OSF HealthCare System, based in Peoria, said Wednesday it took over St. Mary's Hospital site in Streator and renamed the facility OSF Center for Health - Streator.
The site, at 111 Spring St., was previously operated by Springfield-based Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) for many years.
During a dedication ceremony this week in the Streator center’s chapel, OSF HealthCare's president, Sister Diane Marie McGrew, acknowledged HSHS for its many years of service to the community.
OSF Center for Health - Streator will offer many outpatient services, such as a laboratory, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation, until a new facility is built. Many services are available now at the site.
Physician clinics eventually will occupy the third floor, with around-the-clock urgent care services being offered on the first floor.
“With the closing of the Streator hospital, OSF HealthCare has taken a proactive approach to work with the city to address state, legislative and regulatory issues, which allows our citizens to receive daily, immediate care and outpatient services, plus 24-hour observation beds and ambulance/helicopter transportation,” Streator Mayor Jimmie Lansford said. “The city will continue to work with OSF in their commitment to construct a new state-of-the-art health center and repurposing of the former hospital building.”
OSF Center for Health - Streator is scheduled to hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 16.