Monday, November 29, 2010

Client News: Norton Healthcare Launches iPad App

App Information Source: Norton Website
Quote Source: Business First
"Norton Healthcare Inc. has launched a mobile application for the Apple iPad. Similar to the organization’s iPhone app, the iPad app provides users access to video segments on health topics, serv­ices and procedures. 'with extensive video capabilities and the use of real-time data, the iPad application allows users to receive information in a way that has never been done in Louisville,' said Gabriel Riggs, manager of marketing Web strategy for Norton" (Business First).
Features of the iPad and iPhone Apps include the following:
Segments highlighting health topics, services and procedures as well as local health news are available. Healthy cooking videos also are offered.
Norton Healthcare has the largest network of physicians in the Louisville region. You can find your doctor(s) & save them in your favorites within the app. Once saved in your profile you can customize their information for easy of use & memory. You can also request appointments from Norton employed physicians from within the app.
When emergencies arise, time is of the essence & the Norton Mobile app gives you access to the most immediate care & emergency care in the area, whether you are at home or out on the go. Find a facility, get directions based on your location, call the facility directly, & also save & customize your locations.
Have questions about some pain that you are experiencing? With the Symptom Navigator simply tap the area on the body in concern & search a large health encyclopedia based on your conditions.
Norton Healthcare offers numerous free classes & events ranging from women’s health to joint care to weight management. Find the right class for you & register. You can also search healthy recipes & receive all the latest new from Norton Healthcare.
For application support email us at

Monday, November 22, 2010

Client News: Morton Plant Only Hospital In The U.S. To Be Named Top For Heart Care For 12 Years

Source: BayCare Health Systems Press Release

Morton Plant Hospital is the only hospital in the United States to be recognized 12 times as a top hospital for heart care. Thomson Reuters named Morton Plant in its annual study identifying the top 50 U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services. The study has been conducted for the past 12 years and Morton Plant is the only hospital in the country to have made the list all 12 years.

"What's most important to understand about this recognition is that one of the best performing hospitals for heart care in the country is located right here in Clearwater," said Mahesh Amin, M.D. FACC, cardiologist and Morton Plant Mease cardiology section chairman. "Additionally, we have been able to achieve a national level of excellence in heart care for more than a decade. No other hospital in the U.S. has been able to achieve those results."

The Thomson Reuters study reviewed 1,022 hospitals across the country by analyzing results for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties.

"To achieve this recognition for so many years requires team work among physicians, nurses and all of the hospital staff," said John Ofenloch, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon and medical director of cardiac surgery for Morton Plant Hospital. "Without a cohesive approach to heart care, we would not be able to achieve consistent results for so many years."

The study shows that 96 percent of cardiovascular inpatients survive and approximately 93 percent remain complication-free, indicative of improved cardiovascular care across-the-board over the past decade. The 50 top hospitals' performance surpasses these high-water marks as indicated by:

Better risk-adjusted survival rates (33 percent fewer deaths than non-winning hospitals).

Lower complications indices (21 percent lower for heart failure complications).

Fewer patients readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following discharge.

Shorter hospital visits and lower costs. Top hospitals discharge heart patients a half day sooner and spend $1,300 less per case than non-winners.

For the first time, the study singled out 50 top hospitals rather than its traditional practice of identifying 100 winners. Only six hospitals in Florida were named and Morton Plant is the only hospital in the Tampa Bay area to be identified as a Thomson Reuters Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital.

A number of data points are analyzed for the top heart care study. Thomson Reuters researchers analyzed 2008 and 2009 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, Medicare cost reports, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data. They scored hospitals in key performance areas: risk-adjusted medical mortality, risk-adjusted surgical mortality, risk-adjusted complications, core measures (a group of measures that assess process of care), percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, procedure volume, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

BAPTIST ST. ANTHONY HEALTH SYSTEM (BSA), Impact Study – Patient Satisfaction


According to a recent survey (August 2010) performed by HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit of more than 200,000 healthcare executives 93% of the healthcare leaders say patient experience is among their top priorities". Baptist St Anthony Health System (BSA) is a health system which considers patient satisfaction to be a critical measure of their success.

It so happens that a key area identified via the patient feedback was related to wait times. Bottom Line – long wait time equates to decreased patient satisfaction. With the implementation of Unibased ForSite2020 Surgery Management System BSA considered this an opportunity for them to understand the impact the scheduling system could have on patient satisfaction.

BSA took this goal to heart, and began designing a better patient experience around it, from the time the Patient entered the workflow, through to the completion of care.

Overview of what took place

Through the usage of block tracking in the ForSite2020 Surgery Management system, BSA gained previously unrealized visibility to utilization and helped streamline block assignments. As a result the staff was able to target under utilized areas for reassignment. In addition, BSA was able to identify areas of need which included the best times for assigning blocks based on specific surgeon and service procedure volume. Although BSA has not yet been able to quantify the increase in surgeon satisfaction the general belief is that it has increased.

Pre-Admission Testing
BSA began scheduling their patient activity within the ForSite2020 Enterprise Scheduling system, and as a result they experienced a significant reduction in the use of manual logs and schedules. In addition, the BSA staff was able to better manage patient evaluations workload. This improvement in operational efficiency contributed to the reduction in the patient time spent in the Pre-Admission Testing area by approximately 50%. Based on the BSA premise that longer wait times equates to decreased patient satisfaction, the positive patient experience of a 50% reduction in length of stay has increased the patient satisfaction level.

Pre-Operative Area / Post Operative Stage 2
These two departments are physically the same and share a common staff. Coordination and efficient utilization of resources is critical. It is common that patients return post-operatively to the same room that they were in pre-operatively. Through the combination of automated documentation and the more predictable availability of Pre-Admission Testing information, the overall process in these areas has been streamlined.

The departmental manager was able to rearrange staff schedules based on blocks and scheduling automation. The improvements in these departments contributed an increase in staff satisfaction and a decrease in overtime expenditures.

Intra-Operative Area
BSA determined an on-time start for the first case of the day was critical as it would impact the remainder of the day. BSA also acknowledged a decreased delay in first case starts leads to decreased overtime and that subsequent case throughput was enhanced throughout the day.

BSA initially focused on surgeon arrival times in the hospital. For example, with cases scheduled to start at 0800, the surgeon was expected to arrive by 0730. The surgeon notifies the front desk of his/her arrival and this is marked on the white board and tracked in a spreadsheet for reporting purposes.

The ForSite2020 Surgery Management system, in conjunction with the manual surgeon tracking mechanism, alleviated the need to be reactive to anecdotal information. Use of the system enables the focus to shift from time consuming direct observation and concerning hearsay to more pertinent workflow activities.

First case start times have progressively decreased in average delay time by as much as 18 minutes. In correlation to the Advisory Board’s estimation on delay times, this improvement represents as much as $1,800 of previously unrealized revenue per on-time first case start. In addition successful first case starts contributes positively to consecutive case throughput during the remainder of the day. Although the value of increased throughput has not yet been fully quantified it is deduced the impact is significant and positive.

Final Thoughts

The O.R. Educator had 3 months set aside for completing the training on ForSite2020 prior to go live with Intra-Operative documentation. It actually only took approximately 3 weeks; less than 1/3 the time originally allocated. “It was amazing”.

BSA has improved the communications between employees and employee morale, which BSA believes to have positively impacted care delivery and the overall patient experience. One example was the simple change in a question from “Why isn’t your patient in the room yet?” to “How can I help you get your patient to the room?”

Decreasing overtime expenditures has been a long standing goal of BSA. Since implementing ForSite2020, BSA has been able to decrease overtime expenditures by approximately 2% and expect that improvement to continue. This reduction contributes to increased cost savings, staff satisfaction and an improved patient experience.

About Baptist St. Anthony's Health System:
Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System (BSA) is an extensive hospital system providing clinical excellence to the Texas Panhandle and the tri-state area. BSA is acclaimed for its superior quality and Star Customer Service - compassionate care delivered by a diverse team of skilled professionals and is the fourth largest employer in Amarillo, with a medical staff of more than 450 physicians and 2,700 employees. For more information about Baptist St. Anthony's Health System, visit:

Client News: T.J. Sampson Community Hospital offers

Have you ever wanted to know the condition of a friend or relative in the hospital but you didn’t want to call and inconvenience them? Now there is a way to keep up with their current condition without having to call. As a part of its Planetree Patient Centered Philosophy of Care, T.J. Samson Community Hospital is offering allows patients or designated family members the ability to create their own website in order to keep family and friends up to date on their medical condition while in the hospital. is a private, secure and confidential website that allows the patient to communicate information regarding their health while allowing family and friends to share personal messages and words of encouragement. is free for all patients and has been made available through the generous donation of the Hospital Auxiliary.  If you have questions regarding, please call 270-651-1821.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Client News: Mount Sinai Medical Center Featured on USA Network's Burn Notice Season Premiere

Congratulations to Mount Sinai Medical Center on being featured in the winter season premiere on USA Network's Burn Notice!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Client News: Inova Loudoun Wins Beacon Award

Source: Leesburg Today

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has awarded the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Inova Loudoun Hospital its prestigious Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
The award signifies that the unit has: met rigid criteria for excellence; exhibited high-quality standards; and demonstrated exceptional care of patients and patients' families.
"We're very proud to be recognized and honored on a national level," Joy Lucas, patient care director at Inova Loudoun Hospital, stated. "Our nursing staff is an extremely dedicated group that's committed to using best practices and providing high quality care for our patients."
Inova Loudoun Hospital is one of just seven hospitals in the Washington, DC, region to earn the Beacon award and one of 242 hospitals in the country to achieve this status.
"Earning a Beacon Award sends a clear message that these units are providing exceptional care and that their commitment to evidence-based practice is unwavering," AACN President Dave Hanson stated.
The Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence is a recognition award program funded and supported solely by the AACN. The goal is to recognize and highlight critical care units which use quality indicators to evaluate the comprehensive environment of their unit and who reach the highest level of performance, innovation, satisfaction and quality.
Inova Loudoun Hospital joins Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital as recipients of the AACN Beacon Award.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Client News: Botsford Hospital Recognized as Destination for Knee and Hip Replacement

Source: Botsford HealthSource Magazine

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have designated Botsford Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.® The Blue Distinction designation is awarded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care in selected medical disciplines. The program is part of The Blues’ efforts to collaborate with physicians and medical facilities to improve the overall quality and safety of specialty care.

To earn a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, the following types of criteria were evaluated:

Established acute care inpatient facility, including intensive care, emergency care and a full range of patient  support services with full accreditation by a CMS-deemed national accreditation organization

Experience and training of program surgeons, including case volume

Quality management programs, including surgical checklists, as well as tracking and evaluation of clinical outcomes and process of care

Multidisciplinary clinical pathways and teams to coordinate and streamline care, including transitions of care

Shared decision-making and preoperative patient education

** Designation as a Blue Distinction Center® means this facility’s overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians’ and leading professional organizations’ recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To find out which services are covered under your policy at any facilities, please call the Customer Service number on the back of your Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield identification card or call your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield plan.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

T.J. Samson Community Hospital Selects Unibased's ForSite2020® Physician Order Collection and Enterprise Tracking (POCET)

PRESS RELEASE: Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased), the leading provider of enterprise-wide patient access and surgery management systems, announced today that T.J. Samson Community Hospital, located in Glasgow, KY, has selected ForSite2020® Physician Order Collection and Enterprise Tracking (POCET) to streamline the process of tracking, collecting, reviewing, documenting, and archiving physician orders from several disparate sources.

T.J. Samson Community Hospital contracted for Unibased's award-winning Resource Management System (RMS) with periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) in 2005 to enhance their revenue cycle management process, improve revenue integrity, as well as patient and physician satisfaction. To expand on that mission, the Business Office Director at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, Richard Schneider, stated, "Unibased's ForSite2020® POCET will increase convenience for physician offices and patients to choose a convenient time before the patient leaves the physician office eliminating multiple follow-up calls." Schneider added, "We also expect it to free up time for schedulers and help improve our compliance with the ABN process due to the improvement in order management with orders being checked at the time of scheduling. With our current volume approaching 200 per day, if we are able to get just 33% usage it will save us one FTE in labor to be utilized for other patient access initiatives."

Cynthia J. Borders, Vice President of Client Services for Unibased, stated, "Assuring the appropriate diagnosis code and local managed care criteria are addressed at the time of order submission positively impacts denials, compliance and eliminates common sources of healthcare revenue leakage. The addition of ForSite2020® POCET will be an extremely powerful addition to their Unibased product suite, and we anticipate a very impressive ROI."

The selection of ForSite2020® POCET builds on the innovative and patient-centered Planetree model used by T.J. Samson for four years to redefine health care to ensure nurturing and personalized health care delivery based on the needs of the patient. A proclamation was issued by Kentucky's Governor, Steve Beshear, recognizing October as "Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month". T.J. Samson Community Hospital remains the only acute care hospital in the state of Kentucky partnering with Planetree and are truly dedicated to the patient's experience. The Unibased solutions improve operational efficiency, reduce wait times, reduce unnecessary phone calls, and improve the overall patient experience while capturing legitimate revenue which can be reinvested in the patient experience.

About T.J. Samson Community Hospital: Established in 1929, T.J. Samson Community Hospital is a 196-bed facility located in Glasgow, Kentucky serving a population of 180,000. T.J. Samson provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical care and specialties to residents across south-central Kentucky. With 1,000 employees, it is the second-largest employer in Barren County. T.J. Samson has achieved high accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations with a score of 97 out of a possible 100 points which places the hospital among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide. For more information visit:

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Healthcare at Your Fingertips - Yeah, There's an App for That

By: Carin L. Thumm, MFA

Most hospitals have embraced the interactive media phenomenon in one form or another: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogger, Wordpress, LinkedIn, Flickr.

Tweets, posts, photos and videos are all great ways to interact with people in the community.
But a few hospitals have embraced something else. The App. The following Unibased customers have rolled out their own Apps geared towards informing their patient base. Have to go the emergency room - check wait times on your phone. Not feeling well - not sure what it might be, check your symptoms. Looking for a doctor - you can not only find a name - but you can get the doctor's location within the hospital system, and in some cases, request an appointment all from the touch of a finger.

Lancaster General Health
Lancaster General Health has partnered with Healthagen® to provide their patients with essential information about the emergency department, the new Urgent Care and the Lancaster General Health Express retail clinics on the free iTriage® smartphone medical application.

What is iTriage?
With the introduction of this premier level of service, Lancaster General Health joins a growing number of medical facilities across the country utilizing this interactive technology that allows consumers to search medical symptoms, learn about possible causes, and find appropriate locations for treatment. In addition, Lancaster residents and those in surrounding communities now have mobile access to information such as specialties, hospital information, hours of operation for their urgent care and retail clinics.
Click here to use the online iTriage for desktop computers
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage combines healthcare information with a nationwide directory of medical provider resources so that healthcare consumers not only know the most appropriate level of care based on specific symptoms, but also the closest and most qualified provider for a condition.
iTriage is available for all iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad™, Palm® and Android™ users, and soon available as an application for BlackBerry® smartphones, iTriage extends the benefits of medical information to mobile users in the Lancaster community.

The Norton Healthcare iPhone application gives patients instant, real time access to the largest network of physicians, hospitals, urgent care centers & specialty centers in Greater Louisville all at the tap of a finger.
Norton Healthcare has the largest network of physicians in the Louisville region. Patients can find their doctor(s) & save them in their favorites within the app. Once saved in the patient's profile they can customize their information for easy use & memory. They can also request appointments from Norton employed physicians from within the app.
When emergencies arise, time is of the essence & the Norton Mobile app gives you access to the most immediate care & emergency care in the area, whether you are at home or out on the go. Find a facility, get directions based on your location, call the facility directly, & also save & customize your locations.
Have questions about some pain that you are experiencing? With the Symptom Navigator simply tap the area on the body in concern & search a large health encyclopedia based on your conditions.

Norton Healthcare offers numerous free classes & events ranging from women’s health to joint care to weight management. Patients can find a class & register. They can also search healthy recipes & receive all the latest new from Norton Healthcare.

Norton Healthcare also has launched an iPad App that shares most of the same features as it's phone app counterpart (the iPad App sports impressive video capabilities - segments highlighting health topics, services and procedures as well as local health news are available. Healthy cooking videos also are offered). 
Business First had this to say about the new addition to the Norton Healthcare App family, "Norton Healthcare Inc. has launched a mobile application for the Apple iPad. Similar to the organization’s iPhone app, the iPad app provides users access to video segments on health topics, serv­ices and procedures; with extensive video capabilities and the use of real-time data, the iPad application allows users to receive information in a way that has never been done in Louisville,' said Gabriel Riggs, manager of marketing Web strategy for Norton"
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The JHSMH application, available in iTunes and the Blackberry app store, is free and allows patients to perform such tasks as:
* Finding a physician and even requesting an appointment
* Registering for events
* Keeping track of the latest JHSMH news
* Receiving interesting health news and tips
* Monitoring food intake with a calorie tracker and food diary
* Determining healthy weight range with a BMI calculator
Let JHSMH know what you think of the new app. Your feedback will be useful as JHSMH continues to evolve the application to meet patients needs.

Inova Health Systems
Receive real-time updates on Inova Health System’s nine emergency room locations throughout Northern Virginia. Compatible with iPhone or iPod Touch patients will always have the most current information on Inova’s wait times at their fingertips, as well as a special mapping function to show them how to get to any of Inova's emergency room locations.

Don't have an iPhone - but still want real-time updates on one of Inova Health System's nine emergency room location?

Click here to view the information online.

*** If your hospital has, or will be, rolling out a phone app and it didn't get mentioned here - let us know and we'll gladly write up a spotlight.  We like knowing what is new and exciting at out client's hospitals - what's more is we really like talking about it here, on Twitter, and on Facebook. ***

Client News: Two Oakwood Healthcare Executives Appointed to Serve on Statewide Advisory Board

Source: The Detroit News

Roy Sexton and Lisa Rutledge were appointed to the Council for Labor and Economic Growth to represent business interests.

Sexton is the corporate director of strategic communications and planning for Oakwood Healthcare. Rutledge is the corporate director of community outreach for Oakwood Healthcare. 

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Client News: Clearwater's Morton Plant Hospital Names New COO

Source: Tampa Bay Online

TAMPA - Morton Plant Hospital has hired Kristopher Hoce as its chief operating officer. Hoce, CEO of Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville, N.C., will begin his new duties Jan. 3.

Pardee is about one-third the size of Clearwater's Morton Plant, which has 687 beds. Hoce, 51, has 28 years experience in the industry and will fill the spot left vacant by Hal Ziecheck, who was named chief operating officer for Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey.

Morton Plant is part of the BayCare Health System, which also includes St. Joseph's and Mease Countryside hospitals

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Client News: Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center Welcomes a New Addition to the Family

Source: Oakwood Health System Facebook Page

When there’s a new addition to the family and you’re on your way to the hospital or you’re leaving work and don’t want to stop on your ride home to pick up a gift for a precious baby in your life, Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (OHMC) delivers the solution.
On Oct. 13, OHMC opened its new Mom & Baby Shop in the atrium of the hospital after a two-month construction process. The bright and cheery d├ęcor and products feature everything from flowers for mom to adorable outfits and toys for baby. “We want to enhance retail offerings for patients and staff as well as give the atrium a more comfortable feel,” said Oakwood’s Director of Retail Strategies, Tom Drummy.
So far, the new shop has been very popular – particularly among OHMC employees and staff. In fact, approximately 75 percent of the business so far has come from Oakwood employees. “I love the shop. I’ve been at Oakwood for 26 years and I’m already a frequent flyer,” said OHMC operating room nurse, Norma Dolney, RN.

Drummy said the new shop is not the end of the retail changes for OHMC. He and his staff are looking at giving the Oakleaf Gift Shop and outpatient pharmacy new looks as well as developing a specialized store for those going through cancer treatment.
“There are a lot of things we can do to make our patients and employees lives easier by giving them options to buy what they need while they’re here instead of on their way home,” Tom said.
The Mom & Baby Shop at OHMC is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Client News: Galesburg Clinic joins OSF HealthCare

Source: Galesburg The Register-Mail

GALESBURG — OSF HealthCare announced today that effective immediately, Galesburg Clinic will become part of the OSF HealthCare System and will be known as OSF Galesburg Clinic.

In a news release, OSF HealthCare said “the decision was made after carefully considering many factors, most importantly, the impact on the existing patients and to the Galesburg community. OSF believes that integrating fully with OSF HealthCare will give the Galesburg Clinic — its physicians, providers and staff — the best opportunity to continue providing patients with the very best care possible, now and in the future. All Galesburg Clinic physicians have chosen to join OSF, and will continue to care for their patients under the new name.”

“The integration of the Galesburg Clinic P.C. into OSF HealthCare System will better position us to withstand the coming changes to the U.S. healthcare system and allow us to continue to provide the high quality care we’ve provided families of western Illinois for over 70 years,” says Mark Meeker, MD, CMO, OSF Galesburg Clinic. “We look forward to being part of a high quality integrated system while serving patient needs in Galesburg.”

OSF Galesburg Clinic is located on the OSF St. Mary Medical Center campus and is physically attached to the medical center. Both entities have worked closely together for years and share common philosophies and values. A news release said aligning with experienced physicians from OSF HealthCare and OSF St. Mary allows OSF Galesburg Clinic to share information, reduce fragmentation of care and help attract additional needed medical professionals to the communities we serve.

“The national healthcare scene is changing rapidly. Communities tied together with vibrant and efficient medical centers, physician groups and aligned ancillary services dedicated to improving the overall health of their communities will be well positioned to continue providing quality care during these uncertain times. I believe this alliance will allow us to do just that,” says Richard S. Kowalski, President, CEO, OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

The services provided by OSF Galesburg Clinic include a multi-specialty physicians office, a Prompt Care walk-in clinic with additional medical professional services, as will as satellite locations at Knox College and in Monmouth, Kewanee, Macomb and Hopedale. OSF integrated home care services, including home health, home medical equipment, diabetes supplies, even hospice will allow OSF Galesburg Clinic to provide patients with a continuum of care for all their needs.

OSF Galesburg Clinic was established by area physicians in 1940, and has been dedicated to providing high quality healthcare to the patients it serves. This physician led multi-specialty group provides primary and secondary healthcare services as well as behavioral health and audiology services. OSF Galesburg Clinic encompasses six locations, its main office on North Seminary Street in Galesburg, OSF Prompt Care on Henderson Street in Galesburg as well as clinics at Knox College and in Monmouth, Kewanee and Hopedale.

Client News: OSF St. Joseph Foundation 22nd Annual Crystal Ball

Date: November 6, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Description Please join us at this year's fundraising gala for OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. This premier black-tie ball is one of the largest in central Illinois. The theme for the event is Through The Eyes of A Child with proceeds going towards OSF's new Birthing Center project.

This year's ball will be held at the Bloomington Country Club and will feature both a silent and live auction, a raffle drawing for an exquisite Hearts on Fire piece from Bremer Jewelry, and live music from Sister Groove.
Tickets can be purchased for $150 each. A tax deductible portion of your reservation is $75 per person. Reserve your tickets today by contacting the OSF St. Joseph Foundation at (309) 665-4900.

Experience a night of elegance Through the Eyes of A Child!
For more information please click here.