conference room of the IVCH 6 th Street office building at 1305 6 th St., Peru. Potential donors are advised to bring photo ID’s or their blood donor cards with them. Some of the required paperwork can be done ...

  • Dr. Younes Joins IVCH ENT and Allergy Center

    Ear, nose and throat specialist Maher Younes, MD, is now receiving patients at the Illinois Valley Community Hospital ENT and Allergy Center. Dr. Younes came to Peru from Shiloh, Illinois, where he had been in private practice. After receiving his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, Dr. Younes completed post-doctoral research fellowships in head and neck medical ...

  • LaSalle Couple are Parents of First 2018 IVCH Baby

    Sub-zero temperatures didn’t keep the stork away from Illinois Valley Community Hospital New Year’s Day when Amanda Fritz and Rett Waldenmyer of LaSalle became the parents of the first baby of 2018 to be born at IVCH. Fritz gave birth to Logan Grey Waldenmyer at exactly 9 a.m. Monday. The new Illinois Valley resident entered the world weighing seven pounds and four ounces. He was 21 ...

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