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VISITOR POLICY UPDATED (As of 12/8/2020):

Here is our latest visitor policy as it pertains to various departments:

 

Attention: ANYONE entering the hospital or any of our other clinics and locations must wear a mask over both the nose and mouth at all times while inside the building, including inside patient rooms. 

 

Emergency Room:

 

  • ONE SUPPORT PERSON/VISITOR ALLOWED AT THIS TIME (no swapping out). This person must remain in the patient’s room.
  • Minors are allowed ONE parent/legal guardian in their room. This person must remain in the patient’s room.
  • For end of life/critical prior to transfer situations, two visitors who are over the age of 18 may be allowed at one time but must stay in the patient’s room.
  • All other persons must wait outside the building and the patient or support person/parent can contact them by phone.
  • No visitors or support persons will be allowed in rooms of COVID positive or suspected positive patients.
  • All meals for visitors/ support persons must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics Unit and ICU:

 

  • ONE SUPPORT PERSON/VISITOR ALLOWED AT THIS TIME (no swapping out). This person must stay in the patient’s room.
  • Minors are allowed ONE parent/legal guardian in their room. This person must remain in the patient’s room.
  • No visitors or support persons will be allowed in rooms of COVID positive or suspected positive patients.
  • All meals for visitors/ support persons must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

End of Life Situations:

 

  • No more than TWO visitors who are over the age of 18 are allowed in the patient’s room at any one time. Visitors must stay in the patient’s room. Visiting arrangements will be set at the goals of care conference.
  • We offer tele-health visits for COVID-positive or suspected positive patients.
  • Personal clergy may be allowed; this will be arranged through Pastoral Care.
  • All visitors must wear a mask over both the nose and mouth at all times while you are in the hospital, including inside the patient’s room.
  • All meals for visitors must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

Obstetrics Unit:

 

  • Due to the vulnerability of both the mother and infant, visitation will remain limited to the patient’s significant other (SO). The significant other is allowed to accompany the patient to the OB department.
  • The SO will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the hospital and must get their temperature checked.
  • SO must remain in the room with the patient, and cannot be “swapped out” for someone else.
  • OB sonogram patients may have a SO accompany them in for the sonogram. If the patient is required to wait at any time in the waiting room, the SO must wait outside the building until the patient is ready to go back. This is so we can control the waiting room and reduce the risk to our patients.
  • All visitors must wear a mask over both the nose and mouth at all times while you are in the hospital, including inside the patient’s room.
  • All meals for visitors/ support persons must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

Special Procedures:

 

  • NO VISITORS OR SUPPORT PERSONS AT THIS TIME (unless it is medically necessary).
  • Staff will call the patient’s support person when the patient returns from his or her procedure and will be given a time to pick the patient up. Discharge instructions will be reviewed with the support person at this time.
  • Minors are allowed ONE parent/legal guardian in their room. This person must remain in the patient’s room.
  • All meals for visitors must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this time.

Same Day Surgery (SDS):

 

  • NO VISITORS OR SUPPORT PERSONS AT THIS TIME (unless it is medically necessary).
  • ONE parent/legal guardian of pediatric patients may remain in the stall, or if the stall is needed, they will be sent to the waiting room (so they can be called back to recovery room, if needed).
  • Same Day total joint replacements will have a support person return to SDS once the patient returns to his or her stall to be included in post op education efforts.
  • All other SDS patients will have their support person meet them at the Main Entrance door upon discharge.
  • All visitors must wear a mask over both the nose and mouth at all times while you are in the hospital, including inside the patient’s room.
  • All meals for visitors must be off campus as the cafeteria is open to employees only at this 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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ER RN 1144

ER RN 1144

Category:

RN Opportunities

Department:

ER

Location:

St. Margaret’s Health – Peru

Scope of Responsibility:

The Registered Nurse has the responsibility for the following:  Completes all required patient assessments timely and accurately; completes discharge instructions or transfer information completely and accurately; completes all documentation accurately and timely; directs and assists non-licensed personnel; provides appropriate comfort measures and pain management; demonstrates knowledge of all wellness and disease management issues; administers medications accurately and timely; demonstrates competency in patient care procedures and use of pertinent equipment and supplies; executes accurate order entry, transcription of orders and signs off orders; provides patient education; initiates and up dates patient plan of care; and promotes and assures patient safety.

Education Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.  Current State of Illinois registered nurse license, current CPR certification, ACLS and PALS or ENPC required. Trauma course (TNS or TNCC) and ECRN preferred.

Opportunity Type:

Full Time

Shift:

11am – 11pm

Schedule:

36 hrs/wk

mailto:cknudson@aboutsmh.org

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A Mother’s Day Weekend Radio Interview with Kelly DeBoer, MD

Tune in during Mother’s Day weekend to the all-new Veteran radio program, “Inside the Wire,” and listen to radio show hosts, Jerry Bacidore and Chris Mueller, interview a fellow Veteran and one of our very own, Kelly DeBoer, MD, from St. Margaret’s Oglesby Medical Clinic. The show will focus on local Veterans that have served our Nation while maintaining the toughest job on earth – being a mother!

The new Veteran radio program on WRWO 94.5FM is a weekly, hour-long radio show on a not-for-profit community radio station out of Ottawa. During the special Mother’s Day Program, Jerry and Chris will ask Kelly about her military life and her work as a doctor. It will air on Friday, May 7th at 10AM and will re-air at Noon on both Saturday, May 8th and Sunday, May 9th.

If you visit the “Inside the Wire” website and click the “Listen Now” button, you can listen live online as well.

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Road Construction Affecting St. Margaret’s Health – Peru

Keeping You Updated:

Today, the City of Peru has begun construction on West Street that will affect St. Margaret’s Health – Peru’s hospital campus traffic flow and entry points. Work is being done about midway up the block between 5th Street and 6th Street. The current closure of West Street is setup from just north of the St. Margaret’s Health – Peru parking garage to just south of the intersection of 7th Street and 6th Street. The parking garage will remain open through most of the construction. 

Routes to use to get to St. Margaret’s Health-Peru:

Work will continue to be done north on West Street for the duration of the project. Ambulances or motor vehicles coming to the hospital from the north should use 11th Street and proceed around Washington Park to get to either Rock Street or Plum Street. Those coming from the south will travel northbound on either Rock Street or Plum Street as well to get to the Emergency Room entrance.

The following exhibit will show the routes that may be taken to get to the Emergency Entrance at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru.

We will continue to provide updates on this construction as we receive new information. Please check back.

 

ROUTE TO ER

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National Doctors Day is Tuesday, March 30, Join the Celebration!

Is there a St. Margaret’s Health doctor who you trust and respect; who has made a difference in your life?

We are inviting you to say thank you and GIVE A GIFT in his or her honor. Gifts from generous benefactors allow St. Margaret’s Foundations to assist the hospitals with investments in technology and patient experience improvements.

Honor a Doctor Today with a Gift

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Care Built on Our Community from People You Know & Trust

Your trusted care providers are always available to you at the same convenient locations.

While St. Margaret’s Hospital and Illinois Valley Community Hospital
(IVCH) have new names, St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley and
St. Margaret’s Health – Peru, rest assured you can expect the same
compassionate care from the physicians and medical staff you’ve
always trusted with your health.

In addition to the Peru hospital campus, you will find the names
of all locations changing soon to reflect the affiliation. Be at ease
knowing you will see your physician at the office where you have
always seen them. Should any changes arise concerning your
medical provider, St. Margaret’s Health will make it a priority to
let you know.

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Foundation Raffle Winners

Thanks to all our supporters who bought tickets, as well as to our volunteers who sold tickets. A special thanks to Sapp Bros. and Hy-Vee for their help with this fun project. The St. Margaret’s Holiday Raffle was a big success. The lucky winners were:

 

Thanksgiving – $250 Hy-Vee Gift Card – Kelissa Mateika from our St. Margaret’s Midtown Health Center

 

Christmas – $500 Sapp Bros. Gas Card – Carrie Lopez from St. Margaret’s Family Orthopedic Center

 

New Years – $1,000 Grand Prize – Toby Setchell of Mendota

 

May Everyone Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Duanna Duffy a super ticket selling volunteer, presents Kelissa Mateika the Thanksgiving prize. 

 

 

 

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A Warm Welcome Into The SMP Health System Family

Other ministries of the SMP Health System send their welcome wishes to our new St. Margaret’s Health family at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru.

 

St. Aloisius in Harvey, ND

 

Presentation Medical Center in Rolla, ND

 

Ave Maria Village in Jamestown, ND

 

 

Maryhill Manor in Enderlin, ND

 

 

Rosewood on Broadway, ND

Villa Maria, ND

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St. Margaret’s and IVCH Finalize Affiliation!

St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley and Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) in Peru have finalized arrangements to consolidate their healthcare operations to form a regional health network.

SPRING VALLEY, Illinois (December 31, 2020) 

St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley and Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) in Peru have finalized arrangements to consolidate their healthcare operations to form a regional health network. The organization will be known as St. Margaret’s Health and will be governed by SMP Health System. Effective January 1, 2021, IVCH will be known as St. Margaret’s Health-Peru, while St. Margaret’s Hospital will be known as St. Margaret’s Health-Spring Valley.

“We are extremely pleased that, after a two-year process, we have finalized the agreement to form one entity that will serve the healthcare needs of the Illinois Valley. We want to welcome our new colleagues from St. Margaret’s Health-Peru to the SMP Health System. We look forward to working together to create a vibrant healthcare network and enhance the care our patients have come to expect from us,” said Aaron Alton, President/CEO of SMP Health System.

“In coming together, we support a shared vision for the efficient delivery of high quality healthcare in the region. Our affiliation presents an exciting opportunity to enhance the services we provide, while also strengthening the financial health of the organization,” said Tim Muntz, President/CEO of St. Margaret’s Health. “A thorough assessment is currently underway to streamline operations and explore new services our communities may need. We expect this process to be completed within two years.”

 

Learn more about the St. Margaret’s and IVCH affiliation here.