Blog Posts in February, 2020

  • Q & A - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 - nCoV)

    Q. What are coronaviruses? A: Coronaviruses are respiratory viruses named for the crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus. These range from viruses that cause the common cold, to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The latest coronavirus from China is called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This new coronavirus is different from ...

  • Peru Kindergartner's Hot Chocolate Fundraiser Results in Toy Donations

    A fundraiser organized by an enterprising Peru five-year-old resulted in a donation of toys to the Peru Primary Care medical practice and OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. Charlotte Hughes, a kindergarten student at Northview School, is a Peru Primary Care patient who recently had thumb surgery at Children’s Hospital. She set up what she called a “hot coco ...

  • Published CPR Study Based on Research Done at IVCH

    A published study based on research done at Illinois Valley Community Hospital shows that frequent self-directed CPR training for nurses and other healthcare professionals done on a mobile simulation station is more effective than traditional classroom CPR recertification instruction. Recently published in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, the study showed that clinical ...

  • Cholesterol Profile Screening January 18th CANCELLED!

    The cholesterol profile screening for this Saturday, January 18th at the YMCA is cancelled due to weather!

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