• New Nurse Practitioner at IVCH Oglesby Medical Clinic

    Family nurse practitioner Britnae Lewis is the newest member of the caregiver team at the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Oglesby Medical Clinic. Lewis was a nurse in the IVCH obstetrics unit before obtaining her nurse practitioner credentials from Maryville University in St. Louis. She earned her bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Northern Illinois University following graduation ...

  • How to Reduce Your Daily Sugar Intake

    Want to cut back on the amount of added sugars in your diet? Here are some tips to get you started: Swap out soda and other sweetened drinks with sugar-free or low-calorie beverages. Water is always the best choice! Compare food labels and choose products with the lowest amounts of added sugars. Look at the ingredient list to determine if sugars are added or natural. It is best if no sugar is ...

  • October 31 is Deadline to take IVCH Online Health Needs Survey

    October 31 is the last day to complete Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s online health needs survey, a key part of the community health needs assessment IVCH conducts every three years. The link to the survey can be found at the top of the home page of the hospital’s web site, www.ivch.org. The link will remain live until the end of October. Paper copies of the survey and ...

  • Keep Your Portions in Check

    One of the most important things to think about when we are talking healthy eating is keeping food portions under control. How much we eat matters! Researchers have found that if we are offered more food, we eat more food! Not surprising. We can enjoy most or all foods, as long as we follow some guidelines. This may seem simple, but it is very important. THE PLATE METHOD This is a great tool to ...

  • IVCH Plans Medicare Seminar

    The ins and outs of the Medicare system will be explained at a free Illinois Valley Community Hospital seminar at 2 p.m. Friday, October 19, in the IVCH room at Peru Mall. Managed Care Partners representative Keith Leitzen’s talk is entitled “The ABC’s of Medicare.” He’ll discuss Medicare benefits and explain the options older adults have when enrolling in Medicare. ...

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