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Auxiliary Masquerade Jewelry Sale

Masquerade Jewelry Sale in the Lobby at Proctor, Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days. Jewelry and accessories. All $5.00. Cash and credit cards accepted.Sponsored by the Proctor Service Auxiliary.

Free Balance Screenings

The Therapy Department at Proctor offers free balance screenings the second Wednesday of each month from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Hospital Lobby. This short four-step screening will provide a vital assessment toward keeping participants active, helping to identify any impairments such as weakness, loss of motion, sensory problems, or misalignments that may limit that person’s independence. Registration is not necessary. The screening takes just a few short minutes. Contact Kalie at (309) 674- 7874 or kaliew@ptsinc.org for more information.

Seniors on the Go Health Fair

The Hult Center for Healthy Living and Humana are proud to present the 13th Annual Seniors on the Go Health Fair on Wednesday, March 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hult Center for Healthy Living located at 5215 N. Knoxville Avenue in Peoria. The health fair is free admission and includes over 40 exhibitors, free health screenings, health and wellness speakers, massages and manicures, give-a-ways and door prizes, and a continental breakfast. The UnityPoint Health-Methodist Wellmobile will also be onsite for free glucose and cholesterol testing. The Seniors on the Go Health Fair is a fun, interesting and easy way for the young at heart to gather important and helpful information, all in one place.

For more information, please contact the Hult Center for Healthy Living at 309.692.6650 or email jfisher@hultheatlhy.org.

Service Auxiliary Chocolate Sale Returns

Did someone say chocolate? It's back and just in time for Valentine's Day. The Service Auxiliary chocolate sale Thursday and Friday February 6 and 7 in the Lobby at Proctor. The sale opens at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday and 7:00 a.m. Friday. This incredible display of chocolates, candies, nuts, and more will absolutely amaze you!

WEATHER ALERT: Cardiac rehab classes are cancelled for Monday, January 27. The Wound Center will be closed today, and alonetogether - grief support group is cancelled for Monday evening.

PEORIA HOSPITALS REQUESTING PUBLIC TO LIMIT VISITS

For Immediate Release
(Peoria, IL - January 23, 2014) To protect our patients, family and staff during this time of heightened cases of flu and other upper respiratory illnesses, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and UnityPoint Health Methodist-Proctor are asking the public to limit visits.

These guidelines are based on recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The guidelines are currently voluntary but may be changed as necessary to reflect community health concerns.

During this time it is requested that:
• Visitors be at least 18 years of age and older. We hope to minimize exposure of our patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections. Additionally, we want to protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital.

• Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days. Those symptoms include fever 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat.

• Remember to cough and/or sneeze into your arm or shoulder or use a tissue. The spread of germs can be reduced by coughing into your clothing. Avoid covering your mouth with your hands, as the germs can easily be passed through direct contact with surfaces or people.

To assist in limiting the spread of disease, please wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand foam/gel when entering and leaving a patient’s room.

We are aware of the restrictive nature of these guidelines; however, we believe this voluntary request is in the best interest of our patients’ health and safety.

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alonetogether Grief Support Group
Mondays
4:30-6:00 p.m.
alonetogether is a grief support group, open to the community, that meets Mondays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Group Room 4 of the Counseling Center at UnityPoint Health-Proctor. If you are experiencing grief from loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, loss of a pet, or experiencing grief of any kind, please attend. For more information contact Steve at 689-6018 or steve.wilson@proctor.org

Yoga, Tai Ji, Aerobics, Meditation and more. Throughout February at the Hult Center for Healthy Living. Call the Center at 692-6650 for details

Methodist Wellmobile at Hult
Tuesday, February 4
Free and low-cost screenings; education
Hult Center for Healthy Living
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Kids Konnected
February 15
1:30-3:00 p.m., refreshments provided
Compassion, support, friendship, and learning for kids, ages 5-18, whose lives are touched by a parent or caregiver with cancer. Made possible, in part, by a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Peoria Memorial Affiliate.
Hult Center for Healthy Living
Call (309) 692-6650

SENIORS SAVE THE DATE! Seniors on the Go 13th Annual Health Fair
March 19 @ 7:30-11:30 am Free. The Hult Center for Healthy Living, Humana,
and UnityPoint Health-Methodist l Proctor are proud to present the 13th Annual Seniors on the Go Health Fair (55+), featuring speakers, exhibitors,
door prizes, refreshments, health screenings, blood screenings and more.
No appointments needed. For more information, contact Julie at 692-6650.

alonetogether Grief Support Group
Mondays
4:30–6:00 p.m.
alonetogether is a grief support group, open to the community, that meets Mondays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Group Room 4 of the Counseling Center at UnityPoint Health-Proctor.
If you are experiencing grief from loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, loss of a pet, or experiencing grief of any kind, please attend.

For more information contact Steve at 689-6018 or
steve.wilson@proctor.org

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, January 16, 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Proctor Professional Building Classrooms 1 and 2 Donate over lunch and lunch is on us! Call 689-8608 to schedule your appointment

Kids Konnected
January 18
1:30-3:00 p.m., refreshments provided
Compassion, support, friendship, and learning for kids,
ages 5-18, whose lives are touched by a parent or
caregiver with cancer. Made possible, in part, by a grant
from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Peoria Memorial Affiliate.
Hult Center for Healthy Living
Call (309) 692-6650

Mental Health America of Illinois Valley Merges with Hult Center for Healthy Living

The Hult Center for Healthy Living is pleased to announce the merger with Mental Health America of Illinois Valley, formerly the Mental Health Association, effective September 1, 2013. The merger allows the Hult Center for Healthy Living, a 501(c)(3) leader in community health education to expand its’ services to include the ever-growing need for mental health programs. Health education programs, cancer programs, senior programs, and mental health programs are now collectively housed under the Hult Center. “The Heart of Illinois United Way and Caterpillar Foundation have applauded our efforts in becoming an even stronger health and education center,” said Hult Center for Healthy Living’s Executive Director Matt George. “The merger fortifies, and reinforces, the Hult Center for Healthy Living as the premier community leader for health education programs and services.” The Hult Center will add Mental Health America of Illinois Valley’s annual Whitney’s Walk and Hearts of Hope Art Auction to their annual fundraisers, which include the Spirit of Living Dinner, Lobster Boil, and Uncorked.

For more information, visit www.hulthealthy.org or call 309-692-6650.

Masquerade $5.00 Jewelry Sale at Proctor

The Service Auxiliary at UnityPoint Health - Proctor will hold a Masquerade $5.00 Jewelry Sale on Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17
from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. both days in the Hospital Lobby. Shop jewelry, accessories, and gifts. Proceeds benefit the Service Auxiliary and their programs.

alonetogether Grief Support Group
Mondays
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
alonetogether is a grief support group, open to the community, that meets Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Group Room 4 of the Counseling Center at UnityPoint Health - Proctor. If you are experiencing grief from loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, loss of a pet, or experiencing grief of any kind, please attend.

For more information contact Steve at 689-6018 or steve.wilson@proctor.org

Kids Konnected
Thursday, December 5 and Monday, December 16
6:00 p.m. with refreshments provided
Compassion, support, friendship, and learning for kids, ages 5-18, whose lives are touched by a parent or caregiver with cancer. Made possible, in part, by a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Peoria Memorial Affiliate.
Hult Center for Healthy Living
Call (309) 692-6650

SW Kiwanis Cheese Sale
Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
in the Lobby at UnityPoint Health - Proctor
sponsored by the Service Auxiliary

Seniors on the Go
“Here’s to the Holidays”
Wednesday, December 18
10:30-11:45 a.m., Lunch provided
Hult Center for Healthy Living
An interactive program providing holiday hints and bringing
holiday cheer! Music and surprises, too!
Presented by Paulette Hartmann, Lutheran Social Services of IL
Intouch Home Care
Reservations Required - call 692-6650

Proctor Hospital Now Part of UnityPoint Health

Peoria, Illinois (November 7, 2013)--Proctor Hospital is now part of UnityPoint Health. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board unanimously gave final approval for the affiliation between Proctor and UnityPoint Health - Methodist at its November 5th meeting in Bolingbrook. The Boards of Directors of Methodist Health Services Corporation (MHSC) and Proctor Health Care Incorporated (PHCI), the parent companies of both organizations, had previously approved the agreement.

“This is a great day for Proctor, for Methodist and for our community,” said Debbie Simon, president and CEO of the new combined entity. “Moving forward, we will develop a unified health system that optimizes the great resources and talents from both organizations. This new vision for health care in our community will provide greater value, coordination, quality and access for Peoria and the surrounding region.”


Paul Macek, President and CEO of Proctor, said, “Proctor is excited to be joining Methodist so we can work as one health care system with two convenient locations, providing better access and care coordination to the patients and families we care for.”


The affiliation covers all of the operations of Proctor, including the physicians employed by Proctor, its FirstCares and other physician clinic sites, Proctor Professional Building and services such as the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery and the Hult Center for Healthy Living. The identities of each campus will incorporate the well-respected names that patients recognize and trust – UnityPoint Health - Methodist and UnityPoint Health - Proctor.

“Now that the affiliation has been approved, an integration team consisting of executives and physicians from both organizations will begin planning our unified health system,” said Simon. “We will share our vision for the combined entity in early 2014. At that time, integration of services will begin and continue throughout next year. Our goal is to optimize our two campuses, multiple ambulatory and clinical sites, and educational services to better serve Central Illinois.”

Under the agreement, MHSC has become the sole corporate member of PHCI. The board of MHSC will add three members from the PHCI board. MHSC will continue to be a senior affiliate of UnityPoint Health, based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Bill Leaver, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health, said, “These are times of epic change for America’s health care system. Traditional business models on which most of the health care is
based are no longer meeting the needs of the public. This affiliation creates a strong organization that will serve the region’s health care needs in a very effective, innovative manner, now and in the future.”

About UnityPoint Health-Methodist

 UnityPoint Health – Methodist provides comprehensive, coordinated care to patients throughout Central Illinois through clinics, hospital and home care services. UnityPoint Health – Methodist includes Methodist Medical Center, a recognized leader in healthcare, combining advanced technology and comprehensive services with patient satisfaction that’s among the best in the nation. UnityPoint Clinic in Central Illinois provides outpatient care in a number of specialties including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, rheumatology and psychiatry. And UnityPoint at Home – Peoria surrounds the patient with all the resources and care necessary to achieve wellness at home. UnityPoint Health – Methodist, with more than 3,000 employees and a medical staff of over 600, is a senior affiliate of UnityPoint Health, one of the nation’s most integrated health systems.

About Proctor

Proctor Hospital has been a vital contributor to the regional health care community since 1882. The Hospital is located in north Peoria on a spacious 55-acre park-like campus complete with walking trails and convenient surface parking. The Hospital is licensed for 220 beds and has 1,136 employees. The Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery at Proctor Hospital is known nationally for its comprehensive inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment program and services. The Hospital’s Center for Senior Behavioral Health is the first Center of its kind in Peoria. And BlueCross BlueShield has designated Proctor Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement for its excellent continuum of care for orthopedic patients. Proctor also ranks in the Top 10% of the nation for joint replacement according to Healthgrades. Proctor First Care and Proctor Medical Group offices provide urgent and primary care throughout central Illinois. The Hult Center for Healthy Living, which provides health education to schools, families, civic groups, social agencies, businesses, churches and other entities, serves approximately 60,000 people annually.

About UnityPoint Health

UnityPoint Health is one of the nation’s most integrated health systems. Our physician-led team of professionals communicates clearly and effectively to address a patient’s health care in the most appropriate setting: whether that is a clinic, a hospital or at home. Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 30 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and home care services throughout its 8 regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Iowa and Illinois.
UnityPoint Health entities employ more than 24,000 employees, working toward innovative advancements to deliver the Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time. Each year, through more than 4 million patient visits, UnityPoint Health, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home provides a full range of coordinated care to patients and families. With annual revenues of $2.7 billion, UnityPoint Health is the nation’s 13th largest nonprofit health system and the fourth largest nondenominational health system in America. UnityPoint Health provides community benefit programs and services to improve the health of people in its communities.

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PROCTOR HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED AS TOP 10% IN NATION
FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT BY HEALTHGRADES

Peoria, IL (October 24, 2013) – Joint replacement care at Proctor Hospital is in the top 10% in the nation according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates hospital performance at over 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions from 2010 through 2012.

The new report highlights the disparity in hospital performance for specific conditions and procedures and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2010-2012, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average 234,252 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,418 complications could potentially have been avoided. A 5-star rating indicates that Proctor Hospital’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.

Proctor Hospital not only performs at a 5 star level – it outperforms other hospitals in the nation in this condition, and as a result has been recognized with the 2014 Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award; is ranked among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement; and is a Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement and Hip Fracture Treatment in 2014.

“I am very proud of our team. That includes everyone at every level at Proctor Hospital. From the incredible surgeons and physicians that work with us each day, to our medical teams in surgery, nursing, therapy, ancillary departments, and to all those employees in housekeeping and food and nutrition services - they help make our patients stay more comfortable,” said Paul Macek, President and CEO of Proctor Hospital. “To provide unmatched healthcare experiences … every day, is not only our mission, it’s our promise. Receiving this recognition is a testament to that promise to our patients to be a trusted healthcare partner. Outstanding patient care is a team effort; it takes everyone, including the patient, and a laser-sharp focus on quality and safety.”

“As American policy-makers focus more intently on ways to lower healthcare costs and improve quality, patients are being asked to assume more responsibility for their healthcare decisions – from selection of their health plan to the associated network of physicians and hospitals,” said Evan Marks, EVP, Strategy and Informatics, Healthgrades. “Since all hospitals do not perform equally in all procedures, patients can have confidence that by selecting physicians associated with a hospital with a 5-star rating, patients are more likely to experience better health outcomes, and reduce costs.”

More information on the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, including the complete methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

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alonetogether Grief Support Group
Mondays
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
alonetogether is a grief support group, open to the community, that meets Mondays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Group Room 4 of the Counseling Center at Proctor Hospital. If you are experiencing grief from loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, loss of a pet, or experiencing grief of any kind, please attend.
For more information contact Steve at 689-6018 or steve.wilson@proctor.org

SW Kiwanis Cheese Sale
Thursday, November 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
in the Lobby at Proctor Hospital
sponsored by the Service Auxiliary

Seniors on the Go
“Chiropractic and Your Health”
Wednesday, November 20
10:30-11:45 a.m., Lunch provided
Hult Center for Healthy Living
Dr. Kristie Davis of Allied Health Chiropractic will present.
“Polkas and More” will provide 30’s, 40’s and 50’s style
Music while you enjoy your lunch.
Reservations Required - call 692-6650

Free Medicare Help Desk
Wednesday, November 27
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Lobby at Proctor Hospital
Sponsored by Proctor Hospital and BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois.
No registration required.

Living in Balance
“Finding Balance with Music”
Wednesday, November 27
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Proctor Professional Building, Classroom 1
The Employee Assistance Program, in cooperation with the Counseling Center at Proctor Hospital, is providing FREE informational sessions open to the public to help you find your work-life balance. Make work-life balance a priority and join us!

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UNITYPOINT HEALTH - METHODIST AND PROCTOR TO FORM ONE HEALTH SYSTEM
Affiliation agreement to enable organizations to work collaboratively
on coordinating care, improving access and quality, creating efficiencies

Peoria, Illinois (September 9, 2013) –

Officials of UnityPoint Health - Methodist and Proctor in Peoria today signed an affiliation agreement to form one health system.

The affiliation of the hospital campuses, outpatient clinics and other sites of care will create a stronger, broader system of care to better serve patients in the region.
The Boards of Directors of Methodist Health Services Corporation (MHSC) and
Proctor Health Care Incorporated (PHCI), the parent companies of both
organizations, previously approved the terms of the agreement signed today.
Methodist and Proctor expect to complete the affiliation in the fourth quarter of 2013, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

“The focus of our affiliation is to improve the experience for our patients by
coordinating their care and providing the high quality services both organizations are known for,” said Debbie Simon, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health - Methodist. “Forming a health system that makes use of both Proctor Hospital’s north Peoria campus and Methodist’s downtown campus will better enable us to accomplish
these goals and increase access to care.”

“Proctor is excited to be joining Methodist so we can work together as a single health system with two locations,” said Paul Macek, president and CEO of Proctor.
“Our affiliation will ensure that our high quality and high value services will thrive
within a great and respected organization, to the benefit of patients in Peoria and
throughout Central Illinois.”

The affiliation agreement outlines a new, collaborative vision for the two
organizations. By combining operations into a single health system, Methodist and
Proctor can further develop a value-based way of delivering health care services. The elements of this modern, patient-centered delivery system include improving care coordination, expanding access to care with more clinical space and sites, sharing best practices on care processes to improve quality and efficiency, and optimizing the use of resources.

“This is a time of great change in health care. By coming together, Methodist and Proctor are working to take the transformative steps that will ensure that health care in our region measures up to the challenges of the 21st century health care,” said Peter Johnsen, chair of the MHSC board.

Under the agreement, MHSC will become the sole corporate member of PHCI. The board of MHSC will add three members from the PHCI board. MHSC will continue to be a senior affiliate of UnityPoint Health, based in West Des Moines, Iowa; Methodist joined UnityPoint Health in October 2011.The agreement creates a unified health system with two hospital campuses. The identities of each campus will incorporate the well-respected names that patients recognize and trust – UnityPoint Health – Methodist and UnityPoint Health – Proctor. The agreement covers all of the operations of Proctor, including the physicians employed by Proctor, its clinic sites and other services, such as the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery and the Hult Center for Healthy Living.

“These are two great community assets that together will be even greater,” said Dennis Triggs, chair of the PHCI Board. “The Proctor community is proud of its history and looks forward to furthering its mission as an integral part of the new organization.”

Simon will be president and CEO of the combined entity. “This is a great community, and I am privileged to lead these two organizations and this new vision of health care for the future,” Simon said.

Through the coordination and efficiency of resources, technology and purchasing, the newly combined organization will provide greater health care value, quality and access to Peoria and the surrounding region.

Bill Leaver, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health, said, “This affiliation creates a strong organization that will serve the region's health care needs in a very effective manner. The UnityPoint Health mission is 'Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time' – it is what we strive for. This affiliation will offer that to a greater portion of the region.”

The affiliation agreement is subject to approval by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Pending regulatory approval, the affiliation is anticipated to be complete by the end of the year.