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VISITOR POLICY UPDATED (As of 2/10/2022):

Here is our latest visitor policy (effective 2/10/22) 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. All visitors MUST be age 18 years and older. Emergency Room: ONE SUPPORT PERSON/VISITOR AGE 18 AND OLDER (no swapping out).  Minors are allowed both parents/guardians in their room. Parents/guardians must remain in the patient’s room. For end of life/critical prior to transfer situations, visitors are a case-by-case basis. 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

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St. Margaret’s Sports Physicals 2022

Need a sports physical for the upcoming sports seasons? St. Margaret’s Health is offering sports physical clinics at various locations in the community. See dates, times and other specifics below. Please note: some of these dates and locations are not open to the general public. Cost: $25.00, Cash/Check ONLY Please make checks out to “St. Margaret’s Health.” Forms can also be completed ahead of time OR can be provided at the locations of the physicals. To fill out the appropriate forms ahead of time, click here. For questions or more information, call (815) 780-3509.   Dates/Times/Locations: Monday, July 25th: 9AM-12PM at JFK Elementary School in Spring Valley (open to public) Monday, July 25th: 9AM-1PM at Lincoln Elementary School in LaSalle (LaSalle kids only – school & sports physicals) Tuesday, July 26th: 1PM-4PM at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby (open to public) Wednesday, July 27th: 1PM-4PM at Illinois Valley Community College

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Register Today for Our Upcoming Babysitting Class!

Learn how to be a better babysitter and earn a Certificate in Babysitting. Our classes include instruction on general safety, basic CPR and first aid. Class fee is $35.00. This class is offered to those who are ages 11-14 years old. Classes are held in both our Peru and Spring Valley locations, depending on room availability. Lunch is provided. Registration is limited to the first 16 students.   Upcoming Babysitting Classes: Thursday, June 30, 2022   For more information or to register, call (815) 780-4618.

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Extreme Heat

St. Margaret’s Health – Peru has instituted an emergency shelter program to provide an environment for those people who are unable to tolerate extreme weather conditions such as power outages in extreme heat or no air conditioning. Those people who qualify must be capable of independent living and be able to care for themselves.     Those affected may visit the St. Margaret’s Health – Peru cafeteria, located at 925 West St. in Peru, between 8am – 8pm.   Masks are required. There are some common sense guidelines to assist you during extreme temperatures: Spend some time in air conditioning, if possible. Even just two hours a day in air conditioning can significantly reduce the risk of heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water and natural juices, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid going out in the blazing heat, if you

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Registration Team Lead 1451

Registration Team Lead 1451 RN Opportunities Department: Registration, Peru, Illinois Scope of Responsibility: Responsible for assisting in the facilitation of department operations and staff to insure departmental efficiency, and according to specified procedures.  Coordinate efforts with the Director of Patient Access in implementing new programs and procedures to improve services to both internal and external customers.  Assist in developing departmental goals and objectives.  Ensure all personnel are utilizing time and resources in the best interest of the department.  Assist with employee training, instruction and development.  Perform Registration Clerk duties.  This position is considered 30% assistant management and 70% registration clerk. Requirements: Minimum High school diploma or equivalent; Some college coursework preferred; At least 1 year direct supervisory experience. Opportunity Type: Registration Shift: 2nd Shift Schedule: 40 hrs/wk mailto:cknudson@aboutsmh.org

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Midtown Health Center Walk-In Clinic Closed Saturday 2/19/22

Due to unavoidable circumstances, our Midtown Health Center walk-in clinic in Peru will be closed Saturday, February 19th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The walk-in clinic will resume normal operating hours on Sunday, February 20th from 9AM – 1PM. Thank your for your understanding. 

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St. Margaret’s Location Closures Due to Weather

Due to severe weather & dangerous road conditions, St. Margaet’s Health is closing the following locations and services for Wednesday, February 2: LaSalle Medical Clinic Dr. Ricardo Calderon Elizabeth Stuart, FNP Illinois Valley Orthopedics (Peru) Dr. Connor Kasik Dr. Robert Mitchell Debra Pyszka, PA Catherine Renk, PA Oglesby Medical Clinic Dr. Kelly DeBoer Patricia Blackburn, PA Britnae Lewis, FNP Streator Medical Clinic Dr. Indra Pal Women’s Health Care Center (Peru) Dr. Anna Bida-Dudun Dr. Ilan Bornstein Dana Hoffman, CNM Gerri Stagner, CNM Barbara Tieman, CNM Associated Gastroenterology Consultants (Peru, Princeton, & Ottawa) Dr. Geetha Dodda Dr. Ram Goel Dr. Akash Goel Julie Flanagan, APN, MSN Jenny Gaworski, FNP-BC Stephanie Mickley, FNP Spring Valley Clinic Dr. Thaw Tun Henry Clinic Dr. Thaw Tun Granville Clinic Dr. Shawn Bailey Family Health Center (Spring Valley) Dr. Fazal Khan Dr. Louis Lukancic Dr. Mike Morrow Dr. Bob Morrow Dr. Vijay Sharma Karen Eggers, RN,

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