Medical Records Notice

Dear Patient: SMH and its affiliates will close on June 16, 2023.  We are required to maintain the records and they will be available to patients and their healthcare providers.  We want to provide information to access your medical records from any SMH site.  Please use the following instructions to obtain your records. The SMH Website ( contains the Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Health Information.  When filling out the form please be sure to list the reason for the request and where we should send the records.  Please complete this form and fax it to (815)-664-1169 or mail it to:   SMH Medical Records Requests 600 East First St. Spring Valley, Illinois 61362   We are unable to accept requests over the phone or by message, but if you have a question related to your records, call 815-664-1583.  Due to volume, please expect at least 30 days to

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Dr. Kara Fess and Staff are Moving to Peru

  Dr. Kara Fess and staff will start seeing patients at the St. Margaret’s Peru Primary Care Clinic on Monday, June 12th. Please note: Take the elevator to the Lower Level and follow the hallway. Our new address and phone number will be: 920 West Street, Bldg B Lower Level, Peru, IL  61354 815-223-9214

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Here is our latest visitor policy as it pertains to various departments:   Attention: Visitors are encouraged to wear masks while in St. Margaret’s facilities. RESTRICTED TO AGES 12 & OVER Clinic: No restrictions Testing: One visitor at a time Surgery: Pre and post-procedure only ER: Two visitors at a time Inpatient: Two visitors at a time End-of-Life: Case-by-case basis Minor Patient: Two visitors at a time The health and safety of patients, family members and staff is our number one priority and we are closely monitoring the developing situation and taking a proactive approach to prevent the spread of viral illness. Thank you for your continued understanding.

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St. Margaret’s Health – Peru ER to Temporarily Suspend Services

What You Need to Know Effective January 27, 2023 at 7pm, except for critical patients or those in a life-threatening emergency, St. Margaret’s Health – Peru’s Emergency Room will temporarily suspend service to walk-in patients until further notice. Effective January 28, 2023 at 7am, St. Margaret’s Health – Peru’s Emergency Room will suspend all service until further notice. The following Emergency Departments are available for assistance: St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley 600 East First Street, Spring Valley, IL 61362 OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center 1100 East Norris Drive, Ottawa, Il 61350 OSF Saint Clare Medical Center 530 Park Avenue East, Princeton, IL 61356 OSF Saint Paul Medical Center 1401 East 12th Street, Mendota, IL 61342 Call 911 if you are having a medical emergency.

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St. Margaret’s Health – Peru OB Unit to Temporarily Suspend Service

What You Need to Know: Effective January 28, 2023 at 7am, along with all other acute hospital services, the Obstetrics Unit at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru will temporarily suspend service.  To our expectant mothers and their families, we apologize for any added burden this announcement may have caused and wish you a healthy and safe pregnancy and delivery.  The following list includes other healthcare organizations that provide obstetrics services: KSB 403 East First Street, Dixon, IL 61021 (815) 288-5531 CGH 100 East Le Fevre Road, Sterling, IL 61081 (815) 625-0400 OSF Saint Elizabeth 1100 East Norris Drive, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-3100 Genesis Birthing Center 1227 East Rusholme Street, Davenport, IA 52803 (563) 421-7760 Unity Point 221 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61636 (309) 672-4852 OSF Saint Francis 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637 (309) 655-2000 Carle Bromenn 1304 Franklin Avenue, Normal, IL 61761 (309) 454-1400

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SMH Peru And Spring Valley Will Be Closing All Current Operations As Of Friday, June 16, 2023 At 11:59 P.M.

This includes the Hospital, Clinics and other facilities at both locations.

All portals will be inaccessible after this time.

Patients needing emergency care should call 911.

To obtain a copy of your Medical Records please visit our Medical Records Request webpage and download and submit a request in writing.

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