Blog Posts in February, 2018

  • Clinic Weather Updates:

    The following clinics are closed today, February 9th, 2018: Illinois Valley Orthopedics Utica Medical Clinic The following clinics are closing early today, February 9th, 2018: Oglesby Medical Clinic will be closing at 12:00pm Peru Medical Clinic will be closing at 12:00pm LaSalle Medical Clinic will be closing at 12:00pm Streator Medical Clinic (Dr. Karkera and Dr. Pal) will be closing at 12:00pm ...

  • 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 ...

  • Compassionate Friends Meets Thursday

    The next meeting of the River Valley chapter of Compassionate Friends, a support group that assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age, is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 25, in the meeting room of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital office building at 1305 6 th Street in Peru. The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support ...

  • 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 ...

  • IVCH Prepared Chidbirth Classes Begin February 7

    The next series of Illinois Valley Community Hospital prepared childbirth classes for women in the last trimester of their pregnancy and their partners begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, in the IVCH office building at 1305 6 th Street in Peru, one block east of the hospital’s emergency department entrance. The next three classes will be February 13, 21 and 28. Although there is no ...

  • 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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