Nurse staffing Ratio: In an effort to maintain a safe environment for patient care, anyone can inquire about our staffing levels and core competencies by calling 815-664-1561 to make an appointment with the Vice-President of Nursing. All questions will be answered in accordance with the 2004 Illinois Report Card Act.

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Rebound Meeting

The Breast Cancer Support Group, “Rebound,” of St. Margaret’s Hospital, is open to all persons affected by breast cancer.  Interested parties may call (815) 339-6480 for details.

Visions Support Group Schedules Meeting

“Visions,” a support group for the blind and visually impaired, will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, in St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room.

“Visions” meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.  For more information, call (815) 664-1440.

Diabetic Education Classes

A Free Diabetes Education Class Series will be held at St. Margaret’s Hospital beginning on Monday, June 10 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the First Floor Presentation Room.  The class will continue on the following two Mondays. 

The class will cover an overview of diabetes, complications and monitoring, nutrition and diet, medications, stress management and social assistance, exercise and activity, and foot, skin and oral care.  Participants will also receive a free glucometer. 

To register, call (815) 664-1183.

St. Margaret’s Health Offers Lipid Profile and Glucose Screening

St. Margaret’s Hospital will offer a Lipid Profile and Glucose Screening on Wed., June 12, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the hospital’s first floor Presentation Room.  The $20 fee includes a check of cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL.  A twelve-hour food and beverage fast is recommended for more accurate results.  Registration is recommended by calling St. Margaret’s at (815) 664-1486.